About

Picture of Tom Bolton drinking a cup of coffee

Hello, Tom Bolton here.

I am a writer and researcher.

I write books and essays about cities, places, landscape and culture.

I am the author of four books: Low Country: Brexit on the Essex CoastCamden Town: Dreams of Another London; Vanished City: London’s Lost Neighbourhoods and London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide. A fifth, London’s Lost Rivers Vol.2, is published in November 2019 by Strange Attractor Press.

I also write about theatre and music.

I manage research projects and design review panels for Frame Projects.

I have been an academic researcher in the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, researching a PhD on London railway terminus neighbourhoods, and I still supervise MA students.

I have also been an urban policy researcher, working at Centre for Cities, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the National Trust.

I do talks and walks.

I also take photos.

Here is my CV.

Contact me via this website form.