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Art Deco London written by local resident Colin Hines with photographs by Paul Riddle and Keith Cheetham is the first ever guide book to the 20’s and 30’s deco delights of the capital. Its 60 pages contain 110 superb colour photographs and shows where in London magnificent examples of art deco can be found, eaten and quaffed in, slept in, shopped in, and campaigned for. Its deco delights range from ‘palaces of the people’ cinemas (many saved thanks to bingo), theatres, hotels, homes, shops, museums, a deco hospital and even a ‘decover and out’ crematorium.

Local deco delights include Twickenham Bridge, Mortlake Crematorium and the authors own ‘Miami in Middlesex’ 30’s home.

The book would make an excellent Christmas present for anyone interested in architechture — think mini-coffee table book.


  • Price £6.99 (including p&p) to St Margarets Community Website readers — normally £10 — just menition the website!
  • Order from: Park House Press, PO Box 157, Twickenham, TW1 2WQ
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