Oliver Uberti

London: The Information Capital

In London: The Information Capital, geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti join forces to bring you a series of new maps and graphics charting life in London like never before

London, The Information Capital:
100 Maps & Graphics That Will Change How You View the City

This is London as you’ve never seen it before.
— Independent
Enlightening and often surprising
— New Scientist

In London: The Information Capital, Oliver and geographer James Cheshire joined forces to bring you a series of new maps and graphics charting life in a city like never before.

When do police helicopters catch criminals?

Which borough of London is the happiest?

Is ‘czesc’ becoming a more common greeting than ‘salaam’?

Oliver and James could tell you, but they’d rather show you. By combining millions of data points with stunning design, they investigate how flights stack over Heathrow, who lives longest, and where Londoners love to tweet. The result? One hundred portraits of an old city in a very new way.





“The book is infinitely compelling, one you’ll return to time and again, and full of ‘wow, you have to see this’ moments. It reinforces the notion that information really can be beautiful.” —Londonist

“This is London as you’ve never seen it before.” —Independent

“A witty, well-written, well-designed view of the city, with enlightening and often surprising perspectives.”
New Scientist

“100 visually stunning maps and graphics to help you see the capital through fresh eyes.”
The Guardian

“This is a gorgeous atlas of a modern city, with data and visualization that does what most infographics only aspire to: it takes a vast amount of information and makes it clear and understandable.”

“A monumental work . . . Its pages are to dip into, to linger over and to return to time and again. It’s hard to imagine tiring of them.”
Management Today

“You can only imagine and get a sense of how much research and data collection must have been behind this project. It is a fascinating dissection of London life as we know it.”
The London Magazine

“You know how you’ve always wanted a coffee-table book that translates lots of complex social data about London into a series of gorgeously illustrated infographics? Well it’s finally arrived.”
Time Out

“Brilliantly compelling . . . The Information Capital is a tour de force in the modern use of graphics to make a point.”
London Evening Standard