National Geographic London Book of Lists

National Geographic London Book of Lists

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For London lovers of all stripes, National Geographic London Book of Lists chronicles this ever-changing city from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. Organized with a minimum of organization, the 140 lists in this eclectic and hugely entertaining illustrated compendium cover the citya€™s best, worst, highest, smallest, first, last, and everything in-between. Among the many intriguing facts, stats, and snippets, youa€™ll discover: Am Where you can find six old windmills within the confines of metropolitan London Am Why the womena€™s restroom at an East End pub is especially popular with avant-garde artists Am When a tornado razed nearly 600 houses and destroyed London Bridge Am The address of the only London flat where the four members of the Beatles lived together Am Why local children beat the stone boundaries outside the Tower of London with willow branches every three years Am Where you can find Londona€™s eight best waterfront pubs, seven greatest Victorian gin palaces, and ten most historic pubs Am Which two famous London museums still show World War II bomb damage on their outer walls Royal palaces. Street markets. Stellar views. Cockney slang. Favorite meals of kings. Roman ruins. Secrets lost to time. With surprises on every page, National Geographic London Book of Lists takes you deep inside the city that never fails to fascinate. From the Hardcover edition.As of May 2014 FIRST PERSON a€œIn London you have plays performed by good actors. That, however, is, I think, the only advantage London has over Philadelphia.a€ ~Benjamin Franklin, Letter, May 6, 1786 Ten Oldest Theaters T Royal Operaanbsp;...

Title:National Geographic London Book of Lists
Author: Tim Jepson, Larry Porges
Publisher:National Geographic Books - 2014-11-04

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