London 2015 Guidebook

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London 2015 Guidebook
  • Freshly updated for 2015
  • Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
  • Stuffed with self-guided walks and tours
  • Full coverage of three day-trip destinations
  • Extra tips on kids, shopping, and entertainment
  • Easy-to-read maps

    Buy your London 2015 Guidebook:

    What's Included

    In Rick Steves London you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:

    • Practicalities
      • Easy-to-follow maps (including color maps of West London, East London, London's transit system, London's Underground network, and England)
      • ​Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, festivals and holidays, recommended books and movies
      • Getting around London by Underground, bus, bike, and taxi
      • Advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
      • Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
    • Recommended Sights and Activities
    • Recommended Hotels and Restaurants
    • Self-Guided Walks
      • Westminster Walk
      • West End Walk
      • Bankside Walk
      • The City Walk
      • Docklands Walk
    • Self-Guided Tours
      • Westminster Abbey
      • Houses of Parliament
      • National Gallery
      • National Portrait Gallery
      • Courtauld Gallery
      • British Museum
      • British Library
      • St. Paul's Cathedral
      • Tower of London
      • Tate Modern
      • Victoria & Albert Museum
      • Tate Britain Tour
      • Greenwich Tour
    • Day Trips
      • Windsor
      • Cambridge
      • Stonehenge
    • And More
      • London's history, culture, and cuisine scene
      • London with children
      • London's shopping, entertainment (including theater information), and nightlife
      • Handy British–Yankee vocabulary list


    Author(s): Rick Steves & Gene Openshaw
    Dimensions: 8" x 4 ½" x ¾"
    Weight: 10.5 oz
    Pages: 610
    Publication date: August 2014
    Next edition arrives: December 2015

    Is This the Right Book for Me?

    Should I get the London book in addition to either the England book or the Great Britain book?

    Probably not. If you're only spending a few days in London, as part of a longer trip in Britain, the larger guidebook for the whole country is all you're likely to need.

    If, however, you're spending at least four days in London, the extra information in Rick Steves London is worthwhile. Compared to the London chapters in Rick Steves England and Rick Steves Great Britain, the London guidebook offers much more in-depth sightseeing information, more self-guided city walks and museum tours, and more advice for travelers specifically interested in the city's shopping, nightlife, or activities for kids. Other information is generally the same — the London chapter of our England and Great Britain guidebooks have all the hotels, restaurants, and nitty-gritty practical advice for London and its day trips that you'll find in the city guidebook.

    What’s the difference between the Rick Steves London guidebook and the Rick Steves Pocket London guide?

    Our Pocket London guide works best for people taking a short trip, or perhaps a return trip, to London. Like our other Pocket guides, Pocket London is smaller than the full-size guidebook and in full color (but still offers our best sightseeing advice and a handful of self-guided city walks and museum tours, plus a fold-out map). For travelers who want to delve deep into London — whether it's because they're staying longer, are visiting for the first time, and/or appreciate more thorough information — the full-size guidebook is a better option, as it offers more substantial (and more frequently updated) advice on every front: more information on practicalities, sightseeing, self-guided tours, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, kids' activities, and the city's history and culture, plus chapters on the best nearby day trips.

    Updates and Feedback

    Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on England, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

    Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.