Tagged in LITERATURE

How The Bank Of England Inspired These Famous Books

How The Bank Of England Inspired These Famous Books

What's Bank got to do with Wind in the Willows?
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.
Are you allowed to sit on it or not?

Are you allowed to sit on it or not?

To sit, or not to sit?
Nine beautiful London libraries to while away a day ...

Nine beautiful London libraries to while away a day ...

While away a day (or two, or three ...)
Winnie The Pooh's London

Winnie The Pooh's London

The London haunts of the author and his creation, Winnie The Pooh.
Beatrix Potter's London

Beatrix Potter's London

Including where she got her character names.
Where To Find Alice In Wonderland In London

Where To Find Alice In Wonderland In London

Find out which London places are linked to Alice In Wonderland
The London Haunts Of Virginia Woolf

The London Haunts Of Virginia Woolf

Literary sights.
Virginia Woolf Mapped

Virginia Woolf Mapped

Might be a bit niche, but still quite a map
Stephen Walter's Map Of Subterranean London

Stephen Walter's Map Of Subterranean London

The final word in underground London.
Thomas Cromwell's London: Locations From Hilary Mantel's Novels

Thomas Cromwell's London: Locations From Hilary Mantel's Novels

Nine places from Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies.
Book Review: Rivers Of London By Ben Aaronovitch

Book Review: Rivers Of London By Ben Aaronovitch

A new novel weaves London folklore and Metropolitan Police procedure in a bewildering tale of magical mayhem.
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.
London Literary Locations: Jane Austen

London Literary Locations: Jane Austen

Places mentioned in Austen's books and where she stayed, photographed and mapped.
London's Best Literary Statues

London's Best Literary Statues

Writers and their characters remembered in various mediums.
A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

600 novels displayed as roads, parks and rivers.
Check Out TfL's Shakespeare Tube Map

Check Out TfL's Shakespeare Tube Map

Change at Macbeth for the Villains and Rivals line.
Celebrate Roald Dahl's Centenary At Southbank Centre

Celebrate Roald Dahl's Centenary At Southbank Centre

Author's work takes centre stage at Imagine Children's Festival.
What Is The Best London Novel?

What Is The Best London Novel?

Short Fiction Competition: Fairytales Of The City

Short Fiction Competition: Fairytales Of The City

Create a new modern folk tale.
A Pocket Guide To London's Literary Houses

A Pocket Guide To London's Literary Houses

Dickens, Carlyle, Freud, Keats, Johnson, and more.
Book Review: Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants

Book Review: Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants

Dine in the dark, in a fridge and 98 other odd places.
Book Review: London Under By Peter Ackroyd

Book Review: London Under By Peter Ackroyd

One of London's greatest living chroniclers heads underground.
Book Review: Londoners By Craig Taylor

Book Review: Londoners By Craig Taylor

The best book about the capital in at least a decade.
Ticket Alert: Lena Dunham In Conversation With Caitlin Moran

Ticket Alert: Lena Dunham In Conversation With Caitlin Moran

Tickets on sale 10am today.
Imagine A Wonderland At Southbank Centre Children's Festival

Imagine A Wonderland At Southbank Centre Children's Festival

Celebrate 150 years of Alice this half term.
Alice Travels Down The Rabbit-hole At The British Library

Alice Travels Down The Rabbit-hole At The British Library

Flamingo and hedgehog croquet anyone?
Go Behind The Scenes Of Dickensian

Go Behind The Scenes Of Dickensian

Props from the TV show at the original author's house.
Espresso Book Machine: Waugh While You Wait

Espresso Book Machine: Waugh While You Wait

14 Independent London Bookshops To Follow On Instagram

14 Independent London Bookshops To Follow On Instagram

Just in time for World Book Day.
Book Review: Johnson's Life of London by Boris Johnson

Book Review: Johnson's Life of London by Boris Johnson

The Mayor of London has a new book about London.
Book Review: Walk The Lines By Mark Mason

Book Review: Walk The Lines By Mark Mason

In which the author walks over 400 miles to see every Tube station.
Charles Dickens' Houses...Mapped

Charles Dickens' Houses...Mapped

Including the places he worked, lodged and slept around.
Book Review: The Secret History Of Our Streets - London

Book Review: The Secret History Of Our Streets - London

Six London streets, dissected.
15 Dickens Characters With Really Silly Names

15 Dickens Characters With Really Silly Names

If you thought Mr Bumble was daft...
London Book And Poetry Events: 6-12 November 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 6-12 November 2014

Stephen King's new book has a midnight launch.
History And Hippies At Soho Literary Festival

History And Hippies At Soho Literary Festival

Plus, how to spot a psychopath.
Book Review: The Trebor Story

Book Review: The Trebor Story

The East End origins of Extra Strong Mints.
The Bard's Birthday: Shakespeare 450

The Bard's Birthday: Shakespeare 450

One man in his time plays many parts.
Art, Knowledge & Imagination: Bloomsbury Festival 2013

Art, Knowledge & Imagination: Bloomsbury Festival 2013

Hundreds of free things to see and do.
Michael Palin And Hilary Mantel Celebrate Foyles' New Store

Michael Palin And Hilary Mantel Celebrate Foyles' New Store

Famous literary faces involved in bookshop's grand reopening.
Book Review: London's Lost Rivers, A Walker's Guide

Book Review: London's Lost Rivers, A Walker's Guide

An oft-trodden topic gets a fresh new treatment.
Book Review: London's Lost Rivers By Paul Talling

Book Review: London's Lost Rivers By Paul Talling

A much-covered subject gets a fresh treatment.
Book Review: Dickens's Victorian London 1839-1901

Book Review: Dickens's Victorian London 1839-1901

Or should it be Victoria's Dickensian London?
Lewd Dickens: The Filthiest Quotes From Classic Literature

Lewd Dickens: The Filthiest Quotes From Classic Literature

Book Review: London A Pilgrimage

Book Review: London A Pilgrimage

UK's First Edible Book Launch Comes To Shoreditch

UK's First Edible Book Launch Comes To Shoreditch

No, you can't eat the book.
London Characters To Dress Your Child As For World Book Day

London Characters To Dress Your Child As For World Book Day

A helping hand for costume-weary parents.
Join Top Authors For A Celebration Of London Literature

Join Top Authors For A Celebration Of London Literature

The London Library marks 175 years in style.
Tickets For Keats Festival 2014 On Sale Now

Tickets For Keats Festival 2014 On Sale Now

"Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness."
Top Five London Books Of 2011

Top Five London Books Of 2011

Our personal favourites from a bumper year.
Book Review: Shit London by Patrick Dalton

Book Review: Shit London by Patrick Dalton

Popular blog gets its own toilet book.
Book Review: Do Not Alight Here By Ben Pedroche

Book Review: Do Not Alight Here By Ben Pedroche

Track down London's many ghost stations.
London Book And Poetry Events: 25 September-1 October 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 25 September-1 October 2014

Stephen Fry's in town.
What To See At Hampstead And Highgate Literary Festival

What To See At Hampstead And Highgate Literary Festival

War stories, London memoirs and something for kids too.
I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed...London

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed...London

She's dead, of course.
Book Review: A Guide To London's Classic Cafes & Fish & Chip Shops

Book Review: A Guide To London's Classic Cafes & Fish & Chip Shops

Greasy spoons to deep fried haddock.
Look Out For Yellow Paper On Russell Hoban Day

Look Out For Yellow Paper On Russell Hoban Day

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.
Butterflies To Shakespeare: London's Most Talked About Art Exhibitions

Butterflies To Shakespeare: London's Most Talked About Art Exhibitions

The best and worst from London's art scene.
Len Deighton's London Dossier, Chapter 2: Food

Len Deighton's London Dossier, Chapter 2: Food

No pulled pork pop-ups in the 60s.
See Magna Carta And Its Legacy At The British Library

See Magna Carta And Its Legacy At The British Library

Seminal document gets public airing.
Create Edible Books And Tube Monsters At This British Academy Late

Create Edible Books And Tube Monsters At This British Academy Late

We'll be there, come see us!
Book Review: Not For Tourists Guide To London

Book Review: Not For Tourists Guide To London

Antonia Fraser And Michael Rosen Join Daunt Books Festival

Antonia Fraser And Michael Rosen Join Daunt Books Festival

Sorry, Michael Palin tickets sold out.
London Book And Poetry Events: 1-7 May 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 1-7 May 2014

Tea tastings, murder mysteries and more.
London Book And Poetry Events: 7-13 August 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 7-13 August 2014

Of Suffragettes and Moomins.
Book Review: Underground Overground By Andrew Martin

Book Review: Underground Overground By Andrew Martin

Yet another book about the Tube, but this one's brilliant.
Book Review: Lost London By Richard Guard

Book Review: Lost London By Richard Guard

Found: Lost London.
Book Review: Scarp By Nick Papadimitriou

Book Review: Scarp By Nick Papadimitriou

North London and beyond, as you've never seen it before.
London Book And Poetry Events: 2-8 October 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 2-8 October 2014

'Books About Town' benches are up for auction.
Book Review: Tube London By Rebecca Sams

Book Review: Tube London By Rebecca Sams

Slicing up the capital, one Tube station at a time.
Book Review: London Unfurled By Matteo Pericoli

Book Review: London Unfurled By Matteo Pericoli

Have you ever held a book that is seven times your height?
London Book And Poetry Events: 24-30 April 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 24-30 April 2014

Remember, it doesn't have to rhyme to be a poem.
London Book And Poetry Events: 22-28 May 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 22-28 May 2014

Seth MacFarlane's dropping by...
New London Books For Children

New London Books For Children

Coming to London with kids? You'll be wanting these.
London Book And Poetry Events: 4-10 September 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 4-10 September 2014

Michael Palin, Clare Balding and naked readings.
Preview: Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Preview: Stoke Newington Literary Festival

A Londony slant to an excellent lit fest.
Book Review: Underground Maps - Art, Design and Cartography

Book Review: Underground Maps - Art, Design and Cartography

From MacDonald Gill to Stephen Walter.
London Book And Poetry Events: 17-23 April 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 17-23 April 2014

Better than an Easter egg.
Book Review: Spitalfields Life By The Gentle Author

Book Review: Spitalfields Life By The Gentle Author

The first must-buy London book of the year.
London Book And Poetry Events: 13 February-19 February 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 13 February-19 February 2014

Literary inspiration.
Book Review: The Hardy Tree by Iphgenia Baal

Book Review: The Hardy Tree by Iphgenia Baal

A new novella about St Pancras, Thomas Hardy and 10,000 skeletons.
London Fictions: 26 Novels About The Capital, Dissected

London Fictions: 26 Novels About The Capital, Dissected

From The Nether World to NW.
Book Reviews: Cafe Life London And Meat London

Book Reviews: Cafe Life London And Meat London

Fancy a cuppa? And a plate of spleen and lung?
Book Review: London Walks! By Badaude

Book Review: London Walks! By Badaude

A beautiful illustrated guide to the capital.
Book Review: The City Of London

Book Review: The City Of London

A new architectural guide provides a sumptuous overview of the Square Mile.
Review: West African Culture Arrives At The British Library

Review: West African Culture Arrives At The British Library

Find out how the banjo evolved.
A Pop-Up Tiger And Other Animal Tales At The British Library

A Pop-Up Tiger And Other Animal Tales At The British Library

Celebrating animals in literature.
Rare Alice In Wonderland Books To Go On Display (For Just 4 Days)

Rare Alice In Wonderland Books To Go On Display (For Just 4 Days)

Including a first published edition in original condition.
Live Poetry: Why You Should Try It, And Where To Hear It

Live Poetry: Why You Should Try It, And Where To Hear It

British Academy Explores Our Obsession With Fairytales

British Academy Explores Our Obsession With Fairytales

They aren't just for kids.
Book Review: An Alphabet Of London By Christopher Brown

Book Review: An Alphabet Of London By Christopher Brown

And a little puzzle for you to solve.
Book Review: London In Maps, A Changing Perspective

Book Review: London In Maps, A Changing Perspective

200 pages of mappish goodness.
Book Reviews: Recent London Novels

Book Reviews: Recent London Novels

Five recent stories set in the capital.
Book Review: Tottenham, A History By Christine Protz

Book Review: Tottenham, A History By Christine Protz

Book Review: The Sugar Girls

Book Review: The Sugar Girls

Sweet tales from the Silvertown sugar factories.
Lit Preview: Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Lit Preview: Stoke Newington Literary Festival

London Book And Poetry Events: 10-16 July 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 10-16 July 2014

Comic Con, musical poetry and Pop-Up Festival.
Book Review: London Disasters By John Withington

Book Review: London Disasters By John Withington

Out Of This World: Science Fiction But Not As You Know It @ British Library

Out Of This World: Science Fiction But Not As You Know It @ British Library

Curse these exhibitions with stupidly long names.
London Book And Poetry Events: 10-16 April 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 10-16 April 2014

Harlan Coben, Jon McGregor, Evie Wyld, Wodehouse and more.
London Book And Poetry Events: 21-27 August 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 21-27 August 2014

Adult storytelling, understanding Shakespeare and BBC Proms.
Things To Do In London Today: Thursday 5 May 2016

Things To Do In London Today: Thursday 5 May 2016

Remember to vote, people!
Book Review: Hidden City By David Long

Book Review: Hidden City By David Long

A tour of the alleys, courts and yards of the City of London.
London Book And Poetry Events: 28 August-3 September 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 28 August-3 September 2014

David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks is this week's big news.
A Guided Tour Of The Tube

A Guided Tour Of The Tube

Book Review: River Wandle Companion By Bob Steel

Book Review: River Wandle Companion By Bob Steel

A new guide to the south London river.
PJ Harvey And A Four-Day-Long Reading Of Moby Dick

PJ Harvey And A Four-Day-Long Reading Of Moby Dick

London Literature Festival.
North London Literary Festival Returns With Sci-Fi Slant

North London Literary Festival Returns With Sci-Fi Slant

A day of free events in Hendon.
Battersea Literature Festival Includes A Window With A View - And An Author

Battersea Literature Festival Includes A Window With A View - And An Author

Also see Joanne Harris, Richard Curtis and Mark Billingham.
5 Things To Do At London Short Story Festival

5 Things To Do At London Short Story Festival

From food to fairy tales.
London Book And Poetry Events: 29 May-4 June 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 29 May-4 June 2014

Meet Bob, of A Street Cat Named Bob fame
London Book And Poetry Events: 27 March-2 April 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 27 March-2 April 2014

Eccentric stories and literature festivals.
Parents: Free Books For Your Kids This Half Term

Parents: Free Books For Your Kids This Half Term

London Children's Book Swap returns on Saturday.
Benedict Cumberbatch In Action As Superhero Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch In Action As Superhero Doctor Strange

Now that’s magic.
London Book And Poetry Events: 6-12 March 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 6-12 March 2014

From Jane Austen to a literary death match.
London Book And Poetry Events: 13-19 November 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 13-19 November 2014

The best poetry, books and spoken word in one wordy bundle.
Book Review: London Lore by Steve Roud

Book Review: London Lore by Steve Roud

Book Review And Excerpt: Foundation By Peter Ackroyd

Book Review And Excerpt: Foundation By Peter Ackroyd

No new angles but plenty of Old Angles.
Could You Sub-Edit Charles Dickens?

Could You Sub-Edit Charles Dickens?

Help transcribe the novelist's journals in time for the big 200th birthday.
London Book And Poetry Events: 9-15 October 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 9-15 October 2014

John Cleese, Hilary Mantel and Julie Burchill.
London Book And Poetry Events: 31 July-6 August 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 31 July-6 August 2014

War commemorations and London maps.
London Book And Poetry Events: 11-17 September 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 11-17 September 2014

Taxidermy, lions and war poetry.
Renee Zellweger Returns To London To Have Bridget Jones’s Baby

Renee Zellweger Returns To London To Have Bridget Jones’s Baby

Watch the new trailer.
Book Review: Pavement Poetry by Maria Vlotides

Book Review: Pavement Poetry by Maria Vlotides

An art project based on coal hole covers.
Book Review: Coconut Unlimited By Nikesh Shukla

Book Review: Coconut Unlimited By Nikesh Shukla

Selfridges’ Words Words Words Literary Season Kicks Off Today

Selfridges’ Words Words Words Literary Season Kicks Off Today

Let your inner bookworm wriggle free within the safety of Oxford Street's finest...
London Book And Poetry Events: 19-25 June 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 19-25 June 2014

It's a corker this week.
London Book And Poetry Events: 26 June-2 July 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 26 June-2 July 2014

This week's book and poetry events.
Book Review: Secondhand And Vintage London By Andrew Whittaker

Book Review: Secondhand And Vintage London By Andrew Whittaker

Where to find true bargains and quality.
Book Review: The Dickens Dictionary By John Sutherland

Book Review: The Dickens Dictionary By John Sutherland

Much more entertaining than you might expect.
Book Review: The English Monster By Lloyd Shepherd

Book Review: The English Monster By Lloyd Shepherd

A wonderful historical novel about the Ratcliffe Highway murders, and much more besides.
Book Review: Taking The Waters - A Swim Around Hampstead Heath

Book Review: Taking The Waters - A Swim Around Hampstead Heath

A history of the pools of Hampstead Heath.
London Book And Poetry Events: 20-26 March 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 20-26 March 2014

Hip Hop Shakespeare, Alan Titchmarsh and a Haiku lesson.
Book Review: Acquired For Development By...A Hackney Anthology

Book Review: Acquired For Development By...A Hackney Anthology

Tales of Hackney from many angles.
Young Poets Go Head To Head At Camden Roundhouse

Young Poets Go Head To Head At Camden Roundhouse

See the next Coleridge for just a fiver.
London Books Roundup

London Books Roundup

Five new books about the capital.
Book Tickets Now: Proms At St Jude's Music, Literary And Walking Festival

Book Tickets Now: Proms At St Jude's Music, Literary And Walking Festival

Nine days of all sorts at Hampstead Garden Suburb.
London Book And Poetry Events: 5-11 June 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 5-11 June 2014

Three literary festivals kick off this week.
Embrace Your Inner Author At Two New Literary Festivals

Embrace Your Inner Author At Two New Literary Festivals

SE21 and NW6 debut their book festivals this month.
London Book And Poetry Events: 16-22 October 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 16-22 October 2014

Lots of debut novelists on the scene this week.
Review: Ballet Of The Winter's Tale Is A Modern Classic

Review: Ballet Of The Winter's Tale Is A Modern Classic

Second chance to see this outstanding creation.
Bill Bryson And Sandi Toksvig To Appear At Write On Kew

Bill Bryson And Sandi Toksvig To Appear At Write On Kew

Literature festival brings big names to west London.
North London Literary Festival Brings Free Events To Hendon

North London Literary Festival Brings Free Events To Hendon

Three days of free writer talks.
Book Review — Hackney: An Uncommon History In Five Parts

Book Review — Hackney: An Uncommon History In Five Parts

Does exactly what it says in the title.
London Book And Poetry Events: 13-19 March 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 13-19 March 2014

Author talks, poetry slams and discussions.
London Book And Poetry Events: 27 February-5 March 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 27 February-5 March 2014

London literature at London Transport Museum
London Book And Poetry Events: 30 October-5 November 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 30 October-5 November 2014

Graham Norton, Mary Berry and Ruth Rendell all get booky.
Book Review: The First London Olympics 1908

Book Review: The First London Olympics 1908

Review: Nothing Is Black And White In Les Blancs

Review: Nothing Is Black And White In Les Blancs

Lorraine Hansberry's little known play gets due attention.
Book Review: 24 Hours London

Book Review: 24 Hours London

London Book And Poetry Events: 18-24 September 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 18-24 September 2014

Ted Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Andrew Marr and more.
Book Review: The Frozen Thames By Helen Humphreys

Book Review: The Frozen Thames By Helen Humphreys

Short stories recounting the 40 times the river froze over.
London Book And Poetry Events: 24-30 July 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 24-30 July 2014

Atrocious poetry, London Adventure and Tottenham Outrage.
London Book And Poetry Events: 3-9 April 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 3-9 April 2014

Writing tips, cookbooks, and mingling with the Literati.
London Book And Poetry Events: 17-23 July 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 17-23 July 2014

Comedy lessons, sound poetry and craft beer.
Book Review : Walk Eat Talk Eat

Book Review : Walk Eat Talk Eat

Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books? Here's one that takes you on a gastronomic tour of Spitalfields
Book Review: Skyline London By Caroline Dale

Book Review: Skyline London By Caroline Dale

50 great views of London.
Manga Preview: Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure

Manga Preview: Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure

Manga intrigue at the Bloomsbury attraction.
Interview: Leo Butler On How His Play Boy Minds The Gap

Interview: Leo Butler On How His Play Boy Minds The Gap

And how it's important to keep up with yoof speak.
Book Review: Derelict London by Paul Talling

Book Review: Derelict London by Paul Talling

London Book And Poetry Events: 3-9 July 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 3-9 July 2014

Book launches, poetry, spoken word and more.
London Book And Poetry Events: 8-14 May 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 8-14 May 2014

This week's best lit events.
Book Review: Over The Border, The Other East End

Book Review: Over The Border, The Other East End

Exploring the Olympic Borough of Newham.
Book Review: Slow London

Book Review: Slow London

Book Review: Subterranean City By Antony Clayton

Book Review: Subterranean City By Antony Clayton

Clare Balding Hosts Celebrity Authors At Cadogan Hall

Clare Balding Hosts Celebrity Authors At Cadogan Hall

Caitlin Moran, David Nicholls and Paul Merton head to Chelsea.
London Book And Poetry Events: 4-10 July

London Book And Poetry Events: 4-10 July

See Mark Haddon, Iain Sinclair, John Banville, Lucy Mangan as well as the London Literature Festival.
Preview: European Literature Night @ British Library

Preview: European Literature Night @ British Library

Presenting nine fine writers from across Europe, and across genres (sponsored post)
London Book And Poetry Events: 5-11 September

London Book And Poetry Events: 5-11 September

See EL James, Michael Rosen, Ned Beauman, China Miéville and more.
Review: Ayckbourn's Adulterous Romp Is A Hilarious Affair

Review: Ayckbourn's Adulterous Romp Is A Hilarious Affair

How The Other Half Loves shows absurdity of marital mix-ups.
Book Reviews: Love London and London Buildings

Book Reviews: Love London and London Buildings

There are two new and lovely little Londony books out on the market.
London Book And Poetry Events: 15-21 August

London Book And Poetry Events: 15-21 August

Meet authors, hear poetry, swap books, eat cake.
Bryant And May Get New Website, Graphic Novel

Bryant And May Get New Website, Graphic Novel

Two new developments for fans of the aged London detectives.
London Book And Poetry Events: 13-19 June

London Book And Poetry Events: 13-19 June

Book, poetry and spoken word events in London this week: Craig Taylor, Katy Darby, Roger McGough, John Hegley and more.
Win Tickets: Rimbaud and Verlaine at Kings Place

Win Tickets: Rimbaud and Verlaine at Kings Place

Lit Preview: Firestation Book Swap On Tour

Lit Preview: Firestation Book Swap On Tour

One of our favourite lit events, the Firestation Book Swap, is coming to London for two dates in February with great authors, irreverent chat and lots of cake.
Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Punk, poetry, debate and more at this year's festival.
London Book And Poetry Events: 12-18 June 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 12-18 June 2014

Of festivals, footballers, and Tube photographs.
Book Review: The London Cycling Guide

Book Review: The London Cycling Guide

Book Review: My Garden, The City And Me

Book Review: My Garden, The City And Me

Adventures in rooftop gardening and wild London
Book Review: I Never Knew That About The River Thames

Book Review: I Never Knew That About The River Thames

London's river goes other places as well. This fascinating volume takes you from source to sea on a current of trivia.
Where To Celebrate National Poetry Day Tomorrow

Where To Celebrate National Poetry Day Tomorrow

From Bloomsbury Hotel to London Zoo.
Book Review: 1000 Things To Do In London For Under £10

Book Review: 1000 Things To Do In London For Under £10

London Book And Poetry Events: 15-21 May 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 15-21 May 2014

Lots of storytelling this week.
Book Review: The Art Guide London By Sam Phillips

Book Review: The Art Guide London By Sam Phillips

An essential purchase for anyone who has any interest in London's art offerings.
London Book And Poetry Events: 26 September-2 October

London Book And Poetry Events: 26 September-2 October

The Soho Literary Festival, Margaret Drabble, Rose Tremain, Kate Tempest, plus David Baddiel talking about David Foster Wallace.
Three Authors And Their Art At Museum Of Curiosities

Three Authors And Their Art At Museum Of Curiosities

Mingling with art and literature.
New London Books Roundup

New London Books Roundup

Four new(ish) books about London.
London Book And Poetry Events: 6-12 June

London Book And Poetry Events: 6-12 June

Literary events in London this week: Martin Amis, AS Byatt, AL Kennedy, Polari, Poejazzi and more
Book Review: London The Story Of A Great City

Book Review: London The Story Of A Great City

Book Review: Mystery Animals Of The British Isles: London

Book Review: Mystery Animals Of The British Isles: London

Yes, that really is a plesiosaur attacking the Houses of Parliament.
Book Review: The Canal by Lee Rourke

Book Review: The Canal by Lee Rourke

A novel about boredom involving an intensive study of the stretch of canal linking Hackney and Islington.
Book Review: I Know This Much, By Gary Kemp

Book Review: I Know This Much, By Gary Kemp

Join In A Londonwide Book Club With Cityread

Join In A Londonwide Book Club With Cityread

Start reading Gillian Slovo's Ten Days.
London Book And Poetry Events: 23-29 October 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 23-29 October 2014

Roy Keane vs Roddy Doyle and Bojo's new book.
Preview: Black History Month

Preview: Black History Month

Films, music, writers, food, craft and exhibitions all through October.
Book Review: The Bumper Book Of London

Book Review: The Bumper Book Of London

Wonderful new guide to London for children and families.
Book Review: Don't Call Me Urban! The Time Of Grime

Book Review: Don't Call Me Urban! The Time Of Grime

Ex-Magnum photographer Simon Wheatley spent years training his lens on London's urban music scene. Here's what he found.
Lit Review: Terry Pratchett @ Chiswick Book Festival

Lit Review: Terry Pratchett @ Chiswick Book Festival

Book Review: London Quiz By Travis Elborough And Nick Rennison

Book Review: London Quiz By Travis Elborough And Nick Rennison

London Book And Poetry Events: 12-18 September

London Book And Poetry Events: 12-18 September

Appearances from Will Self, Jonathan Coe, Jane Draycott, Jenny Uglow and more.
Book Review: St Pancras Station by Simon Bradley

Book Review: St Pancras Station by Simon Bradley

London Book And Poetry Events: 14-20 August 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 14-20 August 2014

Hear all about the history of Kew Gardens.
London Book And Poetry Events: 30 May-5 June

London Book And Poetry Events: 30 May-5 June

Including Craig Taylor, Ben Okri, Helen Simpson and the brilliant Stoke Newington Literary Festival.
London Book And Poetry Events: 27 June-3 July

London Book And Poetry Events: 27 June-3 July

Appearances from Simon Armitage, Michael Palin, John Hegley, Stella Duffy and more.
London Book And Poetry Events: 20-26 June

London Book And Poetry Events: 20-26 June

Appearances from Ben Aaronovitch, Kate Summerscale, Sebastian Faulks, Marina Lewycka and lots of London-themed books.
London Book And Poetry Events: 20-26 February 2014

London Book And Poetry Events: 20-26 February 2014

Quentin Blake, Toby Litt, Kate Mosse and more.
London Book And Poetry Events: 29 August-4 September

London Book And Poetry Events: 29 August-4 September

Zadie Smith, Rose Tremain and Julian Baggini are in town.
Review: Sci-Fi Play Set On Pluto Feels A Bit Distant

Review: Sci-Fi Play Set On Pluto Feels A Bit Distant

Alistair McDowell's new play at the Royal Court.
Interview: Nutshell Magazine, London's Newest Lit Mag

Interview: Nutshell Magazine, London's Newest Lit Mag

Historic London, An Explorer's Companion

Historic London, An Explorer's Companion

Preview: An Evening With James Ellroy @ Bloomsbury Theatre

Preview: An Evening With James Ellroy @ Bloomsbury Theatre

'Walking Writing Workshop' Explores Balham To Brixton At Night

'Walking Writing Workshop' Explores Balham To Brixton At Night

Event launches first Balham Literary Festival.
The London Blogger Interviews #35: Footsteps of Boz

The London Blogger Interviews #35: Footsteps of Boz

Book Review: The War On Our Doorstep By Harriet Salisbury

Book Review: The War On Our Doorstep By Harriet Salisbury

The story of the East End in the 20th Century, told by those who were there.
Book Review: The Influencing Machine By Mike Jay

Book Review: The Influencing Machine By Mike Jay

Madness, politics, and the shaping of Bedlam.
Preview: The London History Festival

Preview: The London History Festival

Big name authors talk history in Kensington next week.
Book Review: 33 East / West

Book Review: 33 East / West

Local Photos And Famous Faces At Richmond Literature Festival

Local Photos And Famous Faces At Richmond Literature Festival

Sheila Hancock, Jacqueline Wilson and other bookish beings.
London Book And Poetry Events: 8-14 August

London Book And Poetry Events: 8-14 August

John Hegley at the Blackheath big screen, a family fete at Foyles and more.
Book Review: Murders Of London By David Long

Book Review: Murders Of London By David Long

Shootings, stranglings, stabbings, poisonings...light bed-time reading.
London Book And Poetry Events: 11-17 July

London Book And Poetry Events: 11-17 July

Clive Stafford-Smith, Suzanne Joinson, Stuart Evers, Roger McGough, Fleur Adcock and more.
London Book And Poetry Events: 23-29 May

London Book And Poetry Events: 23-29 May

Including Orange Prize readings, Vogon poetry, Edward Lear, Cassandra Clare and Rachel Caine.
Lit Preview: Tall Tales @ The Good Ship

Lit Preview: Tall Tales @ The Good Ship

London Book And Poetry Events: 1-7 August

London Book And Poetry Events: 1-7 August

Iain M Banks, poetry and ping pong.
London Book And Poetry Events: 19-25 September

London Book And Poetry Events: 19-25 September

Scarlett Thomas, Will Self, Mark Watson and Mark Billingham are among the writers in town.
London Book And Poetry Events: 22-28 August

London Book And Poetry Events: 22-28 August

Sandi Toksvig, Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo and Ned Beauman are in town this week.
Book Review: London 1917-18 The Bomber Blitz By Ian Castle

Book Review: London 1917-18 The Bomber Blitz By Ian Castle

The Best London Novel: Update, And Win A Compilation

The Best London Novel: Update, And Win A Compilation

Book review: Up West by Pip Granger

Book review: Up West by Pip Granger

London Book And Poetry Events: 18-24 July

London Book And Poetry Events: 18-24 July

Appearances by Jake Arnott, Liz Bentley, Jo Nesbo, Mark Watson, Lemn Sissay and others.
The Book Club Boutique Throws Mock Wedding With Literary Twist

The Book Club Boutique Throws Mock Wedding With Literary Twist

Book Review: The Wit And Wisdom Of London

Book Review: The Wit And Wisdom Of London

A compendium of London Quotes, from Tacitus to Amy Winehouse.
London Book And Poetry Events: 25-31 July

London Book And Poetry Events: 25-31 July

Ross Sutherland, Ned Beauman, Jake Arnott, lots of free poetry and more.
Book Review: Bryant & May And The Memory Of Blood By Christopher Fowler

Book Review: Bryant & May And The Memory Of Blood By Christopher Fowler

The octogenarian detectives are back for their ninth full-length adventure
Ticket Alert: The Hay Festival Comes To Kings Place

Ticket Alert: The Hay Festival Comes To Kings Place

Books Roundup

Books Roundup

Olympic facts, the most amazing things in London, the best of Wimbledon and 10,000 lions.
Preview: Richmond Literature Festival

Preview: Richmond Literature Festival

Head south-west for the likes of Jeremy Paxman, Claire Tomalin, Joe Dunthorne, David Kynaston and a big party on a boat.
Book Review: Postman's Park By John Price

Book Review: Postman's Park By John Price

Debate The Future Of Self Publishing @ Future Human

Debate The Future Of Self Publishing @ Future Human

Includes a short story competition.
Tell-Us-A-Fib Friday

Tell-Us-A-Fib Friday

Preview: Cinema of Brazil – Literature Into Film

Preview: Cinema of Brazil – Literature Into Film

Book Review: London Atlas of Architecture By Alejandro Bahamon

Book Review: London Atlas of Architecture By Alejandro Bahamon

Book Review: E.1.: A Journey Through Whitechapel and Spitalfields

Book Review: E.1.: A Journey Through Whitechapel and Spitalfields

Preview: United Underground

Preview: United Underground

Book Review: The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox

Book Review: The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox

Lit Preview: Autumn Events @ Foyles

Lit Preview: Autumn Events @ Foyles

Words. Booze. Free.

Words. Booze. Free.

Book Review: London - The Thames

Book Review: London - The Thames

Preview: London International Comic Festival

Preview: London International Comic Festival

Wave If You're Really There: #5 Marriage

Wave If You're Really There: #5 Marriage

Book review: The Traditional Shops and Restaurants of London by Eugenia Bell

Book review: The Traditional Shops and Restaurants of London by Eugenia Bell

Book Review: City-Lit London

Book Review: City-Lit London

Lit Preview: London Liming At London Lit Fest

Lit Preview: London Liming At London Lit Fest

New Plaque Honours Soho Writers

New Plaque Honours Soho Writers

Poets From Across The Globe Descend On Southbank Centre

Poets From Across The Globe Descend On Southbank Centre

Ted Hughes's legend lives on.
Book Review: The Battle of the Sun By Jeannette Winterson

Book Review: The Battle of the Sun By Jeannette Winterson

Preview: London Literature Festival 2009

Preview: London Literature Festival 2009

London's Books...Mapped

London's Books...Mapped

Interview: Chris Paling, Author Of Nimrod's Shadow

Interview: Chris Paling, Author Of Nimrod's Shadow

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

London Word Festival: Stuart Silver & Nathan Penlington

London Word Festival: Stuart Silver & Nathan Penlington

Review: Literary Death Match at the Old Queen's Head

Review: Literary Death Match at the Old Queen's Head

Book Review: Playground By Samuel Bonner

Book Review: Playground By Samuel Bonner

Book Review: Art In The City - London

Book Review: Art In The City - London

The Death Of Murder One

The Death Of Murder One

A Tale Of Two Pieces Of Furniture

A Tale Of Two Pieces Of Furniture

LonLitPlus Update

LonLitPlus Update

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

Book Review: Images Of The City Of London

Book Review: Images Of The City Of London

Review: James Ellroy @ Bloomsbury Theatre

Review: James Ellroy @ Bloomsbury Theatre

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

Notes From The City

Notes From The City

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

Inside Out Festival: On Now

Inside Out Festival: On Now

Preview: Big Ideas Talks @ Foyles

Preview: Big Ideas Talks @ Foyles

Book Review: Whittington To World Financial Centre

Book Review: Whittington To World Financial Centre

London Lit Plus

London Lit Plus

Interview: Author Of The Enchanted Library, Karen Andrea

Interview: Author Of The Enchanted Library, Karen Andrea

Book Review: Park Stories

Book Review: Park Stories

Preview: Colombiage Festival

Preview: Colombiage Festival

Book Review: The London Of Jack The Ripper

Book Review: The London Of Jack The Ripper

Jewish Book Week: See Jon Ronson For Free

Jewish Book Week: See Jon Ronson For Free

Last Minute Listing: Short Stories About London

Last Minute Listing: Short Stories About London

Preview: The Books That Made Me

Preview: The Books That Made Me

Preview: Iain Sinclair and Stewart Home @ ICA

Preview: Iain Sinclair and Stewart Home @ ICA

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

AA Milne's London

AA Milne's London

The London haunts of the author and his creation, Winnie The Pooh.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast For London, 3 March 2011

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast For London, 3 March 2011

N Quentin Woolf speaks to the owner of Peckham's new literary hub about plans for World Book Night.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast For London, 13 January 2011

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast For London, 13 January 2011

YARNfest is five-day celebration of storytelling, coming soon to film, theatre, literature and music venues across London.
Literary Preview: Future Human @ Old Operating Theatre

Literary Preview: Future Human @ Old Operating Theatre

Literary Events @ Foyles

Literary Events @ Foyles

London Word Festival Breaks Through

London Word Festival Breaks Through

Litro on Londonist

Litro on Londonist

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

London Lit Plus: The Last Day

London Lit Plus: The Last Day

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

Fest fulls of Sci Fi & Asia Extreme

Fest fulls of Sci Fi & Asia Extreme

1905 And All That

1905 And All That

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

Literary Award Season's Last Gasp

Literary Award Season's Last Gasp

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

Don't Miss These Midnight Launches Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Don't Miss These Midnight Launches Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Calling all muggles.
Discover The Dark Side Of London At The Night Museum

Discover The Dark Side Of London At The Night Museum

Night-time walks and nocturnal performances.