Unseen London

Unseen London
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Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9780711235519
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Unseen London takes you backstage at some of the capital's great theatres, into the changing rooms of some of our greatest temples of sport, into the heart of the Establishment, the boiler room of the city's infrastructure and behind the scenes at some of the most opulent buildings in the Square Mile.


Hidden Levers

Tower Bridge Thames Barrier Abbey Mills Pumping Station Crossness Pumping Station BT Tower Battersea Power Station Disused Tube Station

Law and Order

Foreign Office County Hall Big Ben (plus Whitechapel Bell Foundry) Westminster Hall Churchill's Paddock Underground Bunker Old Bailey Wandsworth Prison

Army and Navy

Household Cavalry  Hyde Park Barracks  Household Cavalry at Horseguards  Honourable Artillery Company (oldest Regiment in British Army) Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, remains of Greenwich Palace In and Out Club (Old Naval and Military Club) Chelsea Hospital home of the Chelsea Pensioners


Her Majesty's Theatre The Palladium Theatre Royal Drury Lane BBC White City BBC Broadcasting House Abbey Road Studio Air Studios Alexandra Palace Body and Soul Queens Club Fulham Football Club Lords Cricket Ground Repton Gym Lambeth Palace St Brides the Journalist Church Greek Orthodox Cathedral New West End Synagogue Freemasons Hall

The Square Mile

Lloyds Register Midland Bank Bank of England Mansion House Guildhall London Metal Exchange Fishmongers Hall City of London School Billingsgate Roman Bath House

The author

Peter Dazeley FRPS, known as Dazeley, is a celebrated London photographer renowned for fine art and advertising  photography. He was born in West Kensington and studied photography at Holland Park School, now known as the Socialist Eton.  Being dyslexic he left school at 15 without any formal qualifications.  He feels his dyslexia is an asset because it gives him the ability to look at problems and objectives from a different point of view; he is a meticulous planner and imaginative problem solver. "Making the ordinary look extraordinary is Dazeley's gift,” says Sarah Ryder Richardson, who represents Dazeley in the UK.

His work has won many awards from organisations across the world, including the Association of Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society in the UK, EPICA in France, Applied Arts Magazine in Canada, and Graphis Inc. in the USA . Dazeley is one of the few modern photographers whose fine art work is produced as platinum prints and is currently working on several fine art projects out of his own studio complex in Chelsea, London.

Dazeley became a member of the Association of Photographers in 1977 and became a life member in 1984. In June 2013 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society. Fellowship is the highest distinction of the RPS and recognizes original work and outstanding ability. He is married and has a daughter and a son; they live in Coombe Hill, Surrey.

Mark Daly is a writer and publisher with a longstanding interest in secret and little-known aspects of London. He has also devised a number of walking tours of unseen London. He lives in South Nutfield, Surrey.

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Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9780711235519
Illustrations: 2000 colour illustrations
Size: 9.331 in x 12.008 in / 237 mm x 305 mm

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