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London Explored By Peter Dazeley

London Explored by Peter Dazeley

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Explore sixty of London's most surprising, secret and fascinating places.

London Explored Summary

London Explored: Secret, surprising and unusual places to discover in the Capital by Peter Dazeley

This visually stunning guide takes you on a journey to some of London's most interesting, surprising and unique places.

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

London Explored Reviews

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

About Peter Dazeley

Peter Dazeley FRPS, known as Dazeley, is a celebrated London photographer renowned for fine art and advertising photography. His work has won many awards from organisations across the world, including the Association of Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society in the UK, EPICA in France, Applied Arts Magazine in Canada, and Graphis Inc. in the USA. Dazeley is a member of the Association of Photographers and a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and is the photographer of Unseen London, London Uncovered, London Theatres (all Frances Lincoln).

Mark Daly is a writer and publisher with a longstanding interest in secret and little-known aspects of London. He has also devised a number of walking tours of unseen London.

Table of Contents


Westminster and West End
Annabel's; John Snow Water Pump; Tower Lifeboat Station; Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square; Foundling Museum; St Clement Danes; Liberty's Clermont Club Casino; 55 Broadway; King's College Chapel; Albert Memorial; Grant Museum of Zoology; London Library; Purdey Guns; Regents Park Mosque

West London
Natural History Museum; Windrush Car Storage; Crosby Hall; Fullers Brewery; Museum of Brands; 18 Stafford Terrace; Sipsmith Distillery; Pitzhanger Manor; Ace Cafe


Looking East
God's Own Junkyard; House Mill; Strongroom Studios; East London Liquor Company; Royal Naval College; Bronze Age Casting Foundry

Further Afield
Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare; John Keats House; Southside House; RAF Bentley Priory; Metropolitan Police Heritage Vehicle Collection; Sutton House; RAF Heritage Hanger Biggin Hill; Alexander Pope's Grotto

South of the River
The Oval; Garden Museum and Lambeth Palace; OXO Tower; London Glass Blowing; Sewing Machine Museum; Kirkcaldy Testing Facility; Clapham Underground Shelter; Raqib Shaw's Sausage Factory; Crystal Palace Underpass

The City and Clerkenwell
St Paul's Cathedral; Greathead Shield; Worshipful Company of Ironmongers; Guildhall Yard; Old Lloyd's Bank; El Vinos; Pedway at London Wall; Museum of the Order of St John; St Magnus the Martyr; Lloyds of London; Mithraeum; Leadenhall Market; London Stone; Draper's Hall

Additional information

NPB9780711240353
9780711240353
0711240353
London Explored: Secret, surprising and unusual places to discover in the Capital by Peter Dazeley
New
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2021-10-05
272
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