London Hidden Walks Volume 1 is packed with interesting details about London’s history with both personal tales of those who wandered the same streets in former years and a more general social and economic history of the different areas covered.
Following any of the 12 walks featured in the book will allow the user to walk in the footsteps of authors and statesmen, murderers and revolutionaries. It should prove a great success with all those who enjoy strolling London’s streets and have an interest in its history. It is part of the ‘Explore London’ pocket series that has established a niche for Metro in recent years.
About this author
Stephen Millar has already enjoyed considerable success with London’s City Churches, also published by Metro Publications. He now casts his net wider, walking London’s streets and discovering its history.
"This book is a wonderful way to explore this sometimes secretive city, great for eitherhardened Londoners or first time visitors."
Robert Elms BBC London 94.9FM
"The book gives a great picture of the history of the areas, and focuses not just on existing buildings, but also the people who frequented the area. It points out things 99% of visitors would otherwise overlook ... There is much more detail than in a standard guide book, but it is entertainingly written, and covers everything from architecture, immigration and cultural influences to movies and criminals."
5* Anthony B Murphy
"I've read the whole book in one go as if it were a novel - just couldn't put it down!!!"
5* Reader's review
Format: 348 pp, w105mm x h148mm Full colour, 25 Maps, over 400 photographs by the author
Author: Stephen Millar