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The Rough Guide to London

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Experience London like a local with the most opinionated, entertaining guidebook on themarket. Rough Guides' expert authors have trampled through royal parks,navigated cobbled alleyways and propped up many-a-bar while researching thisguide, writing it all up with our trademark blend of humour and practicaladvice.

Whetheryou plan to browse the best of London's independent shops, roam the risingquarters of Peckham and Hackney or witness relics of London's grisly history, The Rough Guide to London has itcovered. What's more, the sleeping, eating, shopping, drinking, and nightlifelistings have been tailored to suit every budget, from luxury to shoestring.With stunning photography, easy-to-use maps and chapter highlights, plus somefast-fix itineraries, The Rough Guide toLondon will help you navigate your way around this this sprawling andwonderfully diverse metropolis.

496 pages, Kindle Edition

First published January 1, 1995

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3,923 reviews123 followers
November 16, 2020
Easy to use, with map references for entries, to help you find your way around. Small enough to carry with you.
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511 reviews22 followers
September 13, 2016
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 much a book that reviews all of London's restaurants and pubs and hotels, although there is some of that. It works best as a guide to the history and culture of Britain's metropolis, with well-informed discussions of neighborhoods, institutions, and worthwhile destinations. I was very glad I had it with me when I was a tourist in London.
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6 reviews
June 12, 2012
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 the city.
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69 reviews1 follower
July 5, 2008
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.
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106 reviews28 followers
March 2, 2016
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.
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98 reviews4 followers
August 19, 2017
This brilliant guide was my loyal companion as I holidayed alone in London this summer. It was my best friend! I had great expectations of it having used Rough Guides 20 years ago when I travelled around Europe. It didn't disappoint! Now slightly dog-eared I am using it to plan my next trip to the city. As a lover of the historical London I love how I can use this guide to plan my excursions into the past. A bus map (similar to the tube map) would be an added bonus as I'd never thought of using buses to get around and that was a whole new experience.
336 reviews31 followers
November 30, 2016
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.
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46 reviews3 followers
December 8, 2018
Очень много информации, качественный большой справочник о лондонских достопримечательностях.
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258 reviews12 followers
April 12, 2019
It's almost too much info. Feels more like a textbook.
If you have time to skim through the superfluous, then this is fantastic.
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728 reviews25 followers
November 30, 2016
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 ^-^
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36 reviews2 followers
July 27, 2007
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.
154 reviews
November 21, 2016
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.
Profile Image for Jackie Harrison.
98 reviews4 followers
August 19, 2017
This book was my loyal companion when I holidayed alone in London. Having used Rough Guides 20 years ago when travelling around Europe, I had high expectations of it and it didn't let me down. Now a little tatty I am currently using it to plan my next visit.
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3,520 reviews164 followers
May 14, 2017
Przewodnik jak przewodnik.
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