The City of London

A Companion Guide


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ISBN: 9780500342794 Category:

Sir Nicholas Kenyon


This new edition of The City of London is a handy-sized companion guide which invites you to explore the famous Square Mile of the City of London and to discover its incomparable architectural heritage, from the remains of the Roman wall to the 21st-century One New Change by Jean Nouvel. Each chapter features a specially commissioned map of the district followed by approximately 22 entries on individual buildings and urban spaces ordered in the sequence that you would encounter them on a walk through the area. The 175 illustrated entries cover major landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England and Guildhall, as well as iconic modern buildings such as Rogers’s Lloyd’s of London and Foster’s ‘Gherkin’. A final feature in each chapter presents around 8 extra points of interest, such as unusual pieces of sculpture and hidden gardens. Boxed features cover special topics such as Roman London, the Inns of Court, the Great Fire of London, the river Thames and the newspaper industry.

Additional information

Weight 971 g
Dimensions 15.8 x 23.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2012
Number of pages 368
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE
Dimensions 15.8 x 23.3 cm
Weight 971 g
Sir Nicholas Kenyon is Managing Director of the Barbican Centre in the City of London and, in that role, an Officer of the City of London. Sir Nicholas was previously Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of the BBC Proms.