Walking around London is one of life's great pleasures. There is a huge amount that you can only see on foot—but sometimes it is hard to know where to look. This book takes the reader on a series of stimulating original walks through different areas of central London, focusing on one particular period of history, the Victorian, so ubiquitous that we take it for granted, and yet so astonishing and so far reaching in its variety, imagination, ambition and detail. Discover the remarkable 300-foot bell tower you never knew was there, the extraordinary fairytale house where the Mikado was inspired, the best Victorian loos in the world, a hidden chapel described by Oscar Wilde as "the most delightful private chapel in London," London's best preserved high class Victorian shop, and an almost complete Victorian townscape boasting the world's oldest surviving mansion block.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.60(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Christopher Winn is the author of I Never Knew That About New York, I Never Knew That About Ireland, and I Never Knew That About London.