From the Back Cover
"A great read. . . . Lively and unabashedly opinionated."
New York Post
budget travel redefined
I put a fresh spin on budget travel, showing you not only how to spend less in London, but how to see it in a more authentic way, without sacrificing comfort for savings.
Cozy, restful accommodations: Instead of spending $300 a night for a faceless chain hotel, bed down in a private home for just $33 (p. 32), or rent Virginia Woolf's childhood home for $126 (p. 31).
Food finds: Eat where the locals do and savefrom classic fish and chips joints (p. 115) to Indian favorites (p. 116) to an affordable but still elegant spot for high tea (p. 100).
Sights and attractions: Find insightful and in-depth coverage of London's iconic sights and the gems most visitors miss, plus fascinating self-guided walking tours.
Insider's London: Make new friends at a Sunday Pub Roast (p. 214), build burrows for hedgehogs with the London Wildlife Trust (p. 209), or spend an afternoon watching the political brawls in Parliament (p. 198).
Winner of Best Guidebook,
North American Travel Journalists Association
About the Author
was awarded Guide Book of the Year by the North American Travel Journalists Association for this book. He also wrote Pauline Frommer’s Walt Disney World & Orlando
and Pauline Frommer’s San Francisco.
He has written for publications including Budget Travel
(as senior editor); Entertainment Weekly;
the New York Post, Daily News,
and Times; Travel + Leisure
and T+L Family;
. His writing has been awarded the Golden Pen by the Croatian government and was selected to appear in a permanent exhibit in the National Museum of Australia. He also devised questions for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
(ABC). As a commentator, he has appeared on CNN, WOR, Outdoor Life Network, and MSNBC.com.