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London Uncovered: More than Sixty Unusual Places to Explore : Revised Edition

Mark Daly

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 272

  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln

  • Date Published: Oct 2018

  • Stock Code: 40311

  • ISBN: 9780711239982

  • Binding: Hardback

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This unique London guidebook opens the doors to more than sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. From museums of the unusual, places of worship, palaces of entertainment to some of the most historic and ornate shops, houses and hostelries in the city, take a trip through the capital's hidden treasure and discover a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, grand and inventive. Describing the history and the character of each place, the book uncovers a wealth of stories about an endlessly fascinating world city with its own unique character. This fresh edition for 2018 includes over a dozen new locations, including the Dennis Severs House, Les Ambassadeurs Casino and Sir John Soane's Museum.

Introduction

  • Cleopatra's Needle
  • St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
  • Isabella Plantation
  • Leake Street

Historical Homes

  • Syon House
  • Charles Dickens Museum
  • Apsley House
  • Eltham Palace
  • Leighton House
  • Two Temple Place
  • Kew Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Freud's House
  • Kenwood House
  • Dennis Severs House
  • Handel & Hendrix House

 Drinking and Dining

  • Beefeater Distillery
  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
  • Bibendum
  • L. Manze
  • Smeathfield Meat Market
  • The Ivy
  • The Black Friar
  • Berry Bros. & Rudd

 Palaces of Entertainmen

  • The Rivoli Ballroom
  • Wilton's Music Hall
  • Normansfield Theatre
  • Wigmore Hall
  • Gala Bingo Club
  • Repton Park Pool
  • The Royal Automobile Club
  • Les Ambassadeurs

Places of Worship

  • Westminster Cathedral
  • London Peace Pagoda
  • Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
  • St Bartholomew the Great
  • St Mary-le-Bow
  • Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir

 Remarkable Shops

  • LassCo Salvage
  • L. Cornelissen & Son
  • Lock & Co. Hatters
  • Steinway & Sons
  • James Smith & Sons
  • John Lobb Ltd

 Education and Technology

  • The Charterhouse
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
  • The Ragged School Museum
  • London Museum of Water and Steam
  • Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • Rail Mail

 Inns of Court

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • The Temple Church 

Unusual Museums

  • The RAF Museum
  • Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
  • HMS Belfast
  • The Monument
  • Wimbledon Windmill
  • Design Museum
  • Sir John Soane's Museum

 

Praise for Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly's previous book Unseen London:

'A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings.' Daily Telegraph

'Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.' Daily Express

'Fascinating.' Fabric magazine

'A joy' Evening Standard

 

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