London Explored: Secret, surprising and unusual places to discover in the Capital by Peter Dazeley
London is packed with little-known treasures: remarkably preserved historical houses, fascinating museums and galleries, unusual commercial and industrial buildings and sumptuous interiors that are glimpsed only on special occasions.
A follow-up to the hugely successful Unseen London and London Uncovered,London Explored is a unique London guidebook that opens the doors to more than sixty of the capital's most surprising and intriguing places. The locations include an upmarket gun shop, a working bronze foundry, a secret underground bunker, a lavish casino and a jewel-like chapel. Mark Daly's lively commentary accompanies the stunning photography of Peter Dazeley.
From the lavish eighteenth-century private members' clubs of Westminster and the grand magnificence of the Admiralty Arch, through the city's wide array of cultural and historical museums, to a look inside the lesser known sights like Tower Bridge lifeboate station or Clapham's enormous abandonded underground bomb shelter, this beautiful compendium delves into the history and heritage of these places, offering a fascinating picture of one of the world's great cities as it was and as it is today.
Explore London with this special guide to the city's secret and surprising buildings. Describing the history and the character of each place, the book uncovers a wealth of stories about an endlessly remarkable world city with its own unique character.
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