No Free Parking: The Curious History of London's Monopoly Streets

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No Free Parking: The Curious History of London's Monopoly Streets

No Free Parking: The Curious History of London's Monopoly Streets

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I love reading about London and this is an engaging and fresh way to do so (especially if like me you were brought up in the Old Kent Road). Informatively, lucidly and entertainingly written, the book takes you through the ups and downs of their history and demonstrates why we should all be concerned for the future of streets, in London and elsewhere.

He has lectured internationally, written for the Spectator, Evening Standard, Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph and Guardian, and been interviewed across TV and radio. I think based on the cover or the title I expected something more conversational or more colloquial. In a city of rags and riches, where folk hero Dick Whittington believed the streets were paved with gold, anything could happen - and everything has. No Free Parking' is an account of London's streets, but it is also a defence and a vindication of them, and of the rich civic life that they have fostered. Nevertheless, I did find the book very readable and enjoyable and because there's only so many pages for each chapter, you don't get bogged down in too much information.Well written and very enjoyable book on London's Monopoly streets with fun facts especially for someone that has been playing 'Monopoly' for decades. Taking London's Monopoly Streets is a brilliantly conceived way into looking at the city's longest lasting feature - those very streets. This is a clever way of publicising the author's worthy and important crusade for London's heritage and against ill-thought planning authority proposals. Highly entertaining’ – The Times’A hymn book to the London street’ – TLSFrom the Roman marching along the ancient Old Kent Road to the rattling newspaper presses of Fleet Street, from Dickensian iron and fog to the neon lights of the twenty-first century, the game of Monopoly has painted London’s story across cheerful coloured tiles.

Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund on custom prints unless they are faulty or we have made a mistake.As the government’s national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, The National Archives hold over 1,000 years of the nation’s records for everyone to discover and use.

But those Monopoly streets live and breathe – they open up whole new ways of thinking about our history. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I did enjoy it, once I adjusted my expectations from 'interesting fun, fact book with history' to 'history book'. From the Roman marching along the ancient Old Kent Road to the rattling newspaper presses of Fleet Street, from Dickensian iron and fog to the neon lights of the twenty-first century, the game of Monopoly has painted London’s story across cheerful coloured tiles. No Free Parking starts with a brief introduction to how the London Monopoly streets were most likely chosen, before tackling each street (and utilties and rail) one by one. He has written for the Spectator, Evening Standard, Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph, The Critic, etc etc, and been interviewed across TV and radio.



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