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Lost London

Extent: 192 pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date:

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781843178033

Categories: Nostalgia, Reference

About the Book

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 02/10/2014

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782433330

Categories: Nostalgia, Reference

About the Book

Publication Date: 03/05/2012

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781843178958

Categories: Nostalgia, Reference

About the Book

About the Author

Having moved to London in 1984, Richard Guard worked for six years as a cycle courier, during which time he fell in love with the city, while also gaining an intimate knowledge of its history and topography. Eventually he succeeded in breaking into the film industry, and is one of the country's most sought-after documentary editors with a string of awards to his name.

He has lived in seventeen different parts of the metropolis over the years, and is now settled in East Dulwich with his wife and three sons. He has published articles on cycling and on travelling in Asia, and is also the lead singer of the Dulwich Ukulele Club, an eleven-piece band that tours the country and plays at a variety of music festivals.


  • 'This is a delightful and original guide book to London', Telegraph online
  • 'modest exercise in metropolitan time-travel... Guard writes cleverly', The Guardian
  • 'Richard Guard rediscovers some of the lost places, secret spaces and darker secrets ... of Old London in this well-researched, and well-written, little book', Tribune
  • 'Lost London succeeds completely at providing an evocative - almost nostalgic - feel for the streetscape of yesterday's lost city',
  • 'Fascinating', The Lady
  • 'Engaging and often surprising', New Statesman
  • 'Reveals intriguing stories that lie beneath the city's familiar streets', BBC History Magazine
  • 'An intriguing guide to some of the more out-of-the-way aspects of the capital, from overgrown cemeteries and demolished churches to long-shut tube stations and abandoned bunkers', Choice
  • 'Beautifully illustrated with original drawings and engravings, this is the perfect gift for history lovers', NFU Countryside
  • 'A must for anyone who wants to understand the city and its history', The Field
  • 'Packed full of treasures, this is the perfect gift for anyone interested in London's rich history', Bookseller
  • 'a little gem of a book', Oddfellows Magazine
  • 'Covers everything from long-closed tube stations and overgrown cemeteries to built-over pleasure gardens', Living South Resident
  • 'On just about every page I turn something catches my eye... Who could not be entertained by such a book as this?', Optima Magazine