"London 6: Westminster" by Simon Bradley

London 6: Westminster Simon Bradley, Nikolaus Pevsner

Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England
Publication date:
10 Jun 2003
Yale University Press
960 pages: 216 x 121mm
20 b-w 100 color illus.


This essential guide opens up the treasures of London’s 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 London’s West End (Covent Garden, Soho, Mayfair, and St. James’s) 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 (1902–83), one of the greatest names in architectural history, was the founder and chief author of the first Buildings of England series.

'The best and most useful Pevsner to date...[Bradley's] style is clear and lively - what in the newspaper trade is called 'a good read' - London Topographic Society
'It is impossible to do justice to this delightful omnium-gatherum of historical and architectural information' - The Art Book