London and its genius loci – a journey beyond time and place (2019)

My new book is published by Büchner-Verlag.

If you want to explore the powerful and mysterious place that is London, Philipp Röttgers suggests two particular ways: through literature and through becoming a flaneur.
In seven narrated walks which cover different parts of London, Röttgers leads us to places which are both real and star in works like Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore and Ben Aaronovitch, Neil Gaiman, Peter Ackroyd and many others. Follow him into the heart of darkness, into the area of Jack the Ripper, to the churches of Nicholas Hawksmoor, and along the routes of „From Hell“. Meet William Blake and walk along „Ripper Street“. Discover London’s ‚genius loci‘, its ’spirit of place‘.
In addition to these scenic walks, Röttgers gives a comprehensive overview of how London, in the past and present, has been depicted by writers.

Philipp Röttgers, M.A., born in 1989, feels deeply connected to London, more than to any other place in the world. He is an expert in the capital’s (and Britain’s) literature and culture (he studied English literature and culture accordingly). Röttgers is also a „Ripperologist“ (and was already featured in the magazine of the same name). He is an expert on the works of London-related authors such as Peter Ackroyd, Iain Sinclair, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Ben Aaronovitch. Philipp is also an expert on London-related tv shows like Whitechapel und Ripper Street.

THE PLAYWRIGHT AND THE KILLER by Philipp Röttgers
THE PLAYWRIGHT AND THE KILLER by Philipp Röttgers

Reviews

„Röttgers offers some new aspects and tours that are worth a try“
Petra Breunig of diebedra.de!

Interested?

Buy the book here.

London and its genius loci: A journey beyond time and place

Tours

From 2020 onwards, I also lead walks through London. Get in touch with me via mail and we can find a date and a time.

My tours include: A Jack the Ripper tour through the East End, a tour through the City and more. If you have a special interest, let me know, then I can arrange a tour including special sites and interests.

Philipp Röttgers at Christ Church, Spitalfields and The Ten Bells pub
Philipp Röttgers at Christ Church, Spitalfields and The Ten Bells pub

Tour reviews

„Philipp is an expert with a lot of knowledge about this special topic and talked freely throughout the whole walk“

„It was a lot of fun. History became very real, because we went to the different crime scenes. It felt like going back in time. Phil explained everything in great detail and presented the history in a very comprehensible way.“

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