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Best Books About London

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The Biography
Peter Ackroyd - 2003-01-01 (first published in 2000)
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Explore the rich history and culture of London through the eyes of acclaimed author Peter Ackroyd. In this engaging and captivating biography, Ackroyd brings the city to life, tracing its growth and change from the Druids to the present day. With insightful anecdotes and a deep passion for his subject, Ackroyd shows how London's history has shaped its people and its institutions. Learn why this tome has been hailed as the definitive biography of one of the world's most iconic cities, and discover why Peter Ackroyd is considered a master of the London imagination.
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Discovering London's Beautiful Places
Siobhan Ferguson - 2018-07-01
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Discover the hidden gems of London with prettycitylondon. This guidebook showcases the tranquil and picturesque corners of the bustling city, from quaint mews and flower markets to artisan bakeries and vintage shops. Authored by the founder of Instagram's @prettycitylondon, the guide also includes tips on photography and planning your own escape.
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A Travel Guide Through Time
Matthew Green - 2015-06-18
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Explore the history of London like never before with this unique guide from Dr Matthew Green. Take a journey through six key periods in the city's history, from Shakespeare to the swinging 60s. The vividly written book allows readers to fully immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the capital at each particular moment. Perfect for tourists looking for an alternative way to see the city or Londoners wanting to learn more about the world around them, this is a must-have guide that will forever change the way you see the streets of London.
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Georgian London
Into the Streets
Lucy Inglis - 2012-09-05
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Step into the fascinating world of Georgian London with Lucy Inglis' book. Experience the love, sex, art, and ambitious ruin that shaped the city and changed expectations of life. From the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the mean streets of Cheapside, this book will take you on a journey through the lives of dukes, artists, rent boys, and hot air balloonists who called London their home. Fascinating and superbly researched, Georgian London is a must-read for history buffs and anyone who loves the city.
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Walk the Lines
The London Underground, Overground
Mark Mason - 2011-07-14
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An ode to the bustling city of London, "Walk the Lines" takes readers on a journey through every station of the London Underground - on foot. Author Mark Mason uncovers historical trivia, personal musings, and even the best gossip in this sprawling metropolis, while contemplating the city's contradictions and charms. Come explore the sights, sounds, and soul of this complicated friend.
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The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
Craig Taylor - 2012-02-21 (first published in 2011)
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Londoners takes readers on a vibrant journey into the heart of today's London. Acclaimed journalist Craig Taylor captures the stories and dreams of those who love, hate, and long for the vibrant British metropolis. From a rickshaw driver to a Soldier of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to a recovering heroin addict, the book is a celebration of the city's rich tapestry. The perfect read for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and diversity of one of the world's greatest cities.
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A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond - 2003-01-01 (first published in 1958)
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Join Paddington Bear on his exciting adventures in this charming and humorous classic novel. First published in 1958, readers have been charmed for generations with Paddington's earnest attempts to fit in and his humorous misadventures. From his arrival from Peru at Paddington Station to the way he turns ordinary things into extraordinary experiences, become enchanted with this lovable bear. This brand-new edition contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum, making it perfect for any lover of classic children's literature.
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Rick Steves London 2020
Rick Steves - 2006-12-11 (first published in 2008)
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Discover London like a local with Rick Steves London 2020! From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, this comprehensive guide offers strategic tips on how to maximize your time and money. Learn where to find the best fish and chips or the perfect pint of English ale. Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and explore the lively neighborhoods and museums with Rick's self-guided walking tours. With detailed maps and resources, this 600-page guide is everything you need to make the most of your trip to London.
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This is London 2018 Wall Calendar
M. Sasek - 2017-06-20
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Explore the charm and nostalgia of one of Europe's top destinations with the 2018 This is London Wall Calendar. Featuring breathtaking illustrations by Miroslav Sasek, this calendar highlights iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben, as well as beloved cultural traditions like fish and chips and red double-decker buses. Get ready to be transported to the bustling streets of London each month!
The Queen's Hat by S. Antony
Literary London by Eloise Millar
The Lonely Londoners by Samuel Selvon
Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans
Bleak House by Gill Tavner
Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
The 500 Hidden Secrets of London by Tom Greig
Restoration London by Liza Picard
Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino
Secret London - An Unusual Guide by Rachel Howard, Bill Nash
Tower of the Five Orders by Deron R. Hicks
Curiocity by Henry Eliot
Lonely Planet London by Lonely Planet
The London Encyclopaedia by Christopher Hibbert
The Victorian City by Judith Flanders
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London City Trails by Moira Butterfield
The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
London for Children by Matteo Pericoli
Spitalfields by Dan Cruickshank
Quiet London by Siobhan Wall
Everything You Know About London Is Wrong by Matt Brown
Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
I Never Knew That About London by Christopher Winn
The Thames by Peter Ackroyd
Maisy Goes to London by Lucy Cousins
London Fields by Martin Amis