Some Tourist Advice Is Timeless


H/t to the Public Domain Review for this marvelous 19th century book of advice for visitors to London. Sadly, The London Guide to Stranger’s Safeguard against the Cheats, Swindlers and Pickpockets (1819) still offers some sage counsel for travelers today. You can read the entire guide right here.

Strangers and silly persons who are chief objects with pickpockets, and are not better known by their first appearance, than from ill-advised custom of asking the way and standing gaping at the names of streets, as if in doubt which road to take.


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1 Response to Some Tourist Advice Is Timeless

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