London boasts a fine selection of truly spectacular landmarks, each with its own unique history, and here are 50 of the most famous presented in words and pictures. From the majestic Albert Memorial, commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband Price Albert and opened in 1872, to the infamous Cabinet War Rooms, used as an operational command and control centre by Winston Churchill and the British government during World War II, London's (and indeed Britain's) rich history is celebrated through its landmarks and re-told here in this pocket-sized guide. Each landmark includes a handy map detailing the nearest transport links and nearby places of interest as well as beautiful photography and essential information. Whether used as a guidebook or bought as a souvenir, this is a book you'll want to look at time and time again. This title is suitable for: visitors to London looking for a unique guide to the city's landmarks; Londoners wishing to learn more about their city; and, anyone with an interest in architecture and history.
I'm a London-based writer and, although I tend to specialise in writing about food and drink, I also write about lifestyle, film and travel and I've worked on a number of humour/gift books.
I enjoy the whole process of writing a book, from the initial planning and the extensive research, through to the writing itself. And then there's the excitement of seeing all that hard work come to fruition when the first copy of the book arrives.