The streets of London are saturated in a history that stretches back almost 2,000 years to its birth as the Roman city of Londinium. Much of that history is still visible today. Throughout it all runs London's long association with royalty, giving extra colour and vivacity to the city's many moods. Divided by area and with a locator map of London at the front of the book, Royal London reveals the fascinating history and stories behind over 130 buildings, parks, gardens, statues and other objects in London that are associated with royalty, from such instantly recognized landmarks as Buckingham Palace and the Victoria and Albert Museum to less obvious areas such as Leicester Square and the church of St Mary le Bow.
Jane Struthers is a full-time writer who has always been fascinated by history and historical buildings. She is the author of many non-fiction books, including Britain from the Air, Royal Britain from the Air and Britain's Coastlines from the Air (all published by Ebury Press). She is also author of the New Holland title Royal Palaces of Britain. Jane lives in Kent. Ricky Leaver is a London-based photographer who runs the London Stills picture library: the only online picture library dedicated to the city of London.