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Subterranean City: Beneath the Streets of London (Of Lomdon) Hardcover – Illustrated, 30 Sep 2010
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Antony Clayton's book is arranged thematically (rivers, rail, secret tunnels, etc.) and is immensely readable and eye opening. London is so much more than what you can see on the surface. If you want to get a complete picture of London, buy this.
Chapter 1: Exploring the Subterranean City (Geology, Jack Cade's Cavern, Early Archaeology, Burial Grounds & Cemeteries & Catacombs, Crypts & Vaults & Cellars & Basements, Ice Houses & Canals, Railway Tunnels, Moleman of Hackney).
Chapter 2: Buried Waters (Lost Rivers, The Fleet, The Tyburn, The Westbourne, The Walbrook, Lost Rivers South of the Thames, Lost Rivers Revived, London's Water Supply, Thames Water Ring Main, Wells, Sewers, Victorian Pumping Stations, Post Modern Pumping Stations, Thames Tideway Tunnel).
Chapter 3: Pipes and Tunnels (Gas Supply, London Hydraulic Power Company, Electricity, The Michaelangelo of Deptford, New Power tunnels, Victorian Utility Subways, Early Telegraph System, Cable, Limehouse Link, Brunels' thames Tunnel, Tower Subway, More Tunnels under the Thames, Blackwall Road Tunnel).
Chapter 4: Secret Places (Subterranean Life during Wartime, Deep-Level Shelters, Goodge Street and the Tubeway Armies, Underground at War, Citadels & Rotundas, Carry on Broadcasting, Cabinet War Rooms, Padlock & 'Forward Area' Citadels, RAF Uxbridge, Telephone Exchanges & Cable Tunnels, Kingsway, Secret Subterranean Christmas, Subterranean Speculations, Pindar & Cobra, Northwood Bunker, Secret Services & Modern Security Precautions, CCTV).Read more ›
One of the most interesting books I have ever bought, a great read.