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The Rough Guide to London

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The Rough Guide to London is the definitive insider's handbook to one of the world's most exciting cities. It features incisive accounts of all the sights and districts, from the London Eye to Tate Modern, from Windsor Castle to Covent Garden. And it stays on the inside track to write up London's staggeringly expensive hotels (from the humblest to the very finest), its daz ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Rough Guides Limited (first published January 1st 1995)
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Rough Guides have reformatted and updated a good number of their guides including London. I have the newest one and I love the new format. Great coverage of the city, it is divided by neighbourhoods. Also divided by attractions that are north, south, east, and west. I find this edition easier to read, and the addition of more full colour pictures is nice. The best thing however are the maps. There are way more and easy to read and very accurate. You won't need anything else to help you explore t ...more
I am glad to see this is still in print. I have an edition from 10 years ago, and I reread a lot of it before tossing it - but if I go to London again, and I would like to, I am grabbing it again. Humphreys provides lots of enjoyable background and color for most of the major locations in central London, and many of the surrounding areas as well. The writing is cultured and smart, but still accessible for the average reader, and there is a good amount of dry English humor as well. This is not so ...more
If you take one guidebook to London, this is the one.
Note: In my opinion the "Rough Guide' series of guide books are the best by a mile.
Detailed travel guide, sorted by area, which I like.
Jul 27, 2007 Tania added it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm going there! I like a Rough Guide for this trip in part because they're Brits, so hopefully they know what they're talking about. 'Course I'll be looking through several others as well. I'm going at the end of August, with me Mum.
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