The Regent's Canal

An Urban Towpath Route from Little Venice to the Olympic Park

Author: David Fathers

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711233478

Category: Bicycle trails

Page: 72

View: 6439

The Regent's Canal, the Limehouse Cut, the Hertford Union and the Lee Navigation collectively cut a swathe through north and east London. This 14 mile path, cycle and waterway is a journey full of intriguing contrasts: From the amateur sports fields of Regent's Park to London's new Olympic Park. From the studio where Hitchcock directed some of his early films to MTV in Camden Lock. From fine period housing to industrial wasteland, social housing and new canalside builds. From the pleasure boats chugging to Camden to the sleek Eurostars roaring off to Paris. The use of canals has changed dramatically over the past fifty years from one of industrial transportation to waterfront living and leisure activities. The canals in this book have undergone major phases of rebirth with new developments at King's Cross, Limehouse and the Olympic Park in Newham. Illustrator David Fathers offers a snapshot of how the canals were formed and how they appear today, in a series of arresting and information-packed pages following a course from Little Venice to the River Thames at Limehouse, and on to the Olympic Park.

London's Hidden Rivers

A walker's guide to the subterranean waterways of London

Author: David Fathers

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711235540

Category: Travel

Page: 112

View: 6740

London has many rivers, but they are often hidden under centuries of development. Rivers like the Walbrook, the Fleet or the Westbourne have left their mark on the city, and still form an important part of our subterranean world. David Fathers traces the courses of London’s Hidden Rivers in a series of detailed guided walks, illustrating the traces they have left and showing the ways they have shaped the city.

Camden Market

Author: Caitlin Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711233812

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 4826

A unique piece of London, cradle of design talent, heartland of the capital’s music scene, multicultural melting pot, Camden Lock is the world’s most famous market. The Lock started life as a collection of craft units housed in Victorian horse stables in a run-down timber wharf on the banks of the Regent’s Canal. Today an industrial dead zone has been transformed into London’s second most popular free attraction after the British Museum. The story of Camden Lock is one of dereliction and rejuvenation. Careers have started – and ended – at the Lock. Fortunes have been made, and lost, overnight. Craftspeople have become internationally known artists. Struggling stallholders have built up fashion empires. Caitlin Davies tells all these stories and more in an illustrated history full of personal memories and previously unpublished archive images.

London Thames Path

Author: David Fathers

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711235533

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 5252

David Fathers presents a unique and richly illustrated guide to the London section of the Thames Path, which runs along both banks of the river from Putney Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Together, the two paths make up a panoramic 40-mile walk through 2000 years of London's history. From the old docks and wharves that primed the Industrial Revolution, through the heart of British Government, Monarchy and Church to the City of London that took its very existence from the river. From the site of the Putney Debates at St Mary's Church to Wren's mighty baroque cathedral of St Paul's. From the great Victorian engineering works of Sir Joseph Bazalgette and his attempts to clean up a polluted London and the river to the Thames Barrier seeking to protect huge parts of London from rising sea levels. From London Bridge, site of the oldest crossing point, to the Millennium Bridge, the Thames' newest crossing. This book explains the panorama we see today, what came before and how the changes came about. Each double page shows the distance covered so you can plan your own tour of the river.

Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

Author: Martin Sheppard,Sandra Lousada

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711225985

Category: Travel

Page: 112

View: 346

It is London's good fortune to have five royal parks near its center -- green oases in the middle of a bustling city. Of these five, the newest is Regent's Park, created in the early 19th century as part of the greatest exercise in town planning in British history. The land was part of the property of Barking Abbey during the Middle Ages and became property of the Crown since it was appropriated by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden, its 487 acres include grassland, woodland, wetland, three superb gardens, the elegant terraces devised by John Nash, the Open Air Theatre, and the London Zoo. The park is home to a remarkable range of animal and bird life and is used by millions of Londoners and visitors. In this book, superb photography brings to life the elegant prose tracing the park's history, its architecture, and its life.

Londonist Mapped

Hand-Drawn Maps for the Curious Londoner

Author: AA Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749579104

Category: London (England)

Page: 96

View: 1928

The best of London as brought to you by Londonist, now featuring hand-drawn maps from some of our favorite British illustrators. Londonist is about London and everything that happens in it - and now it's mapped. The city at your fingertips, brought to life by an eclectic group of illustrators. Whether you're looking for something new to do around Brick Lane, or wondering about London's bridges and how they got their names, Londonist's team of contributors know the city and its history inside out. Appealing to map addicts, trivia junkies and Londoners-about town alike, this new compendium showcases hand-drawn maps inspired by some of the best of their writing.

Graphic Design Rules

365 Essential Design Dos and Don'ts

Author: Peter Dawson,John Foster,Tony Seddon,Sean Adams

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711233461

Category: Design

Page: 384

View: 893

Ask any graphic designer the world over about their preferred approach to setting type, choosing a colour, or beginning a new layout, and you will rarely get exactly the same answer twice. Every creative has their own individual approach, or more importantly their own combinations of the thousands of techniques one can apply when planning a new design project. But there are some dos and don'ts that always figure strongly in any heated debate about what one should or should not accept as the right way to create the best graphic design. Packed with practical advice but presented in a light-hearted fashion, Graphic Design Rules is the perfect book for the ever-growing group of non-designers who want some graphic design guidance. And for more experienced designers, individual entries will either bring forth knowing nods of agreement or hoots of derision, depending on whether or not the reader loves or hates hyphenation, has a pathological fear of beige, or thinks that baseline grids are boring. In the style of a classical almanac, 365 entries combine a specific rule with a commentary from a variety of experienced designers from all fields of the graphic design industry. Grouped into six colour-coded chapters - typography, colour, layout, imagery, production, and creative thinking - the reader can either dip in at random or use the book as the source of a daily lesson in how to produce great graphic design.

London's Waterways

Author: Derek Pratt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408170574

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 1378

London boasts not only one of the most famous and awe-inspiring rivers of the world, but is also home to beautiful and majestic canals such as the Grand Union and Regents Canal - ever popular with tourists and increasingly sought-after by waterside residents. Tucked away in the city are also lesser-known (and in some cases completely hidden) waterways, which this book magically opens up for the reader. Rivers flow through shopping centres and across tube platforms as well as creating surprisingly rural settings within the capital. This visually stunning and often unexpected look at the iconic landscapes, beautiful scenery and secret places all around London's waterways is the first book of its kind. By the same author as the popular Waterways Past and Present and The Thames: A Photographic Journey from Source to Sea, this book teems with fabulous photography and fascinating information, giving readers a unique insight into both well-loved and relatively unexplored aspects of London. With its stylish design, beautiful photography and quirky captions, this gorgeous coffee table book is the perfect gift for inland waterways enthusiasts, as well as tourists and Londoners.

The Stepney Doorstep Society

The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718189876

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9878

The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars. _____________ Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the steaming slums and teeming tenements, they struggled against poverty to survive, and fought for their community in our country's darkest hours. But there was also joy to be found. From Stepney to Bethnal Green, Whitechapel to Shoreditch, the streets were alive with peddlers and market stalls hawking their wares, children skipping across dusty hopscotch pitches, the hiss of a gas lamp or the smell of oxtail stew. You need only walk a few steps for a smile from a neighbour or a strong cup of tea. From taking over the London Underground, standing up to the Kray twins and crawling out of bombsites, The Stepney Doorstep Society tells the vivid and moving stories of the matriarchs who remain the backbone of the East End to this day.

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

Author: Trevor Cox

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039324282X

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 887

“A lucid and passionate case for a more mindful way of listening. . . . Anyone who has ever clapped, hollered or yodeled at an echo will delight in [Cox’s] zestful curiosity.”—New York Times Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Cox has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. But after an epiphany in the London sewers, Cox now revels in exotic noises—creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird. With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment, how our body reacts to peculiar noises, and how these mysterious wonders illuminate sound’s surprising dynamics in everyday settings—from your bedroom to the opera house. The Sound Book encourages us to become better listeners in a world dominated by the visual and to open our ears to the glorious cacophony all around us.

Narrow Boat

Author: L. T. C. Rolt

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9780750960618

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 6086

This engaging book tells the story of how he and his wife adapted and fitted out the boat as a home, and recreates the journey of some 400 miles that they made along the network of waterways in the Midlands. It recalls the boatmen and their craft, and celebrates the then seemingly timeless nature of the English countryside through which they passed.

Circle Line

Around London in a Small Boat

Author: Steffan Meyric Hughes

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857657666

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3019

"Magic, to a sailor, is harnessing the wind – getting something for nothing – the surprise of a gust, the boon of a side-wind and the trial of a headwind and best of all, the moment when a change in direction means turning away from the head seas and wind and running down the wind in a new warm silence." In 1969, man flew to the moon and sailed around the world solo. In 2009, sailor and Londoner Steffan Meyric Hughes thought he’d try something a little closer to home, becoming the first to sail and row around London in a small boat. Along the way, he discovers the truth behind boats, the sea and rivers, the history of the great city’s future and great secrets of the mysterious Thames: wrecks, bombs and intrigue. Circle Line is the story of a unique journey on the forgotten waterways of one of the world's greatest capitals; an investigation into the way we live today; and a humorous, sometimes moving trip down memory lane.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins,Both Professional Archaeologists Roy A Adkins

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 475

Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.


Four Intimate Walking Tours of London's Most Historic and Enchanting Areas

Author: Anton Powell

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 146686592X

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 8754

London, a huge,sprawling metropolis, does not reveal itself to the casual visitor. To discover its diffuse wonders you must investigate its streets and squares on foot. Shunning major sights and typical tourist attractions, Londonwalks guides you through four of the most historic areas of the city's center, offering up bits of history, telling stories about unmarked houses and royal scandals, discussing architectural details, exposing relics. Easily completed in a morning or afternoon, each walk mentions plenty of spots along the way to read, rest, snack or browse. With maps, photos, a helpful section of information and advice, an index of important names, and a selected list of restaurants, pubs and shops, Londonwalks is a discriminating companion for the newcomer and for the veteran, who will learn something new about London with almost every step.

The Complete Angler,

Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation,

Author: Izaak Walton,Charles Cotton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fishing

Page: 496

View: 531


Walking London's Waterways

Original Walks Along London's Docks, Rivers and Canals

Author: Gilly Cameron Cooper

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847737984

Category: London (England)

Page: 176

View: 9579

London is strewn with waterways, but the River Thames twisting through the capital can be seen from a radically different perspective in the futuristic Docklands area to the more sleepy suburbs of Putney, Chiswick and Barnes. This book offers an exploration, in 21 carefully researched walks, of London's varied waterways.

Bayswater to Little Venice Through Time

Author: Brian Girling

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445647184

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 8440

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Bayswater to Little Venice has changed and developed over the last two hundred or so years.

The Lea Valley Walk

Author: Leigh Hatts

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 178362227X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 2448

Guidebook to the Lea Valley Walk, a 53-mile long-distance path from Luton to the Thames. It follows the River Lea from its source near Leagrave to East India Dock opposite Greenwich, with an alternative finish at Limehouse and an optional tour of the Olympic Park. On the way it passes through a blend of quiet countryside, nature reserves and urban landscapes. The Lea Valley Walk offers level, waymarked walking for all abilities. The complete trek is presented in nine stages, accompanied by clear OS mapping, with suggestions for three, four, five and six day itineraries. For those looking for an easy-to-access traffic-free day or half-day walk, the route is divided into sections with convenient railway stations close to each end. Tracing the river as it passes through Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire towards the bustle of London, this fine and varied walk takes in historical towns and villages, stately homes and castles, including Waltham Abbey and Hertford Castle, Luton Hoo, Brocket Park and Hatfield. Along with suggestions for refreshment stops and accommodation, the guidebook is packed with fascinating snippets of information about wildlife, landscape, history and industrial heritage, making it an ideal companion to exploring the river and its surroundings.