London Area Tour Guide Book by Waypoint Tours
(Waypoint Tours Full Color Series): Your personal tour guide for London Area travel adventure!

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Discover the incredible highlights & history of London & the surrounding area with this entertaining, educational, self-guided Waypoint Tour complete with travel insider stories, breathtaking photography & detailed tour maps.
Your personal tour guide for London travel adventure!

Waypoints Include:
1) London Overview
2) National Gallery & Portrait Gallery
3) St. James's Palace & Park
4) Buckingham Palace
5) Westminster Cathedral
6) Westminster Abbey & Gardens
7) Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms
8) Household Cavalry Museum
9) Houses of Parliament & Big Ben
10) Tate Britain Museum
11) Imperial War Museum
12) London Eye
13) Tate Modern Museum
14) Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
15) Vinopolis
16) Southwark Cathedral
17) Tower Bridge & Thames River
18) Tower of London
19) St. Paul's Cathedral
20) British Library
21) British Museum
22) Regent's Park & London Zoo
23) Hyde Park
24) Kensington Palace & Gardens
25) Science Museum
26) Victoria & Albert Museum
27) Greenwich
28) Wembley Stadium
Plus
29) Stonehenge
30) Bath
31) Somerset County
32) Dorset County
33) Paris Day Trip

London Overview

London. Just saying the name conjures up an array of iconic images: Big Ben, the London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, the London Underground, and more. The 2012 Summer Olympics represent the third time it has been selected for the Olympics and with good reason: it seems everywhere you look in the nearly 2,000-year-old city there is something new to see. Noted essayist and literary critic of the eighteenth century Dr. Samuel Johnson had this to say about London: “Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts.” While this may not be everyone’s opinion of this capital city, it certainly illustrates how much London has to offer both seasoned travelers and first-time visitors. Located in the southeast corner of Great Britain, Greater London covers an area of 1,579 square kilometers, but it is relatively easy to navigate via the Underground, also known as “the tube.” The city hosts a wide variety of things to see and do, including many kid-friendly and free options. To get an idea of the true London, pop into a corner pub or take in a football match, just don’t be caught calling it soccer! Since you are in London, where the weather can change drastically in a moment, take an umbrella and jacket on every outing. Come to explore the past, revel in the present, and peek at the future, but be sure to “mind the gap”!

London is a universal city home to a vast array of people from various cultures, many of whom came to avoid persecution elsewhere. It is an intriguing blend of ancient history, modern sensibilities, and promise for the future. Advances in art, architecture, science, politics, and religion all have root in London’s history. A trip to London can satisfy anyone, regardless of age, nationality, or interest. This city is the only place in the world where you can walk in the footsteps of a Roman emperor, kings and queens, famous authors, and modern pop icons all before afternoon tea. With an illustrious history rooted in the past and one hand always reaching for the future, London keeps reinventing herself.
 

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Published December 12, 2011 by BookBaby. 72 pages
Genres: Travel. Non-fiction

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