London - The City (PDF Chapter)

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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
  • maps
  • listen in on whispering strangers in the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral before enjoying its far-reaching views
  • transport
  • 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.

Chapter Details
40 pages

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What is a City Guide?

These are our most comprehensive, in-depth city guides, designed for visits lasting from a couple of days up to one week or more. Packed with extensive coverage, reviews, well-kept secrets, hidden gems and much more, they’re invaluable before and during your trip.

  • Information-rich to ensure you get the most from your time away
  • Organised by neighbourhood with detailed listings on everything
  • from top sights and activities to shopping, nightlife and accommodation
  • Includes an A-Z Survival Guide and extensive pre-planning sections
  • Full colour, pull-out detailed city map plus colour maps throughout

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