A trip to London is often the opportunity of a lifetime and it is important not to waste even a single precious minute trying to decide what to see and what to do. Whether you are a theater-lover, a history buff or simply enjoy good food, you’ll certainly find something that will tickle your fancy in this wonderfully diverse city.
How to Visit London If You Are… is not a conventional travel guide. It is not organized on a geographical basis and does not contain a chapter devoted to the City or to another district with recommendations on “What to see” or “Where to stay”.
This London guide offers the reader an unusual program to visit the city according to his inclinations. A book, theater, history, shopping or music lover will find here appropriate suggestions to their passion, with links to the map of London and directions that will make their stay truly unforgettable.
Here’s what to see in London if you are:
CHAPTER 1 – A BOOK LOVER Elizabeth Westwood will take you: In the most famous bookshops of London In museums dedicated to the life of British authors On literary tours related to Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie and many others In the churches, streets and hotels frequented by the greats of literature
CHAPTER 2 – A THEATER LOVER In this chapter you will see: Major theaters such as the Globe The most imaginative avant-garde theaters Musicals and plays that made London famous
CHAPTER 3 – A FILM LOVER This chapter is dedicated to: The most upscale, committed, mysterious cinemas The location of the most famous films set in London The film tours
CHAPTER 4 – MUSIC LOVER This chapter will show you: The concert venues for classical music such as the Barbican and Covent Garden The bars, pubs, clubs and arenas where you can enjoy the nightlife in London The roads linked to the greats like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix The rock music tours
CHAPTER 5 – AN ART LOVERS In this chapter, you will see: The great classical art galleries like the National Gallery The galleries of modern art such as the Estorick Collection The Frieze Art Fair
CHAPTER 6 – AN HISTORY LOVER This chapter will take you to sites related to: The Elizabethan London The Victorian London The London of World War II Various places of interest for history buffs
CHAPTER 7 – A NATURE LOVER This chapter will help you relax: In the parks and secret gardens of the capital In attractions such as farms and vertical gardens
CHAPTER 8 – A SHOPPING LOVER Elizabeth Westwood will take you on a shopping spree: In department stores mecca for tourists and Londoners In the historic shops of the capital In vintage stores – the real fashion museums In charity shops In the markets where you can discover the soul of the people of London
CHAPTER 9 – A FOOD LOVER Finally, this chapter will bring you: In the best restaurants in London In the most popular eateries In the emblematic London tea rooms In the most representative pubs of the capital In trendy and alternative bars