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Abandoned London By Katie Wignall

Abandoned London by Katie Wignall

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From the disused stations on the Underground to the immense, ornate Victorian sewers and waterworks, from crumbling but beautiful Art Deco cinemas and empty swimming pools to ruined mansions and overgrown cemeteries, Abandoned London celebrates haunting relics from a time gone by.

Abandoned London Summary

Abandoned London: Discover the hidden secrets of the city in photographs by Katie Wignall

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.

About Katie Wignall

Katie Wignall is a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and Founder of Look Up London, a multi award-winning London history blog and walking tour company. She runs public walks and private tours across London, specialising in the more unusual history off the beaten track. You can find out more at lookup.london and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @look_uplondon.

Table of Contents

Contents includes: Introduction Industry, Factories and Offices Crossness Pumping Station, Crossness Sewage Treatment Works Lots Power Station, Chelsea Sailmaker's Factory, Limehouse East German Trade Union Federation Building, West Hendon Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch Hammersmith Police Station Abbey Mills Pumping Station, West Ham Tay Wharf, Silvertown Lovell's Wharf, Greenwich The Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company, Leamouth Wharf Millennium Mills, Silvertown Young & Co Brewery, Wandsworth 'Stompie' (Former Soviet T-34/85 Tank) Slade Green, DA8 - ZS1 World War II Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery Transport Aldwych Tube Station York Road Tube Station Down Street Tube Station Euston Station's passenger tunnels South Kentish Town Tube Station Kingsway Tram Underpass Barking, abandoned railway rolling stock Highgate Overground Station North End Tube Station Camden's horse tunnels Royal Iris ferry, Woolwich Public Spaces Asylum Chapel, Peckham Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Haggerston Public Baths, Hackney Ladywell Baths, Lewisham Crystal Palace Subway Carnegie Library, Lambeth Clapham Deep Level World War II Shelters Asylum Chapel, Peckham Archway Methodist Central Hall St Dunstan's in the East, City of London National Temperance Hospital Shops and Retail Commercial Road Great Eastern Road Museum Street Old Kent Road Oriental City, Colindale Spitalfields Crypt Trust Moorgate Smithfield Market Edmund Martin, Lindsey Street Old Curiosity Shop Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants Old Rose, Wapping The Black Horse, Camden The Crown, Pimlico Simon the Tanner, London Bridge The Victoria, Woolwich Rd Tea Rooms, Museum Street Blue Mountain, Forest Hill Residential Property Mansions, Bishop's Avenue Clarges Mews, Mayfair Heygate Estate, Walworth St Mary's Lodge, Lordship Road, Stoke Newington New Cross St Wingate House, 51 Warton Road, Stratford Sport and Leisure Cineworld, Hammersmith Savoy Cinema, Burnt Oak Shepherd's Bush Cinematograph Theatre Regal Cinema Highams Park London Pleasure Gardens Ealing Empire Cinema Streatham Leisure Centre Morden Park Sports Centre Leyton Stadium Loot Stadium, Hendon

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NGR9781838860202
9781838860202
1838860207
Abandoned London: Discover the hidden secrets of the city in photographs by Katie Wignall
New
Hardback
Amber Books Ltd
20210514
224
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