London is constantly on the move. There is so much change all around us that we scarcely notice it, but among the areas that are vanished and forgotten are some of London’s most famous - and infamous - neighbourhoods. Tom Bolton’s new book – Vanished City: London’s Lost Neighbourhoods - looks at ten places which for different reasons have disappeared from the A-Z. They include the most feared streets in the Western world, London’s first Olympic Park, its Tudor port, the original Grub Street, a high society spa resort, an occult square, a landscape of ancient, mythical kings, a notorious slum, and the streets stalked by the first London serial killer.
Tom Bolton is the author of Vanished City and London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide. He is an urban researcher and writer, specialising in the culture and history of London. He is also researching a PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and writes on music and theatre.