London s Monumental Walks

Not surprisingly in a city as old and rich in history as London, there's a wealth of public monuments, statues and memorials: in fact London probably has more statues than any other major city in the world.

Author: David Hampshire

Publisher: Survival Books

ISBN: 1909282952

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Not surprisingly in a city as old and rich in history as London, there's a wealth of public monuments, statues and memorials: in fact London probably has more statues than any other major city in the world. Our 15 walks take in most of the city's great monuments, statues and memorials, but also many obscure, but no less interesting, other public works of art.
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Walking London s Statues and Monuments

Focusing on important, memorable or beautiful statues, sculptures and monuments around London, this book offers readers relevant information about both the walk and the work of art in question.

Author: Rupert Hill

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 1847735991

Category: London (England)

Page: 160

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Focusing on important, memorable or beautiful statues, sculptures and monuments around London, this book offers readers relevant information about both the walk and the work of art in question.
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Walking Cities London

In Monuments we explore how London monuments are encountered through
walking and consider what role these fixed landmarks play in helping us navigate
the fast-changing social and physical geographies of the city. As Ahuvia Kahane
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Author: Jaspar Joseph-Lester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000072013

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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Walking Cities: London (second edition) brings together a new interdisciplinary field of artists, writers, architects, musicians, human geographers and philosophers to consider how a city walk informs and triggers new processes of making, thinking, researching and communicating. In particular, the book examines how the city contains narratives, knowledge and contested materialities that are best accessed through the act of walking. The varied contributions take the form of short stories, illustrated essays, personal reflections and accounts of walks both real and fictional. While artist and RCA tutor Rut Blees Luxemburg and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy recount a nocturnal journey from Shoreditch to the City of London; architect Peter St John of the practice Caruso St John offers a detailed and personal reflection on the Holloway Road; and architect and author Douglas Murphy examines what he calls London’s ‘more politically charged locations’ in his account of a solitary walk through an area of South London. Ultimately, Walking Cities: London seeks to understand the wider significance of changing geographies to generate critical questions and creative perspectives for navigating the social and political impact of rapid urban change.
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Amazing London Walks

If you are a Londoner, this is a great chance to discover or rediscover the city. NEW: Now includes downloadable maps of each walk for you to (optionally) print, in addition to the digital maps in the e-book.

Author: G Costa

Publisher: Independent Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

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Discover London with "Amazing London Walks" Written by a professional London tour guide, travel writer and journalist, this selection of walking tours is the best way to make the most of your visit to London. These London walking tours are unlike any others and are an excellent choice for first-time visitors, repeat visitors or curious Londoners wanting to know more about their city. Each walking tour covers the major highlights you would expect to see, plus hidden secrets, fun and interesting stories and gems off the beaten path. This book covers 10 London walks which cover the main areas of (downtown) central London - if you are visiting for the first time, this is all you need to explore at your own pace. If you are a Londoner, this is a great chance to discover or rediscover the city. NEW: Now includes downloadable maps of each walk for you to (optionally) print, in addition to the digital maps in the e-book. Our 10 Amazing London Walks are: 1) Mayfair Walking Tour - Explore London's poshest and finest area. 2) St. James's and Royal London Walking Tour - From Buckingham Palace to the oldest hat shop in the world. 3) Westminster, Whitehall and Government Walking Tour - See Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, discover one of the most expensive schools in the country, and even where Benjamin Franklin once lived. 4) The West End Walking Tour - Trafalgar Square, a cafe in a crypt, Piccadilly Circus, London's real life "Diagon Alley", Covent Garden, Neal's Yard and so much more. 5) Embankment and South Bank Walking Tour - London's oldest outdoor monument, sphinxes, how the river Thames changed London, the Southbank, a Roman Bath and much more. 6) Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens Walking Tour - With over 625 acres to cover, we make sure you see the best bits. Public executions, Speakers' Corner, the Serpentine Lake, Peter Pan's statue, Kensington Palace and much more. 7) Knightsbridge and South Kensington Walking Tour - Harrods, the Museum Quarter, the Royal Albert Hall and more. 8) Bankside and The City of London Walking Tour - St. Paul's Cathedral, How London Bridge was moved to the USA, Why London's Skyscrapers Have such Incredible architecture and names (The Cheesegrater? The Shard?), The Great Fire of London and more. 9) Aldwych to Tower Hill Walking Tour - The Great Plague, Abandoned Churches, Secret Gardens and much more. 10) Camden, Regent's Park and Baker Street Walking Tour - Camden Town Market, the home of Sherlock Holmes, an enormous rose garden and more. Clear instructions, maps and photos throughout the book help you navigate your way effortlessly. Each walk lasts 1 to 2 hours and you will discover a mix of history, modern culture, fascinating stories and fun facts making these tours ideal for all ages. Get your copy of 'Amazing London Walks' now and begin your London adventure!
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Old Humphrey s Walks in London and Neighbourhood

THE MONUMENT , YESTERDAY I was roaming the fields in the neighbourhood
of Hornsey woods and Muswell hill , poking in the ditches , pulling down ... Why ,
on the top of the Monument , looking around on London's proud city lying below .

Author: George Mogridge

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10476439

Category:

Page: 352

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Old Humphrey s walks in London and its neighbourhood

Why , on the top of the Monument , looking around on London's proud city lying
below . You will say that a man , at my time of life , might be well satisfied to keep
his feet on level ground , and not give way to the pitiful ambition of getting above
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Author: George Mogridge

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590688484

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Old Humphrey s Walks in London and Its Neighbourhood

THE MONUMENT . YESTERDAY I was roaming the fields in the neighbourhood
of Hornsey woods and Muswell hill , poking in the ditches , pulling down the
honey - suckles in the hedges , peering into the long grass to watch the
shortlegged ...

Author: Old Humphrey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175005120178

Category: London (England)

Page: 286

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Walking London Wall

Explore the history of London through one of its oldest surviving monuments

Author: Ed Harris

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0752448463

Category: History

Page: 192

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This is the first ever definitive story of London’s City Wall which stretches just over two miles with about a third still remaining. Punctuated throughout by passages of London and British history across the centuries, this is the first ever book documenting the full story of London’s most ancient monument and how to access what survives above and below ground. Walking London Wall is a book of two parts. The first part charts the history of the wall and the important places associated with it following its route from west to east. The second part is a field guide for those who actually want to follow its course, starting at Blackfriars and ending at Tower Hill including, for the first time, an exploration of the Roman Riverside Wall, long a matter of debate and conjecture.
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Walks in London

Author: Augustus John Cuthbert Hare

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWK8TI

Category: London (England)

Page: 480

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DOING THE LONDON WALK

Fish Street Hill, sloping down to the Thames, was the passageway through which
all persons coming into London passed for over six hundred years, and the
Monument was placed there precisely to alert them to the City's destruction and ...

Author: Sean De Peitid

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781481789783

Category: Art

Page: 270

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Doing the London Walk invites you to share the joy of discovering London in a series of leisurely walks from Whitehall to Tower Hill, and from there into the streets and lanes of the historic city. You will meet a rich cavalcade of people and events that have shaped the life of London down through the avenue of the centuries: - The market at Covent Garden. - The Knights Templar - The Journalists of Fleet Street. - Dr. Johnson and his friends. - Temple Bar. - Dick Whittington and Bow Bells. - The Great Fire. - Sir Christopher Wren. - Lloyd's Coffee House. - The Goldsmiths and Merchants of Lombard Street. - The making of Bloomsbury. - Samuel Pepys and his Diary. - Wordsworth and Canaletto at Westminster Bridge. - Ships on the Thames. It is great story, told with warm humanity, offset with touches of humour. You may have the book in your hand as you ramble on, or as an "armchair walker" you may read it in your lounge, on a train or a plane. Each chapter is independent, so you can start or finish as you fancy. The author is retired university historian, University College Cork. He has written this book as an act of gratitude to London, and especially to the Manuscript Room of the British Museum for the gracious service he received during years of research for his doctorate.
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Old Humphrey s Walks in London and Its Neighborhood

they must give an account when they return to those who have never wandered
so far from home as London's “ faire citie . ... He enters with a somewhat impatient
air ; he regards with a hasty glance the monuments of the dead : his watch is ...

Author: Old Humphrey

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044081204414

Category:

Page: 286

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Curious Walks Around London

This book provides an informative and entertaining selection of walks around well-known and some less- visited parts of London.

Author: David Brandon

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 1445602946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

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This book provides an informative and entertaining selection of walks around well-known and some less- visited parts of London.
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Walking Dickensian London

Twenty-five Original Walks Through London's Victorian Quarters Richard Jones
... Start : Finish : Length : Duration : Best of times : Worst of times : Refreshments :
Monument Station ( Circle and District Underground lines ) . Borough Station ...

Author: Richard Jones

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015060591511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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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 thatprovided 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, cobble-stoned, 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 the 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. Illustrated with atmospheric color photographs, which capture the pockets of Dickensian London still evident today, Walking Dickensian London is the perfect companion to discovering the London that Dickens knew so well. ... Publisher description.
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Walking Notorious London

From Gunpowder Plot to Gangland : Walks Through London's Dark History
Andrew Duncan. He employed the same ... THE CITY WALK Start and finish :
Monument underground station ( Circle and District lines ) . Length : 2 / 2 miles (
4km ) .

Author: Andrew Duncan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1843305704

Category: Crime

Page: 176

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District by district, the author pinpoints extraordinary scenes of scandal and intrigue, murder and mayhem - some still vivid in memory, others buried by the tastes of subsequent generations - that have lent London notoriety.
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London

Illustrated by Twenty Bird's-eye Views of the Principal Streets. Also by a Map
Showing Its Chief Suburbs and Environs, and by a Street-map of Central London
Herbert Fry. 184 The Monument—The Great Fire. walk when you can ride; never
to ...

Author: Herbert Fry

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012166042

Category: London (England)

Page: 275

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London s Monuments

Contains details of over 300 monuments; biographies of the immortalised; historical background; photographs of all monuments; Central London maps; subject and general indexes.

Author: Andrew Kershman

Publisher: Metro Pub Limited

ISBN: 1902910435

Category: Architecture

Page: 393

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Contains details of over 300 monuments; biographies of the immortalised; historical background; photographs of all monuments; Central London maps; subject and general indexes.
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Frommer s Memorable Walks in London

Walk straight ahead to the small monument with the red terra - cotta roof . This is
a national memorial commemorating acts of heroism by ordinary men and
women . Dedicated in 1910 , the monument is covered with epitaphs to unsung
heroes ...

Author: Richard Jones

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 0028621425

Category: Travel

Page: 165

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11 Great Walking Tours Through the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods Follow Frommer's for an up-close and personal look at London—from the ancient streets of the City to Chelsea's hippest hangouts. We'll show you London as you've never seen it before! Among the highlights: London's most atmospheric pubs, including the notorious 17th-century "Bucket of Blood" and the Polar Bear Pub, where the Rolling Stones rehearsed The homes and hangouts of London's most famous—and infamous—literary figures: Dickens, Keats, Wilde, Carlyle, the Bloomsbury group, Marx, and more Sir Christopher Wren's most magnificent structures, including St. Paul's Cathedral Trendy Soho, where you'll find Swinging London's beatnik, red-light, and rock ‘n’ roll heritage The shops of aristocratic St. James's, where you can buy anything from tea to topcoats With easy-to-use directions and maps—and the best places to take a break along the way It's a Whole New World with Frommer's. Find us online at www.frommers.com
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A Walk Round London s Parks

When in London on business meetings , he always tried to walk everywhere ,
especially across the Park . ... Hyde Park Corner itself , is the massive bronze
statue of Achilles , one of London's most impressive , and strangest , monuments
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Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: 0099352206

Category: London (England)

Page: 213

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