The guide is 27,000 words long, which is roughly equivalent to a printed book of 130-140 pages. It also includes 41 colour photos and 11 colour locator maps, showing you where every place is in relation to London. It’s published by the team behind the successful Beyond London Travel website, which specialises in practical information on how to get to places from London, and what to do when you get there.
The authors have chosen the most popular day trips from London based on surveys of visitors to London by various tourist organisations, and these are:
• Salisbury and Stonehenge
In a bonus section at the back of the book, the authors have included 14 travel pieces that they have written after visiting these day trip destinations, including a scientific tour of Oxford, visiting Stonehenge alone at dawn (with information on how to do it), guided tours of York Minster and Canterbury Cathedral, the Winchester Watercress Trail and a tour of the historic toilets of York.
Mike Gerrard and Donna Dailey have won several awards for their travel writing, including a Benjamin Franklin Award for a guidebook to Paris. Donna has won an award from the Visit USA associaition and several awards from the British Guild of Travel Writers, including runner-up as their Travel Writer of the Year. Mike is one of the Press Gazette’s 50 Most Influential Travel Journalists in the UK, and was recently chosen as the AITO Online Travel Writer of the Year. They have written guidebooks for almost every major travel guide publisher, including National Geographic, Dorling Kindersley, Michelin, AA, AAA, Fodor's, New Holland, Berlitz, Insight, and many more. Mike has written guides to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District for the AA, while Donna has written driving guides to Scotland and Ireland for Thomas Cook.
Mike and Donna also publish the Beyond Travel guides, whose titles include Lyon and Beyond, Bordeaux and Beyond, Toulouse and Beyond, Montpellier and Beyond, and Marseille and Beyond, all available for the Kindle.
eBook Ten Best Day Trips from London