The best-researched, best-presented cultural guide books in the English language, published continuously since 1918: "designed for the traveller who desires to understand more fully what he or she sees" Stuart Rossiter, Blue Guides editor-in-chief 1963-1973
- strong focus on maintaining the Blue Guides as the leading, most comprehensive cultural guides covering history, art, architecture and, where relevant, archaeology;
- illustrations to inform rather than to decorate: award-winning maps, diagrams, floor plans, architectural details, photographs;
- clear access to information and navigability with cross-referencing, excellent indexing, maps, floor plans and intelligent layout;
- selective listings of restaurants and accommodation informed by the belief that good practical recommendations will contribute to the visitor's enjoyment.