best london guidebook

Apr 21st, 2003, 08:44 AM
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best london guidebook

Travelling to London for a few days...what's the best guidebook? I am most interested in really good neighborhood breakdowns, maps, sightseeing info, restaurant reviews. Cheers!
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Apr 21st, 2003, 08:48 AM
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I would suggest the Eyewitness Guide to London. I have many guides, (Fodors, Frommers, etc.) and I find that when I have any questions I tend to go for that book first. It has wonderful descriptions and cutaway photos of sites that will help you a lot. Have fun!
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Apr 21st, 2003, 09:46 AM
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we brought a bunch with us to london for our first visit and were pleasantly surprised to rely on aaa's spiral guide to london. v well organized, small enough to carry around, good maps, cutaway views like eyewitness guide, and it opens flat which makes it easy to read. bought it at borders.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 10:48 AM
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Definately the Eyewitness Guide for London. Great maps, walks and eac area broken down brilliantly. Have used this on many visits and still not been through the whole book
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Apr 21st, 2003, 10:52 AM
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I liked the Time Out Guide. I find the Eyewitness Guide nice to peruse before the trip but too heavy to carry around.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 12:07 PM
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The Cadogan guide to London is great for background reading, with lots of gossipy, quirky, little-known tidbits about the historical details of many sites. You will probably want other guides too for the more practical info. but I love Cadogan for reading on the plane, the night before, or sitting in a park.
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Apr 24th, 2003, 02:05 AM
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i second the timeout guide to london. if not the london bible is also good. get them in london's bookstores.
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Apr 24th, 2003, 04:54 AM
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I favor Access guides whenever they are available and there is one for London. They take the city neighborhood by neighborhood and color code entries--one color for hotels, another for places to eat, others for shopping and parks and sights. They are easy to follow and not as heavy as Eyewitness though they are "taller" and would not fit easily into very small travelbags.
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