From venerable Westminster Abbey to the cutting-edge exhibitions of the Tate Modern art museum, from the Tower of London's imposing facades to idyllic St. James's Park, London's storied history and myriad charms are irresistible. It's all here: the great historical sites , newer destinations, such as the revolving London Eye, the shopping and business district around East London's Docklands, and the rebuilt Globe Theatre on the trendy South Bank. Special detailed features give comprehensive information on many diverse topics such as London's street markets, Regency architecture, and historic port. Also, the book offers four guided walks through many of the city's lesser-known nooks and crannies. A special Excursions chapter guides readers to some of England's most rewarding destinations, all within range of the capital. A thorough Travelwise section provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas. The guide also features authentic experiences that will help you delve deeper into the culture - including where to enjoy a fine British afternoon tea and how to get half-price tickets for London's renowned West End shows.