Discovering London Curiosities
by John Wittich
This book introduces readers to a different side of London than the one they may already know, revealing a city full of curiosities and peculiarities ... Show synopsis This book introduces readers to a different side of London than the one they may already know, revealing a city full of curiosities and peculiarities, stories that have largely been left untold, and features that go unnoticed. Objects that are passed everyday without a second glance come alive in this little guide for both the visitor or the most seasoned Londoner; the statue of Charles I at Charing Cross which was melted down by a blacksmith after his execution - or was it? Or the Aldgate Pump with its strange tasting water - where did it come from originally? Around every corner in London there is a history to be told, and John Wittich guides us through hundreds of London curiosities, arranged in chapters which make interesting walks for exploring certain parts of London.