London non-fiction

A Listmania! list by russ_w (London, England)
 
Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable
1.  Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable by Russ Willey
The list author says:
  "The legends, lore, locals, localities and lingo of London (compiled by the author of this list)"
Used & New from: £69.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition)
2.  The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition) by Christopher Hibbert
The list author says:
  "The third edition of this heavyweight work, published in 2008"
£40.00   Used & New from: £17.24
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places
3.  Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places by David Long
The list author says:
  "A follow-up to Mr Long's bestselling Spectacular Vernacular, this one explores more of London's most distinctive structures"
£19.99   Used & New from: £5.27
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

London: The Biography
4.  London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd
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  "Parts of this might belong in a fiction list, but it's indispensable either way"
£12.91   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Shaping London: The Patterns and Forms That Make the Metropolis
5.  Shaping London: The Patterns and Forms That Make the Metropolis by Sir Terry Farrell
The list author says:
  "Time Out magazine said: ‘the best London book since Peter Ackroyd’s ‘London: The Biography’, it may even be the best book of the decade’."
£33.74   Used & New from: £26.30
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire: A Confidential Report
6.  Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire: A Confidential Report by Iain Sinclair
The list author says:
  "Iain Sinclair isn't always easy to read but he loves London like no one else; here he discourses at length on his home patch"
Used & New from: £0.96
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Chambers London Gazetteer
7.  Chambers London Gazetteer by Russ Willey
The list author says:
  "Potted histories of every district and locality in London, including dozens that even lifelong Londoners won't know"
Used & New from: £0.51
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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A Dictionary of London Place-Names
8.  A Dictionary of London Place-Names by A. D. Mills
The list author says:
  "More than just Saxon landowners – although there are a lot of them"
£7.99   Used & New from: £3.69
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Times History of London (Times (Times Books))
9.  The Times History of London (Times (Times Books)) by Hugh Clout
The list author says:
  "Previously marketed as a historical atlas, this has been repackaged as an illustrated history"
Used & New from: £28.19
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Secret History of Georgian London: How the Wages of Sin Shaped the Capital
10.  The Secret History of Georgian London: How the Wages of Sin Shaped the Capital by Dan Cruickshank
The list author says:
  "A new bestseller by the ebullient architectural historian"
£20.00   Used & New from: £3.03
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

London: East v. 5: East Vol 5 (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)
11.  London: East v. 5: East Vol 5 (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England) by Bridget Cherry
The list author says:
  "The most recently updated of the six volumes comprising an exhaustive study of London's architecture"
£35.00   Used & New from: £15.96
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The London Underground: A Diagramatic History
12.  The London Underground: A Diagramatic History by Douglas Rose
The list author says:
  "Who needs a heavy history tome? In a single sheet this tells you (almost) everything you need to know about the development of London's undergound network"
£9.95   Used & New from: £6.94
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

London Suburbs
13.  London Suburbs by Andrew Saint
The list author says:
  "Beautifully illustrated, thoroughly researched study of the parts that tourists miss, but sadly out of print now"
Used & New from: £15.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Subterranean City: Beneath the Streets of London
14.  Subterranean City: Beneath the Streets of London by Antony Clayton
The list author says:
  "Heavy on (black and white) pictures, with oversized type to try and pad out the text between, but well-researched and readable"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The City Of London Volume 4: Club No More, 1945-2000 v. 4
15.  The City Of London Volume 4: Club No More, 1945-2000 v. 4 by David Kynaston
The list author says:
  "Final part of David Kynaston's in-depth history of the City"
£25.00   Used & New from: £12.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Fields Beneath
16.  The Fields Beneath by Gillian Tindall
The list author says:
  "Un-updated reissue of a 25 year-old book but still essential reading if you're interested in the growth of any part of London, not just Kentish Town"
Used & New from: £9.70
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The Little Book of the London Underground
17.  The Little Book of the London Underground by David Long
The list author says:
  "Recently published successor to The Little Book of London, this time going underground"
£9.98   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

London: A Social History
18.  London: A Social History by Roy Porter
The list author says:
  "Enlightening study by the late Professor Porter"
£13.48   Used & New from: £3.68
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Leadville: A Biography of the A40
19.  Leadville: A Biography of the A40 by Edward Platt
The list author says:
  "The Western Avenue: you've driven it, now you'll know it"
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Lost London, 1870-1945
20.  Lost London, 1870-1945 by Philip Davies
The list author says:
  "I like the look of this one but I don't yet possess it; it's in my wish list if anyone wants to buy it for me  ;)"
£29.99   Used & New from: £15.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Eel Pie Island
21.  Eel Pie Island by Dan Van der Vat
The list author says:
  "The story of 'the island where the sixties began'. The 1960s, that is. Another one on my wish list."
£16.99   Used & New from: £4.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945
22.  London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945 by Barry Miles
The list author says:
  "My first thought was 'I wish I'd written this'; instead, I'm reading it right now"
£22.95   Used & New from: £5.59
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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