Jewish London is the only travel guidebook available that focuses on the sights, heritage and culture of London's historic and present Jewish community. Packed with fascinating and practical information, Jewish London features everything for the visitor to London, from walking tours of historic areas such as the old Jewish East End to listings of kosher restaurants and shops, and information on important Jewish Londoners and where they lived, complete with plenty of specially commissioned maps.
It is also an extremely useful compendium of information for the Jewish resident in London, listing Jewish cultural and heritage organisations, synagogues, ritual baths and other important Jewish centres, and a calendar of Jewish festivals and events in London. One of the extremely knowledgeable authors is a Jewish historian and tour guide and and their lively, interesting text is illustrated with brand-new full-colour photography of the most important Jewish sights.
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This review was posted: 10/04/2012 10:02:50 by Special to Tribune Newspapers