By Christopher Winn
Discover countless numbers of interesting evidence approximately London during this spell binding miscellany
Travelling via the villages and districts that make up the world's so much dynamic city, Christopher Winn takes us on an enthralling trip round London to unearth the hidden gem stones of legends, firsts, innovations, adventures and birthplaces that form the city's compelling and now and then turbulent prior.
See the Chelsea river perspectives that encouraged Turner and discover the place London's first nude statue is. discover London's best state condominium in Charlton and unearth the secrets and techniques of the mum of Parliaments. notice which church steeple gave us the layout of the normal marriage ceremony cake, the place the sandwich was once invented and the place in Bond road one can find London's oldest artifact. stopover at the home the place Handel and Jimi Hendrix either lived. Climb the recognized 311 steps of the Monument and fly the world's greatest Ferris wheel. Brimming with tales and snippets offering spellbinding perception into what has formed town, I by no means Knew That approximately London is a fantastically illustrated gem of a e-book that informs and amuses in equivalent measure.
"Will no longer fail to augment months, even years, of light city exploration...Any variety of morning or weekend outings may be created from those wealthy pages... the decisions and observations stay unfailingly interesting." --The Guardian (UK)
I by no means Knew That:
Tucked away lower than Clive Steps on the finish of King Charles highway are available the small underground rooms the place Winston Churchill and the conflict cupboard met in the course of the air raids of the second one global battle.
The first-ever Valentine Card was once written from the Tower, the place in 1415 the lately imprisoned Duke of Orleans composed a love poem to his spouse.
The dimension of 1 foot comes from the size of the foot of St. Algar's statue, carved at the base of 1 of the columns close to the doorway of St. Paul's Cathedral.
The layout for the normal marriage ceremony cake is drawn from the steeple of St. Bride's church in Fleet Street.