The London Magazine have launched a new series of articles, in which a variety of writers will describe what living in London – or visiting it – means to them. Our first contributor was until recently the Parliamentary sketch writer for the Daily Telegraph. You can read Andrew Gimson’s ‘My London’ in our latest issue (August/September 2013 released this Thursday!). His witty account reveals what it is to be a bicyclist in London. Looking further ahead to the October/November 2013 issue, we will have poet Christopher Reid telling us his version of ‘My London’, and we cannot wait to read about London from another perspective. Our London theme is also reflected in the jazzy August/September summery front cover – a detail of Stephen B Whatley’s Tower Bridge painting. Stephen is an extremely successful British artist famous for vibrant paintings of London landscapes including commissioned pieces for Buckingham Palace and a series of over thirty paintings of the Tower of London. As far as London inspired artists go, he is right at the heart of the London art scene. We also have a short essay written by Alan Blackwood on London inspired music in light of the Proms 2013. So for this issue alone, we really have adopted our name – we are The London Magazine.