The London Compendium

The London Compendium : A Street-by-street Exploration of the Hidden Metropolis

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Organised by London postal district and containing an entry on every significant building, place and street in London, this is a surprising and compelling look at the hidden city. Packed with stories on every conceivable subject from East End criminals to espionage, music to murder, politics to partying, settings for films and books, this is an entertaining book on England's capital city. Covering the whole span of London's social and political history, it brings the reader up to date with stories on the arts, immigration and architecture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 162 x 243 x 45mm | 886g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • ALLEN LANE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • bibliography, index
  • 0713996889
  • 9780713996883

Author information

Ed Glinert is the author of THE LITERARY GUIDE TO LONDON. He lives in Manchester (much to his chagrin) but was born in Hackney and supports Arsenal. He has just started to write a weekly column for TIME OUT on London streets and is about to become a guide on the hugely succcessful London Walking Tours.show more

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