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London Stories: London Walks

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Written by the expert guides of London Walks, London’s oldest, most acclaimed walking tour company, this collection includes local insight and knowledge that can only be gained through years of tour-leading experience. These theme-based walks offer something for everyone, whether a history buff, a fan of the paranormal, or those looking for fun off the beaten path. The wal ...more
Paperback, 281 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Virgin Books (first published February 5th 2009)
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Courtney Williams
The book: London Walks: London Stories

The author(s): David Tucker and other tour guides for London Walks, the most acclaimed walking tour company in the city.

The subject: Each chapter covers a walk around London with all sorts of themes, incorporating local knowledge and handy tips.

Why I chose it: I have been on and enjoyed several London Walks.

The rating: Four out of five stars

What I thought of it: Full disclaimer: I currently live in London (or at least a suburb thereof) and have for a few yea
Elizabeth Lefebvre
We're enjoying it so far, about 2/3 of the way through. Some reviewers on Amazon noted the uneven writing, because each chapter is written by one of the London Walks tour guides about his/her area of knowledge, and that's true. It's kind of uneven. But I appreciate the tidbits about the interesting neighborhoods I might not have otherwise planned to visit. My husband and I are going to London this June, and this book is actually helping us plan our itinerary a bit. We are not really reading it t ...more
Laura J
This book is a compilation of chapters written by guides of London Walks about various neighbourhoods/villages in Greater London. It is not meant to be a self-guided walking tour; rather, it's information that is conveyed by the guides during the walks. Each chapter includes suggestions of "Where to read this." I have been on many of the London Walks, yet after reading this book, I have now quite of list of places I want to visit or to see again. The book would also interest people who have not ...more
Interesting reading, I'll be sure to bring it the next time I go to London, and now I have tons of more tips on things and places I want to see. Most areas of London are covered and as diverse subjects as legal London, haunted London, Shakespeare, Dickens, the newspaper business, politics, architecture. And history, lots of history.

On the slightly negative side, I would say that being non-british, there were so much in this book where I felt I didn't have the required background knowledge, some
Vivekanand Sridhar
As brilliant as Tucker's magical walks!
It was so nice to be able to walk around the city and find out little known facts and intriguing stories about the great place I was in. Wouldn't recommend reading as a novel, it's more of a companion for a nice walk around London neighbourhoods.
Illuminating. Also, has a great 'where to read this' sidebar for each walk. I've found some terrificly secret quiet spots in London this way. What a great gift.
Interesting London history; would be good to have in London on an actual walking tour.
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