Author(s): Time Out
What many visitors expect to find in London - pageantry, history, living tradition - is dramatically at odds with the experience of living here. Yet guidebooks struggle to reflect this. As publisher of the capital's definitive cultural listings magazine, "Time Out" is uniquely positioned to give you the whole of the bewildering, exhilarating city. You'll of course find terrific coverage of historic London, a city containing six World Heritage Sites, but there are also cultural field reports from all quarters. Sample the cocksure new British cuisine, the bizarre multiart venues of Shoreditch and Soho, or the gorgeous new Haymarket Hotel, perhaps the world's finest boutique hotel. See how the triumphant new Southbank Centre has completed a seamless riverside stroll from foodie fun at Borough Market to the London Eye. You'll even get the most out of hackneyed old Covent Garden, suddenly perking itself up to welcome back the much-missed Transport Museum.