London, a huge, sprawling metropolis, does not reveal itself to the casual visitor. To discover its diffuse wonders you must investigate its streets on foot. Londonwalks (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, $8.95 paper, $15.95 hardcover) helps you do just this with tours of the city's most historic areas.
Throughout all these tours Anton Powell, the author, offers bits of history and anecdotes about unmarked houses, famous people, architectural details, and English society. The walks have been designed to fit comfortably into a morning or an afternoon. The book contains detailed maps of the routs, photos, and a selected list of restaurants and shops