London for Lovers: Romantic Days and Nights Out in the City

Hodges, Sam & . Square Peg. Aug. 2015. 272p. photos. maps. index. ISBN 9780224095525. pap. $29.99. TRAV
Here is a handy, compact guidebook with a romantic twist. Londoners and recently engaged couple Hodges and Vickers have gathered together ideas for days out, lazy afternoons, and memorable evenings around London. Organized in categories such as "Learned London," "Lost London," or "Late-Night London," these suggestions will send couples off to a minibar crawl in Islington, the Love Shack on Eel-Pie Island, walks in secret gardens, people-watching in Brixton, or the steamy Porchester Spa. Brunch spots, cafés, and pubs are noted for foodies and hungry shoppers, and picnickers will find suggestions for stocking their baskets with Primrose Hill Bakery cupcakes and St. John Bakery Eccles cakes. A list of vintage suppliers will lure Anglophiles and those seeking the unusual, from quills to pints of sarsaparilla. This guide is nicely illustrated and highlights activities and hidden treasures all around the city. The romantic theme is enhanced by historical details and scandalous stories.
VERDICT Visitors and those scrambling to impress a date will welcome these suggestions and even Londoners will discover here new romantic outings.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.

Get access to 8000+ annual reviews of books, ebooks, and more

As low as $13.50/month