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David Fathers

Illustrator, author & map maker of London guide books & more …

David Fathers inside the River Fleet sewer

'A veritable king of London walks, David Fathers...’

Listen to N Quentin Woolf and myself walking and talking a section of the Thames (The Thames Barrier to Greenwich) in this Londonist podcast.

In April 2022, my latest book Diverse London was published. It is my fifth illustrated London walking guidebook.

Since 2012, I have been exploring, writing and illustrating guidebooks on subjects such as the Regent's Canal, the River Thames Path and London's Hidden Rivers. Two years ago I created a walking guide to the gorier side of the capital entitled Bloody London. More details in the About section.

My next book Green London will be out on 13 March 2025.

Image above: Inside the River Fleet sewer, London.  Below: A few of the many faces from Diverse London.

Some of the many faces from Diverse London