Piccadilly’s past uncovered in new book
Piccadilly’s hedonistic heyday and its connection to the British Empire has been revealed in a new book dedicated to the West End area.
In the follow up to his book ‘Palaces of Power’, the London historian and author Stephen Hoare has explored how Piccadilly was originally known for its coaching inns and aristocratic palaces, before becoming home to the likes of Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz, Jazz stars from the States and the capital’s Chinese community.
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‘Piccadilly – London’s West End and the Pursuit of Power’ is out on 2 September 2021