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London Curiosities: The Capital's Odd & Obscure, Weird and Wonderful Places

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Staff Review: "London Curiosities: The Capital's Odd & Obscure, Weird and Wonderful Places " by John Wade

★★★★

This new travel book takes readers through the unique quirks that London holds. From tiny houses to weird buildings to lighthouses and tunnels, readers find out all sorts of oddities that pop up around one of my favorite cities in the world. From a nose popping out of the Admiralty Arch to why there are fake houses in West London's Bayswater, this is packed full of fascinating facts. 

I found it extra interesting to read about places I've seen in person, like the OXO tower and the Winchester Palace rose window (and a few that I somehow missed by not looking up enough apparently, like the King's Cross lighthouse), while also loving how much it sparked my wanderlust for my next trip to London. My only caveat was that the entire book was in black and white, which I think lessened the impact of it slightly and made it less exciting than I think it could have been overall. Otherwise, a fun read for fans of London from afar or those of us who have visited it and fell in love with the city!

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction

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