My London Story is an app and website that geo-locates non-fiction, long-form stories about the city.

We publish 10 original stories every two months and illustrate each with original photography. The idea is that, over time, we’ll build a unique portrait of London through quality, experiential writing.

In each story we identify the location of the
narrative as specifically as possible -

from bus stops to homes, street corners to pubs, familiar landmarks to quiet backwaters. Some of the stories are funny, other are heartbreaking, but we hope that all of them are innovative and enlightening and reflect the richness and uniqueness of London in a way that's authentic.

We’ll publish stories set in pubs, at bus stops, on the way to school, at your nan’s house.

They can be about love affairs, dogs, Sunday dinners or break-ups. And they can be set at any time – the summer of love, the Silver Jubilee, the winter of discontent, a visit from the in-laws, your first night in the city.
My London Story reflects the history, complexity and wonder of our metropolis through narratives about the everyday and the extraordinary and reveals the city to us in new ways that allows us to see it in a new way.

We’re passionate about finding new writers and giving a voice to those whose stories go untold: My London Story is as much about emerging writers as it is about established authors. The pieces can be any length and on any subject. The only fixed criteria are that the stories must have happened at a recognisable London location and they're true.
We’d love to read your story. If we like what we see we’ll publish it and distribute it throughout our network.

We’re also building a biannual periodical – we’ll publish the best writing from the past few months in a beautifully designed print format.
Sign up and you’ll be invited to our writers' workshops where we bring professional writers to give talks and help with your storytelling.

Our aim is to build a thriving community of storytellers and readers. We’d love you to be part of it. And we’d love to read your London story.
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Our Latest issue

This inaugural edition is a race across the city as we encounter evangelism, magic mushrooms, missing children, Indian weddings, The Rolling Stones, hope, despair, ambition and regret.
Check out the map, to see the information and location of the stories for this issue.
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  • Send us a snap. Get it published

    All the beautiful photos in our Launch edition have been taken by our friend Helen Robertson. You can follow her on Twitter @helenrobertson2. If you want to take some snaps on Instagram of places you love and admire, then Tweet them to us via @mylondonstory. The best will be considered for inclusion in the next edition. We await your artistic endeavours with anticipation.

  • And we're live

    Welcome to MyLondonStory. After several months in development, our launch edition is now live in the App Store for iPad and iPhone / iTouch. Featuring 10 incredible writers who've shared their personal experiences, MyLondonStory is an exploration of London that maps this magnificent city through words.We'll be launching a new edition featuring established and emerging writers every two months. Likewise, we want to hear from you. If you've got an autobiographical story you want to share, then you can submit it here via the website.The very best will be selected for publication in future issues - our next edition will be live in February. We hope you enjoy this inaugural edition and will support us as we go on this fantastic literary journey together over the coming year.Until then, enjoy our first edition and please share it with friends and family. It's free and we want as many people to enjoy it as possible.

  • Julie Mayhew
  • Matt McAllester
  • Araminta Hall
  • Madhumita Venkataramanan
  • Bella Whittington


Stories must be no more than 3,000 words in length and can be on any subject but must be all your own work. Email them to When you submit content, you agree that the Content is (a) wholly your original work, or (b) that you have all necessary right, title, interest and licenses to submit it and make it available to My London Story and other users for download, distribution and use under these Terms without (i) violation (by you, us, Third Parties, users or anyone else) of any applicable license, restriction or law, or (ii) a potentially adverse consequence to us, Third Parties, users or anyone else that you have not conspicuously disclosed in the Content.

As used here, "adverse consequence," means a restriction governing the Content which could be triggered if we or others exercise a right under the license you grant below and which imposes an obligation, liability or impairment of rights on us or others that was not conspicuously disclosed by you before exercise of a right. To disclose an adverse action, you agree to conspicuously place on or in the Content notice that adverse actions can result and that you may be contacted at the email address and telephone number in the notice to obtain your full disclosure of applicable licenses and restrictions applicable to the Content.


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