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 of the United Kingdom. The following is a selection; there are too many such fictional works for it to be possible to compile a complete list.


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. Archived from the original on 22 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

External links[edit]

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