This endlessly absorbing book that is at once a record of destruction, a haunting collection of relics and a door into the past. --John Carey - The Sunday Times
An extraordinary and sometimes upsetting record of the capital s architectural richness. Stuffed with beautiful images ... this satisfyingly heavy book depicts a grimy, muddy city with spots of aristocratic grandeur, a city on the verge of transformation. --Edwin Heathcote - Financial Times
An extraordinary and sometimes upsetting record of the capital s architectural richness. --Philippa Stockley - Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Philip Davies is English Heritage s Planning and Development Director for London and South-East England.