The London Compendium


Packed with stories on every conceivable subject from East End criminals to music, this is an entertaining book on England’s capital city. Covering the whole span of London’s social and political history, it brings the reader up to date with stories on the arts, immigration and architecture.

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The streets of London resonate with secret stories, from East End lore to Cold War espionage, from tales of riots, rakes, anarchy and grisly murders, to Rolling Stones gigs, gangland drinking dens, Orwell’s Fitzrovia and Lenin’s haunts. Ed Glinert has walked the length and breadth of the city to unravel its mysteries, travelling through time from the Romans’ London wall to the new Olympic site at Stratford. This is London as you have never seen it before.