Books & Poetry

Adam Dant's Book Of London Maps Is Gorgeous

Adam Dant's Book Of London Maps Is Gorgeous

Fans of hand-drawn maps have a new idol. | By M@
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
Londonist Mapped: Take A Look At Our New Book

Londonist Mapped: Take A Look At Our New Book

From Anglo-Saxon London, to secret parks and Churchill's hideouts. | By Londonist Staff
A History Of Camden Town In Five Buildings

A History Of Camden Town In Five Buildings

Music hall history and an alternative Albert Hall. | By Tom Bolton
Be Inspired By Harry Potter: A History Of Magic And Explore The British Library Collections

Be Inspired By Harry Potter: A History Of Magic And Explore The British Library Collections

Head to London's book temple. | Sponsor
Luxury Flats Stir Monsters From The Deep In This Crazy Graphic Novel

Luxury Flats Stir Monsters From The Deep In This Crazy Graphic Novel

Monsterzz. They're basically the new fixie bike. | By Harry Rosehill
The Met Police Have A Tea Support Unit. It's Called TEAPOT 1

The Met Police Have A Tea Support Unit. It's Called TEAPOT 1

New book shows the vehicular variety of 999. | By M@
7 Female Writers Who Broke The Rules For London

7 Female Writers Who Broke The Rules For London

London lit picks. | By Londonist
Bet You Never Noticed This Conceptual Art In King's Cross Tube

Bet You Never Noticed This Conceptual Art In King's Cross Tube

Full Circle. | By M@
In Pictures: The Futuristic London Buildings That Have Already Been Demolished

In Pictures: The Futuristic London Buildings That Have Already Been Demolished

Ahead of their time. Gone before their time. | By Will Noble
Brave Enough To Get A Tattoo? Try One Of These London Parlours

Brave Enough To Get A Tattoo? Try One Of These London Parlours

It's become a mainstream art. | By Will Noble
Why The Back Seat Of The DLR Is For Me
Opinion

Why The Back Seat Of The DLR Is For Me

A poem celebrating 30 years of the DLR. | By Harry Rosehill
Memories Of Growing Up By London's Green Belt

Memories Of Growing Up By London's Green Belt

Life on the fringe. | By James Drury
How Brutalism Scarred London

How Brutalism Scarred London

Author lays into the capital's concrete monoliths. | By Londonist
Parkitecture: The Hidden Jewels Of London's Parks

Parkitecture: The Hidden Jewels Of London's Parks

Because sheds can be beautiful too. | By M@
10 London Walking Tour Books You Need On Your Shelf

10 London Walking Tour Books You Need On Your Shelf

Covering everything from blue plaques to pub crawls. | By Eleana Overett
The East End Has Its Own Magnificent Cemeteries

The East End Has Its Own Magnificent Cemeteries

Two of the capital's oldest Jewish burial grounds. | By M@
Artist's Model Of A Doomed West End Bookshop

Artist's Model Of A Doomed West End Bookshop

The power of paper. | By Will Noble
Life At The Tower Of London Revealed In Fascinating Book

Life At The Tower Of London Revealed In Fascinating Book

Game of Thrones to ghosts. | By M@
The Five Best South London Novels

The Five Best South London Novels

Your next commute read, sorted. | By Londonist
London's Hidden Rivers: A Book With A Fresh Take

London's Hidden Rivers: A Book With A Fresh Take

Find the water running beneath your feet. | By M@
Mapped: All Virginia Woolf's Novels

Mapped: All Virginia Woolf's Novels

Bloomsbury doesn't feature much. | By M@
Sci-Fi Penguin Classics Get A Barbican Makeover

Sci-Fi Penguin Classics Get A Barbican Makeover

Orwell and Shelley go brutalist. | By Will Noble
Queer London: An Extract From The Peter Ackroyd Book

Queer London: An Extract From The Peter Ackroyd Book

For some, the 40s was a time of sexual liberation. | By Peter Ackroyd
Walk With Dickens: Legal London

Walk With Dickens: Legal London

The Dickensian city is still out there. | By Londonist
Sherlock Holmes Museum: Any Good, Or Elementary?

Sherlock Holmes Museum: Any Good, Or Elementary?

At £15 a ticket, we were hoping for more. | By M@
What Happens When Stories Cross Cultures?

What Happens When Stories Cross Cultures?

Translations and transformations. | Sponsor
Go On An Adventure This May: Meet The Man Who Reinvents Enid Blyton For Adults

Go On An Adventure This May: Meet The Man Who Reinvents Enid Blyton For Adults

Literature Week is back. | Sponsor
30-Second London: Learn The City's History Super Quick

30-Second London: Learn The City's History Super Quick

London in short chunks. | By M@
Fake News: Confuse Your Friends With These False London Facts

Fake News: Confuse Your Friends With These False London Facts

Tower Bridge has a hidden setting. | By M@
Fan Of Mr Darcy? There Are All Sorts Of Austen Events At Literature Week

Fan Of Mr Darcy? There Are All Sorts Of Austen Events At Literature Week

Head to the British Academy. | Sponsor
Calling All Bookworms To British Academy's Literature Week

Calling All Bookworms To British Academy's Literature Week

A whole week dedicated to books. | Sponsor
Inside The UK's First Black Bookshop

Inside The UK's First Black Bookshop

New Beacon Books. | By Will Noble
Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

Nothing to do with the novelist. | By M@
The Eccentric Toilets Of 1960s London

The Eccentric Toilets Of 1960s London

Splashback to the Future. | By M@
7 Ways To Float Your Boat In London

7 Ways To Float Your Boat In London

Books, beds, bibles and beer. | By Zoe Craig
See The Spot Where Sherlock Holmes First Met Dr Watson

See The Spot Where Sherlock Holmes First Met Dr Watson

St Bart's plaque marks the spot. | By M@
10 Things To Look Forward To In London In 2017

10 Things To Look Forward To In London In 2017

Hygge, Austen and Hamilton. | By Zoe Craig
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. | By Zoe Craig
London's Forgotten Brutalist Masterpieces

London's Forgotten Brutalist Masterpieces

8 of London's best. | By Harry Rosehill
How The Victorians Depicted The City In Children's Books

How The Victorians Depicted The City In Children's Books

London Town and other 19th century treasures. | By Hawk Norton
Meet The Pub Cats Of London

Meet The Pub Cats Of London

One moggy's usual is a pint of prawns. | By Will Noble
Mapped: Where London's Lost Poets Are Buried

Mapped: Where London's Lost Poets Are Buried

Chris McCabe digs up the past. | By Harry Rosehill
London's Most Unusual Spaces, Photographed

London's Most Unusual Spaces, Photographed

60 places you'll want to visit. | By M@
7 Of London's Best Libraries

7 Of London's Best Libraries

Get stuck into a decent book. | By Hari Mountford
London Streets Named After Fictional Characters

London Streets Named After Fictional Characters

Strange but true. | By Will Noble
Go Through The Wardrobe And Tuck Into A Feast In Narnia

Go Through The Wardrobe And Tuck Into A Feast In Narnia

You're invited to Aslan's banquet. | By Laura Reynolds
See What London Looked Like 600 Years Ago

See What London Looked Like 600 Years Ago

Compare old and modern locations. | By Zoe Craig
How The Houses of Parliament Might Have Looked

How The Houses of Parliament Might Have Looked

The Losers of 1835. | By M@
Whitechapel In 50 Buildings

Whitechapel In 50 Buildings

New book explores architectural gems. | By M@
"The South Bank Has Become A Part Of Who I Am"
Opinion

"The South Bank Has Become A Part Of Who I Am"

Extract from a fascinating new book. | By Chris McCabe
The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

Guess what his favourite place was? | By M@
How London Became Hopelessly Hooked On Gin

How London Became Hopelessly Hooked On Gin

A serious alcohol problem. | By Peter Ackroyd
Check Out These Old Postcards Of The Square Mile

Check Out These Old Postcards Of The Square Mile

Gems from Judge's of Hastings. | By M@
London's Most Fabulous Literary Bookshops

London's Most Fabulous Literary Bookshops

Including the one where Noël Coward was caught shoplifting. | By Londonist
Curiocity: Perhaps The Best Book About London Ever Compiled

Curiocity: Perhaps The Best Book About London Ever Compiled

The last word in trivia books. | By M@ ★★★★★
London Brewery Makes Beer 'Flavoured With Roald Dahl's Writing Chair'

London Brewery Makes Beer 'Flavoured With Roald Dahl's Writing Chair'

Marvellous medicine? | By Will Noble
A Map Of The London Zodiac

A Map Of The London Zodiac

Creepy cartography. | By Londonist Staff
New Harry Potter Exhibition Marks 20 Years Of The Boy Wizard

New Harry Potter Exhibition Marks 20 Years Of The Boy Wizard

Potterheads, rejoice. | By Zoe Craig
Relive Your Childhood With The New I-Spy London Book

Relive Your Childhood With The New I-Spy London Book

Don't pretend you're not excited. | By Laura Reynolds
The Splendour Of London's Churches Revealed

The Splendour Of London's Churches Revealed

New book offers amazing photos. | By M@
Where To Celebrate The New Harry Potter Book Launch

Where To Celebrate The New Harry Potter Book Launch

Midnight parties, and a beer pong tournament. | By Laura Reynolds
Do London's Horse Statues Follow A Hidden Code?

Do London's Horse Statues Follow A Hidden Code?

Equestrian questions. | By M@
London Plaques With Awkward Errors

London Plaques With Awkward Errors

When officialdom gets it wrong. | By M@
Forget Pokemon: Search The City For Letters

Forget Pokemon: Search The City For Letters

Big Letter Hunt gets us looking at buildings. | By M@
Everything You Need To Know About The BFG Dream Jar Trail

Everything You Need To Know About The BFG Dream Jar Trail

Free art trail inspired by The BFG comes to London this summer | By Zoe Craig
Cat In The Hat Comes To East London

Cat In The Hat Comes To East London

Dr Seuss at the Stratford Centre. | By Zoe Craig