by Siobhan Wall
London is one of my favorite places to visit. I confess that my favorite stops are all of the bookstores-I am so delighted by them and fourteen are included in this book. Sometimes, though, I (or you), may want something different, a quiet spot to enjoy. For those times, this book is a most welcome guide.
This title is organized by place type. There are sections on museums, libraries, the outdoors, small shops, galleries, pubs and more. Along with good descriptions, this book has loads of photos. In addition, many of the places are ones that are new to me. For example, what about a visit to the Kelmscott House Museum where you can learn more about William Morris or Doctor Johnson’s House (as in Boswell and) or the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art? What about some quiet time in the London Library or the Freud Museum and Library? Who knew that there was a Red Cross Garden? And so it goes throughout these pages…so many intriguing places to see. Even those familiar with London may well find some new spots to visit.
I can’t wait to travel to England again. When I do, I will definitely want to take this book with me.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the Quarto publishing group for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date:03 May 2022