For the Love of London

A Companion

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 9 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786850010

About the book

Have you ever wondered…

  • Why the Queen asks permission to enter the City?
  • Where in London you are required to drive on the right?
  • What is the history behind Pearly Kings and Queens?

From the garden suburbs to the action-packed centre, the city of London reveals layer upon layerof history, culture, delights – andsecrets. Whether you’re intrigued by London’s rich history or fascinated by its glittering cultural scene, For the Love of London will take you on a tour encompassing architecture, royalty, landmark events, historical figures, crime, culture and a host of surprising facts about the world’s finest city. 

About the author

Julian Beecroft is a freelance writer specialising in the arts and culture. He has previously written books on the painters Monet, Renoir and Salvador Dalí, and has also contributed pieces on travel and visual art to the Guardian, The Telegraph and The London Magazine, among other web and print publications. In 2011, he travelled across Canada in search of the painters Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, writing about his journey for London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery and for the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands.