The crowds keep coming to England's capital as much to discover the hippest galleries, shops, and raging after-hours scene as to enjoy great art, palace-hopping, and royal ceremonies. Capturing it all, the new London 2014 Gold Guide has comprehensive coverage of sights, dining, lodging, and attractions.
EXPANDED COVERAGE: With its state-of-the-art hotels, glittering new restaurants, and multi-million-pound makeovers of museums, swinging-again London now outranks its neighbors as Europe's most future-forward spot. This new edition covers the latest hot spots and insider favorites, including a roundup of museums and a tour of the East End.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Magazine-style color features explore essential London, including classic sights like the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey as well as cultural experiences such as shopping in the city's superb markets and exploring its famous green parks. Neighborhood shopping and dining spotlights show how to make the best of the city's retail and culinary options.
INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Convenient overviews of each neighborhood's highlights make planning simple, as do features on top attractions, best bets for hotels and restaurants, free things to do, and family favorites. There's also practical advice for getting around, and a pullout On-the-Go city map shows the Underground and includes key attractions, nearby dining, and great walks.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's London 2014 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their London stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
ON-THE-GO MAP: A handy take-along companion map of London gives travelers essential information about top attractions, walking tours, and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.