Books & Poetry

5 Utterly Despicable Moments From London's Past, Which Deserve Their Own 'Black Plaque'

5 Utterly Despicable Moments From London's Past, Which Deserve Their Own 'Black Plaque'

Not for the faint-hearted. | By Londonist
The Delightful Doors Of Whitechapel

The Delightful Doors Of Whitechapel

New book peers over the E1 threshold. | By M@
London Is A Forest: Woody Revelations In New Book

London Is A Forest: Woody Revelations In New Book

Know your acer from your elder bough. | By M@
Beautiful Photo Book Pays Tribute To The Brutalist Palace That Is Barbican Centre

Beautiful Photo Book Pays Tribute To The Brutalist Palace That Is Barbican Centre

Ode to the concrete fortress. | By Londonist Staff
A Giant Book Club Is About To Take Over London... And You're Invited To Join

A Giant Book Club Is About To Take Over London... And You're Invited To Join

Cityread festival returns to unite bookworms the capital over. | Sponsor
The Parakeeting Of London Goes Gonzo On Our Green Birds

The Parakeeting Of London Goes Gonzo On Our Green Birds

SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK | By M@
The Biggest William Blake Exhibition In 20 Years Is Coming To London

The Biggest William Blake Exhibition In 20 Years Is Coming To London

Tate Britain blockbuster. | By Will Noble
These New Vending Machines Print Out Free Short Stories For Commuters

These New Vending Machines Print Out Free Short Stories For Commuters

A novel idea. | By Will Noble
How Many Of These 10 Uber-Hard Questions About London Can You Answer?

How Many Of These 10 Uber-Hard Questions About London Can You Answer?

Let the head scratching commence. | By Will Noble
In Pictures: Tower Bridge Captured From Some Interesting Angles

In Pictures: Tower Bridge Captured From Some Interesting Angles

Beats the usual tourist snaps. | By Will Noble
Ooh, Matron! This Massive Collection Of Naughty Books Is Now Open To The Public

Ooh, Matron! This Massive Collection Of Naughty Books Is Now Open To The Public

It's been under lock and key since 1850. | By Will Noble
See The Thamesmead Of The Past, Present And Future

See The Thamesmead Of The Past, Present And Future

The Town of Tomorrow. | By Harry Rosehill
London Pubs Named After Fictional Characters

London Pubs Named After Fictional Characters

So many beloved fictional animals. | By Harry Rosehill
"I Decided To Take A Photograph Every Time The Bus Stopped For The Drivers To Swap."

"I Decided To Take A Photograph Every Time The Bus Stopped For The Drivers To Swap."

Scenes familiar to most of us. | By Will Noble
A Fictional Pub Crawl Of London

A Fictional Pub Crawl Of London

Suitable for teetotallers. | By Will Noble
Ghost Trees: A Remarkable Book That'll Have You Looking At London Afresh

Ghost Trees: A Remarkable Book That'll Have You Looking At London Afresh

Everything you need to know about London's trees. | By M@ ★★★★★
How Graffiti Saved My Dad's Life (At Least For A While)

How Graffiti Saved My Dad's Life (At Least For A While)

A touching story of spray cans and cancer. | By Jane Murphy
Mapped: London's Best Independent Bookshops

Mapped: London's Best Independent Bookshops

Where to find everything from graphic novels to 17th century tomes. | By Maire Rose Connor
Fake Britain: A Map Of Fictional Locations In England, Scotland And Wales

Fake Britain: A Map Of Fictional Locations In England, Scotland And Wales

Hogwarts? Bleak House? Holby? | By M@
The Feminist Library Needs Help To Find A New Home

The Feminist Library Needs Help To Find A New Home

It's moving to Peckham. | By Harry Rosehill
Where To Find Hedgehogs In Central London

Where To Find Hedgehogs In Central London

Just one prickle of hedgehogs left. | By M@
That Time The Bishop Of Southwark Went On A Drunken Rampage

That Time The Bishop Of Southwark Went On A Drunken Rampage

"I'm the Bishop of Southwark. It's what I do." | By Londonist
London's Industrial History: New Books Lift Lid On King's Cross And Docklands

London's Industrial History: New Books Lift Lid On King's Cross And Docklands

A couple of corkers from History Press. | By M@
London Library Discovers Bram Stoker's Dracula Notes Scribbled In Margins Of Its Books

London Library Discovers Bram Stoker's Dracula Notes Scribbled In Margins Of Its Books

A terribly exciting discovery. | By Will Noble