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London, England: A Day-Trippers Travelogue from the Coolest City in the World Derek Hammond

London, England: A Day-Trippers Travelogue from the Coolest City in the World

Derek Hammond

Published May 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781851589890
Paperback
224 pages
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 About the Book 

Armed with a pile of tantalizing guidebooks and a Londometer (to identify those perfect London moments), in this book journalist Derek Hammond goes in search of the citys Londonest scenes. At the same time, he sets the modern city against theMoreArmed with a pile of tantalizing guidebooks and a Londometer (to identify those perfect London moments), in this book journalist Derek Hammond goes in search of the citys Londonest scenes. At the same time, he sets the modern city against the fantasy London created by cinema, television, and too much swinging spy fiction. Each chapter takes us to a different section of London, which is defined by its own unique atmosphere and history. Visit Soho discos and East End strippers, trail the Ripper, meet Holmes, go shopping, miss the Changing of the Guard. Most of the trips include a visit to one major tourist destination or pop-cultural hot spot, plus a sampling of events, trivia, memories, characters, and obsessions. It is a wacky guide to Englands capital city.