Author: Philip Davies
About the book:
London The Great Transformation, 1860-1920, opens a new window on Lost London’s themes, buildings and streets. With foreword by broadcaster and architectural historian, Dan Cruickshank.
Generously depicted in historic photographs from 25 different archives, London's transition is illuminated from a rambling collection of villages and motley larger buildings – from stone built churches to timber framed mediaeval structures – into an imperial capital which was the largest and wealthiest city in the world. Here we see the crooked alleys off narrow streets that would be flattened and replaced by broad avenues and dramatic vistas that amazed London’s inhabitants then and still do today.
The chapters cover the main boroughs and districts of the Victorian and Edwardian city including the City of London, Strand and Fleet Street, Covent Garden, Holborn and Bloomsbury, City of Westminster, Euston and Camden, Northern Heights, Islington, Hackney,Tower Hamlets, South East and Southwark,Lambeth, Kensington and West London.