READ BOOK ☆ Tunnels, TowersTemples: London's 100 Strangest Places - by David Long

Tunnels, TowersTemples: London's 100 Strangest Places By David Long,

  • Title: Tunnels, TowersTemples: London's 100 Strangest Places
  • Author: David Long
  • ISBN: 9780750945097
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Filled with fascinating factoids, this distinctive reference uncovers the hidden stories, curious histories, and comic coincidences behinds dozens of locations around the city of London The sites addressed include the extensive networks of tunnels running beneath high street pavements secret transport and signalling networks criss crossing the metropolis a street whereFilled with fascinating factoids, this distinctive reference uncovers the hidden stories, curious histories, and comic coincidences behinds dozens of locations around the city of London The sites addressed include the extensive networks of tunnels running beneath high street pavements secret transport and signalling networks criss crossing the metropolis a street where you can legally drive on the right and a future Russian Tsar working incognito in an English naval dockyard This is the perfect reference for getting off the beaten path and finding the hidden city beneath the skin of modern London.
    Tunnels TowersTemples London s Strangest Places Filled with fascinating factoids this distinctive reference uncovers the hidden stories curious histories and comic coincidences behinds dozens of locations around the city of London The sites addr

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    1. Not as much fun as I d been hoping It s awfully dry for a book in the weird stuff category, and much of the stuff just isn t that weird There are a handful of quite interesting things here, like the protected gravestone of a Nazi official s beloved dog, but most of them just aren t that fascinating I can t help but feel that there are at least 100 interesting and unusual places in London than what Long featured here.

    2. This is a companion volume to the author s earlier book, Spectacular Vernacular, London s most Extraordinary Buildings which I haven t read, and is designed to introduce the reader to some of the out of the way and unusual places to visit in London.It s divided into 11 chapters with titles such as Death and Monuments with a quotation at the beginning of each one.There are unfamiliar destinations mixed in with well known ones such as Dulwich Picture Gallery mausoleum, the Tyburn convent and its [...]

    3. Tunnels, Towers and Temples by David Long seems for have divided opinion among reviewers, with a number commenting on its apparent shallowness and lack of much new to say For me though, it was a well researched and accessible introduction to the idiosyncratic architecture, industry and open spaces of London.Told in short, two to three page chapters, Long takes us on an eclectic and fascinating tour of these hidden gems Although I was born in London, I hadn t heard of most of them and I was pleas [...]

    4. There is much about London that is exciting, interesting and yet not widely known And there are many books that promise to reveal the exciting, interesting hidden yet only disappoint the reader Unfortunately, this is another of them Other than one or two gems in the book, I had to work very hard to try to get anything of value from it.

    5. Entertaining and idiosyncratic guide to some of the strange places to be found in London A good way to while away a few hours.

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