London - A Visitor's Guide

By Craig Cross

168 ratings - 3.73* vote

** NEW EDITION - UPDATED FOR 2017 **Who is this book for? - People needing useful tips, plenty of practical advice, and honest reviews by a local Londoner, who has personally visited every attraction himself Honest reviews of 200 landmarks, attractions, galleries, palaces, parades and day trips Detailed information about times, prices, and the time required to enjo ** NEW EDITION - UPDATED FOR 2017 **Who is this book for? - People needing useful tips, plenty of practical advice, and

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Kindle Edition, 514 pages
April 21st 2014 by Craig Cross
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Chris Gregory

Well written & informative

I probably won't be doing any traveling in the future and I haven't done much in the past; however, travel guides like this one help me to visualize, understand, and enjoy foreign lands.

As a retired history and geography teacher I find this guide to be quite accurate, beneficial, and well written.

John Olver

Pity about the 'funny' comments about religious buildings

This is such a useful guide to London that I would have given it 5 stars. I haven't because Craig has tried to entertain us with smart a**e comments in the chapters on churches. It wasn't necessary and I found it detracts from what is otherwise a very good introduction to a place he obviously knows well and is fond of. The practical information is invaluable in pointing occasional visitors to London like myself to sights I might have not been aware of.

Suz Saunders

I intend to consult this guidebook further as I plan my upcoming trip to London.

Though as a guidebook I don't think it's intended as a front-to-back read, I pretty much read it straight through anyway. Because it's really irreverent, funny, and chock full of attitude. And I approve of the 'tude. Craig Cross has aging knees, tends to be suspicious of armed individuals, and loathes screaming children. Me too.

Probably not a good choice for delicate flowers with easily offended sensibilities, or those lacking a good sense of humor. But for me, a winner.

Ricky Kimsey

Best London Guidebook

This is truly is the best guidebook for tourists wishing to visit the city of London. It's covers everything you need to know about the sights and planning a trip. The author includes online resources to help with you trip planning since some information in the book may now be obsolete.

Dr. Alexandre Zilenovski

Complete London GuideEnjoyed the personal view the author applies throughout the book. A little too long to read as you go, better reading before your trip.Will return to London soon and am back to this excellent guide.Get it !

Anita Tally

Lots of current info about London and its environs. The author is amusing in the way of the British and is an avowed atheist, so he frequently mocks churches and their services, although he claims to enjoy some of them (for the silence, I suppose).


Hilarious & informative travel guideThis is a most entertaining & informative travel guide. The author goes into great detail on hundreds of attractions. It is a very well organized book with many recommendations. Highly recommended.

George Wilson

great to use in planning and to refer to as we go. this is a great reference for seeing London.

Martin Howard

What a great book

I didn't really get this book for any other reason than it was free and to pass the time on night shift. I found Chris Cross to be an amusing author who has an amazing ability to tell you exactly what you want to know in a no nonsense manner. Chris seems to be a person that I would consider would make a true friend, at least that's the impression that I get. Well worth the time required to read and essential if you're planning a visit to London. Thank you.


I used this along with Rick Steves’ Pocket London to plan the trip we took to London last month and, of the two, I got the most use and entertainment out of this one. The section covering 150+ sights and attractions, including photos, bus and underground info, costs, and pretty much anything else you’d want to know made planning much easier. And the Kindle version automatically updated to show changes such as Big Ben’s closure for refurbishment. The author's guide for picking a good seat at the Globe Theatre was especially helpful. We had an unobstructed view of the stage which was worth the price of this book several times over.