A Thousand Years of a London Street…CHEAPSIDE
PAPERBACK BOOK 420 Pages. Illustrated throughout.
The second London book by Mike Read, documenting a thousand years of selected London streets and their respective histories. With St Paul’s at its western end and St Mary-le-Bow as its centrepiece, Cheapside goes back more than a thousand years, beyond the Romans. Its story includes kings, queens, murderers, poets, playwrights, criminals, diarists, inventors, pioneers, broadcasters, politicians, religious fanatics, philanthropists, revolutionaries, and architects, who all played their part in making Cheapside what Charles Dickens Jnr called “the greatest thoroughfare in the City of London”.