Please note: in the run up to Christmas, the first edition of a Pocket London Gift Subscription will be sent on the 13th December in the hopes of delivery before Christmas. Any orders placed after that date will be sent when the order is placed.
The recipient of a Pocket London Tours subscription will receive engaging, incisively written and architecturally adventurous walking and cycling tours directly to their 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.
Please note this is a gift subscription which is not eligible for any discounts. If you would like to subscribe for yourself, and redeem a 50% discount for becoming an Open City Friend, please purchase a monthly subscription instead.
What's coming in 2022?
Charles Holland, best known for designing the iconic A House for Essex with Grayson Perry as part of FAT, explores the Arts and Crafts movement in the inner city, with a cycling route from Soho to Chelsea.
What is the future of work?Maria Lisogorskaya, founding member of Turner Prize winning collective Assemble explores a variety of productive spaces through London's past, present, and future.
Siufan AdeyandAmanda Maud take a forensic walk around Limehouse, uncovering traces of London's forgotten original Chinatown.
In the first ever retrospective ofGeorge Finch's work, Kate Macintoshconsiders his legacy and the context of socially engaged architecture today.
In the year after the Becontree Estate's centennial,Selasi Setufe, an architect working in the borough, explores the wider area's history and future.
Owen Hatherley, editor ofThe Alternative Guide to the London Boroughs considers Zaha Hadid's legacy in London – what was built, and what might have been?
And much more from writers including Neal Shasore, the new head of the London School of Architecture, the writerDouglas Murphyand academicRuth Lang.