Book reviews — June 2003
'London 6: Westminster', by Simon Bradley and Nikolaus Pevsner
Published June 2003. ISBN 0 300 095953. £29.95
This essential guide opens up the treasures of Londonís most alluring quarter. At its core are Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and the palatial Government buildings of Whitehall, together with the great band of Royal Parks stretching westward toward Kensington. It also includes Londonís West End (Covent Garden, Soho, Mayfair, and St. Jamesís) and the less well-known Belgravia and Pimlico.
For each area there is a detailed gazetteer and brief introduction. A general introduction provides a historical and artistic overview. Numerous maps and plans, over 100 new color photographs, full indexes, and an illustrated glossary help to make this book invaluable as both reference work and guide.
This is the fifth of six Pevsner Architectural Guides volumes on London available in cloth.
Simon Bradley is the author of London 1: the City of London in the same series. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902Ė83), one of the greatest names in architectural history, was the founder and chief author of the first Buildings of England series.
© GLIAS, 2003