London Peculiars : A Guide to the City's Offbeat Places Hardback
by Peter Ashley
Part of the The London Series series
A peculiar can be defined as something that 'has eccentric or individual variations to the general or predicted pattern'. And, as it turns out, London is overflowing with them.
This pocket-sized book will accompany you around the capital, guiding you from the tent-shaped tomb designed for Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton by his widow, Isabel Arundel Gordon; to what may be the last surviving porter's rest in London; to a stone niche by a long-demolished foundling hospital where almost 15, 000 infants were discarded over the course of the 18th century. Sometimes heroic, sometimes tragic, often amusing and always unexpected, these so-called 'peculiars' bring colour to the fabric of London.
Whether you are a lifelong resident or a visitor passing through, London Peculiars is guaranteed to lead you on an adventure.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, 168 colour
- Publisher: ACC Art Books
- Publication Date: 01/05/2019
- Category: Travel & holiday guides
- ISBN: 9781851499182