Best english travel guides according to redditors

We found 34 Reddit comments discussing the best english travel guides. We ranked the 27 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/abodyweightquestion · 5 pointsr/london

> From Luton Airport to South Croydon, is it better to take a cab,

Between four adults, yes. A train ticket would be roughly twenty quid each anyway, so just get a cab.

>How exactly do the Oyster cards work, in terms of limits?

It's all here, in great depth:

>Would it be better to get these or Travelcards? Or would the Oyster card be more cheaper? Crayton seems to be in the travel zone 5, so with Travel cards, you'll be forced to buy 1-5 zone tickets,

Because you're staying Zone 5, but all the tourist bits are Zone 1/2, you'd be best off putting a certain amount on your oyster and let the capping do its work. Pay as you go, as explained above.

>What would be the best 'starting point' for every day? Mostly getting from Crayton to this spot, and then move about to different locations. Just so you would have something concrete to start with everyday. Considering most basic tourism happens in zone 1-2?

>What would be the best 'starting point' for every day? Mostly getting from Crayton to this spot, and then move about to different locations. Just so you would have something concrete to start with everyday. Considering most basic tourism happens in zone 1-2?

London Bridge train station would be a good starting point, as the trains go from South Croydon to London Bridge.

>Are there any 'preplanned' days available online (or some similar app), that give you a rough outline on where to go when, and basically just guide you through things and show you costs, etc.

I get in trouble for suggesting this but, including here, it seems like people genuinely just turn up without doing any research: buy a guidebook. Read it on the plane on your way here. There is a wealth of information written in every language about London, especially for tourists who haven't a clue what they're doing. Everything I've written above will be detailed at great length in a book that will cost less than a tenner. If this post is your only research into coming to London, you'll get into trouble very quickly. Don't rely on an app, unless you want your phone stolen out of your hand.

Budget: £600 for how long? Each, or between you?

u/guernica-shah · 4 pointsr/travel

>If I am totally honest, a week in London in one go is probably too long. The first time I went to London, I was bored after a few days.

You could easily spend weeks in London and barely touch the surface, especially if you're interested in art, quirky museums, history, music, architecture, and all the things OP stated. London - although not as fantastic as a decade ago - is extraordinary.

Travel isn't cheap, but very few journeys are "£13 return" and I'm not sure how you managed to buy a return ticket on contactless or Oyster given that the off-peak zone 1-2 daily cap is £7 and weekly anytime pass is (an admittedly obscene) £35. It's unlikely most tourists will need to travel before 9.30am or beyond zone 2, except to Hampton Court Palace and the airport.

OP - buy Time Out London City Guide. It's better than most other guidebooks for your purposes (at least it was a few years ago). Also try blogs like IanVisits (nerdy) Londonist (hipper).

u/raymond8505 · 3 pointsr/AskHistorians

oo! Sounds fun!

edit, there's a kindle version!

u/vinokess · 3 pointsr/brealism

Outsourced with the clear goal to bring the numbers down. Whatever it takes.

Statelessness will be an issue again.

u/maby66 · 3 pointsr/london

This has helped me out with my children. It breaks down each area by Free, Big Days Out and major highlights. Very useful for picking an area and understanding not just the well known things, but also lesser know destinations or activities that go on such as markets/viewings/activity days.

Footprint travel guide

u/limmyr · 3 pointsr/london

i was going to suggest featherweight raincoats -- useful lots of places, not just London.

Or backpacks/messenger bags, plainish ones that don't scream "rich tourist".

There is a Secret London book that covers some fun stuff.

u/ironyinabucket · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm currently reading A Game of Thrones, the first in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Big fan of the tv show, books are good but I'm finding them hard to read because I already know the plotlines. You ALL still have Zoidberg!


u/brightcarvings · 2 pointsr/writing

I that case you might be interested in the following books:

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/unitedkingdom

If you like that, then: Secret London An Unusual Guide Is well worth checking out too!

u/alltorndown · 2 pointsr/london

I work in a popular indie bookshop that is also a bit of a tourist destination in London. if you came into my shop an asked this question, i would suggest these two new books on londons rivers: 1 and 2. Same title, but both different and very good books. Also secret london. I've been a londoner for 15 years, and my parents both are from here, but most of the places in this book i had never come across. My better half, who is training to be a city of london tour guide, and I, have been using the book to get to know our city better for the last few months. Another awesome way to look at the city is through lost london an awesome (an reasonably priced) coffee table book of historic photographs of the city, illuminating for any londoner. If you are looking for any other sort of book on the city (novel, history of a particular period, esoteric guide, etc...), let me know. It's what I do.

P.S. While i have linked to amazon above, if you can afford to, buy from your local independent bookshop! you'll miss us if we go!

u/markvauxhall · 2 pointsr/london

I'd suggest buying a book such as this one and flicking through for inspiration:

u/Larph · 2 pointsr/london

Sounded interesting so I did some quick googling: think I found the book.

u/noradrenaline · 2 pointsr/london

Also post in the stickied thread at the top of the subreddit, where you'll have a really helpful first post with lots of links to our wiki. You'll find a guidebook helpful too - something like Lonely Planet London and the Pocket edition for quick reference while you're out and about. You'll probably find most of your questions (how to get around, how to see the big sights, what to do/not do about tipping etc) are answered in there.

u/webauteur · 1 pointr/books

There is a book for that! Book Lovers' London

u/calgarth68 · 1 pointr/TopMindsOfReddit

What part of "of or relating to the country" do you not understand?

u/JeremyKaisle · 1 pointr/london

I do not own and have never read this book for the obvious reason that I live here, but I've never felt let down by another Lonely Planet book so I suspect it's good.