Subtitle THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
See London in a completely new light in this guide to the city's hidden secrets, untold stories and special places laden with history which you can discover for yourself!
London is famous for its museums, each one full of treasures and relics – but the biggest museum in the capital is the city itself. From the stories behind unusual street names, to the trees in our parks; railings made from recycled WWII stretchers, to shrapnel damage on walls; the hidden symbols on post boxes, to prehistoric tree trunks – there is a rich history hidden in the oft-overlooked details of the city's streets, gardens, parks and buildings.
This richly detailed and beautifully illustrated book provides a miscellany of historic features and curiosities to spot as you wander around the capital. Whether you’ve always wondered why there are cattle troughs on your route to work, why bollards often look like upside down cannons or wanted to know what a Victorian stink pipe is – this book will provide the tools to decipher London’s secret code, and introduce you to a treasure trove of hidden spots to explore.
The book comes complete with maps so you can spot these details yourself on walks through the capital.
So, pop on a sturdy pair of shoes and get ready to turn the city into the museum you never knew you had.