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This is the One
on 11 August 2005
many others have written seemingly similar books since this one, but this is still the one you want It is well researched, authoritative and is exactly what it says in the subtitle. Most other books cover part of the same ground and give the impression of being edited highlights of this one.
If you've ever wondered what was here before the metropolis, why certain streets are the shapes they are, why Pont Street is called that (the French for "bridge") or what that strange large pipe is over your head in Sloane square tube station - look no further!