The Guardian’s new Kindle guide to the real London

{ Posted on Aug 14 2013 by B-man }
Categories : Travel news

The idea behind our new ebook, London: The Real City Guide, was to get under the skin of the capital and seek out the unconventional. It can be used by visitors and Londoners alike – no matter how long you've lived in the capital, there will be plenty of suggestions that you haven't considered before and won't find in a regular city travel directory. Such as …

• Relive your favourite moments from films shot in the capital; visit a truly "underground" theatre space beneath Waterloo station; an art gallery in an old coffin repository; or another in a power station – and no, it's not Tate Modern.

• Take a guided walk using maps from Charles Dickens's time, or one that follows the slopes of the capital's lost rivers. And a walking tour of the Olympic Park perimeter may be the closest you'll get to the Games.

• Try out the world's largest new parkour park, kayak on an inner-city reservoir, or take the kids bat-watching, or on a haunted tour of a haunted historical palace.

• There's an in-depth guide to off-the-beaten-track accommodation (meandering canal boat anyone?), shopping, drinking and entertainment, as well as our Budget Eater's take on food in the capital – from cheap and cheerful to the latest in street eats to pop-up restaurants.

• To top it off, the guide has readers' recommendations – from the best spot to buy Belgian chocolate or enjoy an ale in the sunshine, to "London's only Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan restaurant", to where to find the best Belgian chocolate.

Download London: The Real City Guide (Guardian Shorts) from Amazon Kindle books for ?2.56,

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