Royal Westminster & St James Through Time, by Brian Girling

Royal Westminster & St James Through Time, by Brian Girling

Published by Amberley in 2013, 96 pages. Paperback (N6904X1)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: From the Houses of Parliament, through world-famous royal palaces, to the old aristocratic quarter of St James's, this book takes a fresh look at famed heritage sites and their surroundings alongside modern comparisons, showing changes of a century and more. Crowded scenes of celebration at Queen Victoria's jubilees and kings' coronations show the affection with which royalty is regarded. Alongside this pageantry, Royal Westminster & St James's Through Time reveals studies of a more traditional London, of residential neighbourhoods and Thamesside industry. Brian Girling introduces a remarkable assembly of rare and historic photographs of Westminster, an area known worldwide for its royal, parliamentary and military traditions, which will surprise and delight residents and visitors familiar with this historic area of London.

The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in London, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of the city and beyond....