Author(s): Time Out Guides Ltd
Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides is rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. London, city of Beefeaters, red buses and Buckingham Palace is also a restless innovator: it is home to new projects and stellar architecture (the newly opened Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid and a grand new Design Museum), year after year of new luxe hotels, boutiques and restaurants, now even whole new neighbourhoods - the Olympic Park in the east, the revitalised Victoriana of King's Cross to the north. The Time Out London City Guide continues to chart the ups and downs of a city both ancient and cutting edge. With the help of local journalists and experts, the Time Out London Guide takes you beyond the superficial - into the places where locals play, sampling the full extent of its museums and galleries, the best of its eating, shopping and carousing, the most interesting sights, strolls and excursions.
The London city guide highlights: full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place; handy pull-out London map; extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in London, but also restaurants, bars and shops - all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter; top 20 list of the must-see highlights; itineraries to help you plan your visit; Critic's choices pick out the best London sights, experiences and cultural highlights - at a glance; London restaurants, pubs and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way; London hotels independently reviewed. The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.
Time Out London is the indispensable authority for decoding this multi-faceted metropolis
"However well you think you know London, this book will take you places you've never been." The Sunday Times "Absolutely the best guidebook by miles, written by Londoners, used by locals and tourists." Sydney Morning Herald
Founded in 1968, Time Out has grown from humble beginnings into the leading resource for anyone wanting to know what's happening in the world's greatest cities. Alongside our influential weeklies in London, New York, Chicago and Dubai, we publish more than 20 magazines in cities as varied as Beijing and Beirut; a range of travel books, with City Guides now joined by pocket-sized Shortlist series; and an information-packed website. The company remains proudly independent, still owned by Tony Elliott four decades after he launched Time Out London. Written by local experts, and illustrated with original photography, our books also retain their independence. No business has been featured because it has advertised, and all restaurants and bars are visited and reviewed anonymously.