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The Rough Guide to London

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A streetwise guide to London which features all the major sights, from Buckingham Palace to the new Legoland in Windsor, along with other less well-known attractions such as the Pet Cemetery near Hyde Park and the secret rooftop garden on Kensington High Street. The city's best pubs, restaurants and hotels are reviewed and a critical coverage of London's club, music and th ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Rough Guides Limited (first published January 1st 1995)
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Melissa
Jun 12, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Edmund
Jul 05, 2008 Edmund rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Adrian
If your looking for a guide for London then this book is the only one you will ever need.
A superb read from start to finnish.
Erin
Nov 30, 2016 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The most useful guidebook of the ones I looked at, both before and during my trip to London; I especially liked the neighborhood-based structure of the guide.
Tim
Dec 15, 2014 Tim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lucy
Nov 30, 2016 Lucy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a good guide and has many ways of demonstrating some of the better places in London to see aside from Touristy spots. I like the bits of information it adds about "battles and times" so there are pieces about the WWI or WWII. Also there is a little piece here and there about the War of The Roses etc. The Timeline is quite handy for readers who havent much knowledge on London..

Its a great overview as a rough guide to London ^-^
Tania
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.
S.
Nov 21, 2016 S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
rehber kitaplarını genelde sevmem; fotoğraflar kalitesiz, gereksiz bilgilerle ve tarih detaylarıyla dolu tanıtım yazıları yavan ve sıkıcı olur. ilk kez bir şehir rehberini sevdim; fotoğrafları sevdim, detaylı ama genel bilgi veren yazıları sevdim ve kitabın derli toplu olmasını da sevdim.
Elizabeth Tilley
Solid guidebook with good descriptions and context.
Frances
Aug 13, 2014 Frances rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, travel
Detailed travel guide, sorted by area, which I like.
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