One of the world's most vibrant cities, London is modern, multi-cultural and fast paced, yet full of history and grandeur. With so much to see and do, this heady mix can be an intimidating prospect to the novice traveller. This is where Fodor's comes in. Whether you want to throw yourself into the thriving nightlife, check out the pomp and circumstance of the Royal Palaces or explore the huge variety of world class galleries and museums, we'll help you to get the most out of London. Packed with hotel and restaurant recommendations to suit all budgets, practical travel advice, multi-day itineraries, off the beaten path write-ups and Fodor's Choice ratings highlighting unmissable sights, Fodor's London 2005 is the essential travel companion.