I can concur with other reviewers these books are absolutely fantastic! All 3 books are small enough for your pocket or handbag, yet jam-packed with information. Book 1 has 13 walks - books 2 & 3 12 walks. Each walk starts with a map that is really easy to use - the map has places of interest marked on them - so that you can't miss stuff - for sure, you will see things you wouldn't have done without these books. After the map each walk has an outstanding narrative on the places of interest so you can get the most out of your walk. As well as all the historical stuff there are suggestions of places to eat and drink. Some of the pubs in these guides are truly amazing! The photos in these books are beautiful too! Thank You Stephen Millar. Can't wait for volume 4 :) Walks in Volume 3 Belgravia Islington Highgate Paddington & Marylebone Hammersmith & Chiswick Brixton & Brockwell Park Lambeth North & Borough Greenwich North Greenwich & Silvertown Whitechapel & Bow Bethnal Green & Hackney Wick Lee Valley & Olympic Park
An excellent addition to Stephen Millar's series, fanning out in all directions from Central London and from the City with some really attractive walks in less "obvious" areas covered by the first two volumes. Many of the areas covered are full of individual character and indeed are often referred to as "London's villages". Centrally we get walks of Paddington and Belgravia. North London is served by walks of Highgate and Islington, and South London by Brixton. Millar goes east of the City with Whitechapel, and Bethnal Green. South of the Thames, at last we get a magnicient walk of Greenwich and also North Greenwich (home of the O2 Arena). The fringes of Essex are explored in the Lea Valley walk. There are clear maps, nice long routes for getting fit, learning alot and enjoying the local amenities. Great not only for visitors and armchair walkers, but also for London guides who now specialise in many of these areas too. Marvellous.
Fun and reasonably accurate. A good way to explore London with lots of interesting detail. Lots of Choices of area and some suggestions of where to eat. One suggestion has become my favourite place to eat.
If for you are going to, or want to remember and relive London, all this series is a must. A good size for travelling, and very interesting before and after the trip. Lots of fascinating history, old and new, and lots of interesting details most people wont know. This book is like having a local, in the know person with you. All three volumes tell you about the real London, and waste no pages on describing posh hotels or very expensive restaurants. This is an excellent volume, but I recommend to buy all three.
This is the first of the guides that I've bought and I found it really fascinating. I tried out the Hammersmith and Chiswick walk which was really enjoyable and the only criticism I have is the lack of more precise route details, which even with an A to Z made some sections a bit confusing.
Excellent book and the quality of the first two volumes is maintained. I think this series is the best of the London-walks guide books out there. The only slight criticism is that the maps are sometimes not quite detailed enough to easily find the correct turnings during the walks, but since the books are condensed in this is perhaps inevitable.