Rachel Kolsky's Women's London is published for International Women's Day, 8th March 2018

Women Rachel Kolsky, photo Raffi Katz

Rachel Kolsky, author of Women's London and co-author of Jewish London, is a popular, prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and lecturer.

Women's London, her latest book, was published for International Women's Day on 8th March 2018.

“This might just be the best guide to exploring London we’ve ever seen… Having read or browsed hundreds of London guide books (and even written a few), we've rarely seen anything as artfully put together… Every page of this beautiful, bountiful book brings a new revelation. It's that rare breed of guide book that you'll want to read cover to cover, preferably while out on the streets tracking down the locations. We can't recommend it highly enough.” – Londonist

"Rachel Kolsky's Women's London is a literary lap of honour for the female pioneers who fought gender prejudice to leave their mark on the capital." Ham & High

"...this book throws the spotlight on long-forgotten accomplishments of a multitude of incredible women, and will make you appreciate their courage and fortitude in a man's world." Family Tree Magazine

Women's London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives by Rachel Kolsky

£14.99 paperback

ISBN: 9781504800822

Rachel Kolsky's events

Here is a selection of Rachel’s London events and tours, most of which in 2018 - to celebrate Vote 100 and the centenary of (some) women gaining the vote - focus on women who have helped to shape London’s heritage and culture through the centuries.

Monday 29th January, 6.30pm

Waterstones, 82 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ

RISE UP WOMEN! Celebrating 100 Years of the Vote

Rachel is on a discussion panel with historians Diane Atkinson (Rise Up Women!), Kat Jungnickel (Bikes and Bloomers), and Senior Curator at the Palace of Westminster Mari Takayanagi.

Tickets £6 (£4 students), including wine

Bookings: waterstones.com/events

Sat 5th May, 10am

Museum of London Docklands

Meet at No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL (tour ends at Museum of London, London Wall, WC2Y 5HN)


A vintage Routemaster bus tour around the capital with Rachel, tracing the footsteps of some of the major players in the suffrage movement.

Tickets £28 (£25 students)

Bookings: museumoflondon.org.uk

Wed 25th April, 11am

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE


Through portraits, artists and sitters, explore the fascinating journey of women in Britain through the centuries.

Tickets £15

Bookings: www.jw3.org.uk

Thursday 3rd May, 11am

Thursday 24th May, 11am


With exclusive visit to The Women’s Library

On this walking tour discover an array of fascinating ladies who lived, worked, performed and studied in and around Covent Garden.

Tickets £15

Tuesday 5th June, 6.30-7.45pm

Talk at Stanfords Bookshop, 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP

Tickets £4 (which will be deducted from the price of the book at the event)

More information and bookings for Rachel's walking tours: golondontours.com