London is the focus of the world's attention this month! We have a number of great guidebooks that will enhance a visit to this historic city. The following are some of the newest.
Time Out 1000 Things To Do In London for Under £10
1,000 inspirational ideas of what to do in London, all costing less than £10 and a great number of them absolutely free. This is a guide for Londoners as well as tourists; a delightful armchair read as well as an indispensable handbook. Includes well-known Londoners' top ten inexpensive things to do, cheap nights out, budget shopping and dining, quirky walks, low-cost cultural experiences and tickets for free. From once-in-a-lifetime experiences to everyday pleasures. Packed with photos and specially commissioned illustrations, 1000 Things... offers new ways to navigate the city. Fall for London all over again, without breaking the bank!
Walking London : The best of the city
See the best of London with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking London is divided into the following sections. The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from The City and Westminster to Kensington and Knightbridge. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants. Each itinerary includes the following features: Distinctly London: Explore the city through 2-page features that showcase the quintessential aspects of the city, such as Royal London, Shakespeare London, and London Pubs: Here you'll get intriguing background information to help you understand why this city is one of the world's greatest. Best of: Specific thematic groupings of sights are described, such as ancient markets, posh shopping, and London clubs. In-depth: These spreads take a deep dive into a major museum or other sight--Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, the National Gallery--providing step-by-step guidance on what to see and how to plan your visit. Sidebars throughout give you the lowdown on shopping, eating, and going out on the town, offering insider tips and interesting asides.
Royal London : a guide to the Capital's historic and iconic royal sites
In anticipation of Queen Elizabeth's 2012 diamond jubilee, celebrate the enduring influence of the British monarchy on the cultural, social, and architectural landscape of London. Sumptuously illustrated with specially commissioned photographs, and containing new features on William and Kate's wedding, this fully updated edition of Royal London reveals the fascinating history behind over 130 buildings, parks, gardens, statues, and other London attractions--and even includes a locator map so you can plot your own regal walking tour.