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    DescriptionLifting the lid on London, Spectacular Vernacular reveals the stories behind its 100 strangest and most enigmatic buildings. Some are open to the public, if you know who to ask. Others remain strictly off-limits, thus heightening the sense of mystery surrounding them. But many are so familiar that few of us ever stop to consider just how curious they are. In the heart of Kensington, for example, a 300ft tower attracts few glances that even most locals don't know it's there. South of the river the city's widest building at nearly 1,000ft has been favourably compared to the Winter Palace at St Petersburg. And in Chelsea a medieval hall, once home to a king and moved brick by brick from the City to excape demolition, is now being remodelled as London's largest private house. Elsewhere one finds an arts centre built of old shipping containers, a Victiorian explorer lying dead in a tent, literally acres of secret undergound government offices, even a private tunnel used for running cable-cars under the Thames. Think you know London? Well, it's time to reconsider.


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    Title
    Spectacular Vernacular
    Subtitle
    London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Long
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 263 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 820 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750941877
    ISBN 10: 0750941871
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WTM, AM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    LC classification: DA
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    DC22: 720.9421
    Thema V1.0: WTM, AM
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    20 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    David Long is a freelance journalist and author. He has contributed to many newspapers and magazines including The Times, the Sunday Times, the Sunday Mirror and the Evening Standard.