So how well do you know London? Even the celebrated ?knowledge? of London?s black cab drivers will only get you from A to B. Chambers London Gazetteer, however, gives you the full picture, with over 1300 pen portraits of London?s districts that describe their personality, history and architecture. Packed with detail including little-known facts about, for example, famous former residents, Chambers London Gazetteer covers the whole of Greater London: from Bloomsbury to Burnt Oak, Fitzrovia to Foots Cray, Hampstead to Heron Quays. It weaves a rich and colourful tapestry of our capital city, beyond the well-trodden tourist paths and beyond the bounds of the Circle line or the congestion charging zone.
Russ Willey is a 50-year-old Londoner, whose family's London roots date back over 200 years. Following a BA in Social Sciences from York University, he pursued a career in marketing, including much copywriting and some broadcasting. A London resident for the last twenty years, the author has been compiling the London Gazetteer intermittently for the last ten of these.