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London's Secrets: Parks & Gardens [Kindle Edition]

David Hampshire , Robbi Atilgan
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London is the world’s most verdant city of its size – green spaces cover almost 40 per cent of the area of Greater London – providing a wealth of places where you can play, relax and enjoy nature year round. Whether you’re a nature lover, horticulturist or keen amateur gardener, or just looking for somewhere for a bit of peace and quiet or a place to exercise or relax, you’re sure to find your perfect spot in London. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes, a sense of adventure – and this book!

About the Author

Robbi Atilgan moved trained as a journalist and spent over two decades working in the fields of arts, music and entertainment, from a stint on the rock press to the more sedate world of freelance editing. She has written and contributed to a number of books on culture and travel (particularly regarding London). Robbi lives in southeast London. David Hampshires career has taken him around the world and he lived and worked in many countries before taking up writing full-time in the 80s. He is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 titles, including Living and Working in London, London s Hidden Secrets (volume 2) and London s Secret Places. David lived in London for many years but now lives in Bath (England).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3153 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Survival Books; 1 edition (9 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB7S2OK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #685,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A real find of a book 14 Jan. 2014
By Dave
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London can be a demanding city: all that sightseeing, shopping, eating and drinking can take it out of you. Luckily the city is packed with hundreds of green places where you can clear your head and let your credit card cool down a bit. Some, like Hyde Park, you may think you already know, but were you aware that that in 1665 Londeners camped there to escape the Great Plague? Have you heard of the tiny "pocket park" of St Anne's Churchyard in Soho? Or that you could go to Highgate Cemertery and pay your respects to Douglas Adams as well as Karl Marx (or George Eliot and Max Wall?) I found this clever little book told me new things about places I thought I knew, and introduced me to plenty of fresh ones I had never heard of, and explained about things like opening hours, cafes etc. Thank goodness the days of guide books in black and white are over - go to the map at the start of each regional chapter, find where you are and head for the nearest patch of green.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and inspiring 24 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Initially got this as inspiration for somewhere different to walk my dog and was really impressed by the breadth and scope of information, and it's got me exploring London again. It's handy to have such a diverse number of parks all gathered together in one place, and I found the coverage of south London especially good. Same goes for the City - have been travelling up on Sundays to check out some of the unexpected places, like Postman's Park and Bunhill Fields. Nice book!
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