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London's Secret Walks

by Chesters, Graeme
Walking makes a lot of sense in London, whether it's for pleasure, exercise or simply to get from A to B. Although the city has a comprehensive public transport system, it's also one of the world's most expensive and very crowded, so walking is often the quickest and most enjoyable way to get around - at least in the centre - and it's also free and healthy! London's reputation for rain is largely unfounded ...
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London's Architectural Walks

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by Watson, Jim
London's Architectural Walks is a unique guide to the most celebrated landmark buildings in one of the world's major cities. In thirteen easy walks it takes you on a fascinating journey through London's diverse architectural heritage with historical background and clear maps. Some of the capital's most beautiful parks are visited, plus palaces, theatres, museums and some surprising oddities. With the author...
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The Best of London: Capital of Cool

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by Hampshire, David
There are great world cities - from classical capitals to modern metropolises - and then there's London. One of the oldest settlements in the Western world, its history stretches back to the Bronze Age, through Roman rule and the Norman Conquest, the machinations of the Middle Ages and the inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution, through to the Swinging Sixties and the new Millennium.
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Living and Working in Switzerland: A Survival Handbook

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by Hampshire, David
Whether you're already living or working in Switzerland or just thinking about it - this is THE BOOK for you. Forget about those glossy guide books, excellent though they are for tourists; this book was written especially with you in mind and is worth its weight in Emmental cheese (and not just the holes!). Furthermore, this fully revised and updated 15th edition is printed in colour. Living and Working i...
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London's Secrets: Parks & Gardens

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by Hampshire, David
London is the world's most verdant city of its size - green spaces cover almost 40 per cent of the area of Greater London - providing a wealth of places where you can play, relax and enjoy nature year round. Whether you're a nature lover, horticulturist or keen amateur gardener, or just looking for somewhere for a bit of peace and quiet or a place to exercise or relax, you're sure to find your perfect s...
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London's Secrets: Peaceful Places

by Hampshire, David
London is one of the world's most exciting cities, but it's also one of the noisiest; a bustling, chaotic, frenetic, over-crowded, manic metropolis of over 8 million people, where it can be difficult to find somewhere to grab a little peace and quiet. Nevertheless, if you know where to look London has a wealth of peaceful places - places to relax, chill out, contemplate, meditate, sit, reflect, browse, re...
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Living & Working in London

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by Clare O'Brien
Living and Working in London, first published in 2000 and now in its 6th edition, is the most comprehensive book available about daily life - and is essential reading for newcomers. What's it really like Living and Working in London? Not surprisingly there's a lot more to life than bobbies, beefeaters and busbys! This book is guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the London way of life, irrespective o...
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London's Hidden Secrets

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by Graeme Chesters
A unique and unusual guide to London's hidden and lesser-known sights not found in standard guidebooks. Step beyond the chaos, cliches and queues of London's tourist-clogged attractions to its quirkier side. Discover its loveliest ancient buildings, secret gardens, strangest museums, most atmospheric pubs, cutting-edge art and design, and much more: some 140 destinations in all corners of the city. Printed ...
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London's Secrets: Pubs & Bars: A Guide to 240 of the City's Best Pubs & Bars

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by Chesters, Graeme
British pubs and bars are world famous for their unique atmosphere, bonhomie and fine beer, while increasing numbers are also noted for the excellence of their cuisine. Nowhere is this diversity and quality more evident than in London. Whether you're seeking somewhere for a pint of real ale, a glass of 'organic' wine, a designer cocktail or a delicious meal, a place to meet and have fun with your mates or j...
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Living and Working in Italy: A Survival Handbook

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by Hampshire, David
Written in an entertaining style, Living and Working in Italy is designed to provide newcomers with the practical information necessary for a relatively trouble-free life. It contents include finding a job, permits & visas, health, accommodation, finance, insurance, education, shopping, post office and telephone services, public transport, motoring, TV and radio, leisure, sports and much, much more. It is p...
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Devon Sketchbook

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by Watson, Jim
Devon is many people's idea of the ideal country place to live. But the county is far more than a country idyll set in an equitable climate. Whatever you like to do outdoors you'll find all you need in here. Some counties are pleased to boast one National Park, but Devon contains two: all of Dartmoor and a significant third of Exmoor. Unique in England, the county also boasts two separate and distinct coast...
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Yorkshire Sketchbook: A Pictorial Guide to Favourite Places

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by Watson, Jim
Yorkshire Sketchbook is a unique guide to some of the most popular places in the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the City of York - three of the UK's best-loved tourist destinations. There's suggested road trips taking in all the featured places and quirky facts about flat caps, Yorkshire pudding, 'On Ilkley Moor Baht'at' and more! It's easy to scoff when you hear that 'Yorkshire has everything'...
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London's Secrets: Bizarre & Curious

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by Chesters, Graeme
London is a city with an abundance of bizarre and curious places and stories, being ancient, vast and in a constant state of regeneration. Newcomers have, of course, a wealth of world-famous attractions to keep them occupied for a month of Sundays, which are more than adequately covered in a plethora of standard guidebooks. What London's Secrets: Bizarre & Curious does is take you off the beaten pat...
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Retiring In France

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by David Hampshire
The second, completely revised edition of our best-selling guide to retiring in France. Whether you're planning to retire to France permanently or just for part of the year, Retiring in France contains essential information about the best places to live; local services and amenities; the weather; buying or renting a home; the cost of living; health services; getting to France and getting around; learning Fr...
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London for Foodies, Gourmets & Gluttons

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by David Hampshire
London for Foodies, Gourmets & Gluttons is much more than just a directory of cafes, markets, restaurants and shops; it features many of the city's best artisan producers and traders, plus a wealth of classes where you can learn how to prepare and cook food like the experts, appreciate fine wines and brew coffee like a barista.
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London's Secrets: Museums and Galleries

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by Atilgan Robbi
London is a treasure trove for museum fans and art lovers and one of the world's great art and cultural centres, with more popular museums and galleries than any other world city. The art scene is a lot like the city itself - diverse, vast, vibrant and in a constant state of flux - a conucopia of traditional and cutting-edge, majestic and mundane, world-class and run-of-the-mill, bizarre and brilliant.
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London's Best-Kept Secrets

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by Hampshire, David
London Best-Kept Secrets brings together the 'greatest hits' from our London's Secrets series. We take you off the beaten tourist path to seek out the more unusual ('hidden') places that often fail to register on the radar of both visitors and residents alike. Nimbly sidestepping the chaos and queues of London's tourist-clogged attractions, we visit its quirkier - but no less fascinating - side. London ...
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London's Cafes, Coffee Shops & Tearooms: 2016

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by Hampshire, David
This book is a celebration of London's ever-growing legion of independent cafes, coffee shops and tearooms - as well as places specialising in afternoon tea, breakfast and brunch - all of which have enjoyed a renaissance in the last decade and done much to strengthen the city's position as one of the world's leading foodie destinations. The number and variety of independent cafes in London has flourished in...
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London's Hidden Corners, Lanes & Squares

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by Chesters, Graeme
London's Hidden Corners, Lanes & Squares was inspired by Samuel Johnson's advice to his friend and biographer James Boswell in the 18th century, on the occasion of the latter's arrival in London: "survey its innumerable little lanes and courts." These are less numerous in the 21st century than in Dr Johnson's time, so we've extended the great man's brief to include alleys, squares and yards, along with some...
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London's Best Shops & Markets

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The UK is a nation of diehard shoppers. Retail therapy is the country's favourite leisure activity - an all-consuming passion - and London is its beating heart. It's one of the world's most exciting shopping cities, packed with grand department stores, trend-setting boutiques, timeless traditional traders, edgy concept stores, absorbing antiques centres, eccentric novelty shops, exclusive purveyors of luxur...
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