Fodor's London 2014 (Full-color Travel Guide)
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
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.
Fitzrovia | 020/3609–9524) in Soho, where you can bug-out on chunky, £8–£9 cheese- or Honest burgers, with skin-on fries with rosemary salt. A £20 hamburger, grilled lobster, or lobster rolls, with chips-and-salad combos are the only things on the menu at the cult Burger & Lobster (40 St. John’s St., Farringdon | 020/7490–9230), near Smithfield Market in Farringdon (closed Sun.). * * * Notting Hill and Bayswater Ever since Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts put the neighborhood on the
Bridge rail and Tube stations, and handy for the South Bank, this thoroughly modern, stylish hotel is popular with business travelers, but leisure travelers find it just as handy and appealing. The diminutive but sleek rooms have an understated, contemporary look, and there are three spacious two-bedroom apartments (£250–£400 a night) that come with kitchen, living room, and dining room. Pros: good location for visiting South Bank attractions; free Wi-Fi; good deals available online in the
www.milestonehotel.com | 44 rooms, 12 suites, 6 apartments | Breakfast | Station: High Street Kensington. Millennium Gloucester. HOTEL | With a Tube station opposite and Kensington’s many attractions nearby, this hotel is both convenient and alluring, its sleek and opulent lobby, with polished wood columns, a warming fireplace, and glittering chandeliers giving way to guest rooms with a traditionally masculine look. Neutral creams and earth tones are complimented by blond-wood desks and
walk from Hyde Park; short Tube or bus ride away from many sights. Cons: just the basics; only the Youth Wing has nonsmoking rooms; beds could be better; all double rooms have twin beds. | Rooms from: £90 | 35 Craven Terr., Marylebone | W2 3EL | 020/7723–9276 | www.lancaster-hall-hotel.co.uk | 180 rooms | Breakfast | Station: Lancaster Gate, Paddington. National Rail: Paddington. Fodor’s Choice | The Main House. B&B/INN | A stay in this delightfully welcoming B&B feels more like sleeping
influenced Jones during his sojourn in Italy. James’s son, Charles I, enhanced the interior by employing the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens—enticed to England by the promise of a knighthood—to glorify his father and himself (naturally) in a series of vibrant painted ceiling panels called “The Apotheosis of James I.” As it turned out, these allegorical paintings, depicting a wise monarch being received into heaven, were the last thing Charles saw before stepped through the open first floor