Books & Poetry

The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

The Information Capital: London Looks Pretty In Data

New book, beautiful maps.
New Book Covers London Transport Design

New Book Covers London Transport Design

Show your love for Harry Beck.
Gin: It Almost Killed London

Gin: It Almost Killed London

Gin's not a new trend by any stretch.
Five novels about south London that you should read

Five novels about south London that you should read

Some reading inspiration
What Are The Best London Novels?

What Are The Best London Novels?

From Ben Aaronovitch to Zadie Smith. Get your votes in.
Fake news about London

Fake news about London

Alternative facts to spread.
A Year In The Life Of The Tower Of London

A Year In The Life Of The Tower Of London

The Tower of London has a life beyond what tourists see
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.
A map of Virginia Woolf's novel locations

A map of Virginia Woolf's novel locations

An unexpected namecheck for Penge.
London Short Fiction: Seeing Red

London Short Fiction: Seeing Red

A London cabbie loses his rag.
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.
Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

"Before this space opened, there was no black material available"
Virginia Woolf's London

Virginia Woolf's London

How the capital inspired a great writer.
Did You Know There's A Batman Close In London?

Did You Know There's A Batman Close In London?

Does Bruce Wayne have a second home in White City?
30-Second London: Learn The City's History Super Quick

30-Second London: Learn The City's History Super Quick

A punchy and pretty history of our city.
London Short Fiction: Routine

London Short Fiction: Routine

The little things are the important ones.
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 Literary Locations: Mrs Dalloway

London Literary Locations: Mrs Dalloway

London Short Fiction: Waterloo Sunrise

London Short Fiction: Waterloo Sunrise

A strange figure emerges from the Waterloo mist.
London Short Fiction: Not Enough

London Short Fiction: Not Enough

Struggling in the city.
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.
London Short Fiction: Tastes Like Chicken

London Short Fiction: Tastes Like Chicken

Just how secure is the Tower of London?
London's Lost Global Giant

London's Lost Global Giant

In search of the East India Company.
See Postcards Of London From 100 Years Ago

See Postcards Of London From 100 Years Ago

Includes a heartwarming shot of manure sprayers.
Author Asks Strangers To Share Their Stories For £1

Author Asks Strangers To Share Their Stories For £1

Tube love, armed robbery and adoption.
London Short Fiction: Lyndon The Greatest Thief In London

London Short Fiction: Lyndon The Greatest Thief In London

By Sam Hogan, age 7.
Don't miss this excellent book on London's hidden rivers

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

We could gush like a storm surge.
A Damnable History Of Notting Hill

A Damnable History Of Notting Hill

High rents, huge riots, huge rants, Hugh Grant.
Michael Moorcock's Autobiography Is Nuts

Michael Moorcock's Autobiography Is Nuts

Fantasy writer disappears down his own wormhole.
Explore London Like A Victorian Child

Explore London Like A Victorian Child

Victorian kids loved the Underground too!
London Short Fiction: Mud Man

London Short Fiction: Mud Man

"Clive has a fitful night with dreams of icy water and miring weeds..."
London Short Fiction: The Guardian Of Travellers

London Short Fiction: The Guardian Of Travellers

Advice from a bus station sage.
London Short Fiction: The Let Down Competition

London Short Fiction: The Let Down Competition

A mango has a fight with a pig.
Charlotte Brontë had more to do with London than you probably think

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

We're claiming her as an honorary Londoner.
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.
London Short Fiction: Beyond The Central Line

London Short Fiction: Beyond The Central Line

A story for children.
Mapped: Where London's Lost Poets Are Buried

Mapped: Where London's Lost Poets Are Buried

From Nunhead to Highgate.
Gorgeous Paintings Of London Star In New Book

Gorgeous Paintings Of London Star In New Book

Architect turns artist in Buildings of London.
London Short Fiction: Graphic Novels

London Short Fiction: Graphic Novels

A Booker Prize winner with writer's block.
Spook Central: John Le Carré’s London

Spook Central: John Le Carré’s London

How the great spy novelist has spun our city.
Moby-Dick's London Connections

Moby-Dick's London Connections

Having a whale of a time in London.
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.
15 Dickens Characters With Really Silly Names

15 Dickens Characters With Really Silly Names

If you thought Mr Bumble was daft...
London Short Fiction: Picking A Pocket Or Two

London Short Fiction: Picking A Pocket Or Two

You'll never believe what the squirrels are up to.
In Pictures: Remarkable Artworks From Roman London

In Pictures: Remarkable Artworks From Roman London

Bacchus, Neptune and co live on.
London Short Fiction: The Makings Of A Killer

London Short Fiction: The Makings Of A Killer

A dark encounter in Southwark.
Londonist Out Loud: The Waste Land

Londonist Out Loud: The Waste Land

The trials and tribulations of a tour guide.
London Short Fiction: The Strangest Suitor

London Short Fiction: The Strangest Suitor

When your date doesn't turn out as you'd expected.
Mapped: London's Independent Bookshops

Mapped: London's Independent Bookshops

Not Amaz*n.