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Tired of London, Tired of Life - A website about things to do in London


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Three books by Tom Jones, the creator of this website, are available:


Mad Dogs & Englishmen was written and researched over autumn and winter 2012-13, and is the result of 30 years of finding things to see and do in England, and explores every corner of this snug little nation. As with the Tired of London, Tired of Life book, it features brand new illustrations by Hannah Warren, and is once again designed by Lottie Crumbleholme, with support from Virgin Books and Ebury.

Tired of London, Tired of Life offers a whole year of things to do in London for you to take home and keep, and features a mixture of brand new ideas never before seen on Tired of London, Tired of Life, and old favourites re-researched and re-written for the publication. It wass the result of more than five years of research, wandering the streets of London in all seasons, and cycling to its outer reaches. The summer spent writing it was the best time of your author's life, and seeing it come together with illustrations by Hannah Warren, designs by Lottie Crumbleholme, and support from Virgin Books has been very rewarding.

If you do want a copy of either of these books, it would be great if you could personally request it at your local independent bookshop. If you don't know where that is, you could try one of these, or use the tool below to buy it on the internet.

And, for more information on the book, visit the Random House website
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The third book by Tired of London's Tom Jones, is out now...

Click here for more on 'London, The Weekends Start Here: Fifty-two Weekends of Things to See and Do' ​"A truly brilliant guidebook full of different ideas for your visit to the capital...Massively recommend for visitors old and new" - The Sun

​"Want more than TV and a takeaway this weekend? This guide to London's highlights includes everything from Covent Garden to the farthest reaches of the Metropolitan line" - ShortList Magazine

“If you've lost that loving feeling towards the capital, this book is the Kama Sutra that's going to put the va-va-voom back in your London love life.” - The Sunday Times

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"One of Rough Trade's bestselling books of all time" Rough Trade

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The second book by Tired of London's Tom Jones, exploring England, out now...

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    Looking for things to do in London? Tired of London, Tired of Life suggests one thing a day.

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    Looking for things to do in London? Tired of London, Tired of Life suggests one thing a day. Tired of London, Tired of Life is a website about London which explores the city, suggesting things to do every day.

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    The author tries to give balanced commentary on everything included. If you disagree, please comment. It's the only way he will learn. The author doesn't pretend he's done all the things included. This website started as a list of things for him to do, so that was clear from the outset.

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