What will your London Encounter be? Becoming a cocktail connoisseur in Notting Hill's ultra-cool bars...Learning the Tower of London's gruesome history with a Beefeater as your guide...Bargain-hunting in Spitalfields' vintage designer clothes shops...Eating your way around the world at London's many ethnic restaurants...Enjoying a duck's-eye view of the city on a boat trip along the Thames...Hearing the next big thing before anyone else at a Camden Town gig. Discover twice the city in half the time! Includes full-color pull-out map and detailed neighborhood maps for easy navigation. Our expert author recommends the very best sights, restaurants, shops and bars and unique itineraries help you get the most out of your visit. Locals share their London secrets: from a British Museum curator's BM highlights to a Notting Hill bar manager's top local drinking spots.