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London (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE) - 1866

London (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE) - 1866

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Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." The Royals, the theatre, the sightseeing, and the shopping are just a few of the highlights in DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: London. Featuring more than 1200 color photographs and sixteen district chapters, the city is made easily accessible with street-by-street maps and striking 3-D aerial overviews. Along the way, explore such sights as Westminster Abbey, covered in a four-page feature with a structural cutaway, historical timeline, floor plans, photos of its architectural highpoints and artifacts, and a guided tour. For art devotees, visit the Tate Gallery, shown here in floor plans, photos of major works, and summaries of the many remarkable collections. Buckingham Palace is vividly depicted in an illustrated aerial view surrounded by photos its key rooms, daily rituals and its royal inhabitants. The magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral is thrillingly captured in a four-page feature with cutaways of the church and another of its splendid dome, photos of its architectural points, and a guided tour throughout the cathedral. Other overviews spotlight the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, and the Tower of London. This exceptional travel reference includes five guided walks, including one that takes you through Mayfair and Knightsbridge, showcasing the area's elegant Georgian residences. From early Roman occupation through the Restoration, from Victorian rule to two World Wars and contemporary trends, an enthralling chapter offers an enlightening overview of the history of this monumental city, complete with historical timelines of the periods and monarchs. The city's shopping, nightlife, performing arts, British cookery, pubs, and their spirited beverages are spotlighted in various articles and features. With so much to see and do in London, there's not fathoming it all without the help of this knowledgeable and entertaining handbook.
ASIN: 1564581837
VSKU: RDV.1564581837.G
Condition: Good
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