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Best London Travel Books That Will Hook You

Here is a list of the best London Travel books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Frommer’s EasyGuide to London 2019 (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouThis is London advice the way a friend would give it to you: fiercely opinionated, funny, and brimming not only with advice about what to see and do, but also what’s not worth your time. Whether you want to see Big Ben or the Harry Potter studios, Trafalgar Square or the V&A, London is a city with an overwhelming number of attractions, lodgings, restaurants, museums, and shops. Author Jason Cochran is the guide you want to have a pint with, bringing culture and history to life with wit and plain talk―it feels like he’s right there with you. Whether your budget is large or tight, you’ll see London like a…
Author(s): Jason Cochran

2. Fodor’s London 2019 (Full-color Travel Guide) (2019)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouCrowds continue to flock to England’s capital as much as ever to discover the hippest galleries, shops, and nightspots as well as to enjoy the world-renowned museums, the royal history, and some of the chicest restaurants and hotels in the world. Fodor’s London 2019 captures all of this, and more. With its state-of-the-art hotels, happening new restaurants, and multimillion-dollar museum make-overs, London continues to be one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. This guide covers the latest hotel openings, new nightlife spots, and an expanded list of restaurants for all budgets. Fodor’s London is fully updated…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

3. Rick Steves Pocket London (2017)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouRick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick’s advice for prioritizing your time, whether you’re spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Included in Rick Steves Pocket London: Sights: the National Portrait Gallery, Courtauld Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bankside Walk Walks…
Author(s): Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw

4. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London: 2019 (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouDK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooksFind your corner of London with this essential travel guide to this great city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there  before you’ve even packed your case – step back in time at the Tower of London and the British Museum, get a bird’s eye view of London from the Shard, or relax in Hyde Park.  The DK Eyewitness Guide to London covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won’t miss a thing.• so you can imagine…
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

5. Fodor’s London 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide) (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouFodor’s 25 Best Guides offer highlights of major city destinations in a compact package that includes a sturdy, detailed street map you can bring along with you to help you navigate when cell service is not available. By focusing only on top sights―all divided by neighborhood―we make planning your days easy. Save time and space by having London’s top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook: Fully updated coverage on the information you need to know. Best bets from local writers for sightseeing, eating, drinking, sleeping, and…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

6. Top 10 London: 2019 (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouAn unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to London, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map – all designed to help you see the very best of London.Take a London walking tour, see remarkable world treasures at the British Museum, explore the leafy Royal parks and gardens, or step back in time at the Tower of London. From Top 10 live music venues to Top 10 things to do for free – discover the best of London with this easy-to-use travel guide.  itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week…
Author(s): DK Travel

7. London: A Travel Guide Through Time (2016)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouLet time traveler Dr. Matthew Green be your guide to six extraordinary periods in London's history—the ages of Shakespeare, medieval city life, plague, coffee houses, the reign of Victoria and the Blitz. We'll turn back the clock to the time of Shakespeare and visit a savage bull and bear baiting arena on the Bankside. In medieval London, we'll circle the walls as the city lies barricaded under curfew, while spinning further forward in time we'll inhale the 'holy herb' in an early tobacco house, before peering into an open plague pit. In the…
Author(s): Dr Matthew Green

8. Lonely Planet London (Travel Guide) (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouLonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore ancient castles, modern galleries and world-class museums, catch a show on the West End, and down a pint in a traditional pub; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of London and begin your journey now! Inside Travel Guide: our most comprehensive guide to London, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand,…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Damian Harper, et al.

9. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London: 2020 (2019)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouWhether you want to tread the footsteps of kings and queens in the royal palaces, catch a show in the vibrant West End theatre district, or sample the tantalizing array of street food from around the world, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that London has to offer. Every corner of London is brimming with personality. Dripping in pomp and tradition, Whitehall and Westminster are best known for their iconic sights and regal architecture. The rolling fields and peaceful woodlands of Hampstead Heath feel a world apart from the financial district…
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

10. Kids’ Travel Guide – London: The fun way to discover London – especially for kids (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouEver dreamed of a fun family vacation and ended up with bored, complaining kids instead? NOW! Get the secret to a fun, relaxing—and educational—family trip in London… Yes, with the kids!London travel guide and activity book in one! Enjoy a new family adventure in London!With “Kids’ Travel Guide – London” Your kids will become the family tour guide! They enjoy fun facts, challenging tasks, useful tips, coloring pages and exciting quizzes. There will be no boring moments in your vacation in London…Watch as your kids become little experts about London:…
Author(s): FlyingKids, Sarah-Jane Williams

11. Not For Tourists Guide to London 2019 (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouWhether you’ve called London your home for decades or just arrived last night, there’s information in the Not For Tourists Guide to London that you need to know. This map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide will help you master this amazing city like an expert. Packed with more than 150 maps and thousands of listings for restaurants, shops, theaters, and under-the-radar spots, you won’t find a better guide to London. Want to score tickets to a big Arsenal or Chelsea football match? NFT has you covered. How about royal sightseeing at Buckingham Palace? We’ve…
Author(s): Not For Tourists

12. Family Guide London (Travel Guide) (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouThis child-oriented guide is organized around “hubs”–major sights around which to plan your day–and gives child-friendly eating options, age-range suitability info, places for letting off steam, detailed maps, and activities for rainy days, all approached from a family-friendly angle. Plus there are Kids’ Corners in every chapter with cartoons, quizzes, and games to keep young travelers happy all day long. #133,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #46 in London England Travel Books #51 in General England Travel Guides #67 in Family Travel Guides…
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

13. Lonely Planet Pocket London (Travel Guide) (2018)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouLonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Rise over the city on the London Eye, uncover the past at Kensington’s museums, and explore Soho, Greenwich and the Tower – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of London and begin your journey now! Inside is our colourful, easy to use, handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend break. Looking for more extensive…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Damian Harper, et al.

14. Down And Out In Paris And London (Modern Classics) (1940)

 Best London Travel Books That Will Hook YouRenowned urban artist Shepard Fairey’s new look for Orwell’s classic account of life on the streets To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with ‘screevers’ or street artists, drunks and other hobos. At night, he stood in line for a bed in a ‘spike’ or doss house, where a cup of sugary tea, a hunk of stale bread and a blanket were the only…
Author(s): George Orwell

Best London Travel Books That Will Hook You

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‘Travelling fear’ in global context: Exploring everyday dynamics of in/security and im/mobility

Author(s): Aydan Greatrick; Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
ID: 2318872, Publisher: The London School of Economics and Political Science: LSE Research Online, Year: May 9, 2017, Size: 272 Kb, Format: pdf

Fodor’s London 2019

Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides
ID: 2322359, Publisher: Fodor’s Travel, Year: 2019, Size: 103 Mb, Format: epub

DK Eyewitness London: 2020 (Travel Guide)

Author(s): DK Eyewitness
ID: 2572691, Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel, Year: 2019, Size: 299 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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