Take an incredible illustrated journey around the streets of London and discover the rich cultural and architectural heritage of one of Europe's most iconic cities. The city has suffered great fires and wars, but many of the most famous buildings have survived hundreds of years. Using some of the original architectural plans and designs from the National Archives, this book fuses together the old with the new and appreciates how London evolved to become the magnificent place it is today.
Visit Buckingham Palace and watch as it develops from a large country house to a beautiful and monumental Palace. Whiz past the British Museum in a double decker bus and be amazed by its towering pillars and spectacular glass roof. Stop and smell the flowers in the Royal Botanic Gardens and gaze in awe at the inspiring Palm House.
Along your journey you'll spot faces, objects and much more - both new and old. Look out for the members of the royal family around Buckingham Palace, from Queen Victoria to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or watch as the trains of St Pancras change from big and bustling steam engines, to sleek and fast trains.
David Long's National Archives The Buildings that Made London is a visual feast, overflowing with fascinating facts, historical works you may never have seen before and kaleidoscopically beautiful artwork from the the brilliant Josie Shenoy.