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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides (3 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841620416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841620411
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.2 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,431,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ann Hawkins on 6 Jan 2004
Format: Paperback
I work in London and commute daily and just knew there had to be so much interesting stuff about London of which I was unaware. I spotted this book in a bookshop in Fleet Street and it's one of the best books I've ever read. Funny, informative and with detailed suggestions on what to see and where to go, and also ideas of walks around the areas to see some of the more, shall we say, strange things in and around this great capital city of ours. Easy to read, with some great photos. I'd recommend it, and it's an ideal book to dip in and out of. Benedict le Vay also gives some website addresses that will give even more info if you need it. All in all, a fantastic read and one which will cheer you up on the cold, dark, winter nights.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lindwurm on 13 Oct 2002
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A truely hillarious and unusual guide to the eccentric and unusual London.
Benedict le Vay presents in a very personal and interesting way the odds of this exciting town - things to see and do which wouldn't show up in a lonely planet guide (so none of the Tower of London or Madam Tussaud's stuff in here...). Where e.g. would you have heard of the "Mudathon", Mick Jagger explaining his neighbour cricket rules, eccentric judges or where to find the unusual toilets in town?
He packs a huge amount of information in this book ranging from historic buildings, shopping, odd jobs to eccentric still-alive persons. And it's topped up with specific tours for various areas of London.
A great book to get hold of, not only for the interested visitor but also for Londoners I guess!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. J. Weeks on 25 Aug 2008
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This is the best guide book i have ever read though I confess I have not used it as a guide to any of its walks in London. It is a most entertaining guide to London and its history. it is informative, funny and witty. At times it has some astute comments, especially concerning Princess Diana. The author is a journalist and writes very well. I shall be looking for more of his work.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Nov 2002
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This guy really knows how to spot an eccentric when he sees one. This is essential reading if you want to uncover the quirky and fascinating history of London. If only the author could start a walking tour based on his discoveries, I'm sure it would be an instant success.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By varndean on 13 Nov 2011
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My wife and I had been loaned this book and we found it most interesting. It is not something you read right through but pick up and dip into. So we decided to get our own copy. In the odd ten minutes or so you can pick it up and enjoy.
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