London: A History

Illustrator: Laura Carlin

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Studio

Walker Studio Series

Age 9+

Anthologies History & The Past: General Interest People & Places

See the city of London like never before in a stunning gift book from the award-winning Laura Carlin.
Explore the rich history and culture of London through the eyes of an award-winning illustrator. Laura Carlin's gorgeous art is paired with a collection of poems, quotes and historical accounts to tell an idiosyncratic story of the greatest city in the world. From pre-history to present day, from famous events to the lives of everyday people, thousands of years of London's history are celebrated through poems, excerpts and spellbinding illustrations in this beautiful and fascinating compendium.


Laura Carlin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the winner of several awards, including the V&A Book Illustration Award. Her work has featured in Vogue, the Guardian and The New York Times; her previous books for Walker include The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, which was awarded an honourable mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Award fiction category. See Laura's work at

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