London's Strangest Tales : Extraordinary but True Tales from Over a Thousand Years of London's History, Paperback

London's Strangest Tales : Extraordinary but True Tales from Over a Thousand Years of London's History Paperback

Part of the Strangest Series series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)

Description

Following in the bestselling footsteps of the Strangest series, London is now available in a beautiful gift format - the perfect present for the London obsessive in the family!

This fascinating volume is packed with amazing things you didn't know about the capital, such as the fact that it's still forbidden to run, carry an umbrella or whistle in Burlington Arcade.

Did you also know, for example, that there is a tiny, working jail cell that looks like a fat lamppost, situated at the southeast corner of Trafalgar Square, that still has a direct phone link to Scotland Yard? Or indeed, that the entrance to Buckingham Palace that faces down the Mall is actually the back door, not the front?

Whether you're a visitor to the capital, a dailuy commuter or one its 7.5 million inhabitants, this book is an alternative, and often bonkers, guide to the city.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781861059765

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As long as you take these stories with a pinch of salt they are amusing titbits of londan lore that are fairly well known. Covering many years in chronological order they can still be dipped into. Something good for a long train or aircraft journey, which was undoubtedly the author's/publisher's intention.

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