Books about London, England

About London

Capital city of England and the UK, London is a global city as well as home to the nation's political and financial centres. It offers many historical, heritage, artistic and cultural sites and collections as well as parks, gardens and shopping opportunities.

Many books and maps would be needed to even begin to outline the diverse and colourful history of the greater London area. Although some descriptions of London's past refer back to structures thought to date from about 4500 BC, most written histories tend to begin with Roman London or later periods. London as a capital city can be conveniently dated from about 100 AD when it superceeded Colchester as capital of the Roman province of Britannia. It is only since 1066 that coronations of English and British monarchs have taken place at Westminster Abbey in London.

Modern London attracts many people from all over the world who come to work, study or visit. While there are many visits for business in various forms, commercial, political, diplomatic and so on, visiting London is most commonly associated with tourism. London's shops and attractions including museums, galleries and 'experiences' cater to every interest and are supported by the experience of London itself; black cabs, red buses, red postboxes and telephone boxes, the world famous 'tube system' (the first underground passenger railway anywhere), together with numerous views and public areas such as Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, the South Bank of the Thames and so on.

See also news from, about or mentioning London, England.

The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius (Penguin Modern Classics)

The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius (Penguin Modern Classics)

by George Orwell

ISBN: 9780241315682 ASIN: 0241315689

96 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Someone Else's Skin (DI Marnie Rome 1)

Someone Else's Skin (DI Marnie Rome 1)

by Sarah Hilary


418 pages (Kindle Edition)

Publisher: Headline

Back Roads Great Britain (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

Back Roads Great Britain (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

by DK Travel

ISBN: 0241378877 ASIN: 0241378877

264 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel

Peppa Pig: Dentist Trip

Peppa Pig: Dentist Trip

by Peppa Pig

ISBN: 1409301931 ASIN: 1409301931

24 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Ladybird

The Photographer's Guide to London

The Photographer's Guide to London

by Ellen Bowness

ISBN: 0992683432 ASIN: 0992683432

120 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Long Valley Books Limited

Absolution (Sam Barker Book 1)

Absolution (Sam Barker Book 1)

by Adam Croft, Steven Moore


253 pages (Kindle Edition)


The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici

The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici

by Christopher Hibbert

ISBN: 0140050906 ASIN: 0140050906

368 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Penguin



by Edward Rutherfurd


1319 pages (Kindle Edition)

Publisher: Cornerstone Digital

London: The Illustrated History

London: The Illustrated History

by Cathy Ross, John Clark, Museum of London

ISBN: 0141011599 ASIN: 0141011599

352 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Penguin

New York: A Guide to the Fashion Cities of the World

New York: A Guide to the Fashion Cities of the World

by Megan Hess

ISBN: 9781743791714 ASIN: 1743791712

192 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

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