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When you think of London, what do you picture? Westminster Abbey? The electric lights of Piccadilly Circus? The grandeur of Buckingham Palace? Or do you see busy shopping areas, beautiful bridges and buzzing bars and restaurants? Or is it the parks, the boats on the River Thames and the bustling train stations that spring to mind? With London there are just so many intriguing sides to the city.
In 200 outstanding images, London celebrates this remarkable capital city, from its world-famous landmarks to cobbled alleyways, from the dizzy heights of The Shard and The Gherkin down to its railway stations and deeper still to the city's jam-packed underground.
Ranging from both classic and modern landmarks, this book covers everything from parks to transportation. From tennis at Wimbledon to shopping at Harrods and afternoon tea at Claridge's, Alastair Horne explores a plethora of aspects to this sprawling metropolis.
Presented in a handy pocket-sized landscape format and with captions revealing many fascinating but little-known facts about the history and culture of this diverse city, London is a stunning collection of images of one of the world's most iconic cities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 163 x 124 x 20.32mm | 372g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 200 photos; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 178274875X
  • 9781782748755
  • 2,196,920

Table of contents


Everyday London
Carnaby Street
Brick Lane
Camden Lock
Hackney Wick
The Thames
Covent Garden market
Covent Garden street performers
Leadenhall market
St Martin's Theatre
The Palace Theatre
Queen's Theatre
Regent's Park open air theatre
Hampstead Ponds
Battersea Bridge
Somerset House
London Marathon
Cutty Sark
London Central Mosque
Brahmotsavam chariot festival
Vaisakhi festival, City Hall
Chelsea Embankment
Piccadilly Circus
The Savoy Hotel
Columbia Road flower market
Brixton Market
Jeppe Hein's water sculpture

Food and Drink
Borough Market
Brixton Market
Walthamstow Market
Brick Lane Market
Notting Hill Carnival
Spitalfields Market
Full English Breakfast
The Coppa Club
Canary Wharf
Pie and Mash
Fish and Chips
The Albert on Victoria Street
The Churchill Arms
The Sherlock Holmes
Tea at the Connaught hotel
Harrods Food Hall
Claridge's afternoon tea
Gordon Ramsey's Maze restaurant
Wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd

Royal Albert Hall
Zebra crossing, Abbey Road
The Royal Observatory at Greenwich
Battersea Power Station
Highgate Cemetery
Canary Wharf
The British Museum
The 'Gherkin'
The Lloyds Building
The Shard
The O2 Arena
The Thames Barrier
St Paul's Cathedral
Admiralty Arch
Buckingham Palace
The Tower of London
10 Downing Street
Westminster Abbey
The Palace of Westminster
The London Eye
Trafalgar Square
Tate Modern
Natural History Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum Wimbledon
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
The London Aquatics Centre
Wembley Stadium

Parks and Green Spaces
Crystal Palace Park
Epping Forest pond
Richmond Park
Holland Park
Parliament Hill
Hampstead Heath
Shooter's Hill
Hyde Park
Kensington Gardens
The Serpentine Bridge
Kew Gardens
Regent's Park
Greenwich Park
St James's Park
Walthamstow Wetlands
Clapham Common
Green Park

Piccadilly Circus
Oxford Street
Drinking at a London pub
Southbank Winter Market
Westminster Abbey at night
Southbank Centre
Christmas Market
Christmas in Leicester Square
New Year fireworks over Tower Bridge
The Comedy Store, Soho
The Windmill Theatre, Soho
Chinese New Year at Chinatown
The Prince Edward Theatre
Covent Garden at Christmas
Lumiere festival
Kew Gardens Pavilion
Sky Pod Bar at 20 Fenchurch Street
The Southbank Centre
Open-air screening at Trafalgar Square
Skyscrapers at night
South Kensington station at night
Sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament

St John's Wood station
Docklands Light Railway train
St Pancras International station
Platform 9 3/4, King's Cross
Leicester Square station
Covent Garden station
London Bridge Station
Baker Street Underground station
Tottenham Court Road Underground station
Belsize Park Underground station
Chiswick Park station
London buses outside Euston station
London taxis queue along Whitehall
Blackwall Tunnel
Tower Bridge
Westminster Bridge
Rolling Bridge at Paddington Basin
The Millennium Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge
Police boat patrolling the river
Small boat sails down the Thames
Pleasure cruiser turns on the Thames
Narrowboats on the Regent's Canal
Paddington Basin riverside
Bicycle docking station at the Westfield
Shopping Centre
Cycle Superhighway, route CS7
London City Airport
Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Express
Heathrow Airport
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About Alastair Horne

ALASTAIR HORNE has been a regular visitor to London for more than 20 years. After working for more than a decade at Cambridge University Press, he is now undertaking doctoral research at the British Library and Bath Spa University. He is also a journalist, speaker and lecturer specializing in the publishing industry and author of Paris: The City of Light.
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