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Recommend a self-guided tour of historical London? (a how-to website, book, etc. needed)

Recommend a self-guided tour of historical London? (a how-to website, book, etc. needed)

Jul 30th, 2005, 07:56 PM
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Recommend a self-guided tour of historical London? (a how-to website, book, etc. needed)

Hi All,
I love touring around historical areas. In the past I've found various websites and books for various cities that show some great walks that you can take on your own, exploring the history and architecture at your leisure.

Can anyone recommend a website etc. that show how to do self-guided walks of London?

Appreciate your help.
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Jul 30th, 2005, 09:42 PM
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there are MANY "walking London" books. many of them focus on the historical perspective/sites.

Go into any large books store (Borders, Barnes & Noble, or a large local one) and you should find at least 5 or 6 different ones to choose from. Look through them and decide whaich is closer to your style.

Some I own or have used include "Slow Walks in London", The Perfect London Walk" (this one is by Roger Ebert and the entire book is about one walk mainly through Highgate and Hampstead), "London Walks", "Walking London", "On Foot Guides London Walks" and several others.
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Jul 30th, 2005, 11:29 PM
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If you are interrested in Jack the Ripper at all I suggest "Walking Haunted London" by Richard Foster Jones. Very nice walk going by all the crime scenes discussing possible suspects. The book is great, it adresses a lot of the city's history in addition to haunted spots. Great stories (and walk) in the Tower of London.
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Jul 31st, 2005, 12:05 AM
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the fodors website itself has what u r lookingg for.click on destinations

i usually collect these at the start of my research. however by the time i am set to go i usually know so much i can easily make my own itinary and suggest ones for others too.
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Jul 31st, 2005, 11:57 AM
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Perhaps you might be interested in the following self-guided walks on: http://victorianresearch.org/haineswalks.html.
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Jul 31st, 2005, 12:09 PM
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If the idea of a narrated walk appeals to you, google london audio guide cd and you will be presented with myriad choices.
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Sep 3rd, 2006, 10:47 AM
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You might be interested in a visit to www.london-walks.co.uk which has a seires of print off and do yourself walks around London.
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