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Best travel book

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Best travel book

What travel book for London is recommended? We will not be traveling outside London and would like to find activities, suggested itineraryies and restaurants. Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Best travel book

I like the DK Eyewitness, and the smaller version DK Top Ten London.

Go to your public library, and a few stores just to see what you like best. Different people have different faves!

For restaurants and events look at the London monthly magazines like Time Out. You can get to them on the web.

Happy Planning!

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I have been happy with any travel books by Rick Steves and the latest Frommers are always excellent

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I second the DK Eyewitness Travel London.

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Besides a good travel guide - Frommers, Fodors, Access are all pretty good you might want to invest in a good map. I've been using London MapGuide by Michael Middleditch for years. Lightweight, very detailed map. You should group sites together geographically to save you running all over London. For example the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are right next to each other.

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The map is a good idea. Try the London Popout map. (Amazon has it)

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The Rough Guide to London for me. You get the impression the writers have really been there, done that (in a good way of course) and they're not afraid to point out the bad bits as well as the good.

Mike

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Another vote for the DK series. I picked up the Top Ten one for 99p a few weeks before I travelled, and it travelled with me in my handbag those weeks permanently, so I could dip in at odd moments during the day. It really helped the excitement mount.

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Like Mike I vote Rough Guide, they're very, very comprehensive books. I stopped using Lonely Planet a couple of years ago as they're full of inaccuracies, I always half wonder if the writer has been there. The London one isn't all that bad, (I guess it's down to the individual writer) but there are better ones out there.

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Rough Guide for me, too.

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Rough Guides are over all the best practical guide books

The Eyewitnees books are good with plenty of pictures but are too heavy for carrying with you.

Graham