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Lost London

By Richard (Documentary film editor) Guard

A fascinating story of London as told through the buildings, parks, and palaces that are no longer there

 

From bull rings to ice fairs and plague pits to molly houses, this is a truly intriguing journey through London's forgotten past—unearthing both the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets and the secrets hidden away in the city's darkest corners. It pays witness to several lascivious acts at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the leading venue for public entertainment in the city for over 200 years, and strolls the vacant halls of the Palace of Whitehall, whose 1,500 rooms made it the largest royal residence in Europe until it was destroyed by fire at the end of the 17th century. Beautifully illustrated with original black-and-white drawings throughout, this charming tome covers more than 150 locations, including buried rivers, demolished buildings, ghost tube stations, overgrown cemeteries, underground Roman streets, abandoned bunkers, and derelict catacombs.

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9781843178033


Format: Book
Author: Guard, Richard (Documentary film editor)
Summary: This is the story of London as told through the buildings, parks and other features that are no longer with us. The author covers everything from buried rivers to demolished landmarks, long-shut Tube stations to overgrown cemeteries, underground Roman streets to abandoned bunkers and tunnels, demolished churches and long-defunct pleasures and sights and sounds.
Title: Lost London / Richard Guard.
Publisher Date: London : Michael O'Mara Books Limited, 2012.
Subject: London (England) -- History. London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Isbn: 9781843178033 (hbk.) 1843178036 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
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System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 942.1 Gua
Oclc: 775029588
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Bib Id: 518754

Format: Book
Author: Guard, Richard (Documentary film editor)
Summary: This is the story of London as told through the buildings, parks and other features that are no longer with us. The author covers everything from buried rivers to demolished landmarks, long-shut Tube stations to overgrown cemeteries, underground Roman streets to abandoned bunkers and tunnels, demolished churches and long-defunct pleasures and sights and sounds.
Title: Lost London / Richard Guard.
Publisher, Date: London : Michael O'Mara Books Limited, 2012.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subjects: London (England) -- History.
Subjects: London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Notes: "An A-Z of forgotten landmarks and lost traditions"--Dust jacket.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2012545444
ISBN: 9781843178033 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1843178036 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 942.1 Gua