London Crime, the best London gangster books, movies, history and much more

Explore the history of London's crime. Watch the best London movies. Read fiction and true crime books and explore the history of the criminal underworld



London, the capital of England, steeped in a fascinating history that goes back to the ancient Romans and as a settlement by hunter gatherers as far back as 6000 B.C. Researchers have found evidence of Bronze age bridges over the Thames!
A port and trading settlement called Londinium was founded by the ancient Romans 43 A.D., and through time,(after the fall of the Roman Empire, Londinium had pretty much became abandoned after Viking (and other) attacks. Now, London is one of the largest and most important cities in the world.
Fast forward to now, and London's history of gangsters is intriguing, gritty, sometimes gruesome and is a truly captivating subject. If you love the often publicised and romanticised history behind London's Gangster underworld, or if you just want to find a place where you can find London gangster movies, London based fiction, or take a browse through a slice of London gangster history, then you need to go no further than us.

We have top autobiographies from well known London Gangsters, and if you want to learn more about the Hatton garden heist, Brinks-matt, bank robberies, or gain an insight into the lives of the Kray twins, Billy Hill, Freddie Foreman, the Richardsons and many more, then stay a while and take a look around! We are adding books, films and info for all fans of London gangland history and you'll be certain to find a book that relates to what you are looking into.

Our intention is not to glamourise crime, as a team, we firmly believe that Crime belongs in history and Fiction. This site is not about the London crime news of today, other news sites can do that! Knife crime in the UK is always prevalent in our news and appears to be steadily rising for reasons including homicide, attempted murder, threats to kill, assault, robbery, rape and sexual assault. Our streets no longer feel safe, communities are shattered through loss of young lives and imprisonments and it needs to stop NOW. we are behind some great organisations that are aiming to reduce knife crime in London and beyond. Crime can have a devastating affect on it's victim's and ruins the lives of families of both the victim's and the criminals, often leaving mental health issues in everyone involved (not something to be proud of).
We showcase some fantastic British gangster movies, documentaries, fact,(check out the A TO Z) fiction and non fiction books, gifts and areas that you can research London's underbelly of crime, the gangsters of past and present!



Team London Crime

We are a team from a variety of backgrounds and we Love London!, you can read more about us here  the londoncrime team. Between us, despite our various, diverse backgrounds, we love to read great books and watch great films, but we also share the same Love of London and it's dark History. We are a team made up of Authors, Actors, Historians and the main man behind best London Gangster tour! If you have questions, reach out to us on social media, we'd love to hear from you!

Good crime books to read in 2020

We bring you the best thrillers and crime fiction books for 2020, and if you are looking for autobiographies and non-fiction books from some of the top underworld names, then you are in the right place! We at London crime have developed some great relationships with some terrific authors of London based crime fiction books, with some of our book pages giving an insight into the fascinating backgrounds and lives of these great authors. Look for "A word from the author" on the fiction pages! (We also include links to the Twitter pages of the authors so you can show them your support directly through Twitter!) We promote London based books from some amazing independent authors as well as London based true crime books that are written by the people that have lived the life in the London Underworld! Look out also for books about our London Police to get an understanding of life on the thin blue line! We are also hoping to bring a range of the best free e-books and kindle books to add to your collection. In our eyes, some of these are the best books of 2020...
We have books about the famous Kray twins, Charlie Richardson, Gangs of London and many more books that cover the history of London's crime scene throughout the years. Delve into the fascinating history of London crime! Within the A to Z of London Crime, we will be including big London names, crimes, streets and places of interest of the City of London and surrounding boroughs. With additional links to sites and youtube videos that may be of interest if you are researching anything or anyone that we have listed.

London Movies watch the best films at home!

Do you like British crime drama or gangster movies? looking for any particular London films? Nothing good on at the cinema? It's usually the case that some of the best London films don't actually get to the cinema and some great films can be missed because the films go straight to DVD or digital streaming services. You can check london cinema listings to find nothing that interest you, as I have regularly checked at a cinema near me and there is rarely anything good to watch. But if you are prepared to forego the cinema, check out our film pages, buy some popcorn, and check out the great london gangster thriller films that are out now on dvd or digital downloads! Settle in to your own home cinema (where no one makes you stand up 'cos they need a wee!)and watch some of the best london based films that you won't see at the cinema! Are you a keen crime DVD collector? Then hopefully you will find films and documentaries that you may have missed within our listings. Do you want to watch some good London based British crime films now? Check out the films page to look at what is available to stream now or download for viewing later. Check out the Dvds on the films pages, some of these are available for streaming now! And they really are some top london based films and documentaries! We are big film fans at Londoncrime, so we have everything from real good classic movies ( Like The Long good Friday, Villain, Get Carter and more) to modern day action and gangster films.


Places to visit, great days out, things to do in London

We love London's crime history, the historic places and people. We have links to sites full of information/history, we also show you where to visit that you may or may not have heard of! Take the London underground and tour underground London! Set yourself up for some amazing days out in London , you can check out the places to visit first to ensure you plan your day well in advance. Visiting London Doesn't have to be all about the popular tourism stuff and tourist attractions, but you can spend considerable time doing alternative tourist attractions and other terrific things to do on your visit.Check out "Gangstertours", the best open top bus sightseeing tour in London, a London day trip with a difference! Things to do in London England? there are plenty! a city steeped in history and mystery (and sometimes unpredictable weather!) and plenty of visitor attractions for some fantastic days out. But why stick to the ordinary tourist spots? Why not take a look at some of the lesser known attractions and things to do around the great city? Scare yourself silly, explore the fascinating London crime History, take a Gangstertour with Micky Goldtooth (THE BEST!) and make some amazing memories!
We provide links to websites of interest, an A to Z (Which will go into some in-depth articles about London Crime History and people), plus books or dvds of relevance, we leave it to you to decide on the guilt or innocence of any of the cases on this site. You may not be aware of some of the stories, so if old london criminal history and gangsters is something that intrigues and fascinates and you want to research, you will find plenty of links to news articles, websites of interest, youtube videos, books and dvds to satisfy the enquiring mind.
We have had and have, many prisons within the City of London and the wider Greater London area, so why not join us at London Crime as we take a closer look at London’s prisons: past and present.


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For years the UK and numerous other countries has had to deal with austerity measures brought in by governments which inevitably has been passed onto local councils and authorities. This has meant a decrease in public funding for the youth of today. In essence this has created a lack of public services to enable children to reach their full potential and resulted in gang warfare, knife crime and gun crime at an ever evolving rate thus destroying communities at the core. The aim at the Kofficial Foundation is to revive and help set up programs within the local communities and help gyms to enable these youngsters to come off the streets to learn discipline, self-defence and nutrition. To be part of a family, teach them respect and hopefully make a change and inevitably produce future generations of world champions. Please show your support for this worthy cause, please
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