A Curious Guide to London

A Curious Guide to London From petticoat duels and lucky cats to the Stiffs Express Lord Nelson s spare nose the Piccadilly earthquake and the Great Beer Flood of A Curious Guide to London takes you on a captivating w

  • Title: A Curious Guide to London
  • Author: Simon Leyland
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From petticoat duels and lucky cats to the Stiffs Express, Lord Nelson s spare nose, the Piccadilly earthquake and the Great Beer Flood of 1814, A Curious Guide to London takes you on a captivating, wildly entertaining tour of the city you think you know, unearthing the capital s secrets and commemorating its rich, colourful and unusual history Brimming with tales of LonFrom petticoat duels and lucky cats to the Stiffs Express, Lord Nelson s spare nose, the Piccadilly earthquake and the Great Beer Flood of 1814, A Curious Guide to London takes you on a captivating, wildly entertaining tour of the city you think you know, unearthing the capital s secrets and commemorating its rich, colourful and unusual history Brimming with tales of London s forgotten past, its strangest traditions and its most eccentric inhabitants, this book celebrates the unique, the unusual and the unknown Perfect for tourists, day trippers, commuters and the millions of people who call London home, this alternative guidebook will make you look at the city in a whole new light.

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    1. I've been reading a few guidebook recently, but none as curious as A Curious Guide to London. Unlike most guidebooks, this one is full of tales about the weirder side of London history. For example:- Under the statue of George Washington in Trafalgar Square is American soil, because Washinton swore that he would never step foot in England- The smallest police station was an ornamental stone lamppost in Trafalgar Square (it's now a broom cupboard).- The saying "When the lions drink, London will s [...]


    2. Set of a short stories, notes about things/people that happened/lived in London. I think at least 50% of them are either funny, interesting or worth remembering for giving a tour.


    3. I was racking my brains to decide what to buy for a friend of mine visiting from the States. Travel guides seem to occupy a very crowded market and out of the dozens offered I went for this one, purely for the title.What a lovely surprise, it was not what I expected. Complete with maps detailing the various locations, the book contained some wonderful stories such as : where a man died after a stone penis fell on his head, the eighteenth century sex shop,the Coventry Street vampire and my favour [...]


    4. A decent 'bedside book'ading a few pages a night before going to sleep. This has a lot of obscure facts about London (eg Pepys kept his bladder stone - which was the 'size of a goose egg' as a paperweight; the steeple at St Bride's church on Fleet Street was the inspiration for tiered wedding cakes; an Elephant given as a present to James I was given a gallon of red wine a day to drink in the mistaken belief that's how you looked after it) ideal as a stockfiller for Christmas


    5. This book is location-based collection of historical London trivia. It's not really a history book, nor is it a travel book (although the information is always tied to locations on a map). Rather it's just a well-researched compendium of fascinating tidbits of London's history. If you enjoy interesting trivia, of the sort you'd see on an episode of QI, then this book is right up your alley. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and highly recommend it if this sort of thing interests you.


    6. Laid out in neighbourhoods like a traditional guide book this book is anything but traditional. From the hilarious to the grotesque to just plain absurd, this book is simply entertaining! I loved learning strange bits of history about my favourite areas in London.


    7. A curious guide to London no es malo, simplemente es irrelevante. Algunas historias sueltas son interesantes, pero el resto es "lectura de sala de espera". Simpático librito, pero nada más.





    8. Book of very interesting little anecdotes about London oddities.Well worth dipping into.Highly recommended to any Londonphile. :)




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