"Here I am once more in this scene of dissipation and vice, and I begin already to find my morals corrupted. " Letter to Cassandra, on arriving in London, 1796
Wander through Jane Austen's London with this guide book detailing eight walks through both the London Jane Austen knew and the London of her novels. Follow in her footsteps to her publisher's doorstep and see where she stayed when she was correcting proofs of Sense and Sensibility and accompany her on a shopping expedition - and afterwards 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, who will discover eighteenth-century chop houses, elegant squares, sinister prisons, bustling city streets and exclusive gentlemen's clubs amongst innumerable other Austen-esque delights.
Each walk is detailed with nearest tube or bus stops, famous buildings and length of walk in miles.