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Walks through History: Exploring the East End

Rosemary Taylor

First published in 2001, this collection of walks through London's East End proved so popular that the book sold out within a matter of months. Now, due to continuing demand, we are reissuing the book and making Rosemary Taylor's wonderful historic walks available to a new readership.

The routes chosen for these walks through history reveal the rich, varied character of one of the most distinctive parts of London – the East End. Each walk has been meticulously researched, and the routes are planned to begin and end at an Underground station or bus stop.

They take the walker through hundreds of years of the East End's dense and surprising history, from the now-distant days when the area was considered an idyllic rural retreat from the grim, smoky City of London, through the industrial boom and the rise of the docks, the destruction of the Blitz, the abrupt decline after World War Two and, now, the resurrection of Docklands as London's new financial centre.

As well as the guided walks, the volume is full of evocative historical illustrations, and the armchair traveller will get as much enjoyment from these guided tours as the intrepid walker who explores the highways and byways of backstreet East London.

 

 


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