August is a very exciting month for book lovers all over the world.
This is because the August 9 national day is known as Book Lovers day which is why we will be discussing the top 9 books set in London.
Whether you are after book recommendations or you fancy visiting some literary spots in London check out the London in fiction list below and have fun celebrating international book lovers day.
1. Ben Aaronvitch – Rivers of London (2011)
Set at: Covent Garden
Covent garden is like a whole new world to get lost in, from street performers, the Covent Garden Market and shops and cafes.
Why not treat yourself to a hot chocolate and a slice of cake, sit back and relax with you favourite paper back book?
2. Monica Ali – Brick Lane (2003)
Set at: Brick Lane
Brick Lane is a treasure of shops, cafes, restaurants and art. From street art, to the Brick Lane Gallery, there is plenty to see and do to work up your inspiration if you’re a fellow writer.
3. Charles Dickens – Bleak House (1852-3)
Set at: Chancery Lane / High Holborn
If you’re a lover of literature in London and you’re near High Holborn, then why not take the time on this special day to visit one of London’s literary spots, the Charles Dickens Museum located at 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX.
4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes series (1887 – 1893)
Set at: 221B Baker Street, London
There is no better way for literature lovers to celebrate national book lovers day other than to go and visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum located at 221B Baker Street, Marylebone, London, NW1 6XE.
5. Xiaolu Guo – A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (2007)
Set at: Hackney
For those of you with families, there is Hackney City Farm that you can visit.
Meanwhile, there is the Broadway Market where you can explore to see what bargains and treasures you can find.
Meanwhile, for those of you searching for a good book series to get stuck into, then the Broadway Bookshop is perfect for any book lover who can’t be away from books for too long. Whether you are after good old classics that most people have forgotten about, or a best seller, this shop is bound to have it!
6. Colin MacInnes – Absolute Beginners (1959)
Set at: North Kensington
If you are trying to find some good mystery books, then why not read Absolute Beginners? Meanwhile, if the Absolute Beginners novel is one of your favourite fiction books, then head on down to North Kensington for the day – the location in which the book was set.
For music lovers, there is the famous Royal Albert Hall, or for people who love history and the beauty of parks and gardens, why not visit Kyoto Gardens at Holland Park – a location where a lover of books can even catch up on a bit of reading time.
7. Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway (1925)
Set at: Westminster
Westminster is home to all things siteseeing. So why not treat yourself and take a trip on the London eye to get a better view of the London location, visit Buckingham Palace and capture a moment in a Royal Palace that is still in use, or get a snapshot in front of Big Ben.