London in fiction

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William Blake's poem London, which explores the meaning of the city. This image is a digital repercussion of his hand-painted 1826 print from Copy AA of Songs of Innocence and of Experience. The item is currently in the Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England.[1]

Many notable works of fiction are set in London, the capital city of England, and the United Kingdom.


Early fiction[edit]

19th century fiction[edit]

20th century fiction[edit]

21st century fiction[edit]

Nursery rhymes[edit]

Several nursery rhymes mention places in London.


  1. ^ Morris Eaves; Robert N. Essick; Joseph Viscomi (eds.). "Songs of Innocence and of Experience, object 46 (Bentley 46, Erdman 46, Keynes 46) "London"". The William Blake Archive. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

External links[edit]

  • London Fictions — looks at commanding London novels from Defoe to the present day