Which borough of London is the happiest? 

Where are the city’s tweeting hot spots?  

How many animals does the fire brigade save each year? 

Which London residents have left their mark on history?

Where are London’s most haunted houses (and pubs)?

What makes London the information capital?

Geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti could tell you, but they’d rather show you. Combining data with stunning design, this book shows us the city as we’ve never seen it before – from who lives the longest to how flights stack over Heathrow, from ‘The Knowledge’ of a cabbie to the territories of London’s thirteen football tribes. The result? One hundred portraits of an old city in a very new way.

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London: The Information Capital is published by Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin. Launched in 2009, its books are characterized by the particular, all-consuming passions of its unique authors for a whole range of subjects that fascinate many of us, such as music, numbers, French cooking, gardening, cycling, survival tactics, books, clothes and maps of remote islands.