Writing about London has been Iain Sinclair’s life’s work. He has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. His new book, The Last London, described by the author as ‘the final tilt at our stretched city’, marks the final chapter of this incredible journey – a delirious conclusion to a truly epic project. It records a rapidly accelerating city of sky-high buildings and sky-high rents, a globalised, venture capitalist’s dream where the past is erased and only the new is permitted.

Iain Sinclair is the award-winning writer of numerous critically acclaimed books on London, including Lights Out For The Territory and London OrbitalOpening a special series of events looking at London and cities through the lens of time, he discusses The Last London with writer and critic Patrick Wright, author of A Journey Through Ruins.