Top 10 London (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 London will lead you straight to the very best England's capital city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, a peaceful place to stay, or the best nightspots, events, and restaurants, this fully updated guide with pull-out map is the perfect pocket-sized companion.
The guide is divided by area, covering Regent's Park and Marylebone, Kensington and Knightsbridge, Mayfair and St. James's, Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, Soho and the West End, Covent Garden, The City and Westminster, the South Bank and Southwark — each packed with restaurant reviews and recommendations for hotels, bars, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums and activities for children to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid.
You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of London with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 London and its pull-out map.
policies of Henry’s predecessor, William II. 2. Henry VI During the Wars of the Roses, between the rival families of York and Lancaster, Henry VI was kept in Wakefield Tower for five years, until restored to power in 1470. 3. The Little Princes The alleged murder of Edward, 12, and Richard, 10, in 1483, gave the Bloody Tower its name. It is thought their uncle, Richard III, was responsible. View photo 4. Sir Thomas More
the famous Faraday theatre and a fascinating science museum.The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street W1 • Museum open 9am–6pm Mon–Fri • Free • www.rigb.org Google Map Americans in Mayfair America’s connection with Mayfair dates from World War II when General Eisenhower stayed in a house on Grosvenor Square. In 1960 the Embassy building opened on land leased from the Grosvenor Estate, who refused to sell the freehold unless 12,000 acres of their estate in Florida, confiscated after the
020 7606 3030 • Free Google Map 7. Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre On the east side of Guildhall Yard is the Guildhall Art Gallery, two floors of paintings of varying quality and enormous interest. Many are associated with the City, and there are a number of romantic 19th-century paintings, including pre-Raphaelite works. Combine the visit with a look at the remains of London’s only Roman amphitheatre.Gresham Street EC2 • Call to check opening times on 020 7332
Greenwich. Embankment Pier Google Map Westminster Pier Google Map 3. Regent’s Canal This is a lovely backwater for idle cruising, between Camden Lock and Little Venice. Catch the boat at either end, and stop off at London Zoo.London Waterbus Co • 58 Camden Lock Place NW1 • 020 7482 2550 • www.londonwaterbus.com Google Map 4. Themed Walks Jack the Ripper Haunts, Ghosts of the Old City, Shakespeare’s London, Hidden London – there are
built in c.1760.Royal Mews • 020 7766 7302 • Open Apr–Oct: 11am–4pm daily (last adm 3:15pm) • Admission: adults £8.50; students and over 60s £7.75; under 17s £5.30; under 5s free Google Map 9. Palace Garden The extensive Palace garden is an oasis for wildlife and includes a three-acre lake. There are at least three Royal garden parties each year, to which over 30,000 people attend. View photo 10. Brougham Every day a horse-drawn Brougham