LONDON TREASURY


LONDON TREASURY

LUCINDA HAWKSLEY    Book Number: 85558    Product format: Hardback

All the enthralling facts and trivia on entertainment, historic buildings, place names, art and museums, parks and gardens, crime, riots and protests, plague and fire, religious buildings, the Thames, transport, markets, lost coffee and chocolate houses, sport, ghosts, shopping, animals and literary London. Historic details rub shoulders with modern information. Here you can learn about London pubs where several date back to the 1400s and the legend of the Tower and who qualifies as a Cockney. London parks - at one time Hyde Park was private land for the monks at Westminster Abbey until Henry VIII appropriated it for his personal hunting ground. By the end of the 19th century, London's public transport system used around 50,000 horses which were stabled in Hackney, whilst the first mention of a Punch and Judy show was in the diary of Samuel Pepys, who saw it at Covent Garden in 1662. Beatles' fans, did you know that there is a webcam over-looking the famed Abbey Road zebra crossing? Visitors can inform their friends when they intend to be there and wave to the camera as they cross! Swish book with a red cover and gold lettering.160pp.
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ISBN 9780233004822
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