OK, so Ian McEwan's Saturday tends to split readers over whether they find it a brilliant work of detailed insight or a somewhat pretentious, but nobody can deny it's a great choice for spotting bits of London in fiction. Set mostly around a tight chunk of Fitzrovia (with a few temporary deviations to Marylebone and west London), it allows us to wander some of central London's quieter streets, and McEwan's sharp prose really nails these corners.
The book itself is set on 15 February 2003, the day of the mass protest against the Iraq War, though the march only impacts indirectly on events. Much like our first location shoot, it covers a day in the life of its central character, surgeon Henry Perowne - a day that should have been a happy family reunion, but a chance meeting in University Street causes it to take a darker turn.
(All page numbers refer to the Vintage edition of Saturday; images author's own.)