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Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries.

Discover the best of London with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like Big Ben, The National Gallery, The Tate, The London Eye and Portobello Market, to discovering hidden gems, including Whitechapel Art Gallery, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, help you plan and enhance your visit to London.

Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this is the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip toLondon.

20 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way
Local highlights: discover what makes the area special, its top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery
Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips
Hand-picked places: find your way to great hotels, restaurants and nightlife using the comprehensive listings
Practical maps: get around with ease and follow the walks and tours using the detailed maps 
Informative tips: plan your visit with an A to Z of advice on everything from transport to tipping
Inventivedesign makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience
Covers: The Big Sights; National Galleries; Covent Garden and Soho; Piccadilly and Mayfair; Marylebone; Regent's Park; Bloomsbury; Holborn and the Inns of Court; The City; The South Bank; Tate to Tate; Hyde Park; South Kensington and Knightsbridge; Chelsea; Hampstead; Notting Hill; East London; Routemaster Bus Trip; Greenwich; and Kew

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.


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Date de parution 01 octobre 2019
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781839051685
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 3 Mo

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How To Use This E-Book

This Explore Guide has been produced by the editors of Insight Guides, whose books have set the standard for visual travel guides since 1970. With top- quality photography and authoritative recommendations, these guidebooks bring you the very best routes and itineraries in the world’s most exciting destinations.
Best Routes
The routes in this book provide something to suit all budgets, tastes and trip lengths. As well as covering the destination’s many classic attractions, the itineraries track lesser-known sights, and there are also ex cursions for those who want to extend their visit outside the city. The routes embrace a range of interests, so whether you are an art fan, a gourmet, a history buff or have kids to entertain, you will find an option to suit.
We recommend reading the whole of a route before setting out. This should help you to familiarise yourself with it and enable you to plan where to stop for refreshments – options are shown in the ‘Food and Drink’ box at the end of each tour.
Introduction
The routes are set in context by this introductory section, giving an overview of the destination to set the scene, plus background information on food and drink, shopping and more, while a succinct history timeline highlights the key events over the centuries.
Directory
Also supporting the routes is a Directory chapter, with a clearly organised A–Z of practical information, our pick of where to stay while you are there and select restaurant listings; these eateries complement the more low-key cafés and restaurants that feature within the routes and are intended to offer a wider choice for evening dining. Also included here are some nightlife listings, and our recommendations for books and films about the destination.
Getting around the e-book
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
Maps
All key attractions and sights mentioned in the text are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map] just tap this to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
Images
You’ll find hundreds of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of the destination. Simply double-tap on an image to see it full-screen.
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Table of Contents
Recommended Routes For...
Architecture
Art fans
Cool Britannia
Families with kids
Food and drink
Literary London
Royal London
Shoppers
Explore London
Population
Population growth
Ethnicity
Wealth distribution
The climate
London geography
The political map
North–South, East–West
Modern London
Food and Drink
British cuisine
Places to eat
High-end restaurants
Pubs
Ethnic restaurants
Greasy spoons, pie and mash, and fish and chips
Chains
Vegan food scene
Drinks
Beer
Wine
Cider
Whisky
Shopping
Shopping areas
Designer districts
Around Piccadilly
High-street fashion and department stores
Soho and Covent Garden
Markets
Entertainment
Theatre
Drama old and new
Music
Film
Nightlife
History: Key Dates
Early period
After the conquest
After the Fire
The age of Empire
20th century
21st century
The Big Sights
Trafalgar Square
Nelson’s Column
Bordering the square
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Whitehall
Horse Guards
Banqueting House
Downing Street
Parliament Square
Westminster Abbey
St Margaret’s
Churchill War Rooms
St James’s Park
The Mall
Carlton House Terrace
ICA
St James’s Palace
Buckingham Palace
The State Rooms
Queen’s Gallery
National Galleries
The National Gallery
The move to Trafalgar Square
The Sainsbury Wing
Tour of the collection
Renaissance galleries
North Wing
East Wing
National Portrait Gallery
Background
The collection
Covent Garden and Soho
Covent Garden
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden Market
The Covered Market
London Transport Museum
St Paul’s Church
Charing Cross Road
Soho
Soho Square and Greek Street
Frith Street
Around Old Compton Street
Chinatown
Leicester Square
Piccadilly and Mayfair
Piccadilly Circus
Eros
Piccadilly
St James’s Piccadilly
Shopping
Royal Academy of Arts
Mayfair
Commercial Art Galleries
Bond Street
Brook Street
Oxford Street
Marylebone
St Christopher’s Place
Wallace Collection
The high street
Marylebone Road
Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Nash’s terraces
Queen Mary’s Gardens
The Lake
London Zoo
Bloomsbury
British Museum
Egyptian Mummies: Rooms 62–3
Rosetta Stone: Room 4
Elgin Marbles: Room 18
Portland Vase: Room 70
Anglo-Saxon Ship Burial: Room 41
Other highlights
Historic streets
Dickens Museum
Foundling Museum
University of London
Holborn and The Inns of Court
Fleet Street
Offices of national newspapers
Dr Johnson’s House
Church of St Dunstan-in-the-West
The Inns of Court
Chancery Lane
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Sir John Soane’s Museum
Somerset House
The City
Tower of London
Along the river
The Monument
Bank of England
The Guildhall
St Paul’s Cathedral
Postman’s Park
Museum of London
Barts Hospital
Smithfield Market
The South Bank
County Hall
London Eye
Southbank Centre
Music Venues
Hayward Gallery
BFI Southbank
National Theatre
OXO Tower
Tate Modern
Shakespeare’s Globe
Bank End and Clink Street
Southwark Cathedral
Borough Market
Towards Tower Bridge
Tate to Tate
Tate Modern
The building
The collection
Tate Boat
Tate Britain
The collection
Hyde Park
Apsley House
Hyde Park
The Serpentine
Kensington Gardens
Serpentine Gallery
Albert Memorial
Kensington Palace
The palace gardens
South Kensington and Knightsbridge
V&A
Lower ground and ground floors
Upper floors
Exhibition Road galleries
Natural History Museum
Life Galleries
Earth Galleries
Science Museum
Ground floor
Third floor
Past and future
Knightsbridge
Department stores
Chelsea
Sloane Square
Duke of York Square
Royal Hospital
Chelsea Physic Garden
Carlyle’s House
Cheyne Walk
Cremorne Gardens
Back to Sloane Square
Hampstead
Fenton House
Burgh House
Willow Road and Keats House
Hampstead Heath
Notting Hill
Portobello Road
Street market
Beyond the Westway
Towards Golborne Road
East London
Whitechapel
Spitalfields
London’s old markets
Eating and drinking
Christ Church Spitalfields
Brick Lane – ‘The Curry Mile’
Hoxton and Shoreditch
Rivington Place
Hoxton Square
Geffrye Museum
Routemaster Bus Trip
Eastcheap and Old Bailey
Fleet Street and Strand
Greenwich
Along the river
The Cutty Sark
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
River path
Maritime Museum
The Queen’s House
Naval College
Covered Market
Greenwich Park
Observatory and Planetarium
Kew
Palm House and Lake
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Kew Palace
Children’s Garden
Accommodation
Hotel areas
Budget chains
Covent Garden and Soho
Mayfair and Piccadilly
Westminster and Victoria
Kensington and Chelsea
Bloomsbury and Holborn
The City and East London
South Bank and Bankside
Restaurants
Covent Garden and Soho
Mayfair and Piccadilly
Westminster and Victoria
Kensington and Chelsea
Bloomsbury and Holborn
The City and East London
The South Bank
West London
Nightlife
Theatre
Music
Dance
Film
Bars and Clubs
A-Z
A
Airports and arrival
Airports
Arrival by train
B
Blue plaques
C
Children
Clothing
Crime
Customs regulations
Cycling
D
Disabled access
Driving
E
Electricity
Embassies
Emergencies
Entry requirements
H
Health and medical care
I
Internet
L
Left luggage
LGBTQ travellers
Lost property
M
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