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The Lost Rivers of London

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by Barton, Nicholas
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St Pancras Station

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by Jack Simmons and Robert Thorne
St Pancras Station from Historical Publications and now in its 3rd edition, revised and expanded in 2012, describes the history of the station and its famous adjoining hotel, including the campaign to save both buildings.
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East End: An Illustrated A-Z Historical Guide

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by Tames Richard
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Clerkenwell & Finsbury Past

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by Richard Tames
The monastic institution of the Priory of St John and St Mary's nunnery formed the earliest development here, but the 'closed shop' practices of City merchants forced many craftsmen, especially Huguenots and Italians, to settle outside the City's authority, particularly in nearby Clerkenwell. Watch and clockmaking, printing and jewellery became the special trades of the area. Even today, an Italian communit...
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Westminster & Pimlico Past

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by Isobel Watson
Westminster to many visitors, is Parliament Square, the Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. But this book takes in also the area of the ancient settlements of Westminster and Pimlico, The latter was built on drained marsh land and the whole district was transformed by the building of Victoria Station and the construction of Victoria Street. The story has been skilfully interwoven with the nation's pivotal e...
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Spas, Wells & Pleasure Gardens of London

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by James Stevens Curl
London was once blessed with spas set in gardens, where beneficial waters could be consumed and enjoyed in agreeable surroundings, sometimes with music, food and alcohol. They were, in effect, the pleasure resorts of the 18th century. With the aid of many images, the author - one of England's most distinguished architectural historians - provides a racy, informative, humorous and well-researched social hist...
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Richmond Past

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by John Cloake
Originally, the area was known as Sheen; Richmond is a comparatively new name. In 1501 when Henry VII rebuilt a royal palace here, he called it Richmond Palace, after his earldom in Yorkshire. Despite the abandonment of the palace by the 18th century, the village flourished, Many of the handsome houses of that time survive, including those in Petersham and Ham. Its Quinlan Terry riverfront development conti...
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Fulham Past

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by Barbara Denny
Fulham has changed enormously in the last twenty-five years; smart shops and restaurants have moved inexorably west along the Fulham Road, terraces of pleasant houses were spruced up and the former industrial areas, having lain derelict for years, have been redeveloped. The author begins with Fulham's rural past, the nursery gardens and mansions, when the area was closely associated with the Thames and domi...
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East Ham & West Ham Past

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by Jim Lewis
East Ham and West Ham, now the borough of Newham, have seen dramatic changes since the beginning of the 19th century. Already used by industry as it spread out of the City, these two townships, between the rivers Roding and Lea, saw the construction of the Royal docks and then of the massive Beckton gasworks. Speculative builders racked up mean terraces in the south, while in the north Stratford became a ma...
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The Ealing Book

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by Peter Hounsell
Ealing is the location of Grade 1 listed Pittshanger Manor - the country residence of Sir John Soane, one of England's most gifted architects - and, of course, Ealing Studios. With railways and trams, Ealing became the 'Queen of Suburbs', well built and with a strong sense of civic pride. In this A-Z format the author describes the area's buildings and its notable residents, such as a seven-time Wimbledon c...
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Lambeth Past

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by Hannah Renier
Lambeth and its Palace, the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, have a long history. Lambeth was also the home of a famous pottery, Vauxhall Motors, and a reviving Festival. On the Lambeth bank of the Thames, the Gunpowder Plot was hatched. And in humdrum Lambeth, the National Theatre was born at the Old Vic, and London's County Hall built. The new importance of London's Thames-side South Bank...
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The Camden Town Book

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by John Richardson
The arresting cover of this A-Z book tells us much about London's workhouse, Camden Town. It pictures part of the depot for the Birmingham to Euston Railway - the two chimneys relate to machinery which pulled carriages up by cable from Euston for connection to the early steam engines at Camden. Camden Town's history exemplifies inner London areas: a settlement transformed in the 19th century by railways and...
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Graveyard London - Lost & Forgotten Burial Grounds

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by Robert Bard
This book follows on from the well-received Death in London. Generations of Londoners lie beneath the city, hidden or forgotten - until now. Burial grounds have been developed, built upon, grassed over and razed from history. Modern development of railways, tunnels and buildings have revealed and disturbed many. Plague and burial pits still come to light. Robert Bard has found and described many of these. T...
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Hornsey Past - Crouch End, Muswell Hill & Hornsey

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by Denford Steven
Hornsey is a generally prosperous part of north London. The Highgate and Hornsey village sections are mainly Victorian, but much of the rest is well-built late Victorian or Edwardian, which appealed to people who wanted to escape overcrowded central London. They also found that they had marvellous views out over the capital, all the way to the Thames and beyond.
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Enfield Book

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by Dalling Graham
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The Westminster Circle

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by David Sullivan
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The Kensington Book

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by Carolyn Starren
One of the old London villages, its affluence is partly the result of William 111's decision to have his main home here - now Kensington Palace. The profits from the Great Exhibition of 1851 helped to establish the museum quarter. Developers built elaborate terraces in the immediate vicinity, and the area has remained upmarket since, In this book, in an A-Z softback format, the former local history libraria...
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Marylebone & Tyburn Past

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by David Brandon & Alan Brooke
Marylebone is a place of contrasts. Georgian terraces interspersed with Arts and Crafts re-builds, the formal and wild gardens of Regent's Park, and the renascent chic of Marylebone High Street leading south to the grand emporia of Oxford Street. Not to mention the 'medical quarter' around Harley Street. The famous landmarks include the glorious Langham Hotel, Broadcasting House, Wigmore Hall, the Wallace C...
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Political London - A Capital History

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by Richard Tames
London's political history since Roman times, through the upheavals of the 17th century, the emergence of local democracy, the reforms of the capital's government and more upheaval in the 20th century. The author contrasts the radicalism of areas such as Clerkenwell with the conservatism bred in the gentlemen's clubs of the West End. He underlines the influence of writers such as Dickens and Mayhew, and rev...
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Sporting London

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by Richard Tames
London's contribution to sport has been enormous; it is the home of cricket, rugby and tennis, and it was in London that many sports were first organised and codified. It was here that lawn tennis was first played on a rectangular court. The cricket club at Marylebone drew up the rules of cricket, and London possibly gave birth to the sport of boxing. Here too is the oldest cycling club and the oldest rowin...
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