Discovering London's Docklands
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Discovering London's Docklands

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Thriving port, derelict wasteland, contemporary vibrant business centre: few places in Britain have seen such extreme changes of fortune as London's Docklands. This book reveals the area's mysteries and secrets, such as the launch site of the Great Eastern, where pink pigeons were a common sight, where to find a piece of Britain's first iron-clad frigate, and how Muchute got its name. It also explores oddities of the twenty-first century among them a floating church, a transporter bridge, a blue flying saucer, and a roof garden at ground level and, of course, the eye-popping architecture for which the district has become famous. Full directions are provided, making this an invaluable guide for those wishing to visit this remarkable area for themselves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 114 x 176 x 8mm | 140.61g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 b/w; 50 col
  • 0747808457
  • 9780747808459
  • 1,058,796

About Christopher Fautley

Chris Fautley is a professional freelance writer. He specialises in UK travel, history and heritageand is also an article-writing tutor for a correspondence course. He is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times travel section and has also written more than one hundred articles for the Times Educational Supplement, regularly focusing on fun, inspirational and educational days out for school children.
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