In 22 carefully planned walks, Walking Village London uncovers London's prettiest and most historic villages--from bustling Kensington to Rotherhithe in the city center, to hilltop Monken Hadley in the north and unspoiled Carshalton in the south. Full color photographs capture each village's refreshing rural charms, while clear easy-to-follow maps pinpoint places of interest and the best restaurants and cafés to be found en route.
Andrew Duncan's lively, authoritative text explores the evolution of London's villages over the centuries. Each walk guides readers through narrow, winding passageways, across leafy squares and commons and past stately homes--introducing them along the way to the remarkable characters who populated and shaped the villages throughout the years. With a wealth of interesting anecdotes and fascinating historical information, Walking Village London is the perfect guide for history enthusiasts and casual walkers alike.