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Curiosities of London free pdf Curiosities of London contains an informative and entertaining selection of walks around well-known and some less-visited parts of London, revealing oddities, bizarre connections and strange stories from the past which echo through the city streets. Brandon and Brooke reveal the urban myths that abound, the origins of wonderful place names such as Bear Gardens and Gin Lane, and shocking Mafia-linked murders, in addition to other tantalising tales. The guide includes Bloomsbury with its literary connections and garden squares- the historic Borough- Whitechapel and Stepney in the East End- Clerkenwell and its associations with monastic orders, prisons and radicalism- the ancient City of London- the stylish Mayfair- Fleet Street, once synonymous with the printing industry, but also with its religious and legal connections- Smithfield, with its gruesome associations with executions, hauntings, plague and debauchery- Bankside, once the home to theatre, bear-baiting and brothels- and the sedate area of Marylebone with its attractive streets and squares. Curiosities of London is the indispensable guide for Londoners and visitors who want to walk, look, be educated and enthralled, and to learn something new about the Big Smoke.

About David Brandon

David Brandon spent much of his working life in adult education in colleges and universities. He has a passion for history and is a published author. He is the author of Stand and Deliver!: A History of Highway Robbery (History Press, 2010), London and the Victorian Railway (Amberley, 2010) and Edinburgh Street Furniture (Amberley Press, 2011), among others. He has also co-written several successful titles with Alan Brooke. Alan Brooke has taught history in further and higher education for over 30 years. His enthusiasm and interest in history continues through writing, giving public talks, guided tours of London and part-time lecturing. He has written and co-written (with David Brandon) sixteen books, many of which deal with London history.

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Author : David Brandon
Publisher : Amberley Publishing
Data Published : 11 June 2015
ISBN : 1445648431
EAN : 9781445648439
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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