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London Uncovered : Sixty Unusual Places to Explore
by Mark Daly and Peter Dazeley


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This unique London guidebook opens the doors to 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.  Read more...


 
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This unique London guidebook opens the doors to 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.

Introduction
Cleopatra's Needle
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Isabella Plantation

Historical Homes
Syon House
Charles Dickens Museum
Apsley House, Number One London
Eltham Palace
Leighton House Museum
Strawberry Hill House
Two Temple Place
Kew Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens

Food and Drink
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Bibendum
L. Manze
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Pickering Place
The Ivy
Smithfield Meat Market
The Black Friar

Palaces of Entertainment
The Rivoli Ballroom
Wilton's Music Hall
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Regent's Street Cinema
Gate Cinema Notting Hill
The National Theatre
Normansfield Theatre
Wigmore Hall
Gala Bingo Hall Tooting

Places of Worship
Westminster Cathedral
Welsh Baptist Chapel
Peace Pagoda Battersea Park
Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
St Bartholomew the Great
Bevis Marks Synagogue
St Mary le Bow
Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir, Wembley

Remarkable Shops
LassCo Salvage
L. Cornelissen & Son
Truefitt and Hill
Steinway & Sons
James Smith & Sons
John Lobb Ltd
The Roof Gardens in Kensington

Science and Education
Kempton Steam Museum
Markfield Beam Engine Museum
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Charterhouse
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
The Ragged School Museum
London Museum of Water and Steam
Royal Institution of Great Britain

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 Royal Airforce Museum
Horniman Museum
Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
Geffrye Museum of the Home
HMS Belfast
Massey Shaw
The Monument
Musical Museum
The Wimbledon Windmill

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780711238091
  • ISBN-10: 071123809X
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.35 pounds


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