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Unseen London: Reaching The Parts Of Town You Don't Normally See

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Unseen London: Reaching The Parts Of Town You Don't Normally See
Crossness Main Pump Room.
Crossness Main Pump Room.
Midland Bank Vaults
Midland Bank Vaults
Inside the Clock Tower of Big Ben.
Inside the Clock Tower of Big Ben.
Alexandra Palace Theatre
Alexandra Palace Theatre
General Committee Room, Lloyds Register.
General Committee Room, Lloyds Register.
State Dining Room, Ten Downing Street
State Dining Room, Ten Downing Street

Peter Dazeley has been working on a most enviable project. Unseen London is a new photo-led book that snoops around the London buildings that are off limits to most people. Among his conquests are bank vaults, abandoned theatres, ghost stations, waterlogged bunkers and a working prison. Over 50 locations, humble and grand, are captured by his discerning lens, with commentary by Mark Daly. Some of the buildings are publicly accessible, but in these cases, Dazeley has a back-stage pass to explore the lesser-seen parts. Other locations, such as Big Ben, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Abbey Road Studios are open for occasional tours, and here the photographers' images will whet your appetite for taking a squiz around. This is a superior 'coffee table book' with much to reward both the eye and the urban explorer's bucket list.

Unseen London is out now from Frances Lincoln publishing.

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Last Updated 08 October 2014

Richard McKeever

Fascinating! The Alexandra Palace theatre is an amazing space, I visited recently on an open house event. It was the venue for the BBC Music "God Only Knows" video broadcast yesterday. (See more here with additional photographs: www.bowesandbounds.org/forum/t... )

David Stewart

Great