‘A glorious guide. In lieu of being shown Adams’ world by a flesh and blood expert, this map is all you need to walk in the great man’s giant footsteps.’ Jem Roberts, Douglas Adams biographer and author of The Frood
In this guide, we chart 42 locations from the life and work of Douglas Adams. Although best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy “trilogy” of five books, in which much of the action happens several hyperspace jumps from the debris of the earth, his work is peppered with London locations, and the city was his home for decades.
From Shepherds Bush to Highgate, we tour streets that Adams knew and cared about. He unhappily noted the rampant development of Islington – “Grim concrete monoliths, eyeing the new spaces in Upper Street where they hoped to spawn their horrid progeny” – and the timeless joy of Hyde Park – “Hyde Park is stunning. Everything about it is stunning except for the rubbish on Monday mornings.”