London For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 15, 2006 - Travel - 358 pages
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History, traditions, and pomp and pageantry abound in London, yet it’s a very modern European city. Whether you’re a history buff, art lover, architecture connoisseur, Royal watcher, dedicated shopper, or pub hopper, there’s something for you in London. And this friendly guide helps you enjoy it fully with information about:
  • Getting around via Underground (and saving with Travelcards), bus, taxi, or on foot
  • Four itineraries to maximize your sightseeing
  • Great day trips to Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, and other attractions
  • The best shopping neighborhoods and their specialties, including Knightsbridge for the legendary Harrods, Chelsea for the young and the antique, and Kensington for street chic
  • Literary landmarks, parks and gardens, and royal castles and palaces
  • Activities and attractions for teens and kids

Like every For Dummies travel guide, London For Dummies, 4th Edition includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t miss—and what you can skip
  • The best hotels and restaurants for every budget
  • Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Living It Up after Dark
4
Discovering the Best of London
9
Digging Deeper into London
17
Deciding When to Go
28
Planning Your Trip to London
37
Arriving and Getting Oriented
83
Checking In at Londons Best Hotels and BBs
103
Discovering Londons Top Attractions 185 Chapter 12 Shopping the Local Stores
237
Shopping in Knightsbridge and Chelsea
246
Following an Itinerary Four Great Options
257
London in Five Days
259
Going Beyond London Five Great Day Trips
263
Day Trips from London
264
StratforduponAvon
277
Living It Up after Dark
287

Londons Top Hotels
109
Hotels from Knightsbridge to Earls Court
118
RunnerUp Hotels
137
Dining and Snacking in London
143
Restaurants in and around the City
148
Londons Top Sights
184
Discovering Londons Top Attractions
185
St Pauls Cathedral
201
Hampstead
227
Applauding the Cultural Scene
289
Londons Best Pubs Clubs and Bars 299 Enjoying a Pint London Pubs
299
Striking a Pose Ten Or
311
Ales Well that Ends Well
319
George Inn
320
Quick Concierge
333
Index
341
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About the author (2006)

Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. His newest novel, Confessions of a Pregnant Princess, was published in 2005 under the pen name Swan Adamson. An earlier Swan Adamson novel, My Three Husbands, has been translated into French and published in several European countries. Donald Olson’s 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 books, and many other publications. His guidebooks London For Dummies, Best Day Trips from London, Irreverent London, Germany For Dummies, and Frommer’s Vancouver & Victoria are all published by Wiley Publishing, Inc. London is one of Donald’s favorite cities, and England is one of his favorite countries. England For Dummies won a 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for best guidebook.

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