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Should sell like hot cakes for the Olympics!
on 26 April 2012
I've waxed so lyrical recently over Frommer's guides that I feel the need to say that I have no connection with them, and I have no financial or other interest in their success!
I'd have thought that there will be a rush on these London guides as we approach the Olympics because there will be people with time on their hands who do not want to spend their visit bumming around the dubious delights of the Stratford Olympic area which will be best avoided other than for events where you have tickets. This comment of mine will be out of date by mid-August, anyway; such fleeting a happening is the Olympics that this book wisely (or lazily) avoids it.
The mapping is excellent throughout, from the Underground map and overview of Central London in the front-cover foldout, to the detachable large strong map in its own pouch inside the back cover.
It's a workmanlike guide and invaluable for all to whom London is a confusing prospect, and it covers all that a tourist would reasonably seek. There's no real quirky information, and it is short on cheap eateries. I have an old Fodor's guide that beats it hands down on that stuff, and I notice elsewhere on Amazon that the up-to-date Fodor's guide is available both in print version and Kindle download. I'd still buy this Frommer's one too, though, because it has a lot of valuable information compressed into an easy-to-handle size, and the maps are terrific. Steve Riches, Northampton, UK.