This guide to London has been extensively revised to cover all changes in the capital since 1987. The area covered is the section between the Tower, Kensington and Chelsea, Primrose Hill and the South Bank, with excursions up and down the river. Each chapter has a clear map and follows a suggested walk, with both the splendours and the oddities of the town, parks, palaces and pubs.
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It is surely remarkable to write of a guidebook that is difficult to put down. But it is certainly true of this one. ECONOMIST Calls our attention to everything beautiful, historic or curious left in the heart of London. SUNDAY TIMES Has strong claims to be among the best guidebooks ever written. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Urbane, charming and supremely elegantly written, it contrives to impart lustre even to Leicester Square.HOUSE AND GARDEN That unremittingly excellent work of topography, David Piper's Companion Guide.... GUARDIAN (Smallweed)From the Publisher:
16 colour illustrations and 24 maps
David Piper's classic book is the most elegant, lyrical and stimulating of all guides to London, written with undisguised enthusiasm, intimacy and affection. It traverses London from Regent's Park to Lambeth, from the Tower of London to Kensington, with excursions on the river and forays to outlying points of interest, each chapter covering an area which can be comfortably walked in a day. The author draws out the individual character of each district through history, literature, art and architecture and his own informed and entertaining comments. This is an essential guide for those who really want to understand how London has developed; it has been thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition.
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Book Description Collins, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000211125X