London Out of Sight

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London Out of Sight
Exploring the City's Secret Green Spaces

16.5 x 14.5 cm | 6.5 x 5.5 in
169 ills | 192 pages

Editor Thomas Howells

Exploring the capital’s charming hidden green spaces, London Out of Sight is an essential handbook for the London resident and visitor seeking solace from the city’s bustling, hectic character.

London doesn't immediately spring to mind as a city teeming with quiet and beautiful green areas, but the bustling sprawl belies a wealth of fascinating and meditative spaces including charming squares, elegant graveyards, lush community and public gardens and parks, sleepy city squares, sprawling woods, working city farms, and idiosyncratic and hidden points of interest.

Divided by orientation, the book features such diverse inclusions as: Hampstead Heath; Gunnersbury Nature Triangle; the public and historic gardens at Chiswick House; the Geffrye Museum Gardens in Shoreditch; Elephant and Castle Urban Forest; the Magnificent Seven City cemeteries; and fascinating sculpture, follies, abandoned tunnels and other idiosyncrasies.

Offering profiles comprising practical information, historical and cultural contexts and beautiful original photography, London Out of Sight is an aesthetically wonderful, informative and indispensable guide to anyone who wants to explore London's outdoor spaces and hidden attractions.