As someone who has lived in London for most of her adult life, I never thought that I would ever need a guide book for the city. I have always been someone who learns as I go and does some research if I’m really unsure but I wish I knew about Marco Polo books when I first moved to London. With guides to accompany any famous city or place, Marco Polo doesn’t just show you what places are best to visit, it also takes you off the beaten track and even highlights where the locals like to go. With the best bus routes to see tourist attractions, where’s best to eat and where to shop, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried out this book and I thought it would be a good buddy to take along on a trip to Tower of London. As Gary has never been, it was great to take the book with us and see what advice it gave and how best to get there. We were a little adventurous on that front as we decided to take a nice walk long walk along Southbank from Westminster. This was also a good thing as we used the book to highlight areas along the South bank (Shakespeare globe etc) and it just added to our rather special day.
If you are thinking of coming to London or visit regularly, this is a great book to get. It has plenty of maps(train, tube and streets) and with a waterproof cover and hard-wearing pages, it doesn’t matter if you drop it in a puddle as it can simply be wiped clean. It’s great to throw in your bag as its nice and light and it’s a great companion to take along if you are visiting any part of London that you don’t know very well. I should hopefully be going to Paris soon so I can wait to try one out there too!