This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 3rd Oct 2019
A history of London’s changing landscape over the last 100 years.
Join us for a talk and glass of wine with author Philip Parker, as we celebrate the publication of his new book The A-Z History of London. (published 3rd October 2019)
For the last century A-Z maps have been the trusted and reliable source of mapping for Londoners. As the face of London has changed so have the maps. We look forward to learn about these changes and as Philip reveals how the city has evolved over the last one hundred years.
Did you know that Wembley Stadium used to be a Greyhound racing circuit; the Millennium Dome is the biggest structure of its kind in the world and the London Eye was not the first big wheel in London?
London’s skyline has gone from Big Ben and Tower Bridge to include the Tate Modern and The Shard. Several ill-fated projects appeared on maps, including London Millennium Tower and The Sparkplug, which never quite made it into the city’s skyline.
Tickets £4 (redeemable against the price of The A-Z History of London by Philip Parker - published 3rd October 2019).
Includes a glass of wine/soft drink.
About the author:
Philip Parker is a historian specializing in the classical and medieval world. He is the author of many books including co-author of The Times History of the World in Maps (Collins 2014); History of Britain in Maps (Collins 2017) and General Editor of The Great Trade Routes: A History of Cargoes and Commerce Over Land and Sea (Anova 2012). Philip previously worked as a diplomat and a publisher of historical atlases. He lives in central London.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-10-03 2019-10-03 Europe/London The A-Z History of London by Philip Parker A talk and glass of wine with author Philip Parker, as we celebrate the publication of his new book The A-Z History of London. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/03/the-a-z-history-of-london-by-philip-parker-214062 Stanfords,7 Mercer Walk,,London