Eccentric London


This book focuses on London's less conventional history.

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This book focuses on London's less conventional history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847732194
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Soho to Westminster 10
Jeremy Bentham 12
Berners Street 13
Stanley Green 14
Liberty Hall 14
Cafe Royal 16
Burlington Arcade 17
Ritz Hotel 18
Fortnum and Mason 20
Albany 21
Floris 21
Eros 23
Lock & Co. Hatters 24
Berry Bros & Rudd 24
79 Pall Mall 24
Walter Rothschild 26
Duke of York's Column 27
Milkmaids in St James's 28
Craig's Court 28
Horse Guards 29
Henry VIII's Wine Cellar 30
Colonel Wintle 31
Big Ben 31
Westminster Hall 33
The Bucklands 34
Birdcage Walk 35
The Blewcoat School 35
Covent Garden 36
Seven Dials 38
G. Smith & Sons 40
Beefsteak Club 41
The Pearlies 41
Trafalgar Square 42
36 Craven Street 43
Gordon's Wine Bar 44
York Watergate 44
Cleopatra's Needle 46
The Coal Hole 46
The Savoy 47
Rules 48
Macklin Memorial 48
Holborn & St Paul's 50
Sir John Soane's Museum 52
Prince Albert's Statue 53
Weeping Monument 53
Ely Place 54
The Hand & Shears 55
John Donne's Monument 56
Amen Corner 56
Queen Anne's Statue 57
College of Arms 58
Apothecaries Hall 59
The Black Friar 60
The Crossing Sweeper 60
St Bride's Church 61
Salisbury Square 62
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese 63
Dr Johnson's House 64
Prince Henry's Room 65
Ede and Ravenscroft 66
Law Courts' Clock 66
Judge James Crespi 67
Twinings Tea Shop 68
Queen of Snuff 69
Coutts Bank 70
Kingsway Tram Slope 70
Somerset House 71
Strand Roman Bath 72
No. 2 Temple Place 73
Embankment Lions 73
West & South-West London 74
Viscount St Davids 76
Dog Cemetery 76
15 South Street 77
The Eccentric Fisherman 78
Mayfair Chapel 79
Wellington Arch 80
Linley Sambourne House 81
The Inadvertent Fisherman 82
Leighton House 82
Bumper Harris 84
Carlyle's House 84
Albert Bridge 85
Crosby Hall 86
Japanese Peace Pagoda 86
Crapper & Co. 86
Sloane Square Station 87
Fulham Bottle Kiln 88
London Wetland Centre 88
Manton's Guns 88
South & South-East London 90
Bedlam in Lambeth 92
Saatchi Gallery 93
Oxo Tower 94
Cardinal's Wharf 95
Anchor Inn 95
John Elwes 95
Doggett's Coat & Badge Race 96
The George Inn 97
Rotherhithe 98
Brixton Windmill 100
Crystal Palace Dinosaurs 100
East London 102
Bunhill Fields 104
Dirty Dicks 105
Artillery Lane 105
Aldgate Pump 106
Hoop & Grapes 107
London and Greenwich Railway 107
London and Blackwall Railway 108
The Geffrye Museum 109
Museum of Childhood 110
Sutton House 111
Abbey Mills Pumping Station 112
River Lea 112
North London 114
The Flask 116
Highgate Cemetery 117
The Assembly House 118
Lady Lewson 119
Old Queen's Head 119
New River 120
Canonbury Tower 121
Kensal Green Cemetery 122
Contact Details 124
Index 126
Acknowledgements 128
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