The London Story – Warsan Shire, Young Poet Laureate for London #thelondonstory

warsanshireOfficial online London guide, has come up with a great way to boast Tourism to the British Capital. They have teamed up with some of the city’s most creative and prolific residents to share (in their own words) their thoughts and love of their hometown.

Among the residents is Young Poet Laureate Warsan Shire – a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer based in London. This past October, she was named as the first Young Poet Laureate. She is the author of Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth (2011). Shire’s London Story uses London as a backdrop as she expresses ‘her feelings for falling in Love’.


How do you capture the way a city makes you feel? The anticipation of getting out into the city while driving over Westminster Bridge, the calm that being close to the River Thames induces, or the sense of time standing still as you relax in the park. Watch and share as Warsan Shire opens her heart and pens an intimate love letter to the capital. In her personal London Story, the latest of her commissions as part of her role as Young Poet Laureate for London, she uses the city as the backdrop for an exploration of her feelings of falling in love.

Other Londoners include Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley and Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey.

london-story is the official city guide for London, owned and operated by London & Partners. They are currently offering a chance for people to win a romantic trip to London.

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