Books & Poetry

Charming memories of life by the green belt

Charming memories of life by the green belt

To what extent should we be sacrificing adequate and affordable housing in order to maintain this rather unremarkable ring?
Photos Of Londoners Getting Tattoos

Photos Of Londoners Getting Tattoos

It's become a mainstream art.
Why The Back Seat Of The DLR Is For Me

Why The Back Seat Of The DLR Is For Me

Our rear at the rear
Top 7 most eccentric toilets in 1960s London

Top 7 most eccentric toilets in 1960s London

Which toilet might have hidden a war criminal?
We wish the Tube etiquette posters were as blunt as these...

We wish the Tube etiquette posters were as blunt as these...

Remember those etiquette posters? These are better.
Forgotten And Unlisted: Brutalist London

Forgotten And Unlisted: Brutalist London

A freerunner's dream
A roundup of London's inaccurate plaques ->

A roundup of London's inaccurate plaques ->

Lots of London plaques have errors. Here's where to find them.
Seven Brutalist Architects Who Ruined London

Seven Brutalist Architects Who Ruined London

If you love concrete buildings, look away now...
Love Harry Potter? Visit the London locations linked to the Potter films

Love Harry Potter? Visit the London locations linked to the Potter films

Where to seek the wizard.
Do These London Cats Have The Best Life Ever?

Do These London Cats Have The Best Life Ever?

Your dog will hate it.
Tower Bridge's hidden setting, and other fake news

Tower Bridge's hidden setting, and other fake news

Alternative facts to spread.
Five novels about south London that you should read

Five novels about south London that you should read

London though the ages
13 Things You Might Not Know About London's Hotels

13 Things You Might Not Know About London's Hotels

Much more than just a place to stay.
Get Your Harry Potter Fix In London For Free

Get Your Harry Potter Fix In London For Free

Including designs for the Weasley's joke shop
Don't miss this excellent book on London's hidden rivers

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

This book is superb - it will make you rethink London
Photos Of London Past And Present Side By Side

Photos Of London Past And Present Side By Side

Photographic history.
Unusual stuff that goes on inside the Tower of London

Unusual stuff that goes on inside the Tower of London

Game of Thrones to ghosts.
The Eccentric London Bookshops With Stories To Tell

The Eccentric London Bookshops With Stories To Tell

Secret histories and celeb spotting
The East End Has Its Own Magnificent Cemeteries

The East End Has Its Own Magnificent Cemeteries

Little known oases.
Is the Sherlock museum any good?

Is the Sherlock museum any good?

A tour of the famous sleuth's house
An Alphabetical History Of The Isle Of Dogs

An Alphabetical History Of The Isle Of Dogs

Jayne Mansfield and a slice of Pisa in Tower Hamlets.
10 Walking Tour Books: The Best Way To See London

10 Walking Tour Books: The Best Way To See London

Covering everything from blue plaques to pub crawls.
This book explains London's history in 30-second chunks

This book explains London's history in 30-second chunks

7 experts zoom through time.
London's Parks Hide Architectural Gems

London's Parks Hide Architectural Gems

Beautiful buildings hiding in our parks.
Mythbusted: London's horse statues follow a secret code

Mythbusted: London's horse statues follow a secret code

Urban myth explored.
London's best alternative boats

London's best alternative boats

Take to the water.
How London got hooked on gin

How London got hooked on gin

Hogarth wasn't far off the mark with Gin Lane.
Why I Love Harringay Green Lanes

Why I Love Harringay Green Lanes

Crime novelist extols road's inspirational qualities.
Every Londoner should buy this book:

Every Londoner should buy this book:

Playfully arcane.
Where To Find Agatha Christie in London

Where To Find Agatha Christie in London

London locations connected to the whodunnit maestro.
This book beautifully covers London's transport icons

This book beautifully covers London's transport icons

One for the uninitiated.
A Tour Of Imaginary London

A Tour Of Imaginary London

If you're intrigued by the London that might have been, read this.
There's A Plaque Marking Holmes And Watson's First Meeting

There's A Plaque Marking Holmes And Watson's First Meeting

A bit of detective work.
Charlotte Brontë's London, And Why She Wasn't A Fan

Charlotte Brontë's London, And Why She Wasn't A Fan

We're claiming her as an honorary Londoner.
Virginia Woolf Mapped

Virginia Woolf Mapped

An unexpected namecheck for Penge.
Stroll Round Virginia Woolf's London

Stroll Round Virginia Woolf's London

More than just Bloomsbury. But quite a lot of Bloomsbury
Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

In the 1960s this place was visited by people from across the world
Kid's books about London, 19th century style

Kid's books about London, 19th century style

London Town and other 19th century treasures.
Alice In Wonderland has plenty of London links - come with us down the rabbit hole

Alice In Wonderland has plenty of London links - come with us down the rabbit hole

A different sort of underground in London.
Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Inside London's Biggest Bookshop

Everything you need to know about this bookish behemoth.
Twelve Independent Publishers Every Londoner Should Know

Twelve Independent Publishers Every Londoner Should Know

Rumours of the demise of the book are greatly exaggerated.
A Guide To Spoken Word Nights In London

A Guide To Spoken Word Nights In London

More than hipsters reading a shopping list 'ironically'. Promise.
How The City Of London Looked 100 Years Ago

How The City Of London Looked 100 Years Ago

London's always been busy.
An Ode To The Oyster Card

An Ode To The Oyster Card

Or why you should NOT always touch in and out.
The Origins Of London Tube Names

The Origins Of London Tube Names

Guess the Tube station from its etymology.
What Are The Best Books About London?

What Are The Best Books About London?

Results of our recent poll.
Hidden London Exposed In This Book

Hidden London Exposed In This Book

New photographic book of hidden spaces.
Mapped: London's Independent Bookshops

Mapped: London's Independent Bookshops

Not Amaz*n.
London’s 10 Best Zine And Mini Comic Shops

London’s 10 Best Zine And Mini Comic Shops

Anarchist book stores to Feminist libraries.
How To Use The World's Largest Library

How To Use The World's Largest Library

Sign up and get into a British Library reading room.