London Peculiars; A Guide to the City's Offbeat Places
Estimated dispatch date: 4 December 2020
A peculiar is often defined as something 'eccentric' or containing 'individual qualities' that differ from the 'norm'. And as it so happens, London is bursting with them!
This handy pocket-sized book will guide you through the capital detailing everything from the tent-shaped tomb designed for Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton by his widow, Isabel Arundel Gordon, to a stone niche by a long-demolished foundling hospital where almost 15,000 newborns were discarded over the course of the 18th century.
At times heroic, and at other times tragic, often amusing and always unexpected, these so-called 'peculiars' bring colour to the fabric of London. Whether you are a lifelong resident or simply visiting, London Peculiars is guaranteed to lead you on an adventure.
A part of 'The London Series', why not check out Art London: A Guide to Places, Events and Artists too.
Author : Peter Ashley
Publication Date : 2019
Publisher : ACC Art Books
ISBN : 9781851499182