London Eyes: Short Stories - Further Reading

A number of books, blogs and poems indirectly inspired my book London Eyes: Short Stories.

Here's a list of many of them. (You can also find my reviews of many of these books on my Goodreads profile.)



Underground, Overground by Andrew Martin

Londoners by Craig Taylor

London: The Autobiography by Jon E. Lewis

This Boy by Alan Johnson


The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

A Pin to See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse

Howards End by E.M. Forster

Playing Sardines by Michele Roberts

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


London by Samuel Johnson

A London Thoroughfare, 2 am by Amy Lowell

Bloody Men by Wendy Cope

London by William Blake

A Refusal to Mourn the Death by Fire of a Child in London by Dylan Thomas

The Waste Land by T.S. Elliot

Be sure to also check out the collection Poems on the Underground edited by Judith Chernaik, which features many of the poems you may have read whilst looking up at the adverts on Tube trains.

Blogs & Websites

Londonist -

1000 Londoners -

Mapping London -

London Shop Fronts -

Tired of London, Tired of Life -

Thoughts of Angel -

Going Underground -

The London Column -

Ian Visits -

Spitalfields Life -

London’s Lost Rivers -

Bollards of London -

London Historian’s Blog -

London Remembers -

East London History -

The Diary of Samuel Pepys -

Good News Hackney -

Derelict London -

Friends of the City Churches -

London Road Traffic Noise Map -

The London Review of Breakfasts -

View from the Mirror –

And if you’d like a little nostalgia -

(Photo by David Marcu)