Author: Andrew Duncan
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Sports & Recreation
"London is a walker's paradise, and here's a guide through miles of endlessly surprising landscapes--from wild health land and waterways to formal gardens; from mews and narrow alleyways to elegant squares, from tranquil villages and bustling markets to royal palaces. Duncan acts as a personal guide and commentator, describing each of 30 walks and anticipating questions about fascinating and puzzling sights along the way. Includes information on transportation to start and end points and tips on where to relax along the way." -- Publisher description from web.
Author: Sara Calian
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2012
See the best of London with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking London is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from The City and Westminster to Kensington and Knightbridge. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants. Each itinerary includes the following features: Distinctly London: Explore the city through 2-page features that showcase the quintessential aspects of the city, such as Royal London, Shakespeare London, and London Pubs: Here you'll get intriguing background information to help you understand why this city is one of the world's greatest. Best of: Specific thematic groupings of sights are described, such as ancient markets, posh shopping, and London clubs. In-depth: These spreads take a deep dive into a major museum or other sight--Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, the National Gallery--providing step-by-step guidance on what to see and how to plan your visit. Sidebars throughout give you the lowdown on shopping, eating, and going out on the town, offering insider tips and interesting asides.
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: David Tucker
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-02-05
London Walks is the award-winning original walking tour company. Written by the expert and knowledgeable guides who lead the walks, London Stories is the perfect way to discover the rich history of London and its hidden gems, including: Sinister London - haunted London and Jack the Ripper. Literary London - from Shakespeare to Dickens. Public Houses - the old pubs of Soho. Mystery and Secrets - the city's hidden past. A Tale of Two Cities - Westminster and the Square Mile. Perfect for tourists who want to experience London life beyond Trafalgar Square as well as for Londoners keen to step off the Circle Line and discover the secrets on their own doorstep, London Stories offers a fascinating glimpse into the capital's rich history. With photos, maps and illustrations to bring the stories to life, London Stories is for those who love London, written by those who know it best.
Author: Clare Brant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009
Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London will entertain and inform all who are interested in literature, history, and the city of London. This unique book invites the reader to walk along the dirty, crowded, and fascinating streets of eighteenth-century London in an unusual way. Nine leading experts from the fields of literature, history, classics, gender, biography, geography, and costume, offer different interpretations of John Gay's poem Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of Londoni (1716). The poem--a lively, funny, and thought-provoking statement about urban life--accompanies the essays, in a new edition with comprehensive notes. The introduction paints a vibrant picture of London in 1716, depicting Gay's fascinating life and literary world, offering an invaluable guide to the poem. Together, these elements allow the heat, grime, and smells of the underbelly of eighteenth-century London come alive in new ways.
Author: Richard Jones
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Haunted places
This guide offers readers 25 original, spooky walks and tours in and around London. Information on dates and times when ghosts are most likely to appear and practical tips on transport and opening times are also included.
Author: Nicholas Robins
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Release Date: 2005-01-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation
"Shakespeare's associations with Stratford-upon-Avon are well known, but few know that he was equally at home in London, the city in which he worked and lived for much of his adult life. London's streets, inns and theatres form a backdrop to many of Shakespeare's plays and much of his poetry, showing how deeply the city influenced his work." "This book brings together 20 walks exploring 16th century London, including Westminster, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Globe Theatre, St. James's Palace, the Tower of London and Hampton Court." "As well as exploring the London that Shakespeare knew, the walks also cover the theaters of modern London, including the West End, the Barbican Centre, the South Bank Centre and the Young and Old Vics, where great directors have successfully staged Shakespeare's plays over many centuries." "Shakespeare expert Nicholas Robins guides and entertains throughout, taking us back in time to an era when theater dominated artistic life. Using excerpts from Shakespeare's plays, he reveals some of the inns where Falstaff drinks and carouses in Henry IV and shows the brooding darkness exerted by The Tower in Richard III." "This guide is illustrated with specially-commissioned full-color photographs and is enriched with atmospheric 16th century engravings. Each walk is supported with an easy-to-follow map highlighting places of interest along each route."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: G. Byrne Bracken
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Release Date: 2011-11-15
As a city for walking and exploring, London is one of the finest in the world. This guide provides 15 walking tours in London’s most famous and scenic locations, including Westminster, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Bloomsbury, Chelsea, Kensington, South Bank, St James’s, Smithfield as well as the London Olympics site. The book features 215 buildings, streets and places and contains 100 elegant illustrations with 20 maps. This handy-size guide is user-friendly, information-rich and the perfect companion for all visitors and explorers of London. Moreover, there is a section on the key architectural styles of the city.
A comprehensive guidebook to the leisure walking opportunities in Greater London, compiled by one of the leading authorities on the subject. Details of nearly 300 self-guided trails are included, covering over 2300km, as well as information on guided walks and challenge walks on the fringes of London. The 80 named trails of the Strategic Network of the London Walking Forum are covered along with over 200 shorter routes, mainly heritage and nature trails. Readers are provided with information to help them decide which routes to try, including detailed statistics and requirements for all routes. All routes are coded for countryside or waterside. Also included are summary descriptions of all the organisations supporting walking in London and key pointers on how to get started: guidance on walking, groups to join, health matters, challenge walks and how to find the right maps and use them.
Author: Nick Black
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2013 The history of health care is complex, confusing, and contested. It involves more than just the creation of hospitals and dispensaries, infirmaries, and health centers. There are also royal colleges, trades unions, medical schools, nurses’ homes, coroners’ courts, nursing sisterhoods, ambulance stations, patients’ organizations, and medical missions. Usually, to enhance our understanding we sit and read books, or, nowadays, surf the Internet. But it’s more fun to go out, visit the buildings where events unfolded and transport yourself back in time. The story of how health care has developed from medieval times to the present day is told through seven walks in central London, each with a key theme, such as: Competition between the church, crown, and city for control Changing fortunes of particular districts Radical reform between 1840 and 1880 Individual creativity and entrepreneurship Hospitals’ unavoidable choice between merger or migration Transformation of health care trades into professions Development of primary care The book takes as much interest in one of the six ambulance stations build in 1915 by the London County Council as it does in the grandest teaching hospital. Although some important buildings have been destroyed, and others are threatened, many remain. The walks aim to help preserve our legacy as, increasingly, former health care buildings are converted into hotels, offices, homes, and shops. Awareness of their original functions is in danger of being lost. The book also aims to increase our understanding of the current challenges we face in trying to improve health care. For there are many lessons to be learnt from the past. 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.
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.