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Fake News: Confuse Your Friends With These False London Facts

Fake News: Confuse Your Friends With These False London Facts

Some 'alternative facts' about London
Fan Of Mr Darcy? There Are All Sorts Of Austen Events At Literature Week

Fan Of Mr Darcy? There Are All Sorts Of Austen Events At Literature Week

There's an Austen focus at Literature Week
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.
Meet The Pub Cats Of London

Meet The Pub Cats Of London

They all look so at home.
A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

600 novels displayed as roads, parks and rivers.
Ever spotted one of London's faulty plaques?

Ever spotted one of London's faulty plaques?

Plaques with slack facts.
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

Do London's statues follow a cunning code?
Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Everything you need to know about this bookish behemoth.
Tallest, Ugliest, Most Haunted: Top London Hotel Trivia

Tallest, Ugliest, Most Haunted: Top London Hotel Trivia

Where can you can find the ghost of Napoleon III?
Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

The best boozers for doggy drinkers.
Curiocity: Perhaps The Best Book About London Ever Compiled

Curiocity: Perhaps The Best Book About London Ever Compiled

Every Londoner should read Curiocity.
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.
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.
The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

Yes, we really did read every book.
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 Has Become A Part Of Who I Am"

"The South Bank Has Become A Part Of Who I Am"

Chris McCabe takes a stroll through history.
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...
The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

New book, beautiful maps.
Ever Been To London's Pub On A Boat?

Ever Been To London's Pub On A Boat?

How London ended up with a theatre on a boat.
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.
A Map Of The London Zodiac

A Map Of The London Zodiac

Starry starry night.
How Tea Replaced Gin In The Affections Of Londoners

How Tea Replaced Gin In The Affections Of Londoners

The Dutch king who gave us far too much Dutch courage.
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.