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London, city of Beefeaters, red buses and Buckingham Palace is also a restless innovator: it is home to new projects and stellar architecture (the newly opened Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid and a grand new Design Museum), year after year of new luxe hotels, boutiques and restaurants, now even whole new neighbourhoods - the Olympic Park in the east, the revitalised Victoriana of King's Cross to the north.
The Time Out London City Guide continues to chart the ups and downs of a city both ancient and cutting edge. With the help of local journalists and experts, the Time Out London Guide takes you beyond the superficial - into the places where locals play, sampling the full extent of its museums and galleries, the best of its eating, shopping and carousing, the most interesting sights, strolls and excursions.
The London city guide highlights:
Full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place
Handy pull-out London map
Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in London, but also restaurants, bars and shops - all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter
Top 20 list of the must-see highlights
Itineraries to help you plan your visit
Critic's choices pick out the best London sights, experiences and cultural highlights - at a glance
London restaurants, pubs and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way
London hotels independently reviewed
The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.