London, The Weekends Start Here

London, The Weekends Start Here

Fifty-two Weekends of Things to See and Do


Discover all that London has to offer, one weekend at a time. Beautifully illustrated with bitesize entries ranging from the well-known to the quirky, this is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to discover all of the gems London has to offer...

'This well designed and informative book really does have something for everyone, whether you are a Londoner or a visitor' -- London Visitors
'Tom Jones has created a truly brilliant guidebook full of different ideas for your visit to the capital' -- The Sun
'Can't wait to start trying these out!!' -- ***** Reader review
'One of the best books about London I have ever had the pleasure reading' -- ***** Reader review
'I totally love this book. Even a tired old Londoner like myself has been inspired' -- ***** Reader review

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
Exploring the chalk downland valleys of south London

What are you waiting for?


  • This well designed and informative book really does have something for everyone, whether you are a Londoner or a visitor
    London Visitors

About the authors

Tom Jones

Tom Jones is a writer and bestselling author of Tired of London, Tired of Life and Mad Dogs & Englishmen. He is happiest when discovering new things to do and believes it is important to make the most of where you live. Born near Stroud in the Cotswolds, he is the son of two shopkeepers and studied in York before moving to London. Tom's favourite pub is the Woolpack at Slad in Gloucestershire, and his favourite place in London is 19 Princelet Street. London, The Weekends Start Here is Tom's third book.
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David Doran (Illustrator)

David Doran is an award-winning illustrator based in the UK. Alphabet Cities is David’s first authored book, born from a love of travel and exploring. It has given him, and readers, a chance to learn a little more about quirky and beautiful cities around the world. David’s favourite city is New York for its architecture, hustle and bustle … and pizza.

David graduated from Falmouth University in 2014 with a first class degree in illustration and has worked for a wide range of international clients, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Oscars, Creative Review, Telegraph Magazine and the Sunday Times among others.
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