An invisible mountain is rising above the streets of the capital – and at over 1,800 metres, it is Britain’s highest peak…

Mount London

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You are cordially invited to a party tomorrow night at Rough Trade East to celebrate the launch of a much-anticipated new title from Penned in the Margins: Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City. There will be short readings from Joe Dunthorne, Chrissy Williams, Amber Massie-Blomfield and Justin Hopper, and a chance to discuss the book with editors Tom Chivers and Martin Kratz. Entry is free but please RSVP to [email protected]. There is a pay bar. Alpinists, hikers and urban Sherpas all welcome.


Thursday 29 May, 7pm


Rough Trade East
Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL

Nearest tubes: Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street, Aldgate East



This ingenious new book is an account of the ascent of ‘Mount London’ by a team of writers and urban cartographers, each scaling a smaller hill within the city – from Crystal Palace (112m) to Primrose Hill (78m). The essays and stories in Mount London unpeel London’s history and geography, reimagining the city as mountainous terrain and exploring what it’s like to move through the urban landscape.

For more information or to pre-order visit the Penned in the Margins website.