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Cadogan Book of Historic London Walks
     

Cadogan Book of Historic London Walks

by Leo Hollis
 
Historic London Walks takes to the pavements and traces the story of one of the most famous capitals in the world. Discover the mythic connections between London and the city of Troy; where Joseph Stalin's favorite hotel was; which famous landmark is also a fully functioning telescope and where "Gin Lane" and "Little Britain" can be found.

With gripping detail, each

Overview

Historic London Walks takes to the pavements and traces the story of one of the most famous capitals in the world. Discover the mythic connections between London and the city of Troy; where Joseph Stalin's favorite hotel was; which famous landmark is also a fully functioning telescope and where "Gin Lane" and "Little Britain" can be found.

With gripping detail, each walk brilliantly evokes a period in the life of the city including the foundation of the Roman city, the thrilling narrative of the Great Fire of 1666 and the glories of the 1851 Crystal Palace., Along the way portraits are painted of the major players who created, built and lived in the city through the centuries. From Kings and Queens, and architects of great buildings and gardens such as John Stow, Christopher Wren and John Nash, to shopkeepers, female gladiators and artists.
What you will find inside:

A book to read at leisure, as well as a practical guide
Color photographs
Clear route maps and directions
Each walk starts and finishes at an Underground station
Distances and pedometer counts, for fitness walkers
Author's personal tips on good food and café stop-offs
Further reading suggestions for each historic period

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860113055
Publisher:
Cadogan Guides
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.49(d)

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