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Underground tube map
The ultimate pocket map of London!
Explore London with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size, yet big on detail, this compact, dependable city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.
* Includes two pop-up maps covering Central London & the West End
* Additional maps covering the London Underground, bus routes and theatreland are also included
* Handy, self-folding tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format
* Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
* Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included Learn More
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|Teatime showcases a much-loved British tradition in the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympic Games|
The book features traditional world famous London venues such as The Ritz and The Savoy as well as those that offer a more modern take on afternoon tea, including the Primrose Bakery and Yauatcha
Includes over 30 delicious recipes from a selection of London's best afternoon teas
Illustrated by world-renowned food photographer Jean Cazals, TeaTime takes you on a sumptuous journey round fifty of London's unique and brilliant tea-hotspots, capturing the ambience of world famous venues such as The Ritz and The Savoy. Specifically the venues which offer a modern twist on traditional afternoon tea such as the Primrose Bakery and The Berkeley, or the more down-to-earth like La Fromagerie and Daylesford Organic, and the indulgent Melt and Cocomaya.
Although the British only invented the custom about 160 years ago, it has become part of their cultural DNA and a habit that they have exported around the World. TeaTime includes more than 30 mouth-watering recipes from a selection of London's best afternoon teas made by the chefs from grand and boutique hotels, and chic bars and cafés.
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Never overstep the mark
Moderationa treasured idealmeans a lot to the English. Their respect for it is reflected in their shared dislike of any person who goes too far.”
The English can admire something without enjoying it, or enjoy something they suspect is fundamentally reprehensible. You can never be sure which stance they are going to takethe reassuringly reasonable, or the wildly irrational.
I'm fine, really
Stoicism, the capacity to greet life's vicissitudes with cheerful calm, is an essential ingredient of Englishness.
Two equally fundamental but contradictory English characteristics are a love of continuity and a yearning for change. In the English character these two opposite desires vie with each other constantly, which produces some curious behavior patterns and several characteristics most usually observed in the classic split personality.
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The Four Shires’ of the Cotswolds make up an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this rural region is also packed with manmade cultural treasures: castles and country houses, gardens and estates, Roman ruins and the historic Fosse Way. Author Caroline Mills shares her love of the Cotswolds with an enthusiastic, personal narrative guiding visitors from market towns to elegant abbeys, cheese-rolling competitions to Rollright Stones, Civil War battle sites to Prince Charles’s organic farm. This is a colourful guidebook that offers far more than dry practicalities; Mills interviews local craftsmen and characters, and reveals local stories and folklore. She shows the rewards to be had from slow’ breaks that allow you to get under the skin of the region, and highlights restaurants and cafés that use locally produced ingredients. Visitors can enjoy a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company, find out more about the Cotswold Lion or discover the source of the River Thames.
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|• The official guidebook to Buckingham Palace|
• Illustrated with over 110 color images including beautiful photographs of the State Rooms, plus historic documents and drawings and many works of art
• Features highlights from the Picture Gallery's world-class collection of paintings
These new, fully revised official souvenir guides, published in partnership with the Royal Collection to mark the Diamond Jubilee, include titles on the magnificent palaces and residences, on the finest working stables in existence, on the largest dolls house in the world and on the enthralling history of the royal line of succession. Written by specialist authors including the curators of the Royal Collection, beautifully illustrated and containing details of the works of art, the architecture, stories of occupants, photographs and plans, each book gives a fascinating insight into these famous sites, their history and contents.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most readily recognized buildings in the world and one of the few working royal palaces remaining. This official guide to Buckingham Palace provides an illustrated account of the history of the royal palace that serves as Her Majesty The Queen's office and London residence, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It contains an introduction to the Palace today; a history of the building and architecture of the Palace; fascinating stories about the Palace's occupants, from George III to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; a visitor's map of the State Rooms and an illustrated tour of the State Rooms and their contents.
Also available in the Royal Collection Official Souvenir Guides series:
Clarence House 9781857597608
Queen Mary's Dolls' House 9781857597639
The Royal Line of Succession 9781857597592
The Palace of Holyrood House 9781857597622
The Royal Mews 9781857597615
Windsor Castle 9781857597585
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