One of my favorite London blogs is the Tired of London, Tired of Life blog where Londoner Tom Jones seeks to post about something interesting or cool to do in London every day. It takes its name from the famous quote by Samuel Johnson that’s a common phrases now uttered about London.
He’s been at it for a few years now and he’s turned his now encyclopedic knowledge of London into a beautifully presented new hardcover book called… not surprisingly – Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing a day to do in London.
The book is structured very simply. Every day of the year is laid out something interesting you can do that day. Some events are date specific, some events you can do any time of the year you see fit.
It’s a mixture of interesting places, neat festivals, history bits and so much more. It’s a very nice snapshot of life in London throughout the year.
The design of the book is simply beautiful with a layout that is made for browsing or randomly opening the book to find something to do. There’s also pictures scatter throughout to help paint a portrait of a place. It’s better to buy the hardcover version rather than the Kindle version.
This isn’t really a traditional guidebook and you’d be remiss to carry this large hardcover book around with you on your travels but it is something worth reading and taking notes before you leave on your next trip to Britain.
Tom Jones has done a masterful job with his first book and I can’t wait to see what he does next.