The Age of Shakespeare
A remarkably concise, elegant overview of the world of Shakespeare in the Modern Library Chronicles series by the eminent British critic and scholar.
Londonopolis, A Curious History of London
A breezy romp through the history of London. Latham covers everything from English prehistory to Elizabeth Taylor. He reveals all the weird, wonderful things that make London great.
London, A History
A brief, evocative meditation on the rich and varied history of England's capital city by the prolific British writer, critic and historian. Wilson examines London through several lenses, using humor and insight to discuss art, architecture, politics and culture.
That Mighty Heart, Visions of London
Award-winning poet John Elinger offers up seven pedestrian views of London -- seven walks that all radiate from the heart of the great city. Following simple and clear maps, Elinger's walks are accompanied by watercolors and original poetry by the author himself.
A classic, lyrical celebration of the palaces, parks, people and everyday experience of London. Pritchett's eloquent riffs on the character of the city are accompanied by evocative black-and-white photographs by the superb Evelyn Hofer.
Thames, The Biography
Ackroyd travels the Thames from source to sea, taking in not just the villages and towns, royal residences, docks and weirs but also the kings and conquerors, artists and writers associated with the great river.
City Secrets London
A connoisseur's guide to the city and its attractions, with personal recommendations by artists, designers, architects and personalities who have made London their home.
Lanchester (Fragrant Harbor, Debt to Pleasure) sets this latest novel on a single street in London in 2008, at the height of the financial meltdown, interweaving the tales of longtime residents, recent immigrants and the newly rich.
A Traveller's History of London
The story of London, from the Romans to Tony Blair, tailored to the traveler.
London's Royal Parks
A history of the evolution of nine London parks from their days as private hunting land to monarchy acquisition to current status as a manicured public space. Divided into chapters by park, including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Windsor Great Park and St. James’s Park.
Watching the English
Fox's clever guide to the conversation, behavior, quirks, habits and foibles of the English is wildly popular back home in Britain. Second edition.
The London Scene, Six Essays
The great Virginia Woolf, here writing for the British Good Housekeeping magazine in the 1930s when she was already a leading light, makes a congenial guide to her hometown in these essays, loosely organized as a series of walking tours. Her focus is on London's lterary scene, including Keats, Carlyle and a whole lot of dead poets.
Londoners, The Days and Nights of London Now As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Have Left It, and Long for It
Drawing on the unforgettable stories of nearly 100 Londoners, Taylor provides a rich and vivid kaleidoscopic view of modern-day London through the diverse voices of the city's citizens who, regardless of whether they love or hate it, capture the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest cities.
The Age of Shakespeare
This pocket-size encyclopedia, an excellent introduction to Elizabethan England, presents Shakespeare, his life, times and legacy in concise essays and well-chosen illustrations.
London, A Literary Anthology
Ranging from the 15th century to the present day, the British Library’s generous selection of poems and novel excerpts evokes the spirit of London through the ages. Full-color works of art from the library's collection are interspersed throughout.
A colorful and detailed laminated city map with a variety of useful inset maps.
Five Days in London, May 1940
A fly-on-the-wall account of a long weekend in 1940, capturing all the uncertainty, drama and suspense surrounding Churchill's affirmation that Britain would continue the war with Germany.
Not for Tourists London
A pocket-sized guide to the great city of London so jammed with useful information it’s recommended for travelers and locals alike. Features plenty of helpful maps, indexes and local listings plus insider hints, tips and tricks.
Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel
Written in 1889, "Three Men in a Boat" (to say nothing of the dog!) is a laugh-out-loud account of a man-powered voyage along the River Thames, full of detail on life and lore. A Longitude favorite.
London, 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
Eyewitness Guide London
This superb guide to London features color photography, dozens of excellent neighborhood maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
Time Out London Walks, 30 Walks by London Writers
A personable guide to a wide variety of London excursions. The handy guide is chock full of color photographs, illustrations, practical information and good maps.
In a highly original pocket book, classicist and cultural historian Richard Jenkyns looks afresh at the celebrated church complex -- national cathedral, coronation church, royal mausoleum, burial place of poets, resting place of the great and of the Unknown Warrior, former home of parliament, place of Princess Diana's funeral.