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Whether you fancy sampling some bloody royal history at the Tower of London or indulging in strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, The Rough Guide to London is the definitive insider’s handbook to one of Europe’s most exciting cities. A full-colour section introduces many of London’s highlights with expert coverage of all the sights, from Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament to lively Covent Garden and the refurbished South Bank. The guide includes comprehensive information on every corner of the city from swanky Kensington and Chelsea to trendy Clerkenwell and Hoxton and right out to Windsor. You’ll find detailed accounts of all the palaces, museums and galleries, big and small, and why they’re worth (or not worth) visiting as well as two new colour sections on the Thames and London for free. There are up-to-date reviews of many of the capital’s hotels and restaurants and specialist sections on nightlife, the gay and lesbian scene and classical arts, all written by London-based experts. From Oxford Street to Camden Market, the guide comes complete with detailed information of the capitals best shopping-spots, plus maps and plans for every area.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848362789
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/4/2010
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Humphreys has written for Rough Guides since 1989. He has travelled extensively, writing Rough Guides to Prague, Vienna, the Czech and Slovak Republics and St Petersburg. Rob is also the co-author of the Rough Guides to Scotland and Scottish Highlands & Islands.

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Table of Contents

Colour section     1
Introduction     4
What to see     6
When to go     10
Things not to miss     11
Basics     17
Guide     37
Trafalgar Square     39
Whitehall and Westminster     56
St James's     82
Mayfair     94
Marylebone     107
Soho and Fitzrovia     115
The British Museum     129
Bloomsbury     145
Covent Garden and the Strand     160
Holborn and the Inns of Court     176
Clerkenwell and Hoxton     184
The City     196
The Tower of London and around     229
The East End     240
Docklands     255
The South Bank     265
Southwark     276
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens     294
South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea     306
High Street Kensington to Notting Hill     335
North London: Camden, Regent's Park, Hampstead and beyond     345
Southeast London: Brixton to Greenwich and beyond     384
Out West: Hammersmith to Hampton Court     409
Windsor andEton     439
Listings     447
Accommodation     449
Cafes and snacks     464
Restaurants     475
Pubs and bars     485
Live music and clubs     503
Lesbian and gay London     511
Classical music, opera and dance     524
Theatre, comedy and cinema     531
Galleries     538
Shops and markets     543
Sport     565
Festivals and special events     575
Kids' London     581
Contexts     589
Travel store     631
Small print & Index     635
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