søndag den 26. maj 2013

Anmeldelse af London's Hidden Secrets

Bagsiden fortæller:
London is a city with a cornucopia  of secret places, being ancient, vast and in constant state of flux. London's Hidden Secrets  takes you off the beaten path to seek out more unusual places that often fail to register on the radar of both visitors and residents alike, and aims to sidestep the chaos and queues of London's tourist-clogged attractions and visit its quirkier, more mysterious side.
London's Hidden Secrets includes some of the city's loveliest buildings, secret gardens, bizarre museums, "lost" graveyards, medieval pubs, cutting-edge art and design, and much more. The entries range from enchanting canals of little Venice to eccentric Thameside sculptures, from the stuffed remains of a philosopher to ghe poignant Fundling Museum, from the home of Sigmund Freud's famous sofa to where Handel and Hendrix meet, and from the spectacular treasures of Ham House to atmospheric Kensal Green cemetry.
We hope that you enjoy discovering the hidden secrets of London as much as we did.

Anmeldelse på engelsk /review in English:
This is my kind of guidebook. I've been a slave of Lonely Planet for years, but one day when I was surfing on amazon.co.uk I saw this gem.

And it really is a gem for a traveller that need some new inspiration going to a city that she loves. The way it's made made me very happy.

One one page you get "At a glance" with the address, opening hours, cost and transport (how to get there). This page also has pictures of the place in question. The opposite side is information about the sight and it's actually interesting reading.

The book is divided in 10 chapters of different areas of London and each chapter starts with a map of where the sights are and their number in the chapter and page number. One sight one page, that is so nice.

I'm already looking forward to buying book 2 and get more ideas for my next trip to lovely London. My copy is plastered with small post it notes on where I want to go and what seems interesting. That is the right indication that this is my kind of guidebook. No more Lonely Planet for me.

The author is Graeme Chesters and the title is: London's hidden secret's -  A Guide to the City's Quirky & Unusual Sights. 4/5 stars.

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