'Those who read it are unlikely ever to look at London, or Londoners the same way again.' Britain Calling 'One of the best (guides to London).' The Mayfair Times 'Beautifully illustrated with lavish colour photography and black and white drawings. Worth buying for the front cover alone.' Essex Courier 'An endlessly fascinating book, written with huge charm, that explores the eclectic curiosities of London past and present.' The Good Book Guide
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From the Back Cover
Meet a man who listens to Tube trains from the road above with a large hearing-trumpet, the inventor who made giant ships out of ice, a chap who rides down the river in an Edwardian bath chair, the guy with the world's biggest collection of pillar boxes...
These are just a few of the colourful characters to be found in Eccentric London, the fascinating follow-up to Benedict le Vay's sell-out book, Eccentric Britain. Here the London-born author revisits his childhood stomping grounds and devises district-by-district guides to everything compelling, curious, bizarre, absurd or hilarious. Plus the oddest shops, museums, jobs, pubs and people you could possible imagine.