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.
Author: Simon Pope
Publisher: Ellipsis London PressLtd
Release Date: 2000-01
This is a guide to the art and science of walking in London that tells you a lot more than you probably realised you needed to know about city walking. Includes 5000 vital words of advice to consider before you cross the road.
London, a huge,sprawling metropolis, does not reveal itself to the casual visitor. To discover its diffuse wonders you must investigate its streets and squares on foot. Shunning major sights and typical tourist attractions, Londonwalks guides you through four of the most historic areas of the city's center, offering up bits of history, telling stories about unmarked houses and royal scandals, discussing architectural details, exposing relics. Easily completed in a morning or afternoon, each walk mentions plenty of spots along the way to read, rest, snack or browse. With maps, photos, a helpful section of information and advice, an index of important names, and a selected list of restaurants, pubs and shops, Londonwalks is a discriminating companion for the newcomer and for the veteran, who will learn something new about London with almost every step.
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.
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.
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: 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: Richard Jones
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation
"Charles Dickens and London are inextricably linked. The world-famous English writer lived in London for much of his life and is buried in Westminster Abbey. And it was London and its inhabitants that provided Dickens with the inspiration for so many of his works. Walking Dickensian London allows you to visit the locations mentioned in his works and to see the development of Victorian London. Additional routes offer an escape to Cobham or Rochester for a longer country stroll and to discover more about the places where Dickens spent his happy early childhood and retired in his final years." "Each walk takes you through an area used as the setting for one or more of Dickens's novels, from the peaceful, cobblestoned and lamp-lit Inns of Court featured in Great Expectations to the slums of Holborn portrayed in Oliver Twist. Along the way, you will see the homes of the Victorian great and good, as well as those of lowlier characters, who made an impression on Dickens in both his personal and professional life. There is also an opportunity to sample authentic fare at the public houses that Dickens frequented." "Together with 19th-century engravings and pertinent excerpts from Dickens's works, Richard Jones takes you back in time to the once crowded Docklands, where the river thronged with clippers trading goods from around the world, and the elite of Holland Park with their garden parties and literary dinners."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This innovative volume employs theoretical tools from the field of literary geography to explore Virginia Woolf’s writing and the ways in which she constructs her human subjects. It follows the routes of characters from The Voyage, Jacob’s Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and more as they walk around London, demonstrating how Woolf constructs the characters in her stories in a very politically conscious way. As Larsson argues, none of Woolf’s characters are able to walk just anywhere, at any time in history, or at any time of the day. Time, place, gender, and class form the conditions of life that the characters must accept or challenge. Featuring an array of detailed maps, Walking Virginia Woolf’s London: An Investigation in Literary Geography brings a fascinating new perspective to Virginia Woolf’s work. It is essential reading for scholars of modernist literature or geocriticism.
Author: Mark Mason
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre: Games & Activities
The only way to truly discover a city, they say, is on foot. Taking this to extremes, Mark Mason sets out to walk the entire length of the London Underground - overground - passing every station on the way. In a story packed with historical trivia, personal musings and eavesdropped conversations, Mark learns how to get the best gossip in the City, where to find a pint at 7am, and why the Bank of England won't let you join the M11 northbound at Junction 5. He has an East End cup of tea with the Krays' official biographer, discovers what cabbies mean by 'on the cotton', and meets the Archers star who was the voice of 'Mind the Gap'. Over the course of several hundred miles, Mark contemplates London's contradictions as well as its charms. He gains insights into our fascination with maps and sees how walking changes our view of the world. Above all, in this love letter to a complicated friend, he celebrates the sights, sounds and soul of the greatest city on earth.