I Never Knew That About London

I Never Knew That About London

Christopher Winn

Discover enormous quantities of interesting proof approximately London during this captivating miscellany

Travelling via the villages and districts that make up the world's such a lot dynamic city, Christopher Winn takes us on a charming trip round London to unearth the hidden gem stones of legends, firsts, innovations, adventures and birthplaces that form the city's compelling and every now and then turbulent earlier.

See the Chelsea river perspectives that encouraged Turner and discover the place London's first nude statue is. discover London's most interesting nation condo in Charlton and unearth the secrets and techniques of the mummy of Parliaments. observe which church steeple gave us the layout of the normal marriage ceremony cake, the place the sandwich used to be invented and the place in Bond road you will see that London's oldest artifact. stopover at the home the place Handel and Jimi Hendrix either lived. Climb the well-known 311 steps of the Monument and fly the world's greatest Ferris wheel. Brimming with tales and snippets supplying spellbinding perception into what has formed town, I by no means Knew That approximately London is a fantastically illustrated gem of a booklet that informs and amuses in equivalent measure.

"Will now not fail to reinforce months, even years, of light city exploration...Any variety of morning or weekend outings could be produced from those wealthy pages... the decisions and observations stay unfailingly interesting." --The Guardian (UK)

I by no means Knew That:

Tucked away less than Clive Steps on the finish of King Charles highway are available the small underground rooms the place Winston Churchill and the struggle cupboard met throughout the air raids of the second one global struggle.

The first-ever Valentine Card used to be written from the Tower, the place in 1415 the lately imprisoned Duke of Orleans composed a love poem to his spouse.

The dimension of 1 foot comes from the size of the foot of St. Algar's statue, carved at the base of 1 of the columns close to the doorway of St. Paul's Cathedral.
The layout for the normal marriage ceremony cake is drawn from the steeple of St. Bride's church in Fleet Street.

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