A London Peculiar: The London You Shouldn't Miss

A London Peculiar: The London You Shouldn't Miss

By: Rafe Heydel-Mankoo (author)Paperback

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Come on a fascinating journey through a London less explored and discover some of the most unusual and intriguing hidden gems to be found in the city. A London Peculiar shines a light into London's secret corners, revealing a remarkable array of little-known curiosities, many of which are published here for the first time. James Bond's London - where to dress, dine and drink like Ian Fleming and James Bond;The terrifying cell in which the Knights Templar were imprisoned;London's only lighthouse; London's smallest and oldest houses;The "Birthplace of America";The exclusive shops that supply the Royal family;The pub frequented by Jack the Ripper's victims;The church that was used by the KGB for Cold War Espionage;The street that is home to the world's oldest hat, wine, tobacco and barber shops;The alleyways in which Charles Dickens dined and in which he set Scrooge's counting house;The first domed building in England; London's most unusual museums;Fences made from Second World War air raid stretchers;The rose garden in which Shakespeare set the start of the War of RosesA London Peculiar is an insider's guide that will entertain those who have never been to London, those who are seasoned visitors and those who call London home.Highlights include: James Bond's London - where to dress, dine and drink like Ian Fleming and James Bond; The terrifying cell in which the Knights Templar were imprisoned; London's only lighthouse; London's smallest and oldest houses; The "Birthplace of America"; The exclusive shops that supply the Royal Family; The pub frequented by Jack the Ripper's victims; The church that was used by the KGB for Cold War espionage; The street that is home to the world's oldest hat, wine, tobacco and barber shops; The alleyways in which Charles Dickens dined and in which he set Scrooge's counting house; The first domed building in England; London's most unusual museums; Fences made from Second World War air raid stretchers; The rose garden in which Shakespeare set the start of the War of the Roses. A London Peculiar is an insider's guide that will entertain those who have never been to London, those who are seasoned visitors and those who call London home.

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About Author

"Rafe Heydel-Mankoo is an award-winning London-based historian and co-editor of the critically-acclaimed Burke's World Orders of Knighthood & Merit. He appears regularly on British and North American television and radio to provide expert analysis and commentary on the monarchy, British institutions and ceremonial traditions. Since the funeral of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 2002, Rafe has provided live television commentary for most of London's great ceremonial occasions, explaining the city's historical and architectural highlights to a national and international audience. Rafe is a trusteee of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust and a Research Associate at the leading public policy think tank ResPublica."

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781742575735
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781742575735
  • weight: 667
  • ISBN10: 1742575730

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