Author: Sara Calian
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2012
See the best of London with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking London is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from The City and Westminster to Kensington and Knightbridge. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants. Each itinerary includes the following features: Distinctly London: Explore the city through 2-page features that showcase the quintessential aspects of the city, such as Royal London, Shakespeare London, and London Pubs: Here you'll get intriguing background information to help you understand why this city is one of the world's greatest. Best of: Specific thematic groupings of sights are described, such as ancient markets, posh shopping, and London clubs. In-depth: These spreads take a deep dive into a major museum or other sight--Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, the National Gallery--providing step-by-step guidance on what to see and how to plan your visit. Sidebars throughout give you the lowdown on shopping, eating, and going out on the town, offering insider tips and interesting asides.
Author: Simon Pope
Publisher: Ellipsis London PressLtd
Release Date: 2000-01
This is a guide to the art and science of walking in London that tells you a lot more than you probably realised you needed to know about city walking. Includes 5000 vital words of advice to consider before you cross the road.
This guidebook presents 25 varied walks exploring London's green and open spaces. Covering both the city centre and the Greater London area, it takes in royal parks, heaths, forests, canals and rivers, including Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, the World Heritage site of Kew Gardens and Wimbledon Common. Walks range from 4 to 14 miles and most can be accessed by public transport. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS mapping, the book features practical information on parking, public transport and refreshments. Each walk showcases a particular species of wildlife that you might encounter, and there is fascinating background information the history and conservation of the capital's wild spaces. London is a city of 8 million people and 8 million trees, and its vast open spaces are home to 13,000 species of wildlife. This book is an ideal companion to exploring a greener, more gentle side to the city.
London, a huge,sprawling metropolis, does not reveal itself to the casual visitor. To discover its diffuse wonders you must investigate its streets and squares on foot. Shunning major sights and typical tourist attractions, Londonwalks guides you through four of the most historic areas of the city's center, offering up bits of history, telling stories about unmarked houses and royal scandals, discussing architectural details, exposing relics. Easily completed in a morning or afternoon, each walk mentions plenty of spots along the way to read, rest, snack or browse. With maps, photos, a helpful section of information and advice, an index of important names, and a selected list of restaurants, pubs and shops, Londonwalks is a discriminating companion for the newcomer and for the veteran, who will learn something new about London with almost every step.
Author: David Tucker
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-02-05
London Walks is the award-winning original walking tour company. Written by the expert and knowledgeable guides who lead the walks, London Stories is the perfect way to discover the rich history of London and its hidden gems, including: Sinister London - haunted London and Jack the Ripper. Literary London - from Shakespeare to Dickens. Public Houses - the old pubs of Soho. Mystery and Secrets - the city's hidden past. A Tale of Two Cities - Westminster and the Square Mile. Perfect for tourists who want to experience London life beyond Trafalgar Square as well as for Londoners keen to step off the Circle Line and discover the secrets on their own doorstep, London Stories offers a fascinating glimpse into the capital's rich history. With photos, maps and illustrations to bring the stories to life, London Stories is for those who love London, written by those who know it best.
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: West End, London, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through The West End—including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for—all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: West End, London is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.
Author: Louise Allen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2013-07-10
From prize-winning historical novelist Louise Allen, this book presents nine walks through both the London Jane Austen knew and the London of her novels! Follow in Jane's footsteps to her publisher's doorstep and the Prince Regent's vanished palace, see where she stayed when she was correcting proofs of Sense and Sensibility and accompany her on a shopping expedition – and afterwards to the theatre. In modern London the walker can still visit the church where Lydia Bennett married Wickham, stroll with Elinor Dashwood in Kensington Palace Gardens or imagine they follow Jane's naval officer brothers as they stride down Whitehall to the Admiralty. From well-known landmarks to hidden corners, these walks reveal a lost London that can still come alive in vivid detail for the curious visitor, who will discover eighteenth-century chop houses, elegant squares, sinister prisons, bustling city streets and exclusive gentlemen's clubs amongst innumerable other Austen-esque delights.
This innovative volume employs theoretical tools from the field of literary geography to explore Virginia Woolf’s writing and the ways in which she constructs her human subjects. It follows the routes of characters from The Voyage, Jacob’s Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and more as they walk around London, demonstrating how Woolf constructs the characters in her stories in a very politically conscious way. As Larsson argues, none of Woolf’s characters are able to walk just anywhere, at any time in history, or at any time of the day. Time, place, gender, and class form the conditions of life that the characters must accept or challenge. Featuring an array of detailed maps, Walking Virginia Woolf’s London: An Investigation in Literary Geography brings a fascinating new perspective to Virginia Woolf’s work. It is essential reading for scholars of modernist literature or geocriticism.
Author: Lee Jackson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2012-05-20
Written by the acclaimed historical novelist Lee Jackson, this book recreates the sights and sounds of Dickens' London and provides a detailed itinerary for those keen to follow in the footsteps of 'The Inimitable Boz'. Each of the eight walks conjures up forgotten scenes of London life – stage-coaches racing through the Borough; herds of cattle driven through suburban streets to reach Smithfield market; the uproar of a hanging outside Newgate Gaol – together with directions to the most atmospheric and intriguing parts of the Victorian metropolis which have survived into the twenty-first century.
Author: G. Byrne Bracken
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Release Date: 2011-11-15
As a city for walking and exploring, London is one of the finest in the world. This guide provides 15 walking tours in London’s most famous and scenic locations, including Westminster, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Bloomsbury, Chelsea, Kensington, South Bank, St James’s, Smithfield as well as the London Olympics site. The book features 215 buildings, streets and places and contains 100 elegant illustrations with 20 maps. This handy-size guide is user-friendly, information-rich and the perfect companion for all visitors and explorers of London. Moreover, there is a section on the key architectural styles of the city.
Author: Clare Brant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009
Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London will entertain and inform all who are interested in literature, history, and the city of London. This unique book invites the reader to walk along the dirty, crowded, and fascinating streets of eighteenth-century London in an unusual way. Nine leading experts from the fields of literature, history, classics, gender, biography, geography, and costume, offer different interpretations of John Gay's poem Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of Londoni (1716). The poem--a lively, funny, and thought-provoking statement about urban life--accompanies the essays, in a new edition with comprehensive notes. The introduction paints a vibrant picture of London in 1716, depicting Gay's fascinating life and literary world, offering an invaluable guide to the poem. Together, these elements allow the heat, grime, and smells of the underbelly of eighteenth-century London come alive in new ways.