London Curiosities: The Capital's Odd & Obscure, Weird and Wonderful Places

London Curiosities: The Capital's Odd & Obscure, Weird and Wonderful Places

by John Wade

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ISBN-13: 9781473879119
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Sales rank: 1,094,521
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Wade began his journalistic career on local newspapers, where he worked his way from junior reporter to deputy editor. He was editor of the UK magazine _Photography_ for seven years before becoming a freelance writer and photographer thirty years ago. He has written and illustrated numerous articles on camera history for photographic and collectors' magazines in the UK, America and Australia. He has also written articles on social history for magazines in the UK, and has written, edited and contributed to more than thirty books, published in the UK and US, including The Ingenious Victorians_ (Pen & Sword, 2015).

Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Chapter 1 Strangeness in the Streets 1

Chapter 2 Weird Houses 22

Chapter 3 Surprising Buildings 31

Chapter 4 What Happened to the Festival Exhibition 54

Chapter 5 On the Pineapple Trail 65

Chapter 6 Windmills and Lighthouses 70

Chapter 7 Curious Clocks 76

Chapter 8 In Search of Old London Bridge 91

Chapter 9 Tunnels under London 98

Chapter 10 Peculiar Parks 116

Chapter 11 Monuments and Memorials 129

Chapter 12 Lost Locations 166

Chapter 13 Roman Remains 179

Chapter 14 Egyptian London 189

Curiosity Post Codes 200

Picture Credits 204

Index 207

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