Exploring the hidden city with original walks and unusual places to visit interlink walking guides andrew duncan on. The mummy of jimmy garlick, in st james garlickhythe church in between the city and st pauls. Find more secret things to do in london, and plan more london days out with our oneday itineraries. London s roman basilica and forum at one time the largest roman building north of the alps, but to see the remains youll need a haircut first london s roman baths okay maybe its tudor.
For a glimpse of a hidden london, here are 17 offbeat things to do in london that you should. Brands that weve worked with include the guardian, time out, the city of london and eastpak. This game is also offered as a 90 minute evening experience. The secret london tour discover the citys hidden treasures. With that said, the edition is gorgeous great graphic design, beautiful glossy photographs, satisfyingly thick paper. Miles of original walks including ancient waterways, tunnels beneath the citys streets, easily missed courtyards and gardens, and more. In this programme we explore a secret subterranean world. Even if youre a lifelong houstonian, there may be a side to this city youve never seen. Get in touch if youre a brand and are interested in working with us. We went to see a fascinating secret crypt, which is in the middle of the city. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit imm lifestyle books andrew duncan on.
Part two explores hidden westminster, st james s and the city in detail and takes the reader to offbeat places to visit such as the kensington roof garden and the whitechapel bell. If youre like me, read on for my list of 7 secret places in london. Welcome to secret london, a guide to the hidden corners of this exciting city. Aimed at visitors and londoners alike, this fully updated edition of secret london unlocks the capitals most fascinating secrets both above and below ground. Uncover galleries, pubs, museums, and secret locations. Hidden london walking tour london walks londons best. Hidden london is london transport museums exclusive programme of tours and events at disused stations and secret sites across london. So the underground city are supposed to be top secret and even the city. Historian and london tour guide duncan walks tourists through hidden landscapes along spurs and rivers, the subterranean city, private land, westminster, whitehall, st. Dont expect to find everything that you read about in this book or, at least, dont believe the maps. Explore the citys hidden places by graeme chesters isbn. The secret alleys, courts and yards of londons square mile by david long isbn. Aimed at visitors and londoners alike, this fully updated edition of secret london unlocks the capitals most fascinating secretsboth above and below ground.
What to do in london a day by day guide to exploring london. Lifestyle es magazine exploring the hidden sacred churches of ethiopia hiking high above the plains in northern ethiopia may be literally a balancing act, but rachael dove finds the steep. Tfls hidden london tours of sealedoff tube stations return later this year, and tickets go on sale very soon. Exploring secret london up creeping lanes, round outoftheway corners, past veiled islands of green shaughans at his inimitable best. On this unique walk you will explore the streets of hidden london and be introduced to the tucked away places where history was made and where time stands still. There are so many hidden london guidebooks out there that i thought his one would just be a respin of a welltrodden genre. Can my brand commission or sponsor a hiddencity game. There will be no stains or markings on the book, the cover is clean and crisp, the book will look unread, the only marks there may be are slight bumping marks to the edges of the book where it may have been on a shelf previously. And in grimaldi park is the grave of joseph grimaldi, hailed as the first modern clown. Lower robert street is a quiet and almost abandonedinfeel road that links the strand. Aimed at visitors and londoners alike, this fully updated new edition of secret london unlocks the citys most fascinating secrets both above and below ground. Secret london, an unusual guide, is the original and still the best of all the many alternative london guides. London s first publicsector day spa in the york hall leisure centre in bethnal green is surprisingly luxurious and certainly worth a visit.
After dinner, ask to see the mayor of scaredy cat town, and youll be led through a fridge to a hidden hideaway that serves cocktails until late. James, the city, and other less known parts of the capital. London s roman amphitheatre guildhall art gallerys little secret. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places t.
Aimed at visitors and londoners alike, this fully updated new edition of secret london unlocks the city s most fascinating secrets both above and below ground. Hidden away on a side street near kings cross is grimaldi park. Come and enjoy exploring the city a few layers deeper and become a tourist for a day in your own city,while finding unexpected treasures you never thought london would have. Apr 30, 2015 aimed at visitors and londoners alike, this fully updated new edition of secret london unlocks the city s most fascinating secrets both above and below ground. Exploring the hidden city with original walks and unusual places to visit. From secret bars to gorgeous gardens, discover another side of london. The travel advice in city secrets london comes directly from the. Its a 50 mile walk so unless youre feeling incredibly ambitious, try doing it in 11 section pieces. Solve a trail of riddles, explore the citys best spots and unlock local recommendations. Many maps and stepbystep itineraries, photos and addresses where to find more information. London is a walkers paradise, and heres a guide through miles of en. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit 6th revised edition by andrew duncan isbn. Find inspiration for your next city trip or explore new hidden gems in your hometown.
Secret london is an essential companion for anyone committed to discovering the true heart of one of the worlds greatest capital cities. Hiddencity everything you need to know about hiddencity. Secret london hidden london gems, bars and secret things. There are regular direct departures from londons mainline stations and the train is often a lot quicker than a coach, which can get stuck in slow moving traffic. Exploring londons abandoned underground stations the cpec. Andrew duncan has 102 books on goodreads with 12 ratings. Incredible and ingenious hidden rooms and secret furniture. Explore a totally different side to the city with our guide to secret london featuring lesserknown museums, lowkey bars and other clandestine shenanigans go. I would rate the book higher if it had made that clear. Londons roman city wall a surprising amount of it still. Jul 23, 2012 the sneaky plan to subvert the electoral college for the next election duration. Londons best secret spots the secrets of london thrillist.
On this unique walk you will explore the streets of hidden london and be introduced to the tucked away places where. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit by andrew duncan at barnes. Hidden restaurants in london the best secret dining spots. Go exploring with our guide to londons best hidden gems.
Londons roman amphitheatre guildhall art gallerys little secret. Hidden london will uncover the whats and whys of these forgotten spaces, mixing your exclusive look round with the various reasons for. This book is an insightful guide to places and things to see that you wont find on the standard guide books. Nov 11, 2014 the urban exploration crew i had worked with, the london consolidation crew or lcc, had long graduated from ruins and skyscrapers it was the city in the city they were after, the secrets. Led by experienced guides, ready to share unusual and littleknown stories surrounding the stations varied histories, these visits offer an exciting opportunity to explore locations rarely seen by the public. Explore the city s hidden places by graeme chesters isbn. What can stay hidden, however which buddha clearly knew all too well are these secret restaurants in london, which you really have to be looking for to. Sep 19, 2019 a new book from the london transport museum uncovers the secret world of londons abandoned stations and underground structures. Browse randomly through these pages, clicking the links on each page, or follow one of the walks to explore one of its many varied faces london has an amazing history that goes back more than 2,000 years.
Go behind the scenes at some of the citys busiest stations and uncover secret spots and fascinating stories of londons underground. Sep 12, 2017 london has some amazing attractions, but the things i love most are its secret spots. Explore forgotten parts of the tube network on atmospheric tours of disused stations and tunnels, go behind the scenes at some of londons busiest stations, and uncover some of the citys fascinating history with our expert guides. Although there is some interesting information in this book you need to know you are reading it for just that purpose, not for places to visit while you are in london. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and. London guilds and liveries discovering books john kennedy. Exploring the hidden city with original walks and unusual places. Discovering the forgotten underground features dozens of images of the abandoned areas of the rapid public transit system known as the tube, as well as the stories behind them.
Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit at. Nov 07, 2019 london is filled with amazing places to see, delicious foods to eat and quirky spots to find and although all the obvious places are a definite must 15 amazing secret spots you have to see in london travel, travel advice england, europe, london, united kingdom travel, food and home inspiration blog with doortodoor travel planner. Celebrated historian andrew duncan strips away bricks, mortar, and tarmac to uncover parts of london that even born and bred. It really is an underground city down there and we will explore it all. Demonstrating just how much this city actually does have that you probably dont know about, we got kieran meeke esteemed author of secret london to unveil some of the best hidden goodies the. London has an amazing history that goes back more than 2,000 years. Obviously, other people love the book, and it probably isnt a bad book, just disappointing if youre looking for the city s hidden neighborhoods rather than grand central terminal. Experience a different side of the city with our guide to secret things to do and hidden spots in london. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit imm lifestyle books at. From hidden bars to fascinating museums, were here to help you and your pals discover amazing new places and create some beautiful memories together along the way. Great chance to explore off the beaten track and avoid the crowds. The good people from the london transport museum are once again hosting exclusive, private tours of londons abandoned tube stations. However hidden london, the museums exclusive program of tours.
So explorers we have travelled to manchester to explore manchesters underground city. Explore abandoned parts of the tube network on an atmospheric visit of disused stations and tunnels, with the london transport museums hidden london tours. Over18s are invited to complete professor moriartys evening challenge. Buy the paperback book secret london, updated edition. Hiddencitys london based realworld games are currently paused whilst the uk is in lockdown.
Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit paperback at. Secret london, an unusual guide is quite simply brilliant. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit has 3 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. When it arrived, i casually opened it up, and cast my cynical eye on the first article i saw. Journey across the city, solving a trail of clues sent to your phone, in a treasure huntstyle experience. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit paperback 25 may 2009. Oxford can take around an hour and enjoy a day exploring the colleges of the city of dreaming spires. Walk around london explore the leafy slopes of south east london as you amble from lesnes abbey to crystal palace park, linking up 300 open green spaces on the way. Discover the best hidden secrets and hotspots in over 35 cities.
Bradley garrett is a geographer at the university of southampton and author of explore everything. Secret london is a potpourri of chapters which has proved extremely popular with armchair readers and urban explorers alike. Secret london, an unusual guide is the original and still the best of all the many alternative london guides. Jan 29, 2017 secret london is the ultrashareable, online guide to things to do in london. Only then will you get close to the true essence, to the true heart, to the very fabric of the place you are in and have an experience like no other. Exploring the hidden city, with original walks and unusual places to visit by andrew duncan. Hidden away from the busy main roads you will find a secret city of medieval streets, narrow alleyways, hidden courtyards and ancient buildings. Where begins underneath the 4th plinth sculpture currently a persian winged bull deity. Hidden london is our programme of exclusive tours and events at locations rarely seen by the public. Well leave the famous main sights to the side and are going to peek behind the.
Away from the usual tourist trail, go down gaslit alleyways, past old pubs and bookshops, remnants of sprawling mansions, unusual art and secret societies. Explore everything is an account of the authors escapades with the london consolidation crew, an urban exploration collective. Jan 11, 2010 ive read plenty of london guidebooks since i moved here in 2003, but none have inspired me to go out and see my new hometown more than secret london an unusual guide, written by rachel howard. London is a city rich in history, but you wont see it all from a double decker bus. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The book is also a manifesto, combining philosophy, politics and adventure, on our rights to the city and how to understand the twentyfirst century metropolis.
London london is only truly experienced when you venture off the wellworn tourist track so that you can see, hear and feel the place the same way a local does. You can, for example, get from london to windsor in a little under and hour. Secret london an unusual guide is the original and still the best of all the many alternative london guides. Andrew duncan secret london is an essential companion for anyone committed to discovering the true heart of one of the worlds greatest capital cities. The first half of the book covers such themes as underground london and who owns london. What the book doesnt tell you is that many of the most interesting places are not open to tourists. Also, the book is very focused on manhattan, and i was hoping to hear about city island, etc. Distillation of a brilliant guides many years experience probing the hidden places and forgotten nooks of the worlds most elusive city. I love exploring london by bike, and ive been meaning to check out this hidden road for quite some time. Jan 01, 1999 london is a city that you can visit a thousand times and still want to go back for more.
Buy secret london an unusual guide jonglez guides 01 by rachel howard, bill nash isbn. We will explore 5 different areas in west, south and east london. Big ben gets my heart going, but what keeps me exploring are the hidden spaces that make the capital unique. A memoir of urban exploration is a chronicle by moses gates of his and his friends explorations into places where he is not supposed to go like the catacombs of paris, the subway systems of new york city and london as well as climbing various bridges and. Celebrated historian andrew duncan strips away bricks, mortar and tarmac to uncover parts of the capital that even born and bred londoners may never have seen. Getting out and about with your mates neednt be the normal pubbarclub routine here are six amazing urban adventures you can take in london to help you live a life less ordinary. Books by andrew duncan author of secret london goodreads. Sep 08, 2017 they include a new spin on an old favourite, a watery adventure in leafy st johns wood, a gruesome museum in london bridge, and one of the finest views in the whole city. Get your blood pumping while exploring the city at high speed, while a. Enjoy discovering one of 50 cities while playing a game.153 1128 482 576 537 215 1202 779 361 1267 1061 173 76 139 1161 313 541 194 959 1529 194 1296 394 629 1243 601 437 1242 292 249 658 967 1352 340 950 1351 1317 1054 753 1365 389 955 205 1173 1246 733 66 445 1351