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Books & Poetry

An Alternative London Where Big Ben Was Never Built

An Alternative London Where Big Ben Was Never Built

The Losers of 1835.
Interested in TS Eliot's The Waste Land? Listen to this podcast

Interested in TS Eliot's The Waste Land? Listen to this podcast

Exploring the poet's inspiration.
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.
The Secrets Of London's Finest Bookshops

The Secrets Of London's Finest Bookshops

Secret histories and celeb spotting
How The City Of London Looked 100 Years Ago

How The City Of London Looked 100 Years Ago

London as it used to be.
The (Old) Isle Of Dogs From A To Z

The (Old) Isle Of Dogs From A To Z

Jayne Mansfield and a slice of Pisa in Tower Hamlets.
Photos Of London Past And Present Side By Side

Photos Of London Past And Present Side By Side

Exceptional comparisons.
Which London Plaques Have Typos And Errors

Which London Plaques Have Typos And Errors

Can't anybody get their facts right?
Curiocity: Perhaps The Best Book About London Ever Compiled

Curiocity: Perhaps The Best Book About London Ever Compiled

450 pages of London goodness.
A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

600 novels displayed as roads, parks and rivers.
Do London's statues follow a secret code?

Do London's statues follow a secret code?

Equestrian questions.
Tube Etiquette Posters, In The Words Of The Great Poets

Tube Etiquette Posters, In The Words Of The Great Poets

Walk on the left, stanza on the right.
Whitechapel has many beautiful buildings.

Whitechapel has many beautiful buildings.

Including some little-known gems.
Subterranean London Exposed In New Book

Subterranean London Exposed In New Book

Striking photos of sewers, private tubes and bunkers.
Where To Find Harry Potter In London

Where To Find Harry Potter In London

Magic stuff.
An Ode To The Oyster Card

An Ode To The Oyster Card

Or why you should NOT always touch in and out.
Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

The best boozers for doggy drinkers.
Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Everything you need to know about this bookish behemoth.
Twelve Independent Publishers Every Londoner Should Know

Twelve Independent Publishers Every Londoner Should Know

Rumours of the demise of the book are greatly exaggerated.
 AA Milne's London

AA Milne's London

The London haunts of the author and his creation, Winnie The Pooh.
Discover The Archaeology Of Crossrail In New Books

Discover The Archaeology Of Crossrail In New Books

Stepney and Bow Creek.
Big Letter Hunt Around The Capital

Big Letter Hunt Around The Capital

A terrific family activity.
London Short Fiction: The Last Train

London Short Fiction: The Last Train

Meet your fairy godmother on the tube.
How Mother's Ruin Almost Ruined London

How Mother's Ruin Almost Ruined London

The Dutch king who gave us far too much Dutch courage.
What Are The Best London Novels? The Results

What Are The Best London Novels? The Results

You voted, we counted.
The Curious London Of Alice In Wonderland

The Curious London Of Alice In Wonderland

A different sort of underground in London.
Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

Brutalist wonderland revealed in new book.
What Are The Best Books About London?

What Are The Best Books About London?

Results of our recent poll.
The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

New book, beautiful maps.
Why I Love Haringey's Green Lanes

Why I Love Haringey's Green Lanes

Crime novelist extols road's inspirational qualities.
Dickens's novels: a comprehensive London map.

Dickens's novels: a comprehensive London map.

He never mentions train stations for some reason...
A Beautifully Illustrated New Book On London Transport Design Icons

A Beautifully Illustrated New Book On London Transport Design Icons

One for the uninitiated.
What Are The Best London Novels?

What Are The Best London Novels?

From Ben Aaronovitch to Zadie Smith. Get your votes in.
A Map Of The London Zodiac

A Map Of The London Zodiac

Starry starry night.
See Behind The Scenes At London's New Harry Potter Exhibition

See Behind The Scenes At London's New Harry Potter Exhibition

Don't miss the fantastic new Harry Potter exhibition in Soho
"The South Bank Has Become A Part Of Who I Am"

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

"To reinforce this sense of the north as overseer to the south, many of London's prisons have been established in the South Bank."
Virginia Woolf's London

Virginia Woolf's London

How the capital inspired a great writer.
Imaginary London: An Interview With Darran Anderson

Imaginary London: An Interview With Darran Anderson

Suburban witches, Jack the Ripper and comic books.
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: Waterloo Sunrise

London Short Fiction: Waterloo Sunrise

A strange figure emerges from the Waterloo mist.
London Short Fiction: Seeing Red

London Short Fiction: Seeing Red

A London cabbie loses his rag.
London Short Fiction: Routine

London Short Fiction: Routine

The little things are the important ones.
A Pocket Guide To London's Literary Houses

A Pocket Guide To London's Literary Houses

Dickens, Carlyle, Freud, Keats, Johnson, and more.
How To Make The Most Of The British Library

How To Make The Most Of The British Library

Easier than you think.
Step Back In Time: Alternative London A-Z Describes London Of 1953

Step Back In Time: Alternative London A-Z Describes London Of 1953

1953 guide is reissued.
The Man Who Sells A Literature Fanzine To West Ham Fans

The Man Who Sells A Literature Fanzine To West Ham Fans

Push is sold in pubs, on the streets and at West Ham games.
London Short Fiction: Tastes Like Chicken

London Short Fiction: Tastes Like Chicken

Just how secure is the Tower of London?
London Short Fiction: Lyndon The Greatest Thief In London

London Short Fiction: Lyndon The Greatest Thief In London

By Sam Hogan, age 7.
London Short Fiction: Not Enough

London Short Fiction: Not Enough

Struggling in the city.
Charlotte Brontë's London, And Why She Wasn't A Fan

Charlotte Brontë's London, And Why She Wasn't A Fan

Her meeting with a hippo, and run-in with Thackeray.