"The Lonely Planet guides are excellent, giving lots of detail about the places you might go and things you might see. But their comprehensiveness makes them huge. So use them as a guide BEFORE you go - don't plan to take them with you."
"I read this book before my first trip to England and decided I had to do the walk. It's a great way to avoid the tourist traps. It's a lovely wandering walk around Hampstead Heath. The book's a bit old, so don't rely on all the directions, but it's still a sublime day out in London."
"If you're going to England mainly to visit the glorious gardens, this is an indispensable guide. It was in this book that I found the Kensington Roof Garden in London - a place that always amazes everyone I take there."