Whether you realize it or not, London shaped your destiny. There's hardly a corner of the globe that London, as the seat of England's government, hasn't changed.
I'm in London this week for my Vacation Beginning and I've read nearly all of this book. I checked it out of the library first and to me it was much better than the other London book I had already bought, so I bought my own copy of it. It spends less time on finding accommodations and more on letting you enjoy your trip. Recommended for your next trip.