• Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
  • Abandoned London
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  • Abandoned London

Abandoned London: Discover the hidden secrets of the city in photographs

Non-Fiction, Art, Design & Photography, Photography
Hardback Published on: 14/05/2021
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Synopsis

It seems bizarre that in a place as crowded, noisy and expensive as London there are still wasted unused spaces. The relentless drive for regeneration across Britain’s capital deceives us into thinking that every spare building and patch of ground is under development. But this vast metropolis of more than 10 million people hides many secrets and unexpected treasures from the city’s unique 2000-year history.
In Abandoned London, read about the Abbey Mills Pumping Station, a facility created in 1858 to deal with ‘the Great Stink’, and now London’s Italian-Gothic cathedral of sewage; or the subterranean Finsbury Park underground reservoir, a space capable of holding five million gallons of water and today used as an occasional movie location; or the remnants of Highgate’s overground steam railway station, now a protected bat habitat; or the Clapham deep-level shelters, constructed in World War II and designed to provide protection for locals against aerial bombing raids; or the Haggerston public baths, part of an early 20th century building programme devised to improve London’s hygiene.
These photographs of abandoned places capture a moment in time. Some of the buildings have since been demolished or refurbished,
but many are still there, neglected and uncared for. These places have great value and a rich significance, offering us a glimpse of past worlds.

  • Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781838860202
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 1350g
  • Dimensions: 303 x 233 x 20 mm

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Abandoned London
Fascinating!
I really enjoyed looking through this ARC of abandoned buildings and places in London, it made me wish I was in London so I could go and find them and take... READ MORE
Nicki M
Abandoned London
Love it!
Fascinating. What was and what might be, graffiti and all, are artistically pictured complete with a potted history of each place pictured ( there are even... READ MORE
Janice Tangen
Abandoned London
Abandoned London
I found this a very interesting book. It was not quite what I expected - I would have thought there would be more historic buildings, but quite a lot of th... READ MORE
kendrafortune
Abandoned London
Pretty amazing places
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of London is "crowded", so it was a real surprise to find that there are so many abandoned areas there. The... READ MORE
Dawn Lewis
Abandoned London
Uneven but Interesting
It seems incongruous that in a city as crowded and expensive as London there are many abandoned, unused places. This book explores some of these, it’s a ph... READ MORE
Andrew Smith
Abandoned London
Fascinating!
What a fascinating and atmospheric book. The topic is divided into sections such as Sport and Leisure, Transport, public spaces etc. The range means there ... READ MORE
Georgia Scott
Abandoned London
Strongly recommended
A great book that made me discovered new to me places and gave me a great way to visualise place I read about in books. Great pictures, an excellent book. ... READ MORE
AMG
Abandoned London
A different view of London
This book shows a very different London to that of the usual tourist landmarks. Full of wonderful images from derelict old buildings to graffiti walls, his... READ MORE
Elizabeth Rutherford
Abandoned London
Capturing a moment in time
Written by one of London's most innovative Blue Badge Guides, Katie Wignall's Abandoned London takes you on a journey around forgotten, or unknown (at leas... READ MORE
David  Styles
Abandoned London
Interesting look into London
Abandoned London is a beautifully illustrated book display a wide variety of photographs of abandoned buildings across London. The book is divided into eas... READ MORE
Natalie  Gillison