Modern London: An illustrated tour of London’s cityscape from the 1920s to the present day

Written and illustrated by Lukas Novotny.

211 detailed illustrations, 122 buildings, 144 pages and 3.5 years of writing and illustrating — that’s  Modern London.

“The most wonderful celebration of this city’s architecture, drawn and presented beautifully, with just the right amount of information”
Adam N Furman, architect & designer

“Lovely book, full of beautiful illustrations”
John Grindrod, author of Concretopia

“A must buy for anyone interested in London architecture.”
Amazon Reviewer

Goodreads rating: 4.62/5

Amazon rating: 4.2/5

From the art deco factories of the 1920s through to the skyscraper boom of the twenty-first century, Modern London takes you on an illustrated tour of the capital’s ever-changing landscape. Shaped variously by war, economics, population growth and design trends, the city has been moulded by some of the greatest modern architects and to this day remains a centre of building design and experimentation. Through intricate graphic illustrations and accessible entertaining text, London’s streets, structures and transport systems of the last century are brought to life.

Discover long lost treasures such as the Firestone Factory and marvel
at modern –day masterpieces like the London Aquatics centre; delight in previously vilified social housing projects such as the Balfron Tower, and discover the drama behind bold, eccentric designs like the ‘Cheesegrater’. The city’s skyline can change in an instant; Modern London invites you to sit back and survey the scene so far.


If you are short of cash, please head to Amazon, where you’ll find the cheapest deal. To support the author, buy it here and you’ll receive the book signed by the author together with a personal note, free postcards and a bookmark.


Alternatively, you can order the book with your local retailer.

Europe: Amazon / Book Depository
Czech Republic: NejlevnejsiKnihy
US: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Indie Bound
Canada: Indigo
Australia: Booktopia
New Zealand: Allen & Unwin

Published: October 4, 2018
Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
Illustrations: 122 buildings and 89 buses, taxis, helicopters etc.
ISBN: 9780711239722
Size: 191 mm x 246 mm / 7.52 in x 9.685 in
Weight: 685g
Publisher: White Lion