Secret London - An Unusual Guide (Jonglez Guides) Paperback – 7 Nov 2016
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About the Author
Rachel Howard is a journalist and copywriter who has lived in almost every borough in London. A regular contributor to Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveler, and The Guardian, Rachel writes mainly about travel, food, and the arts. She previously spent a decade writing speeches for the Greek foreign minister. But that's another story.
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Written by insider experts, our secret city guides are intended both for both local residents and the curious travellers. The places included in our guides are unusual and unfamiliar, even to the most in-the-know locals, allowing one to step off the beaten track.
Secret London - An Unusual Guide
by Rachel Howard and Bill Nash
Where can you find monsters in Trafalgar Square? Whatever happened to Bedlam? Where can you praise God, buy meatballs and have a sauna? What’s in the House of Dreams? To which secret society does Prince Charles belong? What’s the trick to instant weight loss?
Secret London, An Unusual Guide is the original and still the best of all the many alternative London guides: accept no imitation.
Authors Rachel Howard and Bill Nash have prowled the city streets, seeking out the hidden, eccentric and overlooked.
Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, London still reserves any number of hidden treasures for those who know how to wander off the beaten track.
- Present Edition: 40 places - 50 pictures
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(only snag is a friend bought it new for a particular place - but this one is the earlier edition, so doesn't have it - but it has a couple hundred other unique places - in my top 10 books of all time so far.
I bought this book to help me discover a side to a city I only had a cosmetic understanding of and it has not failed to both inspire and delight in equal measure. I like the fact that it has almost beligerently sought out the least accessible and popular places for a potential tourist to go to. I like that it is looking at old drinking fountains and dental museums with a sense of wonder. It is essentially breaking this huge city down into its respective small villages then treating each as if it were nothing more or less than just that.
Do not buy this book if you are after somewhere 'different' to take the children, it is not that kind of book. Neither should it be used as a sole recourse for a day-out. It is more useful as a source of reference as you transit through areas (preferably by foot) to help wonder at the sheer scale of diversity the cities history has to offer.
Overall, I would recommend this book to those who are looking to discover more about London than its top 10 attractions on tripadvisor.