Newly revised and updated, this convenient guide is the essential companion for visitors to London in the new century. Featuring colorful, informative, easy-to-handle maps that require no unfolding, the guide gives a comprehensive overview of what to see and do in and around England's capital city. -- Updated with information on all special millennium events, including a section on the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, and new developments such as Barkside -- Includes special features on Wren's London, Docklands, Hampstead Heath, and the British Museum -- Has everything you'll need to know about London museums, theaters, markets, jazz clubs and cabarets, parks, river and canal trips, tourist information centers, and selected restaurants, cafes, and pubs -- Lightweight and pocket-sized, with a complete street index -- perfect for on-the-go travelers.
A completely revised edition of the bestselling London streetmap Michael Middleditch has revised and updated his hugely successful London Mapguide?first published in 1983 and now in its eighth edition. Streets and sights are mapped and named, and there is a full index so that it can be used like the London A-Z. In addition, famous landmarks, places of entertainment etc are indicated on the maps. This edition has a brand-new spread on London architecture, and the Stratford Olympic area is fully incorporated into the book. At 72 pages of full-color maps this is the perfect book for every tourist and city-dweller.
Author: Michael Middleditch
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date: 2002
The award-winning, bestselling The Paris Mapguide by Michael Middleditch - the best streetmap on the marketThe perfect travelling companion, this clever guide combines illustrated, easy-to-read maps with essential facts to help you get the most out of your trip to Paris. It's light, and slim enough to slip easily into a pocket or small bag, yet packs in a wealth of invaluable information including detailed listings of everything from museums and galleries to markets and gardens, recommendations on restaurants and night life. Several, more in-depth, articles cover major attractions including The Louvre and Notre Dame and feature useful floor plans. Metro and bus route maps will get you wherever you want to go, and there's even a currency converter to help you sort the antique investments from the flea market bargains.For many years Michael Middleditch was chief cartographer at Geographia. He created the Mapguides especially for Penguin, and there are four award-winning and highly successful titles in the series: New York, Paris, London and the Map of the World.
A practical and portable guide to navigating New York City features detailed and readable maps, as well as a complete map of the Manhattan subway system, a calendar of events and activities, information on museums, facts about landmarks and places of interest, tips on shopping and entertainment, and walking tours of the Financial District, Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village. Original.
This map of Europe includes all lands eastwards to the Urals, southwards to North Africa (showing part of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) and south-eastwards to Syria, Iraq and Iran. The map is political in colouring and shows main roads and railways, and principal oil and gas pipelines (including those of the North Sea). Information is included in English, German and French with a bottom panel showing all the national flags with international number plates and details of populations and currencies. Over 6,300 cities, towns and villages on a scale of 1:5,500,000 are included.
Curiocity is a new A to Z exploring every aspect of life in London. Its 26 chapters weave together the city's stories with striking reflections, practical ideas and itineraries, and contributions from London voices such as Monica Ali and Iain Sinclair. The book is illustrated by artists including Chris Riddell, Isabel Greenberg and Steven Appleby, and at the heart of each chapter is an original hand-drawn map, charting everything from the city's international communities, underground spaces and children's dreams, to its unrealised plans, erogenous zones and dystopian futures. Curiocity is a unique guide that will transform the way you see and experience London.
Author: Christopher Winn
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Did you know that.. From Stonebridge Park on the Bakerloo Line you can walk to the largest Hindu temple in Europe? From Ealing Broadway on the Central Line you can walk to the oldest film studios in the world? From Stratford on the Central Line you can walk to, and abseil down, Britain's tallest sculpture? London is a city of surprises and variety, over 600 square miles packed full of character. And to really know London you must look beyond the obvious; there are broad vistas and quiet corners, iconic sights and grand boulevards, quaint villages, verdant parks, cobbled alleyways, museums, monuments, markets, theatres, and ancient churches. This book unearths and explores a stupendous range of interesting places, some well known, some less well known, some almost unknown, all of within an easy walk of a Tube station. If you want a day out and you want to do something different then London is your town, the Tube is your means and London by Tube is your guide.
Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical. Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of Major General, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war, he became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and The New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the U.S. Constitution. The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr.
Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music. Rock and roll sprang from a combination of African-American genres, Western swing, and country music that exploded in post World War II America. Jim O'Connor explains what constitutes rock music, follows its history and sub-genres through famous musicians and groups, and shows how rock became so much more than just a style of music influencing fashion, language, and lifestyle. This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Tim Jepson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Organized with a minimum of organization, the 140 lists in this eclectic and hugely entertaining illustrated compendium cover the city's best, worst, highest, smallest, first, last, and everything in-between. Among the many intriguing facts, stats, and snippets, you'll discover: Where you can find six old windmills within the confines of metropolitan London; Why the women's restroom at an East End pub is especially popular with avant-garde artists; When a tornado razed nearly 600 houses and destroyed London Bridge; The address of the only London flat where the four members of the Beatles lived together; Why local children beat the stone boundaries outside the Tower of London with willow branches every three years; Where you can find London's eight best waterfront pubs, seven greatest Victorian gin palaces, and ten most historic pubs; Which two famous London museums still show World War II bomb damage on their outer walls Royal palaces. Street markets. Stellar views. Cockney slang. Favorite meals of kings. Roman ruins. Secrets lost to time. With surprises on every page, National Geographic London Book of Lists takes you deep inside the city that never fails to fascinate.
Author: Michael McNay
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2015-12-01
A beautifully illustrated guide to over 400 of London's lesser-known cultural gems. Nobody could deny that London is one of the most culturally and architecturally rich places in the world. We cannot think of it without calling to mind buildings such as the Houses of Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, monuments such as Nelson's Column and the Cenotaph, and the incredible collections of museums such as the V&A and Natural History Museum. But such glories can make us overlook some of the other, less obvious wonders that the city has to offer. In Hidden Treasures of London Michael McNay has collected these more esoteric attractions, highlighting masterpieces and locations of significance the length and breadth of the city and its suburbs. In some cases an entire building may draw his attention; perhaps a beautiful church tucked away on a backstreet or an unobtrusive townhouse which lodged some great figure. In other cases it may be only a particular object or feature; a display of photographs, or some particularly fine relief sculpture. In every case McNay describes the subject at hand in vivid detail and provides the reader with the cultural and historical context needed to fully appreciate it. However well you may think you know the capital, Hidden Treasures of London is certain to unlock more of its secrets to you, leading you away from well-trodden tourist destinations to explore the amazing secret history of this great city.