London For Dummies

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From Big Ben to the Tower of London, Carnaby Street to Harrod's, Buckingham Palace to Leicster Square, London continues to be the top choice for novice visitors to Europe. With this user-friendly guide, you'll enjoy all the sounds, sights, and tastes this great city has to offer. London For Dummies makes it easy to understand and navigate the city, with lots of must-have information that includes:

  • Dozens of maps and simple-to-follow directions...
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Overview

From Big Ben to the Tower of London, Carnaby Street to Harrod's, Buckingham Palace to Leicster Square, London continues to be the top choice for novice visitors to Europe. With this user-friendly guide, you'll enjoy all the sounds, sights, and tastes this great city has to offer. London For Dummies makes it easy to understand and navigate the city, with lots of must-have information that includes:

  • Dozens of maps and simple-to-follow directions
  • A thorough overview of the transit system and tips on using double decker buses, the Underground, and cabs
  • Complete coverage of the city's little-known culinary delights, with reviews of all the latest restaurants and designer pubs
  • Travel strategies for seeing it all, from the changing of the guard to the world's largest Ferris wheel
  • Day trips to Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Oxford, and more
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"?an information packed book?don't leave home without it?"(All Info About London, 23 September 2002)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470526620
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/8/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series , #136
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. His novel The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley was published in the United Kingdom by Bantam Press, and his play, Beardsley, was produced in London. His travel stories have appeared in the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic guides, and many other national publications. He is also the author of England for Dummies and has written guidebooks to Italy, Berlin, and Oregon. London is one of his favorite cities.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of London.

Chapter 2: Deciding When to Go.

Chapter 3: Planning Your Budget.

Chapter 4: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs.

PART II: Ironing Out the Details.

Chapter 5: Getting to London.

Chapter 6: Deciding Where to Stay.

Chapter 7: Booking Your Room.

Chapter 8: London's Best Hotels and B&Bs.

Chapter 9: Taking Care of the Remaining Details.

PART III: Settling into London.

Chapter 10: Arriving and Getting Oriented.

Chapter 11: Getting around London.

Chapter 12: Managing Your Money.

PART IV: Dining in London.

Chapter 13: Getting the Lowdown on London's Dining Scene.

Chapter 14: London's Best Restaurants.

Chapter 15: On the Lighter Side: Snacks and Meals on the Go.

PART V: Exploring London.

Chapter 16: London's Top Sights.

Chapter 17: More Cool Things to See and Do.

Chapter 18: Seeing London by Guided Tour.

Chapter 19: Shopping in Paradise: London's Stores and Markets.

Chapter 20: Four Great London Itineraries.

Chapter 21: Exploring beyond London: Five Great Day Trips.

PART VI: Living It Up after the Sun Goes Down: London Nightlife.

Chapter 22: Experiencing the Grand Tradition: London's Theater Scene.

Chapter 23: Raising the Curtain: London's Performing Arts.

Chapter 24: Enjoying a Pint: Pubs, Clubs, and Bars.

PART VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Striking a Pose: Ten Famous London Statues.

Chapter 26: Making Amens: Ten Noteworthy London Churches.

Chapter27: Enjoying a Pint of Ale and a Bit of History: Ten London Pubs.

Appendix: Quick Concierge.

Worksheets.

Index.

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