London’s hidden secrets – Volume 2
London has a fascinating and turbulent 2,000-year history, during which it has been burnt down several times, rebuilt, bombed in two world wars and rebuilt again.
It’s a city in a constant state of flux and renewal, with a wealth of ‘secret’ places.
London’s Hidden Secrets takes you off the beaten tourist track to seek out the city’s hidden delights that often fail to register on the radar of both visitors and residents alike. It aims to sidestep the jostling crowds of London’s tourist-clogged major attractions and discover its more esoteric,mysterious side.London’s Hidden Secrets includes some of the city’s loveliest buildings, secret gardens and parks, eccentric museums, lost’ cemeteries, ancient pubs, cutting-edge art and design, and much more.
The entries range from the enchanting delights of York House Garden sto the medieval charms of Middle Temple and Temple Church, from the stunning masterpieces of the Courtauld gallery to controversial installation art at the Saatchi Gallery, from ground-breaking 19th-centuryengineering works to fascinating historic markets, and from the spectacular treasures of Son House to atmospheric Brompton Cemetery.
Author: Graeme Chesters & David Hampshire