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Tube London: Discovering London by Underground

Tube London is an alternative A-Z guide to central London. For each Underground station in Zone 1, from Aldgate through to Westminster, this book aims to capture some of the stories that relate to both the station and the surrounding area.

Discover more about the London beer flood of 1814, the identity crisis of Eros and the myths surrounding the ancient and enigmatic London Stone. From bloody executions and ghost stories to architectural and engineering triumphs, eccentric traditions and surprising facts; this book is about the people and events that have made London what it is today: a world-class city with an extraordinary history.

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"The more I read the more I appreciated the excellent research and quirky facts about each station and surrounding area, especially the origins of place names and common sayings, such as 'spend a penny', plus the unusual tales from history." (Laura Porter, About London)

"The clever format should see Tube London become a popular favourite among Oyster-wielding visitors and inquisitive locals alike." (Matt Brown, Londonist)

"All of these entries are well-chosen, well-researched and well-written. They are accompanied on most spreads by two or three colour photos, or – as below – a full page picture. These are all remarkably fine images. I discovered they were taken by the author herself, who was too modest or forgetful to mention this anywhere." (Mike Paterson, London Historians)