Category Archive: Books

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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