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!
- Frommer’s EasyGuide to London 2019 (2018)
- Fodor’s London 2019 (Full-color Travel Guide) (2019)
- Rick Steves Pocket London (2017)
- DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London: 2019 (2018)
- Fodor’s London 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide) (2018)
- Top 10 London: 2019 (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) (2018)
- London: A Travel Guide Through Time (2016)
- Lonely Planet London (Travel Guide) (2018)
- DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London: 2020 (2019)
- Kids’ Travel Guide – London: The fun way to discover London – especially for kids (2018)
- Not For Tourists Guide to London 2019 (2018)
- Family Guide London (Travel Guide) (2018)
- Lonely Planet Pocket London (Travel Guide) (2018)
- Down And Out In Paris And London (Modern Classics) (1940)
This 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.
Crowds 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.
Rick Steves Pocket London (2017)
Rick 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.
DK 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.
Fodor’s London 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide) (2018)
Fodor’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.
An 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.
Let 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.
Lonely 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!
Whether 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.
Ever 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.
Whether 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.
This 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.
Lonely 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!
Renowned 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.
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
Emirs in London: Subaltern Travel and Nigeria's Modernity
Author(s): Moses E. Ochonu
ID: 3247691, Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf
London Like a Local: By the People Who Call It Home
Author(s): DK Eyewitness
ID: 3094565, Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel, Year: 2021, Size: 19 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.