The first walking guide to reveal the full, amazing variety of London’s urban arboretum
Paul Wood’s brilliant and acclaimed London’s Street Trees has sold 5,000 copies in three printings, is a fixture in London’s bookshops and museum and gallery gift shops, and was republished in April 2020 in a new, revised and expanded edition.
One of its most popular features is the handful of ‘tree walks’ at the back, while the author is still leading his own guided ‘street tree walks’ every weekend somewhere in the capital.
So now here is a whole book of tree walks around the capital – some for an hour or two, several to while away a whole day. They take you to ancient woodlands in North London, on a tour of rock music landmarks in Fulham and Chelsea, to celebrate the work of a pioneering female mayor in beautifying her impoverished borough – not least by some determined tree planting – and on the trail of a circus elephant buried beneath an oak tree in Ealing. How better to appreciate this gloriously green capital?