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By Donald Olson

From vast Ben to the Tower of London, Carnaby highway to Harrod’s, Buckingham Palace to Leicester sq., London deals an unending provide of must-see websites and enjoyable locations. This accomplished, hassle-free advisor exhibits beginner tourists find out how to get the main out of — and get round in — one of many world’s nice towns with:

  • A thorough evaluate of public transit with tips about utilizing the Underground, double-decker buses, apartment automobiles, and cabs
  • Up-to-date reports of the city’s top and most modern eating places and pubs, together with little-known culinary delights
  • Day-trip itineraries for Stratford-upon-Avon, tub, Brighton, Stonehenge, Oxford, and more
  • Travel innovations for seeing every little thing, regardless of how a lot or how little time tourists have

Like each For Dummies commute advisor, London For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t pass over — and what you could skip
  • The top eating places and resorts for each budget
  • Lots of specified maps

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Or you can just admire the buildings from the outside and wait for the hourly boom of Big Ben. ߜ St. Paul’s Cathedral with its landmark dome is dear to the hearts of Londoners and is used for events of national significance. A masterpiece by the architect Sir Christopher Wren, the cathedral was built following the Great Fire that swept through London in 1666. qxp 1/30/06 9:00 PM Page 11 Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of London 11 Pomp, ceremony, and scandal: The Royals In London, the Royals are spied on the way movie stars are in America.

Not a minute too soon, Harry was packed off to Sandhurst Military Academy for the usual pseudomilitary training of a Royal. Then news erupted that Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, younger sons of Queen Elizabeth, were in essence receiving royal housing benefits that made them look like welfare cheats. Andrew (Fergie’s ex), whose wealth is estimated at £13 million ($24 million), has paid no annual rent for a 30-room lodge in Windsor Great Park. Edward, with a fortune estimated at £9 million ($17 million), pays £10,000 ($18,500) a year for a 57room house set on 87 acres in Bagshot Park.

Just remember that most English beer is served at room temperature. The following brief descriptions of beer will come in handy in a pub: ߜ Bitter is what most locals drink. It’s a clear, yellowish, traditional beer with a strong flavor of hops. Real ale is a bitter that’s still fermenting (“alive”) when it arrives from the brewery; it’s pumped and served immediately. ߜ Ale isn’t as strong as bitter and has a slightly sweeter taste. You can order light or pale ale in a bottle; export ale is a stronger variety.

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