Lonely Planet Discover Great Britain (Full Color Country Travel Guide)
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EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF GREAT BRITAIN
London’s Tower Bridge, historic Bath, Edinburgh Castle – we’ve selected the most iconic sights and incredible places so you can enjoy the real Great Britain with the minimum of fuss.
Highlights reveal the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences
Itineraries make planning your trip simpler than ever
Local Experts recommend what not to miss
Pull-Out Map puts the streets of London in your pocket
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The top job. In the general election of 2010, a record 14 years of Labour rule came to an end. A coalition between the Conservative Party and the Liberal-Democrats formed the new government, with David Cameron as Britain’s new prime minister. Timeline 3500 BC First period of construction at Stonehenge begins. AD 43 Emperor Claudius orders the Roman invasion of province of Britannia. 5th–7th centuries Anglo-Saxons migrate to England and expand across the country. 850 Vikings from today’s.
Google map ( 020-7766 7300; www.royalcollection.org.uk; Buckingham Palace Rd SW1; tours adult/child £17/9.75; late Jul-Sep; Victoria) With so many imposing buildings in the capital, the Queen’s well-proportioned but relatively plain city pad is an anticlimax for some. When she’s not off giving her one-handed wave in far-flung parts of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II divides her time between here, Windsor and Balmoral. If you’ve got the urge to drop in for a cup of tea, a handy way of.
At Borough Market PHOTOGRAPHER: NEIL SETCHFIELD / LONELY PLANET IMAGES © Shopping From world-famous department stores to quirky backstreet retail revelations, London is a mecca for shoppers with an eye for style and a card to exercise. If you’re looking for something distinctly British, eschew the Union Jack–emblazoned kitsch of the tourist thoroughfares and fill your bags with London fashion, music, books and antiques. London’s famous department stores are a tourist attraction in.
With the paper over a coffee and a slab of cake, or go for some of the wholesome lunch and dinner specials, which encompass everything from sausages and mash to Lebanese lamb kibbeh . There are plenty of hearty salads and lots of options for vegetarians. Quod Modern British ££ Offline map Google map (www.quod.co.uk; 92 High St; mains £12-15) Bright, buzzing and decked out with modern art and beautiful people, this joint dishes up modern brasserie-style food to the masses. It’s always bustling.
(hourly) or walk along the footpath through the fields, mostly on the east side of the river. Bath & Southwest England Getting the most out of Lonely Planet maps E-reader devices vary in their ability to show our maps. To get the most out of the maps in this guide, use the zoom function on your device. Or, visit http://media.lonelyplanet.com/ebookmaps and grab a PDF download or print out all the maps in this guide. Bath & Southwest England Bath & Southwest England Highlights.