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London - A Visitor’s Guide 2018 Edition – newly updated

If you enjoyed the reviews in our London blog then try our guidebook

  • Unbiased reviews of 200+ tourist attractions, written by a local who has spent the last few years personally visiting every single one
  • Practical information about opening times, ticket prices, value for money, the length of a typical visit, and whether they’ll appeal to kids
  • Money saving tips like how to see inside St Paul’s, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Hampton Court Palace for free
  • Example itineraries – two weeks-worth of planned itineraries with timings, including seven days aimed specifically at families with kids
  • Buses and trains – everything you need to know about using the buses, boats, taxis, trains, Oyster cards and travelcards – with fares
  • Street maps – London street maps are included at the back

200+ attractions reviewed, to help you decide which places are worth spending some of your precious holiday time on

  • Take your kids to London – reviews of London Zoo, the London Dungeon, London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, the Harry Potter Studios, Chessington World of Adventures… and more
  • Historic landmarks – including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court, Downing Street… and more
  • Parades and ceremonies – including Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, the State Opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour, Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London… and more
  • Galleries and museums – including the British Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Courtauld Gallery… and more
  • Sightseeing buses & boats – try a sightseeing bus around London, a cable car across the Thames, an open-top boat from Big Ben to Greenwich, a monorail train to Canary Wharf… and more
  • Day trips further afield – reviews of trips further afield including Oxford, Cambridge, Canterbury, Bath, Windsor Castle, HMS Victory at Portsmouth, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon Avon… and more

A note from the author: “The best thing about this book is that I’m a local, and I’ve been to all of these attractions myself – all 200+ of them. Honest! And I don’t just regurgitate the same old spiel that you find in 95% of guidebooks. It’s not the kind of guide where I just tell you the basics, and leave it at that. I take you inside each location and share my experiences with you. Maybe I enjoyed them, and maybe I didn’t, but I’ll always give you an honest opinion – alongside practical information about opening times and prices. If you’re new to London then I’ll explain how to ride the buses, taxis and trains, and I’ve included two weeks’ worth of example itineraries to help you plan your time. I’ve also included a chapter full of Top 10 lists, a chapter full of popular day trips to places like Stonehenge, and a review of every hotel I’ve ever stayed at… from the Premier Inn to The Ritz.”

What others are saying about the book: “Another guide book to London… but wait! London boulevardier Cross isn’t here with the latest quirky take on the oubliette under the Tower of London. ‘The aim of this book is to give you a feel for each place, and to let you know what to expect when you get there.’ That calls for atmosphere, for psychogeography, for all the elementals that make a place: lights, sounds, smells, scenery, architecture, the level of neighbourhood care, and the ephemeral things noticed only by serious walkers and nose pokers… Cross is a hoot, a fine blend between the footloose guides and those on the erudite side, a Nagel or a Blue. Stick this guide in your e-pocket, and you’ll only be disappointed if you so choose.” – Kirkus Reviews (read the full review)

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