The Casual Tourist Guide to Central London
The Casual Tourist Guide to Central London
While “being in the centre of it all” means there are quite a few tourist traps, overpriced restaurants, and even a creepy wax museum, central London also hosts some of the top spots to eat, drink and do fun things.
The key is, however, that you need to know what and where they are.
So that’s why we've made The Casual Tourist Guide to Central London. Those underrated restaurants, quirky bars, and underground activities that I LOVE to recommend to friends, family and followers are now compiled into this easy-to-use guide. We mainly cover Chinatown, Soho, Covent Garden, and Fitzrovia, all within walking distance of each other.
*Note that The Casual Tourist Guide to East London has some overlap with Day 2 of the 3-Day Itinerary, so if you already have the itinerary, it's best to grab North and West London instead, which have no overlap and nicely complement it.
So... you're the type of tourist who...
... doesn't want to cram fifty sights and activities into a day.
... doesn't need to see every tourist site.
... doesn't want to stand in a line for an hour just to sit in a pod with thirty other people for thirty minutes.
Or maybe you even live in London and you just want to experience as much of it as possible in the evenings and on the weekends.
You're my favourite type of tourist... a casual tourist.
We've made these guides for YOU.
Get to know the underbelly of London with a detailed list of a Londoner's best recommendations for what to do, see, eat and drink.
What's in the Casual Tourist Guides?
A curated list of:
- Sights and Points of Interest that one of those vanilla guidebooks would never tell you about
- Fun activities and tours to help you experience the alternative side of the area
- Local cafes to park up and enjoy a coffee in
- Pubs to visit that will be filled with Londoners enjoying a pint and a roast
- Unique markets and can't-miss restaurants
- Sexy bars for sipping elaborate cocktails in
- Shops selling interesting and eco-friendly treats to take home
Each guide has:
- Approximately 50 recommendations
- Insider tips, opening hours, price range, Google Maps link, dietary restriction info and wheelchair accessibility status
- Printable checklist of all of the recommendations in the guide. Keep track of which ones you've experienced so far.
- NEW: Digital Map to help you visualise where each recommendation is in relation to the others, and to help you navigate when you're on the ground in London.
*You'll receive this guide immediately upon purchase via digital download.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to receive my guide?
You'll receive this guide immediately upon purchase via digital download.
How do I save the guides to my phone/laptop?
To most easily access your Love and London guides and to make sure you can always reference them into the future, you’ll need to download your files to one or more of your devices. It’s fairly straightforward but if you are not sure how to do that then follow these steps.
Get in touch with us if you need us to reset your download attempts as each guide can be downloaded five times by default.
I have the 3-Day Itinerary, are the Casual Tourist Guides similar?
The guide designed by Love and London is a great way for travelers to Central London find places of interest and good ideas on where to shop, visit and dine. I like the guide map on the phone to check out the locations of the places of interest. I will be using some suggestions and the guide interactive map when I visit once again in December.
Since we were staying in Central London, I purchased this guide. Let me tell you, it was super handy especially during the recent rail and Tube strikes! We were able to walk around and find places to eat & drink at, and find interesting sites to go to. Nicely detailed descriptions and handy maps. For example, although it was very busy when we went, the Seven Dials Market was a good recommendation for lunch.
I have been to London twice, but as typical tourists, only concentrated on the main attractions. My husband and I are bringing our granddaughters age 22 and 19 and we have all decided we want to see more hidden gems. So this guide has been a great source to spark our interests off the beaten path. We also like the restaurant options, as we have clean eating, gluten free eater in the group. So excited to check out some of the suggested areas and restaurants!
Thank you for this beautiful and helpful guide.
Research appears solid and the guide to some of the restaurants of interest may very well be worth the price of the guides. Customer service was extremely responsive and helpful. Numerous nuggets of valuable information I hope to use when I finally make it to London. The map features will be very useful. Not at all disappointed with the purchase of Central, North and West London. Great supplement to your trip planning sources at a very reasonable price.