Reviews

  • "[An] inspiringly illustrated guide to walks across London . . . The book is engagingly personal. It proves how much we can miss if we don’t pay close attention to our surroundings and doing these walks will keep one fit to boot. It’s a nice way to tick someone’s name off your Christmas shopping list – or you might just decide to keep it for yourself."

    Country Life
  • "There can be few people more passionate about Georgian architecture than Dan Cruickshank . . . His book is a call to explore London, because every street contains a story."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Dan Cruickshank reveals the capital . . . Each of these walks explores a crucial site in London's history with maps, information and anecdotes. From big-hitters like the Tower of London and St Pancras Station to less-glamorous locales, including Dagenham Civic Centre, Cruickshank finds great stories in the Big Smoke."

    Best Travel Books, Shortlist
  • "Historic walks covering all corners of the city . . . [Cruickshank] tells little known stories including the West Ham churches inscribed with the occult symbols of the Knights Templar, and the features of Tower Bridge that were included to appease Queen Victoria’s temper."

    Londonist
  • "A closer look at our magnificent city, under the eagle eye of Dan Cruickshank."

    Robert Elms, BBC Radio London