London's Lost Rivers

Author: Paul Talling

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 184794597X

Category: Travel

Page: 190

View: 561

From the sources of the Fleet in Hampstead's ponds to the mouth of the Effra in Vauxhall, via the meander of the Westbourne through 'Knight's Bridge' and the Tyburn's curve along Marylebone Lane, London's Lost Rivers unearths the hidden waterways that flow beneath the streets of the capital. Paul Talling investigates how these rivers shaped the city - forming borough boundaries and transport networks, fashionable spas and stagnant slums - and how they all eventually gave way to railways, roads and sewers. Armed with his camera, he traces their routes and reveals their often overlooked remains: riverside pubs on the Old Kent Road, healing wells in King's Cross, 'stink pipes' in Hammersmith and gurgling gutters on streets across the city. Packed with maps and over 100 colour photographs, London's Lost Rivers uncovers the watery history of the city's most famous sights, bringing to life the very different London that lies beneath our feet.

London's Lost Rivers

A Walker's Guide

Author: Tom Bolton

Publisher: Strange Attractor

ISBN: 9781907222030

Category: London (England)

Page: 272

View: 8441

"The Thames is not London's only river. Traces of the capital's many forgotten waterways still remain--for thos who know where to look. London's lost rivers invites you along the routes of the city's lost rivers and deep into its history, with ten guided walks that combine clear maps and directions with richly detailed anecdotes. [It] reveals a subterranean network that spreads from picturesque Hampstead in the North to the suburbs of the South, and runs beneath some of London's most iconic sites and historic areas. Follow these forgotten trails, and the city's past is brought to vivid life, populated by famous and infamous characters."--Back cover.

The Lost Rivers of London

Their Effects Upon London and Londoners, and Those of London and Londoners Upon Them

Author: Nicholas Barton,Stephen Myers

Publisher: 3RD EDITION

ISBN: 9781905286515

Category: London (England)

Page: 223

View: 5005

Derelict London

Author: Paul Talling

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1905211430

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

View: 8970

A fascinating book about the London that tourists don’t see. Paul Talling has been recording ramshackle London for several years and his website has become a point of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of fans. In his book, he looks at the cream of the down-at-heel, blending photographs with accounts of how certain buildings and sights fell into disrepair and what is likely to happen to them. Houses, pubs, cinemas, bomb shelters, cemeteries and shops are all meticulously recorded and celebrated. From the decaying houses on the North Circular to the faded glory of the Tidal Basin Tavern in Royal Victoria Dock (closed 1980), via Battersea Power Station and the Dalston Theatre, this is an extraordinary record of often wonderful London landmarks that are now prey to neglect, vandalism and the developer’s demolition crew. With over 100 colour photographs and accompanying text, Derelict London is a fascinating historical record of many of London’s disappearing landmarks.

London's Hidden Rivers

A walker's guide to the subterranean waterways of London

Author: David Fathers

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711235540

Category: Travel

Page: 112

View: 4011

London has many rivers, but they are often hidden under centuries of development. Rivers like the Walbrook, the Fleet or the Westbourne have left their mark on the city, and still form an important part of our subterranean world. David Fathers traces the courses of London’s Hidden Rivers in a series of detailed guided walks, illustrating the traces they have left and showing the ways they have shaped the city.

Swimming to Heaven

The Lost Rivers of London

Author: Iain Sinclair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854481798


Page: 78

View: 6802

Rivers of London

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781473222243


Page: 384

View: 8045

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England. Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden ... and there's something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it's falling to me to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

River Effra

South London's Secret Spine

Author: Jon Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909930421


Page: 146

View: 3357

The Vanished City

London's Lost Neighbourhoods

Author: Tom Bolton

Publisher: Strange Attractor

ISBN: 9781907222290

Category: London (England)

Page: 272

View: 5419

London is in a state of constant transformation, layer upon layer built up over centuries of destruction and reconstruction. There is so much change all around us that we scarcely notice it, but among the areas now vanished and forgotten are some of the city's most famous, and infamous, neighbourhoods. Vanished City takes us to ten areas, well-known in their day, which have disappeared from the A-Z. Each chapter tells the stories of places once known to every Londoner, including the most feared neighbourhood in the Western world, London's first Olympic Park, its first port, the original Grub Street, a high society spa resort, an occult square, a landscape of ancient, mythical kings, a notorious slum, and the streets stalked by the first London serial killer. Lost London lies right under our noses, in places we think we know and places we never thought to visit. Vanished City peels back the layers to reveal London as it used to be.

Midnight Riot

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345524586

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8286

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic. From the Paperback edition.

Lost London

Author: Richard Guard

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843178966

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3104

Lost London is the story of the city as told through the buildings, parks and palaces that are no longer with us. Places like the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the leading venue for public entertainment in the city for over 200 years, or the Palace of Whitehall whose 1500 rooms made it the largest royal residence in Europe until it was destroyed by fire at the end of the 17th century. From bull rings to ice fairs, plague pits to molly houses, this is a fascinating journey through London's forgotten past, unearthing the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets as well as shining a light in the city's darkest corners.

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained

Rethinking City-River Relations

Author: Martin Knoll,Uwe Lubken,Dieter Schott

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822981599

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 419

Many cities across the globe are rediscovering their rivers. After decades or even centuries of environmental decline and cultural neglect, waterfronts have been vamped up and become focal points of urban life again; hidden and covered streams have been daylighted while restoration projects have returned urban rivers in many places to a supposedly more natural state. This volume traces the complex and winding history of how cities have appropriated, lost, and regained their rivers. But rather than telling a linear story of progress, the chapters of this book highlight the ambivalence of these developments. The four sections in Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained discuss how cities have gained control and exerted power over rivers and waterways far upstream and downstream; how rivers and floodplains in cityscapes have been transformed by urbanization and industrialization; how urban rivers have been represented in cultural manifestations, such as novels and songs; and how more recent strategies work to redefine and recreate the place of the river within the urban setting. At the nexus between environmental, urban, and water histories, Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained points out how the urban-river relationship can serve as a prime vantage point to analyze fundamental issues of modern environmental attitudes and practices.

Do Not Alight Here

Walking London's Lost Underground and Railway Stations

Author: Ben Pedroche

Publisher: Capital Transport

ISBN: 9781854143525

Category: Subway stations

Page: 142

View: 3664

Guides the reader through London's many remaining disused Underground and main line railway structures. This book includes abandoned tunnels, derelict stations, old trackbeds and more that can be viewed in a series of 12 guided walks and short tube and train journeys, devised and investigated by the author.

Camden Town

Dreams of Another London

Author: Tom Bolton

Publisher: BL London

ISBN: 9780712356947

Category: Camden (London, England)

Page: 192

View: 1099

Camden Town perfectly embodies the cultural mix for which London is famed. Alongside the buzzing Lock market, the pubs and music venues and the eclectic shops, there is another Camden - impossible crowds, shameful poverty, bad housing, gang fights, murders...This book takes five landmarks as the starting point for a series of journeys into the layers of history and culture that make Camden Town. The World's End pub existed in various forms before Camden began. The Regent's Canal Bridge is where today's crowds flock to the locks and market, while Arlington House, just a block away, belongs to a parallel Camden of immigration and new beginnings, poverty and homelessness. No. 8 Royal College Street represents how, even with the first buildings of nineteenth-century Camden Town, social outsiders were attracted to the area. Meanwhile the Roundhouse, an engineering curiosity, was to become the revered centre of Camden's cultural scene.

Subterranean City

Beneath the Streets of London

Author: Antony Clayton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905286324

Category: London (England)

Page: 264

View: 2495

Nothing so fascinates Londoners as the visible or unseen life of the capital beneath their feet. Lost rivers, pipes of many kinds, sewers, crypts and catacombs, tunnels used or abandoned, ring mains, railways, secret bunkers and pneumatic tubes are all there in a sometimes complex arrangement. This book summarises what can be found and seen right up to date, including the considerable achievements of the past such as the first tunnel beneath the Thames, the world's first truly underground railway; and the first proper sewerage system installed in any city.

Underground London

Travels Beneath the City Streets

Author: Stephen Smith

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

ISBN: 0748123946

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 8679

What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in UNDERGROUND LONDON, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows. As well as being a contemporary tour of underground London, it's also an exploration through time: Queen Boudicca lies beneath Platform 10 at King's Cross (legend has it); Dick Turpin fled the Bow Street Runners along secret passages leading from the cellar of the Spaniards pub in North London; the remains of a pre-Christian Mithraic temple have been found near the Bank of England; on the platforms of the now defunct King William Street Underground, posters still warn that 'Careless talk costs lives'. Stephen Smith uncovers the secrets of the city by walking through sewers, tunnels under such places as Hampton Court, ghost tube stations, and long lost rivers such as the Fleet and the Tyburn. This is 'alternative' history at its best.

Lost Lanes

Short Jaunts and Epic Excursions by Bike in Southern England

Author: Jack Thurston

Publisher: Wild Things

ISBN: 9780957157316

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 256

View: 1336

Jack Thurston, presenter of the 'Bike Show', takes you on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of southern England.

London Under London

Author: Richard Trench,Ellis Hillman

Publisher: John Murray Publishers

ISBN: 9780719546174

Category: London (England)

Page: 240

View: 8198

A revised edition of a guide covering the latest underground developments in London, such as the substation beneath Leicester Square, underground railways and glass fibre communication together with a gazetteer of places open to the public.

Broken Homes

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069814371X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3476

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer. Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head 'round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: a town planner has gone under a tube train, and there's a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down. So far, so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection? And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River—in the jurisdiction of some pretty prickly local river spirits?

Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier

Author: Jon Day

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1910749303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 3686

Cyclogeography is about the bicycle in the cultural imagination and also a portrait of London as seen from the saddle. In the great tradition of the psychogeographers, Jon Day attempts to depart from the map and reclaim the streets of the city. Informed by several grinding years spent as a bicycle courier, he lifts the lid on the solitary life of the courier. Traveling the unmapped byways, shortcuts, and urban edgelands, couriers are the declining, invisible workforce of the city. The parcels they deliver keep things running. For those who survive the crushing toughness of the job, the bicycle can become what holds them together.