Books & Poetry

A Pocket Guide To London's Literary Houses

A Pocket Guide To London's Literary Houses

Dickens, Carlyle, Freud, Keats, Johnson, and more.
The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

New book, beautiful maps.
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
Why I love Harngey's Green Lanes

Why I love Harngey's Green Lanes

A hidden gem from the borough
Meet the man behind the Waterloo Bridge book stall

Meet the man behind the Waterloo Bridge book stall

How many times have you passed this market?
Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

Unseen Photos Of The Barbican's Construction

How Barbican was built.
Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

Meet The Pub Dogs Of London

The best boozers for doggy drinkers.
London Literary Locations: Mrs Dalloway

London Literary Locations: Mrs Dalloway

An Alternative London Where Big Ben Was Never Built

An Alternative London Where Big Ben Was Never Built

The Losers of 1835.
"The South Bank Has Become A Part Of Who I Am"

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

Poets, prostitutes and prisons.
Wanna see some lovely London maps? Try our book

Wanna see some lovely London maps? Try our book

If you're mappy and you know it...
Brave Enough To Get A Tattoo? Try One Of These London Parlours

Brave Enough To Get A Tattoo? Try One Of These London Parlours

Have you got a tattoo? Would you ever get one?
Mapped: London's Independent Bookshops

Mapped: London's Independent Bookshops

Not Amaz*n.
Strange Sirens: The Emergency Service Vehicles Turning Heads

Strange Sirens: The Emergency Service Vehicles Turning Heads

Featuring a Mini and a golf buggy.
How To Use The World's Largest Library

How To Use The World's Largest Library

Sign up and get into a British Library reading room.
Artist's Model Of A Doomed West End Bookshop

Artist's Model Of A Doomed West End Bookshop

"A customer used to sow cress into the carpets"
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.
Alice In Wonderland has plenty of London links - come with us down the rabbit hole

Alice In Wonderland has plenty of London links - come with us down the rabbit hole

Come with us down the rabbit hole.
Agatha Christie's London Haunts

Agatha Christie's London Haunts

We went searching for Agatha...
Winnie The Pooh's London

Winnie The Pooh's London

The London haunts of the author and his creation, Winnie The Pooh.
A Beautifully Illustrated New Book On London Transport Design Icons

A Beautifully Illustrated New Book On London Transport Design Icons

Show your love for Harry Beck.
A Map Of The London Zodiac

A Map Of The London Zodiac

Taken from a new book we've just fallen in love with.
15 Dickens Characters With Really Silly Names

15 Dickens Characters With Really Silly Names

If you thought Mr Bumble was daft...
How London Became Hopelessly Hooked On Gin

How London Became Hopelessly Hooked On Gin

London's mistrust of France led to us going gin crazy.
This book explains London's history in 30-second chunks

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

London in short chunks.
Art on the tube that looks dull but hides a story

Art on the tube that looks dull but hides a story

Is this the most ignored piece of art in the world?
Londonist Out Loud: TS Eliot's London

Londonist Out Loud: TS Eliot's London

Join us in the shadow of The Monument
Why Is There No Charles Dickens Statue In London?

Why Is There No Charles Dickens Statue In London?

And yet Sydney and Philadelphia have one.
There's a plaque marking the Sherlock-Watson first meeting.

There's a plaque marking the Sherlock-Watson first meeting.

A bit of detective work.
Did Sweeney Todd Actually Exist?

Did Sweeney Todd Actually Exist?

Anyone in the mood for a pie now?
Imaginary London: An Interview With Darran Anderson

Imaginary London: An Interview With Darran Anderson

Unbuilt structures and dreams of the future.
7 London Print Magazines You Need To Read

7 London Print Magazines You Need To Read

For sports fans, feminists, film buffs, bookworms, foodies and more.
Virginia Woolf Mapped

Virginia Woolf Mapped

Might be a bit niche, but still quite a map
The Forgotten Story Of England's 'Greatest Black Footballer'

The Forgotten Story Of England's 'Greatest Black Footballer'

Laurie Cunningham blazed a trail for black players.
A Damnable History Of Notting Hill

A Damnable History Of Notting Hill

High rents, huge riots, huge rants, Hugh Grant.
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.
Stroll Round Virginia Woolf's London

Stroll Round Virginia Woolf's London

Literary sights.
London Short Fiction: The Last Train

London Short Fiction: The Last Train

Meet your fairy godmother on the tube.
Ever Been To Poppins Court Or Cinderella Walk?

Ever Been To Poppins Court Or Cinderella Walk?

Does Bruce Wayne have a second home in White City?
Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

In the 1960s this place was visited by people from across the world
At Home With Wilde, Sargent and Whistler

At Home With Wilde, Sargent and Whistler

Superb new book on Chelsea's artistic quarter.
In Pictures: Remarkable Artworks From Roman London

In Pictures: Remarkable Artworks From Roman London

Bacchus, Neptune and co live on.
The Many Faces Of Sherlock Holmes

The Many Faces Of Sherlock Holmes

From silent movies to the Beeb's latest blockbuster.
Kid's books about London, 19th century style

Kid's books about London, 19th century style

London Town and other 19th century treasures.
Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

Predates author by more than 200 years.
Charlotte Brontë had more to do with London than you probably think

Charlotte Brontë had more to do with London than you probably think

She was quite the regular.
London Short Fiction: Lost Sister

London Short Fiction: Lost Sister

A fairy tale for modern London.
London Short Fiction: The Wishing Duck Of Regent’s Park

London Short Fiction: The Wishing Duck Of Regent’s Park

Be careful what you wish for.
Mapped: Where London's Lost Poets Are Buried

Mapped: Where London's Lost Poets Are Buried

Brilliance lost in the sands of time
Recognise Dalston In This Monster-Filled Graphic Novel?

Recognise Dalston In This Monster-Filled Graphic Novel?

Monsterzz. They're basically the new fixie bike.