London Uncovered (New Edition)

More than Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

London Uncovered (New Edition)
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Format: Hardback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780711239982
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Description

This unique London guidebook opens the doors to more than 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. This fresh edition for 2018 includes over a dozen new locations, including the Dennis Severs House, Les Ambassadeurs Casino and Sir John Soane's Museum.

Introduction
Cleopatra's Needle
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Isabella Plantation
Leake Street
 
Historical Homes
Syon House
Charles Dickens Museum
Apsley House
Eltham Palace
Leighton House
Two Temple Place
Kew Palace and The Royal Botanical Gardens
Freud's House
Kenwood House
Dennis Severs House
Handel & Hendrix House

Drinking and Dining
Beefeater Distillery
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Bibendum
L. Manze
Smeathfield Meat Market
The Ivy
The Black Friar
Berry Bros. & Rudd

Palaces of Entertainment
The Rivoli Ballroom
Wilton's Music Hall
Normansfield Theatre
Wigmore Hall
Gala Bingo Club
Repton Park Pool
The Royal Automobile Club
Les Ambassadeurs
 
Places of Worship
Westminster Cathedral
London Peace Pagoda
Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
St Bartholomew the Great
St Mary-le-Bow
Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir
 
Remarkable Shops
LassCo Salvage
L. Cornelissen & Son
Lock & Co. Hatters
Steinway & Sons
James Smith & Sons
John Lobb Ltd
 
Education and Technology
The Charterhouse
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
The Ragged School Museum
London Museum of Water and Steam
Royal Institution of Great Britain
Rail Mail
 
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 RAF Museum
Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
HMS Belfast
The Monument
Wimbledon Windmill
Design Museum
Sir John Soane's Museum

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

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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Specs

Format: Hardback, 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780711239982
Illustrations: Full colour photographs
Size: 9.331 in x 12.008 in / 237 mm x 305 mm
Edition: Revised Edition
Published:

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