London, UK Travel Guide - What To See & Do by Simon Jeffries

London, UK Travel Guide - What To See & Do

bySimon Jeffries

Kobo ebook | August 30, 2012

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Our 450 page illustrated travel guide will take you to the city of London, one of the world's most important and historical tourist destinations. This expanded guide includes both Central London and it's Inner and Outer Boroughs. 

Settlement has existed on the site of London since well before Roman times, with evidence of Bronze Age and Celtic settlement. The Roman city of Londinium, established just after the Roman conquest of Britannia in the year 43, formed the basis for the modern city (some isolated Roman period remains are still to be seen within the City). After the end of Roman rule in 410 and a short-lived decline, London experienced a gradual revival under the Anglo-Saxons, as well as the Norsemen, and emerged as a great medieval trading city, and eventually replaced Winchester as the royal capital of England. This paramount status for London was confirmed when William the Conqueror, a Norman, built the Tower of London after the conquest in 1066 and was crowned King of England in Westminster.

London went from strength to strength and with the rise of England to first European then global prominence and the city became a great centre of culture, government and industry. London's long association with the theatre, for example, can be traced back to the English renaissance (witness the Rose Theatre and great playwrights like Shakespeare who made London their home). With the rise of Britain to supreme maritime power in the 18th and 19th centuries and the possessor of the largest global empire, London became an imperial capital and drew people and influences from around the world to become, for many years, the largest city in the world.

England's royal family has, over the centuries, added much to the London scene for today's traveller: the Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Tower of London, Kew Palace and Westminster Abbey being prominent examples.

Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally between sections to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information.


Welcome To London!
Arrivals - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
London Transportation System
Experiencing London
Studying in London
Shopping Guide
Dining Guide
Pubs, Bars & Clubs
Accommodation Guide
Internet Access Locations
Safety & Security
Medical Emergencies
Foreign Embassies & High Commissions
Local Day Trips
Central London Districts
-- Bloomsbury
-- City of London
-- Covent Garden
-- Holborn-Clerkenwell
-- Leicester Square
-- Mayfair-Marylebone
-- Notting Hill-North Kensington
-- Paddington-Maida Vale
-- Soho
-- South Bank
-- South Bank Walk
-- South Kensington-Chelsea
-- Westminster
London Boroughs (Inner)
-- Camden
-- East End
-- Greenwich
-- Hackney
-- Hammersmith and Fulham
-- Hampstead
-- Islington
-- Lambeth
-- Southwark-Lewisham
-- Wandsworth
London Boroughs (Outer)
-- West London
-- North London
-- East London
-- South London
-- Richmond-Kew
-- Wimbledon

Title:London, UK Travel Guide - What To See & DoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 30, 2012Publisher:KWLLanguage:English

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