North London's Cultural Guide



Why Little Green Street features in Joanna Briscoe’s The Seduction

The acclaimed NW5-based author of Sleep With Me on how the locations in her new novel don’t stray far from home


Walden Books celebrates 40 years in Chalk Farm

Founder David Tobin on the story of a local literary institution


RJ Bailey: meet the local couple who write thrillers together

We head to Dartmouth Park to meet Robert and Deb Ryan, the duo behind a riveting series of thrillers


The London Literary Salon is back in Kentish Town

We like the idea of taking a course that’s a ‘spa for the mind’


Giles Coren: ‘the moment my whole professional life changed’

Telly star and critic Giles Coren on why he’s compiled a guide to the “truly good restaurants” in the UK


Ahmed on the 274: “it was always party time on his bus”

Elizabeth Wilson on the unique relationship Londoners have with the London bus


My love letter to Gloucester Crescent

Author William Miller on what it was like growing up in the bohemian NW1 enclave


‘I could tell you a thousand stories’: the man behind the Roundhouse

Marcus Davey features in London Lives a new book exploring the lives of 24 Londoners – one for each hour of the day

Wuthering Heights singalong

Last few days to catch ArchWay With Words

The acclaimed book festival’s got an impressive line-up over the coming days

Caitlin Moran in a leopard print blouse promotes How to be Famous

Caitlin Moran’s How to be Famous: ‘I want to let this whole city know how sexual I am’

An extract from the best-selling author’s new north London-set novel

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