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London Peculiars : A Guide to the City's Offbeat Places
by Peter Ashley




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- Secrets hidden in plain sight, windows into history and outright oddities from across the UK capital- Presents the potted history of each 'Peculiar' alongside photographs and locations so you can seek them out for yourself- Discover a London untouched by the mainstream travel guides, guaranteed to entertain tourists and residents alike- Part of a new series exploring London culture, joined by Vinyl London, Rock 'n' Roll London, Writers' London and Art London A peculiar can be defined as something that 'has eccentric or individual variations to the general or predicted pattern'. And, as it turns out, London is overflowing with them. This pocket-sized book will accompany you around the capital, guiding you from the tent-shaped tomb designed for Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton by his widow, Isabel Arundel Gordon; to what may be the last surviving porter's rest in London; to a stone niche by a long-demolished foundling hospital where almost 15, 000 infants were discarded over the course of the 18th century. Sometimes heroic, sometimes tragic, often amusing and always unexpected, these so-called 'peculiars' bring color to the fabric of London. Whether you are a lifelong resident or a visitor passing through, London Peculiars is guaranteed to lead you on an adventure.

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Overview

- Secrets hidden in plain sight, windows into history and outright oddities from across the UK capital- Presents the potted history of each 'Peculiar' alongside photographs and locations so you can seek them out for yourself- Discover a London untouched by the mainstream travel guides, guaranteed to entertain tourists and residents alike- Part of a new series exploring London culture, joined by Vinyl London, Rock 'n' Roll London, Writers' London and Art London A peculiar can be defined as something that 'has eccentric or individual variations to the general or predicted pattern'. And, as it turns out, London is overflowing with them. This pocket-sized book will accompany you around the capital, guiding you from the tent-shaped tomb designed for Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton by his widow, Isabel Arundel Gordon; to what may be the last surviving porter's rest in London; to a stone niche by a long-demolished foundling hospital where almost 15, 000 infants were discarded over the course of the 18th century. Sometimes heroic, sometimes tragic, often amusing and always unexpected, these so-called 'peculiars' bring color to the fabric of London. Whether you are a lifelong resident or a visitor passing through, London Peculiars is guaranteed to lead you on an adventure.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781851499182
  • ISBN-10: 1851499180
  • Publisher: Acc Art Books
  • Publish Date: June 2019
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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