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From Tower Bridge to Battersea Power Station, Big Ben to the Old Bailey – embark on a thrilling tour of the hidden interiors of some of London's most iconic buildings.
 
Unseen London takes you deep into the boiler room of the city's infrastructure, into the changing rooms of our greatest temples of sport, into the heart of the Establishment, and behind the scenes at the m
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 7th 2017 by Frances Lincoln
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Andrew Ives
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A gorgeous, glossy giant of a book, beautiful enough to adorn any coffee table. The photography by Dazeley is rather marvellous throughout and the printers/publishing layout designers have done a suitably wonderful job in showing it in its full glory. Most of the places featured herein have around 5 or 6 pages dedicated to each. There are around 50 such places in several categories, making up a book of almost 300 pages, which felt about the right length for a read of this nature. The selection o ...more
Jeff Howells
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
It’s a bit of a hobby of mine buying books about London, this is a lavish picture book about the ‘unseen’ parts of London, be they underground or behind closed doors. Palaces jostle with prisons within the covers of this book. Some locations have been abandoned whilst others are still in daily use. What is perhaps surprising is how marvellous the architecture is of even functional buildings (e.g. the control rooms of Battersea Power station). There is a lot of opulence on show and not just in th ...more
Bookish
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This offers a super-cool glimpse into places in London you likely have never seen. Among my favorites were some I wouldn't have expected to enjoy (pipes in basements, and whatnot). ...more
Jonny Brick
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Beyond the tourist traps London has an even richer heritage than anyone can fathom. With superlative photos and excellent text, every coffee table book from Stanmore to Stamford Hill to Stamford Bridge should have one!
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