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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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Enfield Book

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by Dalling Graham
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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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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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Covent Garden & Soho - The Illustrated Historical A-Z Guide

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by Richard and Sheila Tames
A convenient, in depth, A-Z historical guide to two of London's oldest, most atmospheric and lively districts. One is home to the Royal Opera and the stylish shops which have succeeded the old fruit and veg market. The other has long been the centre of London's theatres, artists, artisans and louche pleasures. More than a guide book, it treats the visitor with an interest in London's history and architectur...
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Subterranean City - Beneath the Streets of London

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by Antony Clayton
Londoners and visitors alike are fascinated by the life of the capital beneath their feet. Lost Rivers, pipes of many kinds, sewers, crypts and catacombs, tunnels used or abandoned, ring mains, railways, secret bunkers and pneumatic tubes are all there in a sometimes complex arrangement. This book tells the reader what can be found and seen right up to date, including the considerable engineering achievemen...
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The Hampstead Book

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by Steven Denford
The recorded history of Hampstead goes back a thousand years. but it was only in the 18th century, with the first Hampstead Spa, that it became fashionable. Building took place on part of the heath land, but local opposition stopped further exploitation of this picturesque open space favoured by artists and the general public. Hampstead retains many of its 18th century buildings and still has much charm, li...
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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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East End: An Illustrated A-Z Historical Guide

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by Tames Richard
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Covent Garden Past

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by Richardson, John
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The Lost Rivers of London

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by Barton, Nicholas
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