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By David Piper

David Piper's vintage booklet is the main dependent, lyrical and stimulating of all publications to London, written with undisguised enthusiasm, intimacy and affection. It traverses London from Regent's Park to Lambeth, from the Tower of London to Kensington, with tours at the river and forays to outlying attractions, each one bankruptcy protecting a space which might be very easily walked in an afternoon. the writer attracts out the person personality of every district via heritage, literature, artwork and structure and his personal proficient and exciting reviews. this is often an important consultant if you happen to actually need to appreciate how London has built; it's been completely revised and up-to-date for this new version.

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Before you the wide roadway dips, and lifts again, half a mile away to the Parisian roof of the Ritz; the road is streaked with cars and above them the air is cluttered with lamp brackets like derelict railway sleepers. On the left runs the irregular, greyish cliff of the Piccadilly façades, but on the right, clear up to the Ritz, is a stretch of green, swelling and subsiding like a great feather bed under its eiderdown of trees: Green Park. The Park is defined sharply along a diagonal away from your right – by the wall of Buckingham Palace gardens, armoured with spikes – but beyond to your right front it dissolves into distance.

Which done, briskly the Romans rebuilt London, and it became a city of the north bank of the Thames, built about two hills, Corn Hill and Ludhill. It was a natural port, the most convenient gateway to the Continent; from it a firm grasp could be kept on the southern half of England – the Roman roads soon spoked out from London and straddled the country. About AD 200 the engineering of the great Roman wall of London began but about a hundred years earlier a wooden bridge had already been flung across the Thames and at its southern end on the south bank a suburb began to build at Southwark.

Fm Page 26 Tuesday, August 22, 2000 8:59 AM Companion Guide to London pyramid in limewood of cherubs, fruits, wheat and foliage, topped by a bird with wings uneasy for flight. And it is the real thing; Gibbons was paid £12 for it in 1682. All Hallows (the Barking part of its name comes from an abbey in Essex to which it was once related) is now widely known as the church of Toc H, that Christian fellowship founded in the First World War by the famous Tubby Clayton near Ypres. The ever-burning Toc H lamp is in a little casket that stands at the east end on a good fifteenth-century tomb; close by are four panels from a sixteenthcentury Flemish altarpiece and, in front of the altar, some of the best memorial brasses in London; brass, too, are the unusual and most elegant communion rails, replicas mostly of those destroyed in the bombing.

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