The Thames may dominate London, but it also has 21 tributaries within its tidal stretch in Greater London; over two thirds of them are now partially or wholly lost, buried under streets of houses, channelled in underground tunnels or diverted by the sewer system. This lovely guide traces the course of eight such tributaries, four north of the Thames (Westbourne, Tyber, Fleet and Walbrook) and four south of ...
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A unique, stunningly-presented guide to London's past and a treasure trove of information for historians, residents, medical professionals and tourists, Medical London charts the many roles that diseases, treatments and cures have played in the city's sprawling story. It also reveals how London, in turn, has shaped the professions and practices of modern medicine. Medical London comprises three parts: A v...
A rarely seen collection of archival postcards, drawings, and photographs documenting London's great cemeteries.
Since they were established in the 1830s, London's great cemeteries have inspired countless artists and photographers to record their quiet beauty and solemn majesty.
Not just resting places for the city's honoured dead, they also serve as great repositories of social, architectural, and geogr...
Tracking eleven rivers beneath London that have been culverted, placed in tunnels, or diverted into the sewer system.
Below the pavements, out of sight, a network of secret rivers pulses beneath the capital's busy pavements. The second volume of London's Lost Rivers explores eleven more rivers that have been buried, hidden or mislaid across the city-watercourses that have been culverted, placed in tunnels,...