A new book takes an unusual look at how the history of the various palaces and buildings in Greenwich Park have been affected over the centuries by the attentions and inattentions of monarchs.
Buckingham Palace’s Head Gardener is spilling the “authorised” secrets of London’s largest private garden in a new book.
In the mid-nineteenth century, the great age of railway building, Charles Dickens could not but be aware of their transformative impact on society. So he wrote about it often.
A whole book of walks around London looking at trees has sprouted from an idea stuck in the back of another book by the same author.
A large book packed full of photos, diagrams and maps of many of the largest cities in the world that have a subterranean world to explore.
Carters, the travelling Victorian steam fair is releasing a book all about one of the iconic images of the funfair — the signage.
A beautifully illustrated book from the Hoxton Mini Press reveals the hidden secrets of plants and flowers growing on your doorstep.
With the lockdown uncertainty affecting the annual Open House Weekend, instead of a guide book, they’ve produced an Alternative Guide to the London Boroughs.
Within the City of London are a number of grand livery halls, and as they are mostly private, a richly illustrated book lets us peek behind locked doors.
Released to tie in with an exhibition of the same name, this book is a picture rich journey through some of the disused and hidden spaces on the London Underground.
In a week that will be rich in political plotting, a timely book looks at how the physical design of 10 Downing Street can affect politics.
The author of a new book about London Transport’s famous moquette fabrics for its seats will be giving a talk in October about the same topic.
It’s a curious thing, Moquette, that hard wearing fabric in bold designs that seems to spark strong passions in people. Is it the design, the familiarity, the heritage, the links with London Transport?
If you’re the sort of person who reads this blog, then the thought of the XKCD author, Randall Munroe coming to London probably made you let out a little squeak of excitement.
A hardback photo-book showcasing what remains of the iconic cinemas built by Oscar Deutsch in the 1930s.
A book launch and exhibition for one night only to show off a range of 200 illustrations of modern London buildings.
As Crossrail was being constructed, along with a couple of TV shows, there’s been a number of books published — and the latest is Crossrail: The Art of the Build.
Inside that Mecca to reading can be found a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the world’s most repressive regimes.
Two authors who chronicled the lives of people who lived in the post-war boom in temporary turned permanent prefab homes have written a book.
A new book is being planned to share the delight of these droplets of architectural shock that permeate the land of lawnmowers, warm ale and Sunday bests.
To mark the recent opening of the London Mithraeum, a new book has been published offering a short, but quite comprehensive history of Roman London.
In this season of merriment and boozing, what better cure for a hangover could there be than to learn a bit about our curious fondness for the intoxicating beverage.
When the grass was greener, the summers were longer, and skirts were shorter, strange miniature villages started to appear across the land.
Ten years of archaeological discovery on the Thames has been explored in the first ever book by the Thames Discovery Programme.
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