An eclectic and hugely entertaining illustrated compendium of more than 120 lists of London life, culture, and history, from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. This fun and easy-to-dip-into book is annotated with quotes, sidebars containing compelling facts and figures, snippets from diaries and other first-hand sources, old National Geographic magazine excerpts, and much more. Perfect for Anglophiles of all types.
Tim Jepson has written more than 30 travel books, including five in National Geographic's series of Traveler guidebooks, as well as many articles for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph newspapers and website, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller (UK), London Evening Standard, The Spectator, House and Garden, and more. A graduate of Oxford University, Jepson has been a long-term resident of Notting Hill, in central London, working as a commissioning travel editor for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, and lately as a freelance writer, musician, and travel consultant.
Larry Porges has been an editor in National Geographic Travel Books for more than a decade. A former London resident, Porges updated the 2011 National Geographic Traveler guidebook to the city and was a contributing author on the National Geographic e-book Quintessential London. A graduate of Tufts University with a concentration in English History, Porges misses London, especially the London Evening Standard, Little Venice, and being surrounded by people who know the lyrics to "Blue is the Colour."