London is already the greatest city of the twenty-first century, the one true global cultural megalopolis and we need to shout about it from the top of every tall building in town. It might be invidious to square London off against New York, Milan, or Paris, but there really is no other city in the world like it.
Dylan Jones has worked at the Sunday Times, edited i-D and The Face, and is currently the editor-in-chief of GQ. His biography of Jim Morrison, Dark Star, was a New York Times bestseller.
Part I: The making of our supercity 1
Part II: London rocks 25
Part III: London the city state 69
Dramatis Personae 119