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 theatre scenes is provided. This edition also includes details of: the House of Hemp in the East End, London's first cannabis museum; Apsley House; the National Maritime Museum; the Girl Guides Museum; Harrow-on-the-Hill, Wembley Stadium; and the Neasden temple, the largest Hindu temple outside India. Other topics covered include the Notting Hill Carnival, a history of anarchism, public executions and body snatchers.
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As a 10-year London veteran, London: The Rough Guide author Rob Humphreys offers the ultimate insider's view into how to get under the skin of the city he calls home. In addition to the detail-heavy "basics" like getting there, visas, money, and phones, this guide's specialty areas offer something for everyone including lesbian and gay London; classical music, opera, and dance; theater, cabaret, and cinema; galleries; shops and markets; sport; festivals and special events; kids' London; and an essential directory listing everything from lost luggage contact numbers to dentists.
Museums are delved into, often with room-by-room coverage, so you can pick your "must-sees" and better plan your visit. Italicized margin notes offer useful information including the nearest tube (subway) or train stations, where to get tickets, opening hours, and other helpful tidbits like "the river walk may not be accessible during very high tides." London's food has come a long way from shepherd's pie, and a restaurant directory boasts everything from Tex-Mex to a vegetarian's delight: lentil pizza.
To help you put it all into perspective, the back of the book offers an architectural chronology accompanied by main historical events, plus an enticing list of films and books that lend insight into the real London.About the Author:
Rob Humphreys joined Rough Guides in 1989 and has been writing guides ever since covering Scotland, Prague, the Czech Republic, St Petersburg and London.
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Book Description Rough Guides, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX185828404X