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A London Peculiar

Un libro in lingua di Heydel Rafe mankoo edito da Midpoint Trade Books Inc, 2015

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London Peculiar introduces the reader to a vast array of London’s most bizarre, curious and intriguing sights. These quirky peculiarities include buildings, objects, institutions and spaces. The history and reason for being of each is examined in detail and all are illustrated with contemporary images.

Entertaining and informative, London Peculiar is arranged according to district and includes:

  • Jeremy Bentham’s skeleton at University College, London;
  • George Washington’s statue and his wish to never set foot on British soil;
  • Postman’s Park and its memorials;
  • St. Clement Danes – The church that inspired the modern tiered wedding cake;
  • London’s only ‘split’ pub, divided across two sides of an alley;
  • The Duke of Welllington’s mounting stones;
  • The fake houses of London;
  • The Necropolis Railway (for coffins);
  • A nightclub in a lavatory

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