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London Then and Now

London Then and Now

by Diane Burstein


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Using archive photographs from London's rich history, London Then and Now shows how some parts of the city have changed dramatically, while others remain perfectly preserved.

London has changed rapidly in the last 150 years. The Luftwaffe helped modify many parts of central London and the East End in the 1940s, but some of the most dramatic changes have come in the last twenty years.

Stretching from Hampton Court and Kew Gardens in West London, this updated and revised edition takes a winding route along the River Thames to the soaring spires of Canary Wharf in Docklands and the stately Royal Naval College at Greenwich.

Sites include Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Hammersmith Bridge, King's Road Chelsea, Battersea Power Station, Lambeth Palace, the Tate, Palace of Westminster, Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Albert Memorial, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Festival Hall, Savoy Hotel, Oxo Tower, Covent Garden, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Royal Opera House, Soho, Tate Modern, Bank of England, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, HMS Belfast, Samuel Pepys's Church, London Bridge/the Shard, Docklands, Greenwich Observatory, and the Royal Naval College.

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ISBN-13: 9781911641391
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Series: Then and Now®
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 11.26(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Diane Burstein is a qualified London Blue Badge and City of London guide. She enjoys helping visitors and Londoners explore the capital's hidden courtyards, alleyways, and attractive garden squares, away from the tourist trail. Burstein also teaches "Discovering London" courses for adult-education colleges. Her broadcasts on the subject of secret London have been a regular feature on LBC radio.

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