Suggs: Disappearing London [DVD]
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Madness lead singer and presenter Graham Suggs McPherson searches out the people and places that give London its quirky appeal and charm, and discovers why they may not be around for much longer.
Suggs celebrates the endangered buildings and open spaces which give this capital its special charm and unique character.
From the humble Italian coffee house or traditional London pub to the open air swimming pool or exotic Turkish bath, these hidden gems are every bit as important to the character and appeal of the city as its major landmarks. These are the places where ordinary Londoners lived, worked and played, where they fell in love or earned their first pay cheque. But all too often they are taken for granted, until it is too late to save them from the threat of re-development or the wrecking ball. Suggs journey of discovery carries us back in time, to reveal the secrets of these special places. He discovers when and why they were built and investigates why they fell out of fashion. Along the way he uncovers some rare archive footage and meets some of the men and women for whom these places hold special memories. And he finds out how some owners are re-inventing their buildings to fend off the threat of extinction.
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Buy the book as well. Perhaps an unlikely success, but the man revives one's love of London as few others do. Charm to the nth degree.Published on 19 Feb. 2014 by Graeme Withers
As a fan of Suggs could not resist buying this, I have loved walking around London for many years now and watching this has brought back some good memories def worth the moneyPublished on 14 May 2013 by dave t
Again this was very interesting as my family are from London but to see a different side was great and as for Suggs who better to take you round our lovely capital.Published on 6 Jun. 2012 by Trina