I am just starting research for a first trip to London in September with my husband. We are in our 50's and are most interested in the culture and history of great cities we visit ( art, architecture, museums). And of course, food (not refined artwork on a plate, but good and interesting local food.). Besides exploring museums, cathedrals, and all, we love walking endlessly and exploring old streets, etc. As a starting point, I need to get a guidebook or two, and am wondering if any of you kind folks on this forum could recommend your favorite practical guide to the city. I am particularly interested in getting a feel for what neighborhoods might be the most interesting to wander, as well as what sites to see, hotels to stay in, etc.
I have just started browsing this forum, and I can see that it seems to be a very amiable and helpful family of London lovers. I thank you in advance for what will likely be the just the first of many inquiries.