Matching archive photos with their modern viewpoint, London Then and Now gives a fascinating insight into the history of Europe's financial capital.
London has changed rapidly in the last 150 years. The Luftwaffe helped modify many parts of central London and the East End in the 1940s, but some of the most dramatic changes have come in the last 20 years.
Stretching from Hampton Court and Kew Gardens in West London, the book takes a winding route along the river Thames to the soaring spires of Canary Wharf in Dockland and the stately Royal Naval College at Greenwich. Sites include: Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Hammersmith Bridge (Boat Race), Kings Road Chelsea, Battersea Power Station, Lambeth Palace, The Tate, Palace of Westminster, Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), Whitehall, Horseguards Parade, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Albert Memorial, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Festival Hall, Savoy Hotel, Oxo Tower, Covent Garden, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Royal Opera House, Soho, Tate Modern, Bank of England, St.
Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, HMS Belfast, Samuel Pepys' Church, London Bridge/Shard, Docklands, Greenwich Observatory (GMT) and the Royal Naval College