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Books & Poetry

Unseen London: Reaching The Parts Of Town You Don't Normally See

Unseen London: Reaching The Parts Of Town You Don't Normally See

New photographic book of hidden spaces.
60 amazing London locations.

60 amazing London locations.

60 incredible London locations.
The Origins Of London Tube Names

The Origins Of London Tube Names

Guess the Tube station from its etymology.
Photos Of London Past And Present Side By Side

Photos Of London Past And Present Side By Side

Exceptional comparisons.
How The City Of London Looked 100 Years Ago

How The City Of London Looked 100 Years Ago

London's always been busy.
What's The Best Non-Fiction Book About London?

What's The Best Non-Fiction Book About London?

A round-up of our top 15 titles about the capital. And, yes, we've read them all.
Brutalist Architecture In London You Might Not Know

Brutalist Architecture In London You Might Not Know

Beautiful black and white shots.
Do These London Cats Have The Best Life Ever?

Do These London Cats Have The Best Life Ever?

They all look so at home.
Ever spotted one of London's faulty plaques?

Ever spotted one of London's faulty plaques?

Plaques with slack facts.
A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

600 novels displayed as roads, parks and rivers.
London's Most Fabulous Literary Bookshops

London's Most Fabulous Literary Bookshops

Secret histories and celeb spotting
We wish the Tube etiquette posters were as blunt as these...

We wish the Tube etiquette posters were as blunt as these...

Remember those etiquette posters? These are better.
7 Of London's Best Libraries

7 Of London's Best Libraries

One for London-based bookworms
There's plenty for Harry Potter fans to see and do in London. Take a look

There's plenty for Harry Potter fans to see and do in London. Take a look

Where to seek the wizard.
Things you probably didn't know about the Isle of Dogs

Things you probably didn't know about the Isle of Dogs

Author Mick Lemmerman shares his secret gems.
Subterranean London Exposed In New Book

Subterranean London Exposed In New Book

Striking photos of sewers, private tubes and bunkers.
An Ode To The Oyster Card

An Ode To The Oyster Card

Or why you should NOT always touch in and out.
The Secret London Statue Code Is Nonsense. Here's Why

The Secret London Statue Code Is Nonsense. Here's Why

Look at London's statues carefully... there might (or might not) be a hidden code.
Every Londoner should buy this book:

Every Londoner should buy this book:

Playfully arcane.
Top Facts About London Hotels

Top Facts About London Hotels

One has two hidden temples...
Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Everything you need to know about this bookish behemoth.
Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

The best boozers for doggy drinkers.
Charles Dickens' Houses...Mapped

Charles Dickens' Houses...Mapped

Including the places he worked, lodged and slept around.
Explore a London without Big Ben ->

Explore a London without Big Ben ->

A look at how things might have been.
Twelve Independent Publishers Every Londoner Should Know

Twelve Independent Publishers Every Londoner Should Know

Rumours of the demise of the book are greatly exaggerated.
London Short Fiction: The Last Train

London Short Fiction: The Last Train

Meet your fairy godmother on the tube.
The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

Hundreds of locations, but he never mentions Buckingham Palace.
Why You Should Wander Haringey's Green Lanes

Why You Should Wander Haringey's Green Lanes

A hidden gem from the borough
Swinging London's Best And Worst Toilets

Swinging London's Best And Worst Toilets

Includes some bizarre toilet graffiti.
A Winnie The Pooh Lover's Tour Of London

A Winnie The Pooh Lover's Tour Of London

How the bear, and author AA Milne, are linked to the city.
Discover The Archaeology Of Crossrail In New Books

Discover The Archaeology Of Crossrail In New Books

Stepney and Bow Creek.
A Guide To London Books

A Guide To London Books

Results of our recent poll.
What The Dickens Is The Origin Of This Phrase?

What The Dickens Is The Origin Of This Phrase?

So, who knew that the phrase 'What the Dickens?' has nothing to do with the novelist?
What Are The Best London Novels? The Results

What Are The Best London Novels? The Results

You voted, we counted.
The South Bank: Extraordinary Buffer Between North And South London

The South Bank: Extraordinary Buffer Between North And South London

"To reinforce this sense of the north as overseer to the south, many of London's prisons have been established in the South Bank."
Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

Brutalist wonderland revealed in new book.
London links to Lewis Carroll and his book, Alice in Wonderland

London links to Lewis Carroll and his book, Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's novel is well celebrated in the capital.
Where To Find Agatha Christie in London

Where To Find Agatha Christie in London

We went searching for Agatha...
A Map Of The London Zodiac

A Map Of The London Zodiac

Starry starry night.
A Church, A Theatre And A Hotel: London's Best Boats

A Church, A Theatre And A Hotel: London's Best Boats

Take to the water.
The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

New book, beautiful maps.
How To Use The World's Largest Library

How To Use The World's Largest Library

Books, exhibitions and lots more.
Would You Call The Cable Car A Design Icon?

Would You Call The Cable Car A Design Icon?

One for the uninitiated.
Gin: It Almost Killed London

Gin: It Almost Killed London

Gin's not a new trend by any stretch.
What Are The Best London Novels?

What Are The Best London Novels?

From Ben Aaronovitch to Zadie Smith. Get your votes in.
Darran Anderson Talks Imaginary London

Darran Anderson Talks Imaginary London

Ponderings on the London that never was.
A Pocket Guide To London's Literary Houses

A Pocket Guide To London's Literary Houses

Dickens, Carlyle, Freud, Keats, Johnson, and more.
London Short Fiction: Places To Hide A T-Rex In London

London Short Fiction: Places To Hide A T-Rex In London

About time someone tackled this one.
London Short Fiction: Seeing Red

London Short Fiction: Seeing Red

A London cabbie loses his rag.
Virginia Woolf's London

Virginia Woolf's London

How the capital inspired a great writer.