Time Out London Walks features 30 walks from London writers, each revealing a personal insight into their chosen corner of London. From ancient woodland to modern skyscrapers, motorway underpasses to stately homes, most parts of the city are subject to the scrutiny of the writers. The end result is a book that can be read with pleasure at home, as a collection of writing about London, and above all used as a thought-provoking guide to a series of walks through the capital.
Margaret Forster lets us in on her regular walk around Hampstead Heath
Dan Cruickshank passes an architectural eye over the city
Graham Norton takes us to the gay bars and clubs of Soho
John Vidal trudges 29 miles along the side of the Thames, giving a passionate critique of soulless developments and sensitive regeneration from the Thames Barrier to Hampton court
Kate Kellaway makes a nostalgic return to her childhood in Kentish Town and Hampstead
Irma Kurtz rediscovers the monied pavements of Knightsbridge and Kensington
Yvonne Roberts contrasts the class-conscious commons of Clapham and Wandsworth
Lucinda Lambton leaps from grave to grave in Kensal Green Cemetery
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