David Long

Well received by reviewers and readers alike, David Long's engaging, imaginative and highly informative books reflect an apparently unquenchable thirst for stories about the quirkier, lesser known aspects of British history and an enduring love of London's enormously diverse architectural heritage. A writer and journalist since graduating in the 1980s, his work has appeared in the Sunday Times and its magazine, in the Sunday Mirror and the London Evening Standard. Whilst a columnist on the Sunday People, he created a popular cartoon strip which ran for several years in the weekend edition of the Times. David Long has also ghostwritten a number of non-fiction titles for other authors - one of which won the Independent Publisher's Book Award - and for publishers in both Britain and the United States. Under his own name he continues to write and illustrate the sorts of books he likes to read, which are described elsewhere on this site.

David Long’s London Underground: Architecture, Design and History tells the story of how a humble transport system rapidly became one of the city’s greatest icons.
       - The Spectator

David Long brings a genuine pleasure to his subject.
       - The London Magazine

An endorsement at the highest level should be given to David Longıs Little Book of London.
       - Robert Elms Show, BBC Radio London

If you're intrigued by London's fascinating treasures, you'll love this beautifully illustrated book.
       - Where London

The book of the week
       - Evening Standard

A quirkier look at the subject...plenty of new places here for even the most knowledgeable Londoner to explore.
       - Museum of London

This lavishly illustrated book is a must-read for lovers of London.
       - Good Book Guide