Walk around the City of London today and you will see a modern, high-tech business city, one of the world's most important financial centres. But it wasn't always like that. The City is where London began and for many hundreds of years it was densely populated - teeming with life. Even at the turn of the 20th century there was a large resident population, compared with about 9,000 to 10,000 today. The City was a busy thriving place, the docks were still functioning and industry and commerce were conducted not only on weekdays but also in the evening and at weekends. It was also where families lived, worked and played. The many rare and atmospheric photographs and postcards in this book show how the City of London used to be. Once you've found out where to look and what to look for, you'll be surprised at how much of the old City you can still find...and this book will help you to find it.
Warren Grynberg has made a special study of the historic City of London. He is a freelance professional London Blue Badge tourist guide and City of London Guide-Lecturer. His tours include coach trips throughout London and other historic cities. He also conducts themed guided walks, as well as tours in castles, cathedrals and historic houses outside of London. He has made radio and television appearances talking about London's history, and has also been the expert guest in London talk shows. His interests include archi tecture, photography and collecting historic postcards of London, as well as collecting antiquarian books and maps. Warren is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the Association of Professional Tourist Guides, the City of London Guide-Lecturers Associ ation and the London Topographical Society.