The London Market Guide was a book picked up the Mother when we took a short break down to London this past May to celebrate the Brother's 30th birtThe London Market Guide was a book picked up the Mother when we took a short break down to London this past May to celebrate the Brother's 30th birthday. On the first day in London, we went to Waterstones and the Mother found the above mentioned book. Being the type to enjoy various types of markets, she thought it would be a good source of new things for us to do during our trip and purchased it. I ended up reading it, and trying to map out how hard it would be to get to each market from the area in which we were staying.
Overall, it can be said that The London Market Guide gives a fair, clear view to the state of London markets as they stand today - the copy we have being updated for 2015. However, I would not say that it is entirely without bias. Author Andrew Kershman gives clear recounting of his experiences at each market, and with this you can easily tell the type of market which is more to his own preference. This can and would likely cause friction with a group if this happened to be the only guide of the Markets available to you, which it may unfortunately be. I was unable to discover another resource as up to date that did not require internet access.
That being said, it is a fairly entertaining read, as it offers some look into how the markets have changed since the first edition of the book came out. I would not take it as the be all, end all of market guides for London, however, which is why I am only rating it 3 out of 5 stars.
Though I do thank Mr. Kershman for his time and dedication taken to provide the book to the public. ...more
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