The Rough Guide to London

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This practical travel guide to London features detailed factual travel tips and points-of-interest structured lists of all iconic must-see sights as well as some off-the-beaten-track treasures. Our itinerary suggestions and expert author picks of things to see and do will make it a perfect companion both, ahead of your trip and on the ground. This London guide book is packed full of details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information and top time-saving tips, including a visual list of things not to miss. Our colour-coded maps make London easier to navigate while you're there. This guide book to London has been fully updated post-COVID-19 and it comes with a free eBook.

The Rough Guide to LONDON covers: Whitehall and Westminster, St James's, Mayfair and Piccadilly, Marylebone, Soho and Fitzrovia, Covent Garden and the Strand, Bloomsbury and King's Cross, Holborn and the Inns of Court, Clerkenwell, The City, Tower of London and around, East London, Docklands, The South Bank, Southwark, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, High Street Kensington to Nottingham, North London, South London, West London: Hammersmith to Hampton Court.

Inside this London travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selected for every kind of trip to London, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Postman's Park to family activities in child-friendly places, like Hampstead Heath or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Tower of London.


Essential pre-departure information including London entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Includes carefully planned routes covering the best of London, which give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter of this London travel guide includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for theatre, music, museums and learning about the city's history.


Rough Guides' rundown of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Chelsea and the Soho's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to London, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, this London guide book will help you find the best places, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter of this travel guide to London features fascinating insights into London, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Big Ben and the spectacular British Museum.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Fitzrovia, Covent Garden and many more locations in London, reduce the need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of this guide book to London allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781839058462
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 6/6/2023
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 129 x 198


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.6 out of 5, 14 global ratings

Amazon Customer


Reviewed on December 05, 2022
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Good book

Amazon Customer

Honest opinions and easy reading style

Reviewed on July 02, 2022
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Gift for NZ friend visiting London

Amazon Customer

Plenty of info

Reviewed on March 31, 2022
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The writing is too small and difficult to read especially the underground and road maps MAKE It BIGGER
Possibly a pull out diagrame etc

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