Many books have been written about London, but there is room for many more. This one can at least boast a show of pictures in colour to put it at advantage over most competitors. The author's task is to accompany the reader through such a gallery of illustration, drawing attention to its manifold contents from various points of view. He has tried to present the different quarters of the metropolis under their characteristic aspects, for his part dwelling rather on the life that crowds these streets in which so many famous features offer themselves to pictorial art. His design is not a guide-book, but what may make a companion to guide-books: a medley of history, anecdote, reminiscence, observation, reflection, and other materials, so put together as frankly intended to interest and amuse the stranger in London, yet also serving to insinuate a good deal of information not always familiar to every Londoner.