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5.0 out of 5 stars Every Londoner should own one..., 29 Aug 2012
This review is from: The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition) (Paperback)
It says on the back of this book, "If I had my way this book would be in every cab in London." London Cabbie News...

If I had my way, every Londoner would have one, it would be a standard text book for every London School and the fascinating information it contains would be taught at all levels.

London is such a beautiful city and yet most Londoners (myself included) rarely "holiday" in London.

I have spent the last couple of years learning the "Knowledge of London" as one of my current goals is to become a London Cabbie and this book has been a godsend.

Can't remember Marshalsea Rd for example - then look through the book and see if there is a reference - Marshalsea Prison was mentioned in Dicken's "Little Dorrit" (1856) and Dicken's father was actually imprisoned here. The prison's long gone - but for the "Knowledge" it helps create memories...

Interested in the finest street in London - once described as Westbourne Terrace - or Church Row, the most attractive street in Hampstead?

This is a book to dip in and out of - to look through before you set off on a London journey - and will keep you amused for hours.

The historical detail is brilliant, the illustrations are all in black and white and it's such a great book about London.

It has really enhanced my style of life as a Londoner and been really helpful in my studying.

I also imagine this would be a great resource for tour guides, estate agents, investment bankers, publicans - in fact anyone who "talks about London" as part of their job.

I have a hardback edition which is quite heavy and has about 1100 pages of which I have glanced over and stopped here and there - as and when something caught my attention.

I really recommend this book - would also make a great present for the Dad's and Granddad's out there...

Nice...
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