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The 2020 edition of the Journal of the London Society has gone to the printers - and we have to say that the contents are impressive and the design is absolutely stunning.

Members of the Society should receive their free copy by the end of the month.

If you're not a member you can join here. Alternatively, order your copy at the special pre-publication price of just £7.50 including p+p (it will be £10 from April). Click here to order and we will send you a copy as soon as it is published.

Contents include:

Chair’s Introduction Peter Murray


  • Planning Is Political Darryl Chen
  • Too Early For Last Orders Rob Fiehn
  • Don’t Lose The Plot Barry Coidon
  • Actresses, Artists & Aristocrats Sarah Yates
  • Shooting The City Grant Smith


  • A Public/Private Balance Nicolas Bosetti
  • Heritage & The High Street Emily Gee
  • Talkin’ Bout Regeneration Martha Grekos
  • Revival Strategies Lucy Bullivant
  • Hiding In Plane Sight Matt Brown


  • Regent Street Alistair Barr
  • Walthamstow Roland Karthaus
  • Bankside Artur Carulla
  • Barking And Dagenham Diane Cunningham


  • A London Notebook Geoff Tuffs
  • From The Archives Mark Prizeman
  • 20 Best London Films Your top choices


  • A Short History of London By Simon Jenkins
  • London Made Us By Robert Elms
  • Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground By David Bownes, Chris Nix, Siddy Holloway and Sam Mullins
  • Designing London’s Public Spaces: Post-War and Now By Susannah Hagan
  • Restoration Stories By Philippa Stockley
  • The Painted Hall: Sir James Thornhill’s Masterpiece at Greenwich By Anya Lucas, Richard Johns, Sophie Stewart & Stephen Paine
  • Charles Booth’s Poverty Maps By Mary S. Morgan