With Open City's Pocket London Tours subscription, receive engaging, incisively written and architecturally adventurous walking and cycling tours directly to your door each month.
The tours feature a wide range of authors, from veteran historians to established architects and emerging critics, each unlocking stories about compelling neighbourhoods across the capital. The maps are a high quality risograph print, and are delivered in a smart black string and washer envelope for safekeeping.
Published by Open City, the charity behind London's acclaimed Open House Festival, and featuring a wide range of authors from veteran historians to emerging critics, The Pocket London Tours allow you to explore the city on your own terms and at your own pace, tackling big themes while experiencing London's finest architecture. It is the perfect gift for any lover of London, or for someone getting to know the city and its architecture for the first time.
What's coming in 2023?
Owen Hatherley, editor of The Alternative Guide to the London Boroughs evaluates Zaha Hadid's legacy in London – what was built, and what might have been?
Joe Mathieson, takes us on an insider's tour around the Art Deco architecture of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Roz Peebles and Aidan Hall's examination of redevelopment on the Rotherhithe peninsula
Architect, designer, writer and educator Eric Parry's guides to both the City of London and Westminster
The urban backstage of Elephant and Castle is looked at in Cecily Chua and Andra Cetrulo's guide
And much more from a wide range of writers including our very own Merlin Fulcher who guides us around Nine Elms
Note: working with different tour guides and institutions for each instalment of Pocket London sometimes means delivery date can vary from month to month but rest assured, each subscriber will receive all twelve maps as a part of their subscription. Thank you for supporting Open City's charitable works as a part of your subscription!
Open City Friends receive a full 50% discount on all Pocket London Tours subscriptions as well as free access to audio versions of selected tours and discounts on tickets to live guided tours led by expert storytellers throughout the year.
Already a Friend? You'll find all your discount codes at our Friends-area page - just enter it at the Checkout.