First published in 1959, this is one of a series of successful books created by Miroslav Sasek about cities of the world. They may have been designed for younger readers but their charm, wit and contemporaneous detail is universally and timelessly appealing.
I sent myself off on a little search to find up-to-date images of some of the subjects featured in these illustrations.
Have things changed much in nearly 60 years?
It's quite comforting to notice that not everything has.
Perhaps people have changed more...
...or maybe not.
'This Is London' by M Sasek, is available as an updated reprint from Universe Publishing.