London Under

London Under by Peter Ackroyd

In books read on June 30, 2015

This is an interesting book all about the goings on underneath London, delving into archeology, underground rivers, the Tube, sewers and all kinds of other subterranean bits and pieces. I remember hearing rumours (and probably spreading them too) of there being various secret tunnels connecting government buildings and other institutions when I was a student in London and this would have been great to read then (long before it was published however) which was why I snapped it up to read when I saw it in the bookshop. It took me ages to read it because every chapter sent me off to commune with a search engine and find out more using the things Ackroyd had just informed me about as the start of a search. Ultimately that's my only disappointment with the book - it's brief and a jumping off point for doing your own research, not a fully researched historical volume in itself.

This was a paperback.

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