Looking Up in London: London As You Have Never Seen It Before / Edition 1

Looking Up in London: London As You Have Never Seen It Before / Edition 1

by Jane Peyton, Helen Peyton
     
 

So you think you know London? You may have to think again because there is a whole new world waiting for you if you would only look up. Giants, mythical creatures, Greek gods and cherubs are gazing down, waiting to be admired.Looking up in London will enable you to see the city as those people who scurry along the streets looking straight ahead do not. It

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Overview

So you think you know London? You may have to think again because there is a whole new world waiting for you if you would only look up. Giants, mythical creatures, Greek gods and cherubs are gazing down, waiting to be admired.Looking up in London will enable you to see the city as those people who scurry along the streets looking straight ahead do not. It directs readers through eleven districts of Central London, with remarkable architectural gems marked along the route. The goal is to find them, using the book as your guide. A compendium of stunning photographs and fascinating facts, it will appeal to all explorers of the city who appreciate their surroundings - visitors and residents alike.

You do not need any architectural knowledge, just some comfortable shoes. So, imagine yourself as a detective and put your best sleuthing foot forward. You are on a journey to discover the treasure trove of amazing buildings that combine to make London such an unforgettable city.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470849422
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/20/2003
Series:
Looking Up Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 5.61(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Playing the Looking up in London game.

Introduction: London's First Two Millennia.

Section I: The City of London.

Section II: Smithfield and Blackfriars.

Section III: Fleet Street, Strand and Aldwych.

Section IV: Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square.

Section V: Holborn and Bloomsbury.

Section VI: Oxford Circus.

Section VII: Marylebone.

Section VIII: Mayfair, Piccadilly and St James's.

Section IX: Westminster and Victoria.

Section X: Hyde Park Corner and Knightsbridge.

Section XI: South Kensington and Kensington Gardens.

Glossary of architectural terms.

Bibliography.

Further Reading.

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