, the Ultimate Travel Website, Announces New, Interactive London City Guide

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ThereArePlaces, a rapidly growing travel website, has launched a new city Guide for London featuring the city's top thirty tourist attractions. The guide is highly illustrated and contains detailed, interactive street maps showing the location of all attractions.

TeleMapics LLC, a privately held business focused on travel, tourism and location based services, announced today the launch of its London City Guide, one of a new series of online city guides featured on its travel web site The new City Guide is available in the Destination Guide section of ThereArePlaces under the United Kingdom listing. The Guide reviews the top thirty tourist destinations in London, which are highlighted on well-designed, detailed, street level maps. In addition, the symbols identifying the locations of attractions on the maps are “clickable” and linked to descriptions of the attractions in the detail section of the guide.

The London City Guide categorizes tourist London into nine sightseeing areas, describing the attractions in each district, including public transportation access and the official web site listing current entrance fees and hours of operation. In addition, the London Guide includes descriptions of spectacular day trips to Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens and Greenwich. The Guide features descriptions of all attractions along with numerous photographs. Travel tips and hints that share “insider information” to make it easier to tour London have been added throughout the Guide. Another unique feature of the London City Guide is its links to Transport for London’s Journey Planner, which provides the best public transportation route between London’s tourist destinations. Finally, a section titled London Know-how provides the travel details about London and the UK that first time travelers need to know.

“Our new City Guide is a great way for a person to get started planning a trip to London,” said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces. “The Guide covers the best places to visit in tourist London and describes, illustrates, and maps the attractions that should be on your list to visit if you are traveling to London. Our maps include street names and display London’s top thirty tourist attractions at a generous map scale that makes them extremely readable. Best of all, you can click on a map symbol for a destination and be linked to the section of our London Guide that describes the destination. While using the text section of the guide, you can click on the map symbol to be shown a map identifying the location of the attraction.” was developed by Dr. Mike Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who led the development of some of the world’s best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as an executive with Rand McNally & Company. Dobson was also a professor of geography at the State University of New York at Albany, and has spent his professional career helping connect people to places.

Additional City Guides for the ThereArePlaces web site are in development, with Rome scheduled for release soon.

Primarily designed for those “new” to the world of travel, ThereArePlaces also contains information of value to all travelers. During the months ahead, the site will be augmented with expanded content, new functionality and even more reasons to pack your bags and get on the road. As put by the Company’s president, “Our commitment is to provide travel advice that might help you to take the journey of a lifetime.”

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ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on travel, tourism, and other location based services.

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