London is known for its rich literary tradition, from beloved classics such as Oliver Twist and Sherlock Holmes to modern hits like the Harry Potter and Bridget Jones series. Among an extensive lineup of tales set in London are many gems you’ve yet to discover.
We’ve hand-selected 25 highly acclaimed novels that reflect the culture and style of the city, including award nominees, page-to-screen titles, and even a selection from the creator of Downton Abbey. Cheers!
Our 25 Picks
Brilliant novels set in London
London’s Ace Detectives
More sleuths than even Sherlock could track down
Madeline, Peter Pan, and so much more
Tried-and-true classics and modern fiction
Browse all fiction set in London