Books & Poetry

Bookworm? This Year's Cityread Festival Is A Real Page Turner

Bookworm? This Year's Cityread Festival Is A Real Page Turner

A city-wide celebration. | Sponsor
That Shakespeare Bloke Gets Everywhere

That Shakespeare Bloke Gets Everywhere

All the city's a stage for the Bard's memorials. | By M@
Is This London's First Sci-Fi And Fantasy Story?

Is This London's First Sci-Fi And Fantasy Story?

This creeped us out. | By M@
Have You Visited London's Floating Bookshop?

Have You Visited London's Floating Bookshop?

Sitting pretty on Regent's Canal. | By Londonist Staff
6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

Hidden in the back streets. | By Londonist Staff
26 Filthy Olde Words To Use In Modern Day London

26 Filthy Olde Words To Use In Modern Day London

Ever suffered from a Queer Bung? | By Will Noble
You've Probably Been Down This South London Street... But How Well Do You Know It?

You've Probably Been Down This South London Street... But How Well Do You Know It?

Recognise any of these characters? | By Will Noble
Mary Wollstonecraft's London

Mary Wollstonecraft's London

In the footsteps of the great women's rights advocate. | By Londonist
This Pop-Up Bookshop Only Stocks Female Authors

This Pop-Up Bookshop Only Stocks Female Authors

In honour of International Women's Day. | By Harry Rosehill
All Of London Will Be Reading This Novel

All Of London Will Be Reading This Novel

The Muse by Jessie Burton. | By M@
This Might Just Be The Best Guide To Exploring London We've Ever Seen

This Might Just Be The Best Guide To Exploring London We've Ever Seen

Exceptional stuff from Rachel Kolsky. | By M@
London Has A Whole Shop Dedicated To Alice In Wonderland

London Has A Whole Shop Dedicated To Alice In Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser. | By Laura Reynolds
It's The Poetry Night You'll Drunkenly Fall In Love With – Whether You Like Poetry Or Not

It's The Poetry Night You'll Drunkenly Fall In Love With – Whether You Like Poetry Or Not

Gags, puns and a lot of rattling milk bottles. | By Kyra Hanson
London’s Record-Breaking Centenarians

London’s Record-Breaking Centenarians

Golden oldies. | By Londonist Staff
How Many Of These 8 London Buildings Can You Name?

How Many Of These 8 London Buildings Can You Name?

We haven't made it easy for you. | By Will Noble
The Secret Street Signs Of Whitechapel

The Secret Street Signs Of Whitechapel

Centuries-old signage. | By Londonist Staff
5 London Print Magazines You Need To Read

5 London Print Magazines You Need To Read

From the underground music scene to issues of migration. | By Kyra Hanson
London Was Once The World's Biggest Port: Here's Its Story

London Was Once The World's Biggest Port: Here's Its Story

Docklands history. | By M@
Squawk! London's Parakeets Star In New Children's Book

Squawk! London's Parakeets Star In New Children's Book

Can you spot them all? | By M@
Take A Tour Of London's Quirky Bookshops

Take A Tour Of London's Quirky Bookshops

Bibliophiles assemble!  | By M@
We've Got A Brand New Book Out... And You Could Win A Copy

We've Got A Brand New Book Out... And You Could Win A Copy

Londonist Mapped. | By Londonist Staff
Can You Name These Buildings From The Incredible Photos?

Can You Name These Buildings From The Incredible Photos?

Unseen London is back. | By M@
Who Was The Real Fagin?

Who Was The Real Fagin?

Was Charles Dickens guilty of anti-semitism? | By Londonist
Did Sweeney Todd Actually Exist?

Did Sweeney Todd Actually Exist?

Pie in the sky? | By Londonist