London - The City (PDF Chapter)
This is The City chapter from Lonely Planet’s London guidebook.
For its size, the City punches well above its weight for attractions. Start with the heavyweights – the Tower of London and St Paul’s – allowing at least a half-day for each, but save time for some lesser-known delights and quieter corners.
- walk through a treasury of history, past the colourful Yeoman Warders (or Beefeaters), the spectacular Crown Jewels, the soothsaying ravens and armour fit for a very large king at the Tower of London
- listen in on whispering strangers in the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral before enjoying its far-reaching views
- explore the city’s many and varying incarnations through artefacts, interactive displays and recreated streetscapes at the Museum of London
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.
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