London is the world’s leading tourist destination with a wealth of world-class attractions – more than any other city in the world – that draw millions of visitors a year; amazing museums and galleries, beautiful parks and gardens, stunning palaces and grand houses, and much, much more. These are covered in numerous excellent tourist guides and online, and need no introduction here. What aren’t so well known are London’s numerous smaller attractions, most of which are neglected by the throngs who descend upon the tourist-clogged major sights. What London Hidden Secrets (volume 3) – and the other two volumes in this mini-series – does is seek out the city’s lesser-known, but no less worthy, ‘hidden’ attractions.
When we set out to research and write London’s Hidden Secrets, we had no idea just how many treasures we would find – and the more research we did, the more ‘secrets’ we discovered – until a second and (this) third volume became inevitable. We have both lived and worked throughout the city and, like most long-term London residents, we thought we knew the city pretty well. However, we were surprised to find just how many little-known delights London has to offer – not only had we previously not visited many of the places featured in this book, we hadn’t even heard of many of them!
Inside you'll discover a wealth of fascinating small museums and galleries; historic churches and other ancient buildings; captivating parks and gardens and historic 'lost' cemeteries; atmospheric pubs; cutting-edge art and design, and much more. A total of almost 140 destinations in all corners of the city and its suburbs. Of course, not all are secrets, but many are hidden and largely unknown except to a small band of locals and insiders.
London’s Hidden Secrets isn’t intended as a walking guide, although many of the places covered are close to one another – particularly in the hubs of Westminster and the City in central London – where you can easily stroll between them. Almost all are, however, close to public transport links and relatively easy to get to. What’s more, the vast majority are free – so there’s no excuse for not getting out and exploring.
With a copy of London’s Hidden Secrets to hand to inspire you, you need never be bored of London (or life). Researching and writing this third volume has been a pleasure and a labour of love – we hope you enjoy discovering the city’s hidden secrets as much as we did.
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|RRP:||£10.95 Survival Books|
|Author:||Graeme Chesters & David Hampshire|
|Published:||1st May 2013|
|Number of Pages:||320 Pages|
|Dimensions:||110mm W x 190mm H|