One of the world's great cities, Britain's capital is home to seven million inhabitants and a favourite destination for the many visitors who flock there from across the country and abroad.
With the majestic River Thames flowing through its heart, London is home to the Royal Family, hub of finance, seat of government, a centre for the arts, and host to international sporting events. This book forms a tour of the city's historic streets of medieval and classical architecture, sumptuous palaces and distinctive bridges. It captures the rich characters of Soho and Chinatown, London's quaint squares and verdant parks, the vibrant theatreland, world-class restaurants, the ubiquitous London pub, fine museums and art galleries, and the stadia that host sporting spectacles from greyhound racing and cricket to football and lawn tennis.
This fascinating book is a visual guide to the city's pomp and pageantry, carnivals and glittering night life, and the rich ethnic mix of diverse cultures that exudes a unique character, revealed in more than 500 photographs from the vast archives of the Press Association.