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Rather Splendid London Walks

Author : Julian McDonnell
Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
Release : 2023-05-18
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781787139619
File Size : 32,8 Mb
Total Download : 954


Book Summary: Pip-pip and Tally-Ho... meet the most famous tour guide on YouTube, Joolz Guides! In Rather Splendid London Walks you can join Joolz himself on 20 fun-packed walks around the city, picking out the top sights, sounds and secret features that you wouldn’t spot without an expert guide on hand. On your journey you will learn about London's finest palaces, historic houses and murky drinking dens, visiting unscrupulous politicians, literary figures, scientific heroes, notorious criminals, and stars of the stage and screen along the way. Highlighting historical features and oddities en route, including stink pipes, cattle troughs and parish boundary markers, Joolz has more tales, facts and anecdotes than you've had hot dinners. From Pimlico to Peckham, Holland Park to Highgate, Southwark to Soho, Joolz Guides unveils the hidden gems and fantastic follies around every corner of the metropolis.

Walking London, Updated Edition

Author : Andrew Duncan
Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
Release : 2016-04-14
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781607654513
File Size : 31,9 Mb
Total Download : 236


Book Summary: Walking London is the essential companion for any urban explorer—visitor or native—committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world's greatest capital cities. In 30 original walks, distinguished historian Andrew Duncan reveals miles of London's endlessly surprising landscape. From wild heathland to formal gardens, cobbled mews to elegant squares and arcades, bustling markets to tranquil villages—Duncan reveals the pick of the famous sights, but also steers walkers off the tourist track and into the city's hidden corners. Handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned color photographs and complete route maps, the book provides full details of addresses, opening times and the best bars and restaurants to visit en route.

London's Secret Walks

Author : Graeme Chesters
Publisher : London Walks
Release : 2020-06-07
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1909282995
File Size : 18,9 Mb
Total Download : 274


Book Summary: London is a great city for walking, whether for pleasure, exercise or simply to get from A to B. Despite the city's extensive transport system, walking is also often the quickest way to get around − at least in the centre − and it's also free and healthy! London has grown organically over 2,000 years rather than being planned logically like some modern cities (such as New York). As a result many attractions are off the beaten track, away from the major thoroughfares and public transport hubs. This favours waking as the best way to explore the city, which contains a wealth of interesting sights in every 'nook and cranny'.

A Path Made by Walking

Author : Joan Bliss
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release : 2009-01-27
Category : London (England)
ISBN : 9781848760424
File Size : 19,9 Mb
Total Download : 809


Book Summary: This memoir is the story of how a girl worked to create a new self, one able to emerge from a troubled background into a state of ordinary everyday happiness.

London: a Travel Guide Through Time

Author : Matthew Green
Publisher : Michael Joseph
Release : 2016-06-16
Category : History
ISBN : 1405919140
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Total Download : 551


Book Summary: A guide to London that takes you back in time. This is a fascinating and unique guide to the capital that takes the reader off the beaten track and into unexplored territory through time to six key periods in the history of London. From Shakespeare to the plague, medieval London to the swinging 60s, readers can totally immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of our capital. After reading this book you'll never rush through the streets of Covent Garden or St Paul's again without pausing for at least a moment to think of all the mad characters and epic lives that ran through the same streets centuries before.

Walking Jane Austen’s London

Author : Louise Allen
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2013-07-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780747813897
File Size : 33,9 Mb
Total Download : 479


Book Summary: From prize-winning historical novelist Louise Allen, this book presents nine walks through both the London Jane Austen knew and the London of her novels! Follow in Jane's footsteps to her publisher's doorstep and the Prince Regent's vanished palace, see where she stayed when she was correcting proofs of Sense and Sensibility and accompany her on a shopping expedition – and afterwards to the theatre. In modern London the walker can still visit the church where Lydia Bennett married Wickham, stroll with Elinor Dashwood in Kensington Palace Gardens or imagine they follow Jane's naval officer brothers as they stride down Whitehall to the Admiralty. From well-known landmarks to hidden corners, these walks reveal a lost London that can still come alive in vivid detail for the curious visitor, who will discover eighteenth-century chop houses, elegant squares, sinister prisons, bustling city streets and exclusive gentlemen's clubs amongst innumerable other Austen-esque delights.

Rambling Man walks the London LOOP

Author : Andrew Bowden
Publisher : Andrew Bowden
Release : 2016-07-18
Category : Travel
ISBN : 8210379456XXX
File Size : 22,9 Mb
Total Download : 598


Book Summary: A long distance walking trail around the edges of Greater London? That's not going to be very good, is it? I mean, it will all be houses and industrial estates. Burnt out cars and flytipped old kitchen units? And let's not forget the litter that will be absolutely everywhere. No, dear friend, better head out to the proper countryside, somewhere clean and shiny, and where you most definitely won't get mugged every five minutes. Andrew Bowden had truck with such naysayers. That wasn't the real London There was beauty to be find in the boundaries of the capital, of that he was utterly convinced. And so he set off to find it by walking the London Outer Orbital Path, or LOOP as most people call it. Along the way he found that London really was hiding some wonderful gems. The beauty of Scratch Wood, the joy of the Grand Union Canal, and even a field full of lavender. There was attractive parkland, fields full of crops, cracking rural pubs, and even deer wandering around a suburban housing estate. Plus a street called Bogey Lane. No, those naysayers were wrong. For on his journey, he found London to be a cracking place.

London Bridge and its Houses, c. 1209-1761

Author : Dorian Gerhold
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Release : 2021-10-31
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781789257526
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Total Download : 412


Book Summary: London Bridge lined with houses from end to end was one of the most extraordinary structures ever seen in London. It was home to over 500 people, perched above the rushing waters of the Thames, and was one of the city’s main shopping streets. It is among the most familiar images of London in the past, but little has previously been known about the houses and the people who lived and worked in them. This book uses plentiful newly-discovered evidence, including detailed descriptions of nearly every house, to tell the story of the bridge and its houses and inhabitants. With the new information it is possible to reconstruct the plan of the bridge and houses in the seventeenth century, to trace the history of each house back through rentals and a survey to 1358, revealing the original layout, to date most of the houses which appear in later views, and to show how the houses and their occupants changed during five and half centuries. The book describes what stopped the houses falling into the river, how the houses were gradually enlarged, what their layout was inside, what goods were sold on the bridge and how these changed over time, the extensive rebuilding in 1477-1548 and 1683-96, and the removal of the houses around 1760. There are many new discoveries - about the structure of the bridge, the width of the roadway, the original layout of the houses, how the houses were supported, the size and internal planning of the houses, the quality of their architecture, and the trades practised on the bridge. The book includes five newly-commissioned reconstruction drawings showing what we now know about the bridge and its houses.