London Uncovered

Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

London Uncovered Sixty Unusual Places to Explore
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Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238091
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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This unique London guidebook opens the doors to sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. From museums of the unusual, places of worship, palaces of entertainment to some of the most historic and ornate shops, houses and hostelries in the city, take a trip through the capital's hidden treasure and discover a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, grand and inventive. Describing the history and the character of each place, the book uncovers a wealth of stories about an endlessly fascinating world city with its own unique character. 

Introduction
Cleopatra's Needle
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Isabella Plantation
 
Historical Homes
Syon House
Charles Dickens Museum
Apsley House, Number One London
Eltham Palace
Leighton House Museum
Strawberry Hill House
Two Temple Place
Kew Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens
 
Food and Drink
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Bibendum
L. Manze
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Pickering Place
The Ivy
Smithfield Meat Market
The Black Friar
 
Palaces of Entertainment
The Rivoli Ballroom
Wilton's Music Hall
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Regent's Street Cinema
Gate Cinema Notting Hill
The National Theatre
Normansfield Theatre
Wigmore Hall
Gala Bingo Hall Tooting
 
Places of Worship
Westminster Cathedral
Welsh Baptist Chapel
Peace Pagoda Battersea Park
Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
St Bartholomew the Great
Bevis Marks Synagogue
St Mary le Bow
Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir, Wembley
 
Remarkable Shops
LassCo Salvage
L. Cornelissen & Son
Truefitt and Hill
Steinway & Sons
James Smith & Sons
John Lobb Ltd
The Roof Gardens in Kensington
 
Science and Education
Kempton Steam Museum
Markfield Beam Engine Museum
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Charterhouse
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
The Ragged School Museum
London Museum of Water and Steam
Royal Institution of Great Britain
 
Inns of Court
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
The Temple Church
 
Unusual Museums
The Royal Airforce Museum
Horniman Museum
Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
Geffrye Museum of the Home
HMS Belfast
Massey Shaw
The Monument
Musical Museum
The Wimbledon Windmill

Praise for Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly's previous book Unseen London:

'A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings.' Daily Telegraph

'Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.' Daily Express

'Fascinating.' Fabric magazine

'A joy' Evening Standard

The author


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.

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.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238091
Size: 9.331 in x 12.008 in / 237 mm x 305 mm
Published:

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