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Ben le Vay's eccentric London - a practical guide to a curious city
Benedict Le Vay
Paperback / softback
Bradt Travel Guides Ltd
UK Publication Date
20120420 a man who listens to tube trains from the road above with a large hearing-trumpet, the inventor who made giant ships out of ice, a chap who rides down the river in an Edwardian bath chair, the guy with the world's biggest collection of pillar boxes...These are just a few of the colourful characters to be found in Eccentric London. This is an insider's guide to the city by someone who has lived, loved, eaten, drank and worked in London for five decades. He takes you to the best and most eccentric pubs and restaurants, specialist shops (26,000 stores selling 62billion worth of stuff a year), bizarre bookshops, weird museums, least-known secret neighbourhoods where you won't find tourists, but will find the utterly odd and amazing.Marvel at the petrified pile of century-old hot cross buns at the Widow's Son pub; discover what the 'Royal Ravenmaster' does for a living; and pay a visit to Pierre Vivant's curious tree, formed from 75 sets of blinking traffic lights. Ben le Vay's Eccentric London will help you dig beneath the capital's barmy surface to reveal the barmier world beneath.

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Benedict le Vay is a features editor on a leading British newspaper. He spends his spare time researching zany facts about the British and their way of life.

'Those who read it are unlikely ever to look at London, or Londoners the same way again.' Britain Calling'One of the best (guides to London).'The Mayfair Times'Beautifully illustrated with lavish colour photography and black and white drawings. Worth buying for the front cover alone.'Essex Courier'An endlessly fascinating book, written with huge charm, that explores the eclectic curiosities of London past and present.'The Good Book Guide

3rd Edition
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Eccentrics and eccentricities - England - London.|London (England) - Guidebooks.
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