111 Places in London's East End That You Shouldn't Miss
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- The ultimate insider's guide to London's East End
- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
- Part of the international 111 Places/Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide
- Appeals to both the local market (more than 8.7 million people call London home) and the tourist market (more than 30 million people visit London every year!)
- Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs
Full DescriptionMediaeval no-go zone, Victorian hell-hole, war-ravaged bomb site, 21st century shining city, the most exciting area in one of the most exciting cities in the world - the East End has often been London's strange alter ego. Ed Glinert trawls through the strange stories, the crazed characters, the violent vignettes, the dried-up docks, the imaginative immigrants, the proud philanthropists to give a different history of the most misunderstood sector of the capital, from the Princes in the Tower to the Ratcliffe Highway murders; from Jack the Ripper to the Kray twins; the Jewish ghetto to Banglatown; Cable Street to Canary Wharf; Mahatma Gandhi to George Orwell.