Category Archive: Books

May 03

London – South of the Thames: Index

London – South of the Thames by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black 1912 INDEX Abbeville Road, 249 Abbey Street, 57, 63, 144, 145 Abbey Wood, 305 Abershaw, Jerry, 106, 220, 222 Acorn Street, 134 Acre Lane, 170, 172, 173 Acre Wharf, 85 Addington Square, 132, 133 Adelaide Place, 179 …

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May 01

The London Encyclopaedia

Part of an occasional series of London book recommendations, the London Encyclopaedia is probably THE definitive guide to the most interesting areas and people of London. We have provided a link direct to Amazon should you wish to buy it. As it says in the sleeve notes: “The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book …

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Nov 11

Old and New London: Volume 1

Old and New London: Volume 1 was a book published in 1878 by Cassell, Petter & Galpin. Now out of print, it was digitised by the British History Online project. The Volume describes the western part of the City of London, including Cheapside and St Paul’s, and areas to the west of the City, including …

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Oct 15

Lost London

Lost London is the story of the city as told through the buildings, parks and palaces that are no longer with us. Places like the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the leading venue for public entertainment in the city for over 200 years, or the Palace of Whitehall whose 1500 rooms made it the largest royal residence …

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Sep 23

Georgian London: Into the Streets

Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. But watch your wallet – tourists make perfect prey for the …

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Sep 13

The London Compendium

Part of an occasional series of London book recommendations, we have been very impressed in our research with Ed Glinert’s “The London Compendium”. It is a street-by-street guide to London – painstakingly researched and thorough. We have provided a link direct to Amazon should you wish to buy the paperback version. As it says in …

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