The author shares his top picks for reading outdoors in the captial
This pub has a great balcony where you can look across the river. It really gives you a sense of London as a nautical city when you see all the boat traffic. The area also has a lot of history and for me conjures up stories about Lord Nelson, but I’d probably read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness with a pint and think about ancient river voyages.thegundocklands.com
Fountain Court, Temple
The sound of water and the trees encircling this court give it a classic feel. The atmospheric Temple church has been drawn into the mythologies of Dan Brown, but I’d settle down with a Shakespearean play. After all, Temple is where a lot of the plays were first put on. fountaincourt.co.uk
Iain Sinclair’s latest book, 'Ghost Milk’, is available now in Penguin paperback. Iain was speaking to Sarah Marsh
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