This work takes readers on 11 great walking tours through the most historic neighborhoods in London. In this work, follow Frommer's for an up-close and personal look at Europe's hottest city, and discover the ancient streets of the city, Chelsea's hippest hangouts, and the Whitechapel alleys where Jack the Ripper once lurked. Let Frommer's take you to: London's most atmospheric pubs, including the notorious 17th-century 'Bucket of Blood' and the Polar Bear Club, where the Rolling Stones used to rehearse; the homes and hangouts of London's most famous - and infamous - literary figures: Dickens, Keats, Wilde, Carlyle, the Bloomsbury group, Marx, and more; and, Sir Christopher Wren's most magnificent structures, including St. Paul's Cathedral. It is also filled with easy-to-use directions and maps - and the best places to take a break along the way.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.Introducing the City by the Thames.The Walking Tours.1 The City.2 Dickens's London.3 A Historic Pub Walk.4 Westminster & Whitehall.5 St. James's.6 The East End.7 Clerkenwell.8 Bloomsbury.9 Soho.10 Chelsea.11 Hampstead.Essentials & recommended Reading.Index.
Londoner Richard Jones has been devising walking tours of his city since 1982. He has also written and presented drama documentaries about Shakespeare in London (1999) and Jack the Ripper (1997).