You could spend your whole life reading books about London, set in London and written by Londoners and you'd still barely have scratched the surface. So we thought we'd make it a little easier for you, picking out the books we think are the very best.
You'll find fiction of all sorts, guidebooks, history, the arts from painting and sculpture to music and fashion, sport and a whole section of books just for children. These are the books we've enjoyed reading most, the books we've found most useful, the books that have been consistent bestsellers ever since they were published.
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