Criminal London features three original walks and over a hundred locations, including: the scenes of infamous murders, watering holes frequented by notorious felons, the homes of great consulting detectives, and locations from London' s rich history of law and order.
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From Sherlock Holmes' Baker Street and Jack the Ripper' s Whitechapel to the East End of the Krays and the white-collar crooks of the City, London has played silent witness to countless crimes both real and imagined. Moreover, in print and on screen the city has exported its criminal heritage to the world, becoming a global capital of wrongdoing rivalled only by New York and Los Angeles. Yet there has never been a guide to its darker points of interest - until now.
Traversing centuries of villainy, Criminal London explores the more scandalous moments of the city' s story. Featured herein are three original walks and over 100 sights to see, including: the scenes of infamous murders, watering holes frequented by notorious felons, the homes of great consulting detectives, and locations from London' s rich history of law and order, such as the Clink, Tyburn Tree and Bow Street Police Station.
Perfect for adventurous tourists and curious Londoners, this is a sightseeing guide for the intrepid.
KRIS HOLLINGTON is a Sunday Times bestselling author, ghost-writer and freelance journalist living and working in London. He has written about mass murder, assassination, armed robbery, drug smuggling, art theft and police corruption for many national newspapers and magazines. Kris has also co-written five bestselling books on policing in London with Met officer Harry Keeble.
NINA HOLLINGTON is a professional photographer whose work has been published in numerous books and newspapers. She has provided most of the images for Criminal London, except for those buildings which no longer exist, or where photography is forbidden. Kris and Nina are married and live in East London.