Tate Britain has collated pictures of London by foreign photographers from 1930 to 1980. Our photography editor Rebecca McClelland asked a new generation of artists to reinterpret the images and capture the city today. With an introduction by Sukhdev Sandhu.
The NS's pop critic picks the ten best songs about the capital.
Maurice Glasman recalls gloomy weekends in Palmers Green.
Stuart Marconie is tired of all the fuss devoted to a southern town.
Sarah Sands insists no other city can compete with the capital.
Dorian Lynskey celebrates the Rough Trade record shop.
Matthew Hollis travels on a boat down the mercurial, magical Thames.
As chosen by NS film critic Ryan Gilbey.
David Lammy questions whether London can be a place for all.