on 3 December 2015
Superbly produced hardback with big, finely detailed photographs of central London from about 1900 to immediate post-WW2. Most streets and buildings illustrated have since been destroyed.
PLEASE NOTE if you also have Mr Davies's "Lost London", also published by English Heritage, you will find a substantial number of pictures duplicated between the two books and you may therefore hesitate to have both. Personally, I'm more than happy to have the two.
You may also like London - Hidden interiors by the same team which comprises more recent colour photos of interiors, most but not all of which are still extant but not easy to get into.
on 5 May 2015
brilliant book of old London , had it for a couple of years now and never tire of looking through it ,until recently I looked at the index and found that there were a few pages missing as well as the corresponding pictures from them pages , was annoyed but the binding and sealed pages were intact so must assume was a mistake at the printers ,which on checking where it was printed and binded was in china , I was bit bemused but that's where it came from , iv'e already e-mailed the publishers and awaiting their reply , so if there are any other buyers with same problem lets let the publishers know this about the wonderfull book ,
on 12 March 2014
I havnt seen Lost London,but if its a patch on this book by the same author,then it must be some book.I rate this on a league of its own on anything I have previously bought.The photography is simply stunning,and covering all parts of London.Rich and poor.I do not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone.