Written by the prize-winning historical novelist Louise Allen, this book takes the reader on nine walks through both the London Jane Austen knew and the London of her novels. Follow in Jane's footsteps to her publisher's doorstep and the Prince Regent's vanished palace, see where she stayed when she was correcting proofs of Sense and Sensibility and go with her on a shopping expedition or to the theatre. In modern London the walker can still visit the church where Lydia Bennett married Wickham, stroll with Elinor Dashwood in Kensington Palace Gardens or imagine they follow Jane's naval officer brothers as they stride down Whitehall to the Admiralty. From well-known landmarks to hidden corners, these walks reveal a lost London that can still come alive in vivid detail for the curious visitor seeking eighteenth-century chop houses, elegant squares, sinister prisons, bustling city streets and exclusive gentlemen's clubs.
Walk 1: Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens
Walk 2: St Martin's in the Field, Whitehall to Westminster Abbey
Walk 3: Mayfair
Walk 4: Leicester Square and Soho
Walk 5: The Strand and Covent Garden
Walk 6: The City and St Paul's
Walk 7: Southwark