The vibrant, cultural, historical and sophisticated city of London is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. In fact, as London attracts approximately 30 million visitors from around the world each year, according to Wikipedia, it is the world’s most visited destination in terms of international visits.
With such a prolific amount of tourists staying in London each year, there are naturally hundreds are London guidebooks available to buy, all offering advice about various aspects of London life, such as where do stay, what to do and where it eat in the English capital.
If you are wanting to buy a London travel guidebook but are unsure which one to opt for, check out our five best guidebook companions designed to make your stay in London easier and more enjoyable.
London: City Guide (Lonely Planet City Guide)
The BBC’s Lonely Planet has a sound reputation in bringing creative and well-written travel guides from destinations all around the world.
In its London travel guide, the Lonely Planet certainly lives up to expectations, providing a comprehensive guide to the best restaurants, pubs and attractions in London, whilst revealing many of the capital’s hidden hotspots.
Secret London – An Unusual Guide Rachel Howard and Bill Nash
If your trip to London comes with inclinations to steer clear from the crowds at the likes of Buckingham Palace and Madame Tussauds, then Secret London – An Unusual Guide, could be the guidebook for you.
From a dog cemetery in Hyde Park to taking trapeze lessons in a former power station, this ‘unconventional’ London guidebook offers novel insight into London’s best kept secrets.
Guy Fox London Children’s Map
If you are visiting London with children, buying them Guy Fox London Children’s Map book will help rouse interest in the younger generation of London tourists.
These simplified and illustrated maps include each of the major London landmarks, sites and museums, with a particular emphasis on children-orientated attractions in the city.
The book also comes with a sheet of stickers, so children can mark off where they have visited and personalise their guidebook.
I Never Knew That About London Christopher Winn
This interesting guidebook informs readers about London’s sinister and tumultuous history. The author unearths London’s most fascinating legends, adventures, inventions and birthplaces and explores where to head to in London to discover such hidden gems
This is London (This Is…) Miroslav Sasek
This unique London guidebook explores the British capital with a collection of drawings of its buildings, markets, streets, bridges, landmarks and people.
This arty and witty presentation of London appeals to both children and adults and is a great companion to accompany you on a visit to the city.