Delve into the fascinating history our captial city has to offer with these popular London history books. From the Great Fire to the Great Exhibition, read about fascinating landmarks, events and people who helped to shape one of the world's most enthralling cities.
Delving into 2000 years of London's history, "London" by Jeremy Black is a beautifully illustrated compendium with photographs, maps and paintings. From Anglo-Saxon rule to a concluding chapter named "Into The Future" this is a fascinating read for those keen to learn more about this metropolitan city.
A HISTORY OF LONDON
IN 100 PLACES
Selecting 100 places that best tell London's incredible history, David Long's super book will both captivate and surprise. Revealing the hidden stories locked within famous landmarks, highlights include the Thames Tunnel, Selfridges, BT Tower and St Mary Magdalene.
LONDON: THE ILLUSTRATED
Authors Cathy Ross and John Clark run the ancient and modern sections at the Museum Of London. Together with maps old and new, fascinating artefacts and reconstructions of ancient buildings, their popular book shines the spotlight on London's constantly evolving story.
LONDON: A HISTORY
From Chaucer to Wordsworth, London has captivated some of the world's most esteemed poets. Mark Ford celebrates this in "London: A History In Verse" - a captivating anthology of poems about London to date. A super gift idea for London-lovers and poetry enthusiasts alike.
LONDON UNDERGROUND MAPS
Covering the period of 1900 to the present day, Claire Dobbin's book shares the chronological account of the mapping of London's underground. Enjoy a brilliant blend of art, social and transport history which draws on the fascinating collections at the London Transport Museum.
THE CHILDREN'S HISTORY OF LONDON
Bursting with fun facts, cool photos and helpfil timelines, "The Children's History Of London" will delight younger readers looking to learn more about the captial. Written by local authors in conjunction with educational and local history experts.