Panorama of the Thames reproduces much of bookseller Samuel Leigh's rare, hand-coloured, 60-foot panorama of both banks of the Thames between Westminster and Richmond, as well as his complete panorama of the City and Southbank as seen from the Old Adelphi buildings in the Strand. Together, they offer fascinating views of central London and the riverside villages in 1829, towards the end of the Georgian period. The journey takes us past all the waterside communities and villages of the day, each one introduced by a short history and with its stately homes, churches and other structures clearly identified. A gazetteer, also divided by village, provides additional information on the most interesting and important landmarks.
'A fascinating insight into Georgian London and the river that shaped it' The Times
'The 60-foot hand-coloured panorama of both banks from Westminster to Richmond is fascinating and charming' MatureTimes
'A fascinating and stunning historical gift' Richmond Magazine
Preface & Introduction • THE PANORAMAS: The Thames Villages • MIDDLESEX BANK: Twickenham & St Margarets; Isleworth & Syon; Brentford; Strand on the Green & Grove Park; Chiswick; Hammersmith; Fulham; Chelsea; Westminster & Pimlico • ADELPHI • SURREY BANK: City & Southbank; Lambeth; Nine Elms; Battersea; Wandsworth; Putney; Barnes Terrace; Mortlake; Kew Village; Richmond upon Thames • A-Z of features on the River Thames
About the Author
John R. Inglis is an award-winning visual effects director. He and Jill Sanders live midstream of the Thames itself, on one of the few inhabited islands in Greater London