Planning a vacation to London in the future? Look no further than this trifecta of travel books from Hachette publishing. They have a walker’s guide to the subterranean waterways of London, a guide to fun days out with children from tots to teens and an insider’s guide to spending (shopping) like a local.
London’s Hidden Rivers
London has many rivers, but they are often hidden under centuries of development. Rivers like the Walbrook, the Fleet or the Westbourne have left their mark on the city, and still form an important part of our subterranean world.
David Fathers traces the course of twelve hidden rivers in a series of detailed guided walks, illustrating the traces they have left and showing the ways they have shaped the city. Each walk starts at the tube or rail station nearest to the source of the river, and then follows it down to the Thames through parkland, suburbia, historic neighbourhoods and the vestiges of our industrial past. Along the way there are encounters with such extraordinary Londoners as William Blake, Judy Garland, Paul Robeson, Terence Donovan, Bradley Wiggins, Nelson, Lenin, Freud, and the great Victorian engineer Joseph Bazalgette.
Hidden Rivers of London contains over 120 km of walks, both north and south of the Thames. Winding through the hills, valleys and marshes that underlie the city, every page is a revelation.
Family London is an essential insider’s guide to the very best things to do with tots, teens and everything in between. Once upon a time entertaining children in the capital meant a world of windowless soft play hellscapes, musty museums and extortionate tourist traps. Not any more. London’s wider cultural renaissance has paved the way for unique affordable experiences with the power to stimulate all ages. Ranging from bucket list big days out and under-the-radar attractions to spectacular kid-friendly cafés and awesome outdoor spaces, the book helps you enjoy and explore London no matter who you have to entertain.
London has always been a shopper’s paradise, tempting to every taste, mood and budget. Shop London helps you narrow in on the most talked-about, tucked-away, unique, and exciting retail experiences, opening doors to 200 of the best independent boutiques, fashion stores, specialist shops, markets, vintage meccas and more. It also explores the capital’s shopping districts and hotspots, from the super smart Chiltern Street to the endlessly cute Columbia Road.