This visually stunning and often unexpected look at the iconic landscapes, beautiful scenery and secret places alongside London's waterways is packed with fabulous photography and fascinating information, giving readers a unique insight into both well-loved and relatively unexplored aspects of London.
London boasts not only one of the most famous and awe-inspiring rivers of the world, but is also home to beautiful and majestic canals such as the Grand Union and Regents Canal - ever popular with tourists and increasingly sought-after by waterside residents. Tucked away in the city are also lesser-known (and in some cases completely hidden) waterways, which this book magically opens up for the reader. Rivers flow through shopping centres and across tube platforms as well as creating surprisingly rural settings within the capital. This visually stunning and often unexpected look at the iconic landscapes, beautiful scenery and secret places all around London's waterways is the first book of its kind. By the same author as the popular "Waterways Past and Present and The Thames: A Photographic Journey from Source to Sea", this book teems with fabulous photography and fascinating information, giving readers a unique insight into both well-loved and relatively unexplored aspects of London. With its stylish design, beautiful photography and quirky captions, this gorgeous coffee table book is the perfect gift for inland waterways enthusiasts, as well as tourists and Londoners.
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'Mr Pratt blends a mixture of classically beautiful pictures of the river along with some of the notable sights and places of interest that dot the banks on its way through the capital. It's a great book for anyone interested in the river and its moods.' Surrey Herald (February 2010) 'With its stylish design, beautiful photography and quirky captions, this gorgeous coffee table book is the perfect gift for inland waterways enthusiasts, as well as tourists and Londoners.' All at Sea (February 2010) 'It's extraordinary how much variety there is and this book is teeming with great photography and fascinating information, providing a rare insight into both the well-loved and the relatively unexplored aspects of boating in London' Boat Mart (April 2010) 'Finding the perfect book for someone is only easy if they have dropped a hint or have a known hobby, but this one would be welcomed by any Londoner, London-lover or indeed general enthusiast for Britain's waterways.' The Lady (March 2010) 'The hefty volume will make a great addition to the collection of all inland waterway enthusiasts or a handsome and valued gift for any Londoner.' Maritime Journal (March 2010) One which might inspire the reader to explore and look again at the iconic Thames views as well as seek out the lesser known waterway scenes in the capital. South East Walker 'The author has done a splendid job of selecting a set of photographs showing the beauty of both the Thames and adjoining canals of our capital city. This is an excellent book. Recommended to all readers, and I would love to go and hire a narrow boat, take this book along as a reference, and enjoy the tranquility of the canals.' Nautical Magazine (June 2010) 'A beautiful book, including not only stunning pictures, but also truly fascinating information!' The Little Ship Club (Winter 2010) 'Evocative and pin sharp pictures portray all aspects of the Thames, including docks, basins, historic houses and a range of leisure activity.' Thames Guardian Magazine (Winter 2010) 'Highly recommended' Canoeist (December 2010) 'Beautifully illustrated, this book combines photographs, maps and text to reveal the beauty and utility of London's waterways.' Good Book Guide (February 2011)
About Derek Pratt
Derek Pratt is a professional photographer and specialist writer on inland waterways. His photo library contains a large collection of stunning photos taken over a period of 45 years, and he is the author of several books and articles on the subject, including the bestselling Waterways Past and Present and The Thames, both published by Adlard Coles Nautical.
London's Waterways by Derek Pratt
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