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Top 3: Marchmont Street hangouts, WC1

This summer explore the capital’s most famous LGBT+ bookshop, a photography cafe – and a cavernous second-hand treasure trove

British Library Piazza
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The British Library’s iconic St Pancras building is 20 years old

This unique Grade I listed structure has been packing in visitors for two decades

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Noshville is back in town (and so is Cerys)

Kerb’s massive Americana hoedown lands on Granary Square. And just a few metres away is a very different kind of festival

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Why monogamy is dead

Comedian Rosie Wilby’s book tracks her journey from one-woman-woman to ‘playfairer’

Peter Whitfield London: A Life in Maps
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The rise and rise of the unfashionable ‘burbs

A new book by Peter Whitfield examines maps from the last few centuries – and, in this extract, the rise of Holloway’s ‘uneasy’ suburbia

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‘I’ve never really kept a diary. But I am an inveterate reader of other people’s’

Writer Travis Elborough on why he’s trawled through personal journals spanning the entire 20th Century

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Is it a bird, is it a plane…no it’s Jeremy Corbyn

A new comic book celebrates the unique quirks of the PM’s #1 adversary

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‘It always feels like Sunday in a park’

Writer Travis Elborough explores the social and political significance of green spaces in his new book

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The new cookbook written by extraordinary Londoners

Slices of Life delves into the private and culinary lives of the capital’s unique characters

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Top 5: Lamb’s Conduit Street shops

A new book by Emma McCarthy handpicks London’s hottest 200 retail spots