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By John Constable

at the south financial institution of the Thames, outdoor the jurisdiction of the traditional urban of London, Bankside has lengthy been referred to as a hotbed of creativity, dissent and unfastened dwelling. With its brothels and bear-pits, its prisons and its pubs, the world has encouraged the nation's maximum writers - Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Keats and Blake - and been domestic to its most famed theatres - the Globe, The Rose, The outdated Vic and the nationwide. those similar south London streets have given sanctuary to immigrants and refugees, to tradesmen, craftsmen and Thames Watermen, to the workhouse terrible and the legal underclass.

Writer, performer and native historian John Constable is widely known for his walks round this interesting sector. The 8 walks accumulated listed below are between his hottest. jam-packed with social background and native lore, they're witty, insightful and highly unique. every one stroll is simple to stick with, followed via maps and transparent instructions, and illustrated with interval prints and modern photos. jointly, they inform the extreme and, till lately, principally forgotten tale of London's anarchic, irrepressible 'Outlaw Borough'.

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