- Series: Rick Steves
- Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 2012 Edition edition (September 6, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612380042
- ISBN-13: 978-1612380049
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #997,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rick Steves' London 2012 Paperback – September 6, 2011
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I'm not from a huge city but got around fine with the transportation suggestions since the maps generally do a good job of providing you with multiple ways of getting to your destination. However, I did feel like some of the walking maps (particularly British Museum) weren't well scaled and kind of stretched or squeezed distances in some places.
I tried four of the restaurants recommended in the book and found that the descriptions were spot on in terms of price and quality! It was awesome to know where to find places that were affordable, good quality, and had good service. I will definitely be using this part of the book again when I return with friends.
In terms of accommodation, honestly, if you're reading this, you probably have the internet. You could use the book, but a book will never be as current or as thorough as a website with 100+ reviews from different demographics.
In summary this book was really useful whether I was planning a short trip or a long stay, and for my first and second visits. It does a great job of providing an interesting visit that's tailored to your interests and trip duration.
However, I would suggest looking up accommodations online, and consulting a local map at the tube station or bus stop instead of the book, if you can.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good information - Rick Steves is the best. But old editions are a problem for current times, prices, etc. For history and background, an old edition works wellPublished 23 months ago by Catherine. Heathcliff
Rick Steve's is our bible whole traveling. Shipped fast and great value!Published on July 3, 2014 by Mehek
We used it when visited London in December 2012. I had to say that I found Rick Steves' forum is more helpful than the book.Published on February 14, 2014 by Kimberly Dinh
Rick Steves has a style, that of traveling to meet and understand locals. If this is one of your goals, this book delivers. Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by MEK
I use Rick Steves books whenever I travel. I travel alone often and they are a godsend. I have always been happy with each book I have bought. I have never been disappointed.Published on January 13, 2014 by keepinmind112
I have been to London and visited the sights suggested by Rick Steves. Because of suggestions, we were able to maximize our visit in a way that let us see most of the sights in... Read morePublished on September 11, 2013 by Love to travel
Walking tours, where to eat, tours to take, how to navigate the Tube and even the kind of pass to get... Rick nailed it.Published on August 2, 2013 by Shawn Kopelakis
Got so tired of researching our travel that I never go to the London part. We just winged it. But I like his books. Recommend buying them if you are going across the pond.Published on July 15, 2013 by Lisa Mayo