Table of Contents1. County and shire. The county of London. The word London. Its origin and meaning; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions. Why London is our capital; 3. Size. Boundaries. Development. History of growth. London of the Romans, of the Saxons, of the Normans. Medieval London. Stuart London; 4. London parks, commons, and open spaces in the north-east and south-east; 5. The River Thames. The Lea. The Ravensbourne. The bridges and tunnels; 6. Rivers of the past - the Fleet and the Walbrook; 7. The water-supply of London - past and present; 8. Geology; 9. Natural history; 10. Climate and rainfall. Greenwich Observatory and its work; 11. People - race. Dialect. Settlements. Population; 12. Industries and manufactures; 13. Trade and the gilds. The city companies. The markets; 14. The customs and the Custom House. The Exchanges. The Bank of England. The Royal Mint; 15. The Port of London - the Docks. Shipping. Shipbuilding; 16. History; 17. Antiquities - prehistoric, Roman, Saxon; 18. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical - medieval churches. Wren's city churches; 19. Architecture - (b) ecclesiastical - St Paul's Cathedral; 20. Architecture - (c) ecclesiastical - the religious houses; 21. Architecture - (d) military - the walls and gates. The Tower; 22. Architecture - (e) domestic - palaces, houses, halls of city companies; 23. Communications - ancient and modern. The Thames formerly the Normal Highway of London. The Thames Watermen; 24. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern. The City Corporation. The London County Council; 25. Public buildings - legal. Administrative. Hospitals; 26. Education - primary, secondary, and technical. Foundation and collegiate schools. The University of London; 27. Roll of honour; 28. The City of London and the Boroughs in the north-east and south-east of the county of London; Area and population; Index.