To aid me on my recent trip to London, Luxe City Guides sent me the “third fabulous edition” of its guide to Britain’s capital. The compact and stylish guide packs a tremendous amount of useful information into an easy-to-carry scant number of pages. Luxe London appeals to my “less is more” philosophy and my love of sophistication and simplicity. Blending humour with utility, the booklet carries the reader through places to stay, eat, drink, relax, get cultured, pampered, and offers a breakdown of neighbourhood offerings.
Some of my favourite gems from Luxe London:
In the section Luxe Loathes: “Weather Talk: shut up about your damn weather”
In Blah Blah: “In London on a budget? Start crying. This city is one huge cash removal zone.”
I believe you will find many listings here that are absent in the average travel guide, especially one small and light enough to carry in your pocket. One notable ommission for me was the lack of any spiritual destinations. My favourite part of London is visiting its historical houses of worship which are still alive and very much in use today. However, you may find out about Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s in any old travel guide to London, so maybe that’s the point.