Criminal London: A Sightseer's Guide to the Capital of Crime

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From Sherlock Holmes’s Baker Street and Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel to the East End of the Krays and The Sweeney’s Hammersmith, London’s streets have played silent witness to countless crimes both real and imagined. Moreover, in print and on screen the city has exported its criminal heritage to the world, becoming a global capital of wrongdoing rivalled only by New York and Los Angeles. Yet, until now, there has been no single guide to its darker points of interest. Traversing the city’s factual and fictional ...

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Overview

From Sherlock Holmes’s Baker Street and Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel to the East End of the Krays and The Sweeney’s Hammersmith, London’s streets have played silent witness to countless crimes both real and imagined. Moreover, in print and on screen the city has exported its criminal heritage to the world, becoming a global capital of wrongdoing rivalled only by New York and Los Angeles. Yet, until now, there has been no single guide to its darker points of interest. Traversing the city’s factual and fictional past, Criminal London features five original walks and over a hundred locations, including: the scenes of infamous murders, watering holes frequented by notorious felons, the homes of great consulting detectives, and locations from London’s rich history of law and order, such as the Clink, Tyburn Tree and Bow Street Police Station. Aimed at adventurous tourists who enjoy exploring the surprising nooks and crannies of their city, this is a sightseeing guide for the intrepid.

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"provides an insider’s look at the more sinister side of this celebrated European city, with more than 100 sites revolving around common criminals, countless murderers, assassins and a great deal more." - AMSTERDAM NEWS

"If you are heading to London anytime soon you’ll want to grab a copy of Criminal London and take a look at the dark underside of this great city." - JUST SHORT OF CRAZY

"Looking for a great guide book to give you a taste of the underbelly of London? Criminal London might be the book for you. This book shows you the sights of some of the great crimes and criminals of London. " - 4 stars -A BOOKISH AFFAIR

"...a fantastic read if you are interested in crime and the history of London. ...If you want to have a great, sometimes dark, possibly unusual experience in London, 'Criminal London' is a book you’ll want to pick up. I’m certainly going to use it the next time I visit." - ANGLOTOPIA.NET

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845137786
  • Publisher: Aurum Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 982,386
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

KRIS HOLLINGTON is a freelance journalist and author who has co-written four bestselling books on policing in London with Met officer Harry Keeble. He is also a Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper enthusiast and wrote a walk inspired by the adventures of the former for the Sherlock Holmes Museum.

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