London Crime

Welcome To London Crime! We aim to be the primary source of the city’s crime history, true crime books, crime fiction books, British gangster films, attractions , crime prevention and much more. If you Love the city as much as we do, then you’re in the right place! Make sure you take a look at the Londoncrime Merch, awesome designs that you’ll love to wear!


London’s crime history is intriguing, gritty, sometimes brutal and gruesome but it is a truly captivating subject. If you love the often publicised and romanticised history behind the Gangster underworld, or if you just want to find a place where you can find British gangster films , Crime fiction books or true crime and autobiographies, or take a browse through a slice of gangster history, then you need to go no further than us! this is the place to be for the history and stories of gangsters, crooks and villains of London’s past.

Our intention is not and has never been to glamourise crime, as a team, we firmly believe that Crime belongs in history and Fiction. We love to see how past criminals have left that side of their life behind them and have moved on to become successful businessmen. This site is not about the 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 are putting together a page on crime prevention, we’ll be looking at organisations on knife crime, cybersecurity, fraud, security and much more.. well worth a visit when this section gets completed.

We showcase some fantastic British gangster movies, documentaries, fact,(check out the A TO Z) crime fiction books and non fiction books plus areas that you can research crime history, the gangsters of past and present! We like to give an honest review of what we see as the best crime films that appear here, but bear in mind, everyone’s tastes differ!


The team come from a variety of backgrounds and we Love the city!, 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 it’s dark History. If you have questions, reach out to us on social media, we’d love to hear from you!


London crime fiction books and autobiographies

True London Crime Books and Autobiographies

For books, we have the best in top autobiographies from well known Gangsters and Villains, and if you want to learn more about the Hatton garden heist, Brinks-matt, bank robberies, or gain an insight into the lives of Ronnie and Reggie, the Kray twins, Billy Hill, Freddie Foreman, the Richardson’s and many more, then stay a while and take a look around! We are adding books, films and info for all fans of gangland history and you’ll be certain to find books that relate to what you are looking into. Want the best in crime fiction books? LondonCrime features the best thrillers and crime fiction books for 2024, or if you are looking for autobiographies and non-fiction books from some of the top underworld names, then you are in the right place!

London Crime Fiction Books

crime fiction books

We at Londoncrime have developed some great relationships with some terrific authors of London based crime fiction books. We read what we add to the site, so you can be sure of the best fiction books out there! We promote crime fiction books from some amazing independent authors as well as true crime books that are written by the people that have lived the life in the gangster Underworld! (which is great for researching Crime history) Look out also for books about our Police to get an understanding of life on the thin blue line! In our eyes, some of these are the best crime fiction books of 2023…

London Crime History

Get Crime history in our A TO Z, Check out the LondonCrime TV page for great videos of the city’s Crime history. Learn about the villians and gangsters from days gone. We have books about the famous Kray twins, Charlie Richardson, gangs and many more books that cover the history of the crime scene throughout the years. Within the A to Z of Crime, we will be including big names, crimes, streets and places of interest of the City 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 Crime history GANGSTER FILMS

Where can you find the best British crime dramas or crime movies? Right here! Here! Nothing good on at the cinema? It’s usually the case that some of the best Crime and gangster 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 cinema listings to find nothing that interests 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 crime 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 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 movies 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 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. I must also mention that there are some great documentaries out there covering London crime history.

London Attractions and Tours

We love the city’s crime history, the historic places and people. Here you will find plenty of things to do.  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! Set yourself up for some amazing days out , you can check out the best places to visit first to ensure you plan your day well in advance.

Visiting doesn’t have to be all about the popular tourism stuff and the well known London tourist attractions, but you can spend considerable time doing alternative tourist attractions and other terrific things to do on your visit. 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 or explore the fascinating crime History.

We at London Crime provide links to websites of interest, an A to Z (Which will go into some in-depth articles about 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 criminal history and gangsters is something that intrigues and fascinates and you want to research them, you will find plenty of links to news articles, websites of interest, YouTube videos, books and DVDs to satisfy the enquiring mind. And don’t forget, we do have an amazing collection of London crime fiction books. A lot of time has been put into the original layout of the website, but we got to over two hundred pages of crime fiction, true crime books, and films. We recently decided to reduce the amount of pages on the site, and launch a whole new look. This has made the site easier to manage overall, so expect to see new content here regularly as we delve into more films, fiction and true crime.. plus we will be adding more to the A TO Z of London crime.

As previously mentioned, we are not here to glamourise crime, this is history! I am excited for the future as I will be adding to the site in the near future with ways to protect yourself from being a victim of crime, articles on organisations involved in security of you, your home, and your online presence.
Enjoy your stay, we hope you find the site enjoyable and informative.. if you wish to contact us, checkout the info at the bottom of the page and send us an email! You can follow us on Social media too.. Welcome to London crime!