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London Guide Books

Selecting a Guide Book to London, United Kingdom can be a difficult task. To make things easier we have listed here the books that we consider to
be the most helpful.

Eyewitness LondonEyewitness Travel Guide to London (Revised)
by Michael Leapman

This compact book is filled to overflowing with information about London including every top attraction, street maps, 3-D aerial views, district maps, cutaways of important buildings including Buckingham Palace and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and more than 1,200 full-color photographs.


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Atlas A-ZAtlas London A-Z
by Geographers' A-Z Map Company

London is a maze of dead-ends and one way streets set out in no particular order! This pocket size colour atlas shows everything you will need to know in order to find your way around the capital, including attractions, historic buildings, streets, parks and train stations. The atlas has a user friendly index that will make negotiate the streets of London quick and easy.

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Lets Go 2002 London : City Guide (Let's Go. London)
by D. Jonathan Dawid (Editor)


Before I travel anywhere especially in Europe I usually pick up a 'Let's Go' guide. Inevitably, though, I get seduced by one or more of the flashier, slicker looking books, all of which wind up sitting around unused. In the years I've traveled, there's never been one thing I could think of that the 'Let's Go' books didn't address. Do yourself a favor pick up 'Let's Go London'.

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The London Mapguide : The Essential Guide to Experience London
by Michael Middleditch

Newly revised and updated, this convenient guide is the essential companion for visitors to London. Featuring colorful, informative, easy-to-handle maps that require no unfolding, the guide gives a comprehensive overview of what to see and do in and around England's capital city.

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Virgin Guide London
by Virgin


This book is a unique guide to what to do day or night in London, it conveniently divides the city up into areas and shows the best places to visit, shop, eat and to go out in them. It has loads of great colour photos that really give you an idea of what London is like and it comes with a handy pull out street map and an underground map.

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London BiographyLondon: the Biography
by Peter Ackroyd

Ackroyd's London is no mere chronology. Its chapters take on such varied themes as drinking, sex, childhood, crime and punishment, sewage, food, fire, maps, theatre and war. We learn that gin was "the demon of London for half a century", and that "it has been estimated that in the 1740s there were 17,000 'gin-houses'." "A 14-year-old boy, only 18 inches high, was to be seen in 1702 at a grocer's shop." By the mid 19th century "London had become known as the greatest city on earth." By 1939 "one in five of the British population had become a Londoner."

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London Museum and GalleriesMuseums and Galleries of London Insight Guide

A comprehensive guide to more than 100 museums and over two dozen art galleries in London, illustrated with hundreds of colour pictures and accompanied by full colour maps to help you find your way around. Most reviews end with a short list of suggested refreshment stops in the area. Additional features explain how Britain assembled its art collections in the 19th century and provide a survey of the London gallery scene.

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