Ward Lock Red Guide: London

Ward Lock Red Guide: London

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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 169mm x 31mm | 326g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844036499
  • ISBN 13: 9781844036493
  • Illustrations note: B/w with colour plate sections

Product description

'Spitalfields silk weavers are known the world over. Clerkenwell is as famous for its watch-making as Geneva itself. Lambeth is a rival to North Staffordshire in producing artistic pottery. Southwark is the metropolis for the hop trade. Bermondsey tans hides. Bootmakers favour Bethnal Green'. This book opens a window onto a London now lost. A city of Lyons Corner Houses and bowler hatted men, where an all day ticket on the buses cost one shilling and visitors were advised to wear morning coats and silk hats for 'formal calls'. Whilst much has changed a surprisingly large amount remains so the sections of the book that deal with the history of major attractions such as St Paul's and the Houses of Parliament are as relevant today as when they were written. An extraordinary guide book that will makes you see the city you thought you knew afresh. The first selection of eight titles includes: Oxford, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Bath, The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and North Cornwall. Each title has a newly-written introduction from a locally-known author.

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Table of contents

Introduction Hotels and Restaurants Preliminary information How to get around Amusements Historical sketch The West End - Charing Cross, Westminster, the Palaces, Piccadilly, Kensington, Regent Street, the Parks, Oxford Street, South Kensington The City - Cheapside, Moorgate, City Road, Threadneedle Street, Bishopsgate, The Stock Exchange, Liverpool Street, Tower of London, London Bridge, The Docks South London - Imperial War Museum, Dulwich, Lambeth Palace The Environs of London - Barnet, Brighton, Epping Forest, Heathrow, Henley, Kew, Richmond, Windsor and Eton, The Thames,