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Ditch the boxset and take a unique course at the British Library

Ditch the boxset and take a unique course at the British Library

Explore Europe's history of witchcraft and magic
In Pictures: The Futuristic London Buildings That Have Already Been Demolished

In Pictures: The Futuristic London Buildings That Have Already Been Demolished

One or two are still clinging on.
How Many Of London's Oddest Emergency Service Vehicles Have You Spotted?

How Many Of London's Oddest Emergency Service Vehicles Have You Spotted?

New book shows the vehicular variety of 999.
Tube Installation Proves Power Of Conceptual Art

Tube Installation Proves Power Of Conceptual Art

It looks dull, but hides a story.
Recognise Dalston In This Monster-Filled Graphic Novel?

Recognise Dalston In This Monster-Filled Graphic Novel?

Monsterzz. They're basically the new fixie bike.
The Women Writers Who Should Be On Lists Of Best London Novelists

The Women Writers Who Should Be On Lists Of Best London Novelists

There's more to London lit than Dickens and co.
Top 7 most eccentric toilets in 1960s London

Top 7 most eccentric toilets in 1960s London

Which toilet might have hidden a war criminal?
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.
Forgotten And Unlisted: Brutalist London

Forgotten And Unlisted: Brutalist London

Including the Trellick's little-known cousin.
Seven Brutalist Architects Who Ruined London

Seven Brutalist Architects Who Ruined London

Warning: this one's just a little bit opinionated...
60 amazing London locations.

60 amazing London locations.

How many have you visited?
Tube Etiquette Posters, In The Words Of The Great Poets

Tube Etiquette Posters, In The Words Of The Great Poets

Remember those etiquette posters? These are better.
Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Everything you need to know about this bookish behemoth.
Photos Of London Past And Present Side By Side

Photos Of London Past And Present Side By Side

Photographic history.
Tallest, Ugliest, Most Haunted: Top London Hotel Trivia

Tallest, Ugliest, Most Haunted: Top London Hotel Trivia

Much more than just a place to stay.
A roundup of London's inaccurate plaques ->

A roundup of London's inaccurate plaques ->

Lots of London plaques have errors. Here's where to find them.
Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

The best boozers for doggy drinkers.
Tower Bridge's hidden setting, and other fake news

Tower Bridge's hidden setting, and other fake news

Alternative facts to spread.
Harry Potter's London

Harry Potter's London

Magic stuff.
Five novels about south London that you should read

Five novels about south London that you should read

London though the ages
Queer London Extract: When Sex Was An Escape From War

Queer London Extract: When Sex Was An Escape From War

For some, the 1940s was a time of sexual liberation.
How The City Of London Looked 100 Years Ago

How The City Of London Looked 100 Years Ago

London as it used to be.
Is the Sherlock museum any good?

Is the Sherlock museum any good?

A tour of the famous sleuth's house
What Are The Best London Novels? The Results

What Are The Best London Novels? The Results

Find out which London novel Londonist readers voted for
Meet The Pub Cats Of London

Meet The Pub Cats Of London

Your dog will hate it.
Harry Potter in Soho.

Harry Potter in Soho.

Finally, get your hands on that Hogwarts acceptance letter.
Love books? You need to know about these unusual London libraries

Love books? You need to know about these unusual London libraries

One for London-based bookworms
Why The Back Seat Of The DLR Is For Me

Why The Back Seat Of The DLR Is For Me

Our rear at the rear
The Eccentric London Bookshops With Stories To Tell

The Eccentric London Bookshops With Stories To Tell

Secret histories and celeb spotting
Secret Gems Of The Isle Of Dogs

Secret Gems Of The Isle Of Dogs

Jayne Mansfield and a slice of Pisa in Tower Hamlets.
Don't miss this excellent book on London's hidden rivers

Don't miss this excellent book on London's hidden rivers

This book is superb - it will make you rethink London
In Pictures: The Understated Beauty Of East End Cemeteries

In Pictures: The Understated Beauty Of East End Cemeteries

Little known oases.
London's Parks Hide Architectural Gems

London's Parks Hide Architectural Gems

Beautiful buildings hiding in our parks.
10 Walking Tour Books: The Best Way To See London

10 Walking Tour Books: The Best Way To See London

Learning and burning calories. Two birds with one stone.
London's best alternative boats

London's best alternative boats

Take to the water.
What Are The Best Books About London?

What Are The Best Books About London?

The best of the best.
How To Use The World's Largest Library

How To Use The World's Largest Library

Easier than you think.
The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

Hundreds of locations, but he never mentions Buckingham Palace.
Mythbusted: London's horse statues follow a secret code

Mythbusted: London's horse statues follow a secret code

Urban myth explored.
Unusual stuff that goes on inside the Tower of London

Unusual stuff that goes on inside the Tower of London

Game of Thrones to ghosts.
Walk In The Footsteps Of Dickens: Legal London

Walk In The Footsteps Of Dickens: Legal London

"Lincoln's Inn itself is replete with Dickensian memories"
Charming memories of life by the green belt

Charming memories of life by the green belt

To what extent should we be sacrificing adequate and affordable housing in order to maintain this rather unremarkable ring?
Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

How Barbican was built.
This book explains London's history in 30-second chunks

This book explains London's history in 30-second chunks

7 experts zoom through time.
Quite simply the best book about London published this century:

Quite simply the best book about London published this century:

Every Londoner should read Curiocity.
Winnie The Pooh's London

Winnie The Pooh's London

The London haunts of the author and his creation, Winnie The Pooh.
Why I Love Haringey's Green Lanes

Why I Love Haringey's Green Lanes

A constantly changing area
The rival plans for the Houses of Parliament ->

The rival plans for the Houses of Parliament ->

Alternative plans for Westminster.
Agatha Christie's London

Agatha Christie's London

The Queen of Crime left her mark all over the capital.
Photos Of Londoners Getting Tattoos

Photos Of Londoners Getting Tattoos

It's become a mainstream art.