Providing a crash course in the nation's capital city's architecture, How to Read London is a pocket-sized guide that covers all the famous buildings and reveals their significance and secrets.
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London is one of the world's most-visited cities and also one of the most architecturally diverse. Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, a third of the city was destroyed and the renewal helped the city emerge as a centre of commerce, finance and culture.
This book covers iconic buildings including Somerset House, Canary Wharf and the Shard and explains how they came to be and their influence.
The only collection of biking tours of its kind in the UK, Bikers' Britain: The Tours features over 40 all-new routes that you'll love riding along.
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Compiled by Simon Weir, the man behind the routes featured in RiDE magazine, the wiro-bound book has been especially designed to it can fit into a motorcycle tank bag. The clear routes are based on AA atlas mapping from expert cartographers and range from circular day tours to multi-day regional tours.
As well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including clothing, safety and bike maintenance, each route in the book is accompanied by sights to see and things to do.
A connoisseur of beer, Pete Brown has visited hundreds of pubs across the UK and and in this book he reveals his favourites.
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From country inns to craft beer bars and the traditional local, he showcases those pubs that simply ooze atmosphere and charm - whether it's for their food, people, architecture, location or decor.
From grand Victorian palaces to oh-so-cool gastropubs, Pete also gives credit to some of the truly eccentric pubs - the ones that have outside toilets, limp sandwiches and disturbing decor that just add to the atmosphere.
With 300 pubs featured, 50 of which have full features, the book focuses on each one's local history and provides pen portraits of punters, publicans, legends, yarns and myths.
From Dartmoor to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, this book will help you discover the beauty of Britain's national parks. Published by the AA, it also has detailed maps of each park for you to pore over and plan your next trip.
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Very much the jewels in the crown of the countryside, the national parks represent the finest protected landscapes in England, Wales and Scotland. You'll be able to discover the hidden secrets of each park and their wildlife, history, heritage and so much more.
With breathtaking photography throughout, Roly Smith's lively text gives a comprehensive overview of all the beautiful parks including the mountains of the Lake District and wooded valleys of the south west.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour French chateaux, take boat trips to Greek beaches, hike past Bulgarian monasteries and glug Spanish wine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Europe and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Europe Travel Guide: *Colour maps and images throughout *Highlights and 3-6 week itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests *Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots *Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices *Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss *Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, landscapes *Useful features including Need to Know, If You Like, Month by Month *Over 200 maps *Covers Austria, Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Europe is perfect for experiencing all the continent has to offer on a wide range of budgets. * Looking to make the most of your budget for a longer, multi-country trip? Check out Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring, a comprehensive guide for connecting with the cultures and exploring both top sights and roads less travelled. * Looking for just the highlights? Check out Discover Europe, a photo-rich guide that focuses on the top experiences. * Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet destination guides, our most comprehensive guides that cover both top sights and offbeat experiences, or check out our photo-rich Discover or Best of guides, which focus on destinations' most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Alexis Averbuck, Carolyn Bain, Mark Baker, Kerry Christiani, Marc Di Duca, Peter Dragicevech, Mark Elliott, Steve Fallon, Emilie Filou, Duncan Garwood, Anthony Ham, Catherine Le Nevez, Jessica Lee, Tom Masters, Anja Mutic, Sally O'Brien, Becky Ohlsen, Simon Richmond, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Tamara Sheward, Helena Smith, Andy Symington, Luke Waterson and Neil Wilson. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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This is a guide to around 50 of the most beautiful and historic spa destinations in Europe, taking in day spas, getaway spas and medical spas. Unlike so many spa guides, this title focuses on destinations with natural spas, where wellness treatments have been a part of the heritage and culture for hundreds of years. From Bath to Budapest, "The Spa Lover's Guide" examines the fascinating history and curative powers of the spa towns, explaining what makes each special and giving detailed information on individual venues and the range of treatments on offer. It includes Feature boxes that give essential booking and price information. As well as spa treatments, a range of suggestions for things to do in the local area are given for each historic destination.
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The Rough Guide to Budapest is the ultimate travel guide to one of Europe's most fascinating and dynamic cities. In full colour throughout, with dozens of colour photos to illustrate the finest of Budapest's great buildings, landmarks and distinctive neighbourhoods, this guide will show you the best the city has to offer. Whether you want high culture or a thriving underground club scene - including the city's unique "ruin pubs" - haute cuisine or pampering in spas, Budapest is the place to come. Easy-to-use maps for each neighbourhood make getting around easy. With detailed chapters featuring all the best hotels, restaurants and cafes, pubs and bars, live music and clubs, shops, theatre, kids' activities and more, you'll be sure to make the most of your time in the city with The Rough Guide to Budapest. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Budapest.
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The fully updated and redesigned ninth edition of The Rough Guide to Prague - now in full colour throughout - is the definitive guide to this beguiling city, with its stunning architecture, turbulent history and top-notch art collections. Read expert background on everything from the enormous Prague Castle complex to relaxing Vltava cruises, and find comprehensive information on the best hotels, pubs, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The introduction will help you choose where to go and what to see, inspired by dozens of stunning photos. The Things Not To Miss section runs through all the must-sees, while the Itineraries guide you around the city's highlights. Navigation through the book and on the ground is aided by clear colour maps with every chapter. Each one is keyed with all the accommodation, eating and drinking options, nightlife venues and shops that are reviewed in detail in our Listings chapters. You'll also find practical advice on a selection of day-trips from Prague including the Gothic town of Kutna Hora, thought-provoking Terezin and the magnificent Karlstejn Castle. And if you're after fast-fix 'Top 5 boxes' that pick out the highlights you won't want to miss, The Rough Guide to Prague won't let you down! Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Prague.
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Insight Guide Turkey is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and people of this varied and youthful country. Be inspired by our Best of Turkey section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on topics such as Turkish cafes, carpets and kilims and the great outdoors. A detailed Places section, with stunning travel photography and full-colour maps, shows you where to go and what to do, from the bright lights of Istanbul to ancient monuments, amazing landscapes and characterful old towns - making sure you don't miss anything. A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip, with our selective, independent reviews to guide you to the most authentic hotels and restaurants.
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This title is presented in quick, easy-to-use and a perfect size to fit in your pocket. It is organized by subjects such as everyday phrases, hotels, travelling around and includes an extensive menu section. It uses a simple and effective system of imitated pronunciation.
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Ann Cleeves' bestselling series starring Detective Jimmy Perez has been a favourite with crime fans for years and the BBC adaptation of Shetland has brought her many more fans. This companion to the novels shows the readers exactly what this incredible location can offer.
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An archipelago of more than 100 islands, Shetland is one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom and its 1,500 miles of shore means that wherever you stand, you'll have a view of the sea. Traditions are valued and celebrated on the islands, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced.
Gloriously illustrated, this companion finds Ann Cleeves learning about the islands' past, people, the festivals that take place upon them and discovering how flora and fauna changes throughout the seasons. It's a lavish book that vividly captures Shetland in all its bleak and special beauty.
If you're a dog owner living in London (or even if you're planning a visit with a pooch in tow), this pocket-sized book contains over 120 ideas for things to do in the nation's capital (and beyond) with your four-legged friend.
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Organised around each borough from north to south and east to west, this book highlights a selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants that are dog friendly and a whole host of walks for you to enjoy.
It showcases some of London's lesser-known green spaces and is also bursting with ideas for weekend activities such as the Lee Valley dog agility course (which features jumps, hoops and a high walk). There are also suggestions for lazier weekends with recommendations of behaviourists, groomers and dog boutiques for when you really want to treat your canine.
Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a "tour guide in your pocket." Each colorful, compact book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Included in Rick Steves' Pocket Vienna-- Sights: the Academy of Fine Arts, Am Hof Square, City Hall, To Freud Museum, Mozarthaus Vienna Museum, the Opera, St. Peter's Church, and more Walks and Tours: Vienna City Walk, St. Stephen's Cathedral Tour, Ringstrasse Tram Tour, Hofburg Imperial Apartments Tour, Hofburg Treasury Tour, Kunsthistorisches Museum Tour
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The Rough Guide to Germany is the ultimate travel guide to this dynamic country - simultaneously one of the most rewarding and most overlooked travel destinations in Europe. Detailed accounts of every attraction provide all the information you need to explore the country's exceptional museums, iconic architecture, stylish cities and picture-perfect castles, as well as its many rural escapes, from the soaring Bavarian Alps and dense woodlands of the Black Forest to the beautiful beaches and islands of the North Sea or the idyllic Rhineland vineyards where you can sample some of the country's many world-class wines. All the best festivals are covered too, from Cologne's riotous Carnival to the legendary Oktoberfest. The guide's bevy of practical advice ensures that, no matter what your budget, you'll find the perfect boutique hotel, quirky hostel, authentic cellar restaurant, Michelin-starred gourmet haunt, cutting-edge arts venue or hip bar and club, all marked on the book's many colour maps. The Rough Guide to Germany includes well-researched historical and cultural background to help you understand and appreciate this complex country and, above all, make the most of your holiday. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Germany.
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Discover Scandinavia, this wonderful region of fjords, tall mountains, rich folklore and cool design and be inspired by this new edition of Insight Guide Scandinavia, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this breathtaking region whose New Scandinavian Cuisine has taken the world by storm. Be inspired by our Best of Scandinavia section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on topics such as saunas, folklore and foraging. This book includes a detailed Places section, with stunning travel photography and full-colour maps, shows you where to go and what to do, from from the fjords of Norway to the cool cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen and the saunas of Finland. This is a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip, with our selective, independent reviews to guide you to the most authentic nightlife venues and restaurants.
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The eighth edition of the Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate travel guide to this incredibly varied country, with stunning photography throughout. Whether you want to trek the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or let loose at Green Man festival, have a slap-up meal in foodie Abergavenny or chug through the Snowdonia mountains on the Ffestiniog Railway, you'll find all the practical details and inspiring ideas you'll need. Spanning the length and breadth of Wales, from tiny valley towns to bustling cities, this is the most comprehensive guide to the country. Plan your trip using our colour-coded maps and up-to-date listings on the best places to stay, eat and drink in every corner of Wales. Whether you want detailed background or a quick idea of the highlights of each region, The Rough Guide to Wales has it all. Make the most of your time on Earth[trademark] with The Rough Guide to Wales.
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This guide presents top-class walking routes in Northern Ireland. From rugged mountain peaks to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland and waterside excursions, there is something for everyone. Every part of the region is covered, from the mountains of Mourne to the Giant's Causeway, from Fermanagh's 'lake district' to the rolling Sperrins. Routes vary from two-hour strolls to eight-hour upland challenges. Much thought has gone into making this guide easy to use: each route, prefaced with a quick-reference summary, is illustrated with a clear sketch map; descriptions include detailed access information while points of interest are highlighted - flora and fauna, history, archaeology and folklore. A compact region with huge scenic variety, Northern Ireland is ideal for walking yet is often overlooked. This authoritative guide is changing that, using the author's enthusiasm and knowledge.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics is your indispensable guide to these two beautiful countries. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics will help you to discover everything region-by-region. The guide takes you from vibrant nightlife of the Czech Republic, to the spectacular Slovak Paradise national park and Bojnice Castle. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst our practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of the Czech and Slovak Republics effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics - showing you what others only tell you.
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Denmark is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, and street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Denmark will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Denmark effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Denmark - showing you what others only tell you.
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The Pearl of the Adriatic doesn't disappoint, Dubrovnik offers everything from perfectly preserved fortifications, lovely squares and churches as well great seafood lunches. Explore Dubrovnik is part of a brand-new series and is the perfect pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 12 easy-to-follow routes, taking in all of the classic sights, such as the city walls and harbour, the Dominican Monastery and the Rector's Palace and, a boat trip away, the stunningly beautiful islands of Mljet and Korcula. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Dalmatia's cuisine and shopping possibilities, as well as an overview of the city's tumultuous history and the lowdown on the entertainment scene. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of useful practical information including a language guide, as well as a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and the stunning photography captures the stunning Dalmatian landscape.
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Malta & Gozo will lead you straight to the very best the Maltese archipelago has to offer. Whether you're looking for the Top 10 finest bars and restaurants, or want to find out the Top 10 Unmissable Island Walks, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 Temples and Ancient Sites to the Top 10 Children's Activities and there's even a list of the Top 10 Things to Avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner of Malta and Gozo effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Malta & Gozo and its FREE pull-out map. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Malta & Gozo - showing you what others only tell you.
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Brief History - Politics - Economic Life - Traditions - Friendships & Family - Relationships - Bureaucracy - Religion - Humour - Local Holidays - Taboos - Invitations - Gifts - Dress - Business etiquette - Punctuality & Appointments - Team working - Communication - Negotiating - Women in Society - Tips - Eating Out - Traditional Food - Dos and Don't - Making Friends
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With three of the world's top ten most visited museums within its clutch, and the Musee Picasso back on the Marais map after a five-year revamp, Paris is a contemporary city of culture par excellence. And the capital's pleasures are spreading beyond the confines of the Grands Boulevards too. From Gagosian Le Bourget to Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton, 21st-century Paris no longer stops at the Peripherique. Time Out Paris continues to chart the ups and downs of this most intoxicating city. With the help of local journalists, writers and experts, the Time Out Paris Guide takes you beyond the cliches - into the places where Parisians work and 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 Paris city guide includes: full colour photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place; handy pull-out Paris map; extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Paris, 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 Paris sights, experiences and cultural highlights - at a glance. All Paris restaurants and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way Paris 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.
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The Where to Go chapter details all the key sights in the capital Oslo and the other principal cities - Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim. Each region is covered in detail, from the Western Fjords to Trondelag and Nordland in the north and beyond to remote Svalbard. Handy maps on the cover help you get around Oslo and Bergen with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the country's Top 10 Attractions, followed by an itinerary for A Perfect Tour in Norway. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from hiking and glacier walking to quintessential Norwegian experiences like dog-sledding and ice-fishing. It also lists the best places to see the Northern Lights. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the country and an Eating Out chapter covering its the fish and seafood for which it is famous. There are carefully chosen listings featuring Norway's best hotels and restaurants, plus an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need. Planning to stay in Oslo? Why not pick up Berlitz Pocket Guide Oslo, packed with even more information on this attractive city.
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