London is in southeast England, home to almost 8 million people. It is one of the greenest cities in the world, with around 60% green space, and home to stag beetles to red deer. There are 32 boroughs covering North (affluent, arty types), South (bordering Kent), East (Cockney land, bordering Essex), West (a strong divide between rich and poor), and the two independent boroughs of Westminster and City of London.
- Ghost Trees: Nature & People in a London Parish is by Bob Gilbert who began to record the natural world of his inner city patch, when he moved to the East End. This This personal exploration of trees has helped to shape the London district of Poplar. Drawing from natural history, poetry and painting, he reveals the hidden influences that lost landscapes (the ‘ghost trees’) have had on the shape of the city.
- Pretty City London goes beyond the landmarks to find secluded mews and undiscovered cafes, tree-lined streets and flower markets. If you know here to look, you will find that traditional shopfronts, vintage transport, artisan bakeries, whimsical florists and timeless bookstores.
- The Botanical City a beautiful interpretation of an 18th century classic that set out to record every wild plant in London, and remains surprisingly relevant. Written by a Kew horticulturalist, this includes faithful reproductions of detailed illustrations. See toxic plants, flowers and trees to avoid near animal friends.