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Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do in London [Hardcover]

Tom Jones
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5 Jan 2012

As the late great Samuel Johnson sagely observed, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.' When author Tom Jones found himself doing the same things week in, week out while living in England's treasured capital, he decided to heed Johnson's words and seek out a thing to do each day in London to make him fall back in love with the city.

Here, in Tired of London, Tired of Life, Tom shares the fun, diverting and imaginative things that you can do to keep yourself amused in London. With seasonally appropriate suggestions for each day of the year, you can explore East London by canoe, search for Fagin's lair in Clerkenwell, play petanque in Southwark, seek out Aphrodite in the British Museum on Valentine's Day and enjoy a host of unusual ways to enjoy the capital. So grab your A-Z and start discovering a whole other side to this majestic city.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (5 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753540320
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753540329
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Tom Jones is the author of "Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do in London" and the creator of the website of the same name, and the author of "Mad Dogs & Englishmen: A Year of Things to See and Do in England".


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"One thing to do every day that'll stop you getting tired of the big smoke." (The Guardian)

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A charming and inspiring book of 365 things to do in London

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiration for an unplanned weekend 21 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
I've had this book for a couple of weeks now and I have to say it's been a delight. Originally buying it to put alongside the other rarely used London guidebooks on the shelf this has been one that I'm actively coming back to time and time again.

Whether you've got a spare five minutes and you fancy learning a bit of London history, or you've been so busy all week that you've got nothing organised and just want to get out and try something new then this book has what you need.

It's well written, the designs complement it perfectly and there's a lot to learn that you won't see in a regular guidebook. Well done to the author for what must have been quite an arduous exploration of the city, check out the back stories on the books website for quite how much effort has gone into this book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get a life! 25 Mar 2012
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This is a great source for ideas for anyone spending time in London - lots of unusual ideas for places to visit both in the city and further afield. All you need to accompany this book is a good bus guide!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars London 23 April 2012
By Magda
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it is a good book for London lovers. it gives ideas what to do in the city every single day during each season of the year. it has nice illustrations and short description.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So many things I didn't know about! 21 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
There are lots of guide books to London, but this one is the best I've come across for people who actually live here (or know the city pretty well), because even if you've been in London ages there are lots of things in Tired of London Tired of Life that will probably be new to you. For example, it turns out I work just around the corner from the Grant Museum of Zoology. I work in wildlife conservation, and I never knew it was there! My workmates and I now have a trip planned for one lunchtime next week. Also, even though I am a feminist and have been living in the E1 area for about 4 years, I never knew there was a Women's Library at the Metropolitan University near Aldgate. I do now, thanks to this book, and I'm going today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 7 Aug 2012
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I bought this for my daughter as she had recently moved to London, she loves it.

Very interesting even if you don't visit all the places, Excellent gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Off the beaten track 4 Jun 2012
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London is a fantastic city with many hidden treasures and experiences within. This book suggests some of those and I suspect more versions will follow. The book includes outer London venues also, which is. Bonus. I bought this as a gift and will be buying more copies for the same reason. It is good value for money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book! 23 Aug 2012
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My friend has recently moved to London and whenever I visit her we seem to end up doing the same things. I bought this book and took it with me last weekend when I visited her. We ended up seeing things in the British Museum that we hadn't before, discovered the Hunterian Museum (well worth a visit!) and the Columbia flower market and also ended up seeing lots of cool little independent shops along the way too. All the things we chose to do over the weekend also had free admission which was another bonus!

The book itself is well organised and has lovely little illustrations to accompany the text.

Overall a great book and a great way to explore London!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative and jazzy 21 Jan 2012
By Lis
Format:Hardcover
This really is a unique book. If you ever are at a loss for something to do in London then having this book on your shelf will help you out! Even the illustrations just cheer up your day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic collection of activities to do almost very day of the year in London. Our clients love it! www.securelybe.com
Published 3 days ago by SecurelyBe Ltd (Ms Garcia-Martinez)
5.0 out of 5 stars ... for my son who lives in london and an excellent source of things...
A gift for my son who lives in london and an excellent source of things to do.
Published 17 days ago by MRS GILLIAN VALLANCE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book full of brilliant ideas of things to do!
Published 17 days ago by MRS E J SIMS
5.0 out of 5 stars Good savings deal.
Arrived promptly and great price.
Published 29 days ago by Chooseabook
4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh and amusing
Tom Jones has found an original and fun format offering stressed parents an ideal "stick a pin in the map" method of finding things to do and places to visit. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Antikdragon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas for things to do in London
I gave this book as a gift to my brother-in-law but would have liked to keep it for myself! There are so many great ideas in the book for things to do in London even when you've... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Margo Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing ever
Brought this just after Christmas and when my daughter saw it on her return from Uni she could not put it down and has many ideas for when she brings her friends down from Scotland... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Castle58
3.0 out of 5 stars Exploring London One Day At A Time
I love books that lay out a simple plan for you, especially if the premise is something that you would have wanted to do given limitless time and money. Read more
Published 3 months ago by NeilAplin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book and very interesting/useful
I don't know how the author chose particular events for specific dates - perhaps randomly - but this is great because it gives ideas of what to do in London which doesn't just... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ro Marsh
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Most recommendations are pubs with a short description of their history. I wouldn't plan a day out to London with the only itinery being to have a drink at a certain pub...
Published 4 months ago by Cathy
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