The London Encyclopaedia
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The London Encyclopaedia, first published in 1983 and revised in 1993, 1995 and 2008, is a 1101 page historical reference work on the United Kingdom's capital city, London, with some 5,000 articles supported by two indices — one general and one listing people, each of about 10,000 entries. The first edition of the encyclopaedia was complied over a fourteen-year period by Ben Weinreb and latterly by Christopher Hibbert, and published by Macmillan.
The encyclopaedia covers the Greater London area. It builds on a number of antecedent publications, including:
- Survey of London — John Stow, 1598
- The Survey of London — a multi-volume publication originated in 1894 by Charles Robert Ashbee, adopted first by the London County Council, then the Greater London Council, and now domiciled with English Heritage.
- Handbook for London — Peter Cunningham, 1849
- London Past and Present — Wheatley and Cunningham, 1891
A plaudit from the Illustrated London News printed on the back cover claims that "there is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history". Another from London Cabbie News reads "If I had my way this book would be in every cab in London".
- The Encyclopaedia of Oxford, also edited by Christopher Hibbert
- The London Encyclopaedia, Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert, Julia & John Keay, with original photography by Matthew Weinreb, Macmillan, 3rd Revised edition 2008, ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5.
- The Survey of London at British History Online
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