The ever-evolving landscapes and face of London have been charted in a book full of fascinating pictures of the capital dating back from the 19th century to the present day.
Titled London: Portrait Of A City, the book is published by Taschen and is described as a fitting tribute to the ‘bulldog spirit of the people that have stayed constant` over the last century.
Some of the most eye-catching images include a dramatic photograph of a man peering across the River Thames in the direction of the Houses of Parliament in 1939, depicting the tense mood of a nation on the eve of the Second World War.
Another displays the official opening of the Tower Bridge on 30 June 1894, as thousands line the river banks and watch a ceremony led by the future King Edward VII and his wife the Princess of Wales.
There are hundreds of images of the capital to survey and research in this excellent book, which is a must-buy for any of those planning a break to one of the excellent London hotels
over the coming months.
Published on 4/10/2012.Latest London News