‘The perfect guide to the hidden history of London’s streets.’ BBC History MagazineIn Cruickshank’s London, Britain’s favourite architectural historian describes thirteen walks through one of the greatest cities on earth.
From the mysterious Anglo-Saxon origins of Hampstead Heath, via Christopher Wren’s magisterial City churches, to the industrial bustle of Victorian Bermondsey, each walk explores a crucial moment in our history – and reveals how it helped forge the modern city.
Along the way, Cruickshank peppers the book with vivid photographs, sketches and maps, so you can immediately follow in his footsteps. Every street in London contains a story. This book invites you to hear them. ___’An inspiringly illustrated guide to walks across London . . . It proves how much we can miss if we don’t pay close attention to our surroundings.’ Country Life’All power to Cruickshank and his intrepid and knowledgeable kind.
We need them.’ Times Literary Supplement