This guidebook presents 25 varied walks exploring London's green and open spaces. Covering both the city centre and the Greater London area, it takes in royal parks, heaths, forests, canals and rivers, including Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, the World Heritage site of Kew Gardens and Wimbledon Common. Walks range from 4 to 14 miles and most can be accessed by public transport. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS mapping, the book features practical information on parking, public transport and refreshments. Each walk showcases a particular species of wildlife that you might encounter, and there is fascinating background information the history and conservation of the capital's wild spaces. London is a city of 8 million people and 8 million trees, and its vast open spaces are home to 13,000 species of wildlife. This book is an ideal companion to exploring a greener, more gentle side to the city.
Author: Alice Stevenson
Release Date: 2015-04
Observant, deliberate, mindful walking is how Alice Stevenson, an established illustrator and artist, navigates London - finding inspiration in the unlikeliest corners. Her experiences, insights and city knowledge have come together to create a beautiful, unofficial guide to London's lesser-known parts. Alice has explored the four corners of the immense city and, in Ways to Walk in London, she writes about and illustrates the moments of beauty and urbanity, contemplation and revelation. Her unique eye finds hidden doorways and fasinating perspectives across the great city.
A pocket-sized guide to forty London walks, all within an hour's train journey of the capital, provides detailed maps, site descriptions, and café and pub listings for areas from Chilterns and South Downs to the Iron Age hill forts and stately suburban homes. Original.
Author: Richard Jones
Publisher: Contemporary Books
Release Date: 1999
Steeped in history and legend, London has the dubious reputation of being the most haunted capital city in the world. Its wonderfully eerie past has left behind ghosts that occupy the narrow streets and alleyways, theaters, churches, walking tours through the London area's most haunted quarters, complete with maps and fascinating histories of the ghosts that may be encountered. This guide also includes a walk through Pluckley, widely acclaimed by experts as being the most haunted village in England.
Abwarten, Tee trinken, weiterreisen! Vor über dreißig Jahren beschloss der Amerikaner Bill Bryson, England zu seiner Wahlheimat zu machen und für einige Jahre dort zu leben. Damals brach er auf zu einer großen Erkundungsreise quer über die britische Insel. Inzwischen ist er ein alter Hase, was die Eigentümlichkeiten der Engländer betrifft, aber dennoch entdeckt er immer wieder Neues, was ihn fasziniert und amüsiert. Kein Wunder also, dass es ihn reizt, diese Insel erneut ausgiebig zu bereisen. Von Bognor Regis bis Cape Wrath, vom englischen Teehaus bis zum schottischen Pub, von der kleinsten Absteige bis zum noblen Hotel, Bryson lässt nichts aus und beantwortet zahlreiche Fragen. Wie heißt der Big Ben eigentlich wirklich? Wer war Mr. Everest? Warum verstehen sich Amerikaner und Engländer nur bedingt? Bill Bryson will noch einmal wissen, was dieses Land so liebenswert macht, und begibt sich auf den Weg – schließlich ist er wieder reif für die Insel!
Author: Christopher Winn
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2018-03-01
'What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.' - W.H. Davies Walking around London is one of life's great pleasures. There is a huge amount that you can only see on foot – but sometimes it is hard to know where to look. Luckily, Christopher Winn, bestselling author of I Never Knew That About London, knows where all the hidden treasures are. This book takes the reader on a series of stimulating original walks through different areas of central London, focusing on one particular period of history, the Victorian, so ubiquitous that we take it for granted, and yet so astonishing and so far reaching in its variety, imagination, ambition and detail. Discover... ..the remarkable 300-foot bell tower at the Houses of Parliament you never knew was there.... ..the extraordinary fairytale house in Kensington where the Mikado was inspired... ..the best Victorian loos in the world near Old Street... ..a hidden chapel in Bloomsbury described by Oscar Wilde as 'the most delightful private chapel in London'... ..London's best preserved high class Victorian shop near Tottenham Court Road... ...an almost complete Victorian townscape boasting the world's oldest surviving mansion block... Walk through history and discover the hidden gems of Victorian London!
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: West End, London, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through The West End—including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for—all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: West End, London is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone. Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.
The Rough Guide to Walks in London and South East England is the ultimate guide to walking in this richly varied region. The book is for walkers of every ability, with varied itineraries from picturesque woodland strolls in the heart of the city, to get-away-from-it-all weekend hikes through the South Downs. The routes are detailed and easy-to-follow with descriptions of sights along the way, as well as lively background features on everything from smugglers’ tales to stone circles. There are great recommendations for places to eat and have a pint along the way, whether you choose a canal walk in the capital or a hike along the Ridgeway. With a full-colour introduction and accurate, easy-to-read maps, this is the must-have guide for those who aren’t afraid to get their boots muddy. Make the most of your time with the Rough Guide to Walks in London and South East England.
Author: Nick Black
Release Date: 2006-10-27
A fascinating guide to medical London, this book contains seven guided walks around the city that focus on the rich medical history surrounding each area. Each walk is centered around a medical theme - history and past events are bought to life as sex, murder and intrigue mingle with medical events and figures in by-gone times. Linking together past and contemporary events in healthcare, readers are able to familiarize themselves with the developments of medicine through the ages. Packed full of curious and surprising facts about medicine and beautifully illustrated with maps, photographs and images, this is the perfect guide book for anyone with a passion for urban walks, the history of London and of course, medicine. With a foreword written by Peter Ackroyd, best selling and award winning writer, biographer and poet.
Author: Stephen Miller
Publisher: Empire State Editions
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Walking New York is an idiosyncratic guidebook to New York a study of twelve American writers who walked in New York and wrote about their impressions of the city in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. New York has always been a magnet city for writers. Alfred Kazin says New York may very well be the biggest subject for American literature in our century. Many authors who lived in New York, however, did not write about it from the perspective of a walker for example, Edith Wharton. The writers the author discusses did what Whitman said he did: MANHATTAN'S streets I saunter'd pondering. They could be called restless analysts to use a phrase that Henry James applied to himself. Their view of the city cannot be summed up in a phrase or two. Though they often disliked what they saw on their walks, they were fascinated by a city William Dean Howells called splendidly and sordidly commercial. Several writers ruminate on questions that still are debated: the pros and cons of capitalism, the impact of immigration. Many imply that New York is a bewildering text that is hard to make sense of. Returning to New York after an absence of two decades, James was agreeably baffled by the city. James loathed many things about bristling New York, but he found the city far more interesting than Boston or Philadelphia. The author reflects on Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Jacob Riis, Henry James, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, James Weldon Johnson, Alfred Kazin, Elizabeth Hardwick, Colson Whitehead, and Teju Cole. In The Daydreamers, Robert Pinsky says, All day all over the city every person/Wanders a different city. . . . Each writer in Walking New York wanders a different city.
Author: Bob Gilbert
Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: London (England)
The Green London Way is an alternative approach to the exploration of London. The book describes a hundred mile walk circling the capital, but, uniquely, also offers insightful histories of London's people and a commentary on its abundant local wildlife.