London, a huge,sprawling metropolis, does not reveal itself to the casual visitor. To discover its diffuse wonders you must investigate its streets and squares on foot. Shunning major sights and typical tourist attractions, Londonwalks guides you through four of the most historic areas of the city's center, offering up bits of history, telling stories about unmarked houses and royal scandals, discussing architectural details, exposing relics. Easily completed in a morning or afternoon, each walk mentions plenty of spots along the way to read, rest, snack or browse. With maps, photos, a helpful section of information and advice, an index of important names, and a selected list of restaurants, pubs and shops, Londonwalks is a discriminating companion for the newcomer and for the veteran, who will learn something new about London with almost every step.