The Books in London map
locates more than 400 books either set in, or about, the capital.
You'll find Absolute Beginners
in Ladbroke Grove, Nick Hornby around Highbury and Brick Lane
The website also offers The Rough Guide to London by the Book
as a PDF download.
From Bloomsbury to Bromley, Geoffrey Chaucer to Zadie Smith, London by the Book is a guide to the city through writers and their writing. Packed with obscure and intriguing information (How did Graham Greene survive the bombing of his Clapham house in 1941? Which nineteenth-century poet was in the habit of sliding naked down the banisters?), it chronicles the waves of novelists, poets and playwrights who have lived in London over the centuries, written about it, and developed its identity as a result.