Books

London, The Weekends Start Here

Tom Jones (and others)

During the week, London is the bustlingly centre of big business, with millions of people working all around the capital, but it’s at the weekend that the city really comes alive.

With London, The Weekends Start Here, explore the unrivalled range of cultural, artistic, historical and outdoor experiences this dynamic capital has to offer, with plenty of time to achieve the unexpected before another Monday morning rolls round.

Perfect for Londoners and visitors alike, discover 52 themed weekends, organised by season, with over 250 interesting and quirky entries for unusual and surprising attractions. Including all you need to know about location, transport and the best places to eat and drink.

From Wild London in the spring to Nordic London in the winter and Tea Drinker’s London, Quiet London, Japanese London and more in between. Multicultural and historical, urban and wild, peaceful and vibrant – there’s plenty to do in London to suit your mood and interests, as well as the time of year.

Why not try … ?

Drinking in pubs once frequented by pirates and smugglers in Wapping
Taking a Scandinavian sauna at the Finnish Church
Eating grapes from a royal grape vine
Spotting London's Peregrine Falcons
Finding literary treasures in the British Library
Soaking up the sun on a Japanese Roof Garden
Walking the route of a Victorian sewer, and
Exploring the chalk downland valleys of south London


Get inspired and enjoy all the fun, diverting and imaginative things to do in this great city, one weekend at a time.

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Tom Jones

‘England is a country which requires more than a second look, an amazingly diverse place, offering almost-unlimited landscapes, culture and history, and a diversity of opportunities which is unrivalled anywhere else in the world.’

Tired of London, Tired of Life author Tom Jones, has come up with another gem. In Mad Dogs and Englishmen he presents us with a seasonal snapshot of things to do in England at any time of the year, come rain or come shine.

Using a mixture of unique seasonal events and interesting places to visit (all presented in attractive bite-sized entries), Mad Dogs and Englishmen is a browsable gift book aimed at those who are interested in getting to know their home country better as well as tourists seeking to make the most of their stay in England.

In more than 220 pages Tom Jones demonstrates the diversity of England as a country; presenting interesting, unusual and thought-provoking things to do which also enlighten the reader, and convey the message that England is a great place to live and explore all year round.

Tired of London, Tired of Life

Tom Jones

As the late great Samuel Johnson sagely observed, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.' When author Tom Jones found himself doing the same things week in, week out while living in England's treasured capital, he decided to heed Johnson's words and seek out a thing to do each day in London to make him fall back in love with the city.

Here, in Tired of London, Tired of Life, Tom shares the fun, diverting and imaginative things that you can do to keep yourself amused in London. With seasonally appropriate suggestions for each day of the year, you can explore East London by canoe, search for Fagin's lair in Clerkenwell, play petanque in Southwark, seek out Aphrodite in the British Museum on Valentine's Day and enjoy a host of unusual ways to enjoy the capital. So grab your A-Z and start discovering a whole other side to this majestic city.

Biography

Tom Jones is a writer and researcher who lives in South East London. He is happiest when discovering new things to do and believes it is important to make the most of where you live. Born in the South Cotswolds, before creating Tired of London, Tired of Life, he worked as a researcher at the House of Commons, as a white van man and in the Armed Forces Medal Office.