Looking for the best London travel book? Well, I couldn’t choose just one. So here’s 8!
With 2020 bringing travel to an abrupt halt let’s just say the wanderlust has been real.
If you’ve been daydreaming of trading your four walls for cobblestoned roads, sleepy villages, and a bit of London charm, you’re in good company. Here are 8 books to fuel your London wanderlust as you await your next adventure across the pond.
The Rough Guide to England
A comprehensive travel guide on everything England, this Rough Guide is unmatched for detail. Spanning from the capital to sleepy Cotswold villages you’ll find the best seasons to go, destination highlights, and insider tips only a true England expert could get their hands on.
Rick Steves London 2020
Stuffed with the best of London eats, sleeps and sights Rick Steves London 2020 is a tourist saver. Filled with self-guided tours and day trips to match this guide book is a one-stop-shop to your London vacation.
As someone who prefers the nooks and crannies of London, this book has been an absolute gem. Quiet London: Quiet Corners shares all the serene spots of the city to take a break from the hustle and bustle and appreciate the tranquil side of London.
Not For Tourists Guide to London
True to its name Not For Tourists Guide is your ultimate guide to London finds -– unflocked by tourists. Though there is an ironic Starbucks recommendation or two it’s a lovely pocketbook to have for a day of local wanderings.
Secret London: An Unusual Guide
To discover the secret London you’ll want to get your hands on this unusual guide. Written lovingly by two locals they’ve complied bounds of places and spaces in London easy to miss, but worth exploring none the less.
The 500 Hidden Secrets of London
Apt to the theme (and my apparent love for the lesser-known London) 500 Hidden Secrets of London doesn’t disappoint. Packed with the cultural nooks, weekend activities, and amusing London facts and tidbits it’s a great add to your London travel reads.
Pretty City London
The perfect coffee table book Pretty City London by Siobhan Ferguson is a must-read. With words strung together like beads and pictures to match Siobhan transports you to the pretty streets, mews, cafes, and hidden corners of London. And is, (in my very subjective opinion) the best London travel book.
Well, there you have it. The best London travel books on offer. Let me know which book you’ll be using to fuel your London wanderlust on Instagram @candaceabroad. Or of course, pop around the blog for more London inspiration.
While you’re here why not read up on some tips for your future London trip!