Tea, fish and chips, the Beatles. By virtue of its culture refinement, England more than lives up to the “GREAT” adjective that accompanies its alternative name, Great Britain. It is in this part of the Island, the most extensive of the whole United Kingdom, that many technological advancements first saw light on the industrial revolution that the whole world is thankful for.
It also, of course, saw the edification of some of the most culturally significant and pleasant tourist attractions the western world has to offer. Canterbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, The Roman Baths, Warwick Castle, and the list goes on and on. It might be an island, but England is packed with attractive spots you’ll ha hard track keeping track of without the help of these useful traveling books about England to guide you through, check them out.
#1 Rick Steves England by Rick Steves
Rick Steves England is an excellent travel guide for those planning a trip to England. Rick Steves gives all the details for the locations tourists want to visit, but he also has information on little known charming locations in the smallest villages and secrets to discover in the largest cities.
#2 Drink London (London Guides) by Euan Ferguson
Drink London is the go-to-guide to the top 100 finest bars and pubs in the city, and this new edition comes updated with 14 new locations.
#3 London in Fragments by Ted Sandling
From Roman tiles to elegant Georgian pottery, presented here are modern-day mudlark Ted Sandling’s most evocative finds, gorgeously photographed. Together they create a mosaic of everyday London life through the centuries, touching on the journeys, pleasures, vices, industries, adornments and comforts of a world city. This unique and stunning book celebrates the beauty of small things, and makes sense of the intangible connection that found objects give us to the individuals who lost them.
#4 Modern London by Lukas Novotny
From the art deco factories of the 1920s through to the skyscraper boom of the twenty-first century, Modern London takes you on an illustrated tour of the capital’s ever-changing landscape.
#5 How to Read London by Chris Rogers
From its renewal after the Great Fire of 1666 as a centre of commerce, culture, finance and as a railway hub, the seat of power and law, How to Read London reveals through the built environment how London’s domestic, civic and commercial landscape has evolved and adapted from imperial capital to global city.
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