“You know how you’ve always wanted a coffee-table book that translates lots of complex social data about London into a series of gorgeously illustrated infographics? Well it’s finally arrived…” Time Out

“The book is infinitely compelling, one you’ll return to time and again, and full of ‘wow, you have to see this’ moments. It reinforces the notion that information really can be beautiful…” Londonist

“Brilliantly compelling…The Information Capital is a tour de force in the modern use of graphics to make a point” London Evening Standard


The City in All its Infinite Variety (Evening Standard)

Pretty vacant: What we’re not seeing in graphics today (New Scientist).

The 10 best city books of 2014 (Guardian)

Listed as one of the “Books of 2014” in The Times Higher Education Supplement.

The Information Capital: London looks pretty in data (Londonist)

London: The Information Capital, book review: Data visualisation done right (ZDNet)

London: The Information Capital is a book you’ll never tire of (Management Today)

Londres, capital de los datos (EL PAÍS)

London: The Information Capital from Generation Rent to Miserable Islington (International Business Times)

London: The Information Capital (International Cartographic Association)

Casual Visualization Books for the Coffee Table (Flowingdata)

London the Information Capital (The London Magazine)


12 Data Maps That Sum Up London (BBC News Magazine)

Six amazing infographics reveal what London’s really like. (Time Out)

Multicultural Capital (Observer Tech Monthly)

Which foreign passports are most common in London? (Telegraph)

London’s most photogenic locations (Telegraph)

How to do the Tube Challenge (Telegraph)

London Life – Mapped (Guardian Online)

From gloomy Islington to Glowing Bromley, map reveals London’s happiest and most miserable places to live (Stylist)

Beautiful graphics visualise hectic life in London (Mashable)

Visualizing the New London Through Beautiful Data-Powered Graphics (CityLab)

These Maps Visualize London’s 2.4 Billion Bus Journeys In A Whole New Way (Business Insider)

Where do fans of certain clubs in London come from? (Yahoo Eurosport)

These maps will change how you see London (i100 and Independent)

These Maps Visualize London’s 2.4 Billion Bus Journeys In A Whole New Way (Slate)

New ways of looking at cities (World Economic Forum blog)

An Interactive Guide to Life in London (The Times Online)

The Information Capital (Geographical Magazine)

Interviews and Radio Reviews

Gary Vincent reviews the book on Magic FM.

James and Oliver are interviewed for “The Monocle Weekly” podcast:

James and Oliver appear on BBC London’s Robert Elms show: