The Little Book of London is a funny, fact-packed compendium full of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or just strange-but-true stuff which no-one will want to be without. London's looniest laws, its most eccentric inhabitants, the realities of being royal, literally hundreds of wacky facts about the world's greatest city and some authentically bizarre bits of trivia combine to make it required reading for all first-time visitors and locals alike.
Ancient Roman city, flourishing medieval trade centre, the focus of the golden Elizabethan era - since early times London has been one of the most important and exciting cities in the world. Today Britain's biggest city is a fascinating place full of history and culture, visited by millions of people each year, but also an international capital of art, fashion, food and football. The Little Book of London contains over 100 facts and figures that cover all aspects of this remarkable city - its geography, its culture, myths and legends, its royal pageantry, its history, its famous personalities, the Underground, the River Thames, lovely, cheery cockneys, Wimbledon, Wembley, Westminster, Whitehall and lots of other things beginning with W. For the real lowdown on London get yourself a copy of The Little Book..., sally forth into the teeming and trendy metropolis and dare to utter the words 'Wotcha me old cocker'.
With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? This title offers a tube-based trivia for travellers and lovers of London.
2014 Edition. With insider recommendations and full-color neighborhood maps that pinpoint landmarks, museums, entertainment, pubs, clubs, and hotels, this fab little city guide walks you through the best of the Royal Capital, with excursions outside London as well. Author Vesna Neskow lived in Europe for 13 years and speaks six languages. Her TV work has been produced by CBS and broadcast on NPR, and she has written for The New York Times Book Review. Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed and linked to full-color area maps in each chapter ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions Easy links for all page references and web URLs Spot illustrations throughout liven the text 9 easy-to-use neighborhood maps
2012 Edition. With insider recommendations and full-color neighborhood maps that pinpoint landmarks, museums, entertainment, pubs, clubs, and hotels, this fab Little Black Book of London walks you through the best of the Royal Capital, with excursions outside London as well. Author Vesna Neskow lived in Europe for 13 years. She speaks six languages. Her TV work has been produced by CBS and broadcast on NPR, and she has written for the New York Times Book Review. Color-coded, numbered entries in city guide text are keyed to full-color area maps in each chapter. ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. Notes pages. Portable size and sleek, non-touristy, award-winning ''Black Book'' format. Spot illustrations throughout liven the text. 9 easy-to-use fold-out maps. Elastic band place holder marks your spot. 4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high. Concealed wire-o binding, book lies flat for ease of use.