London was a major city in Brytain and the centre of much political activity in the country. It was likely the capital city, as its equivalent in Will's world was to Britain.



Tony Makarios lived in Clarice Walk and was abducted by Marisa Coulter from the area to be taken to Bolvangar. The market in Pie Street was close to St. Catherine's Oratory. Denmark Street, Hangman’s Wharf and King George’s Steps lead to a warehouse where captured children were held before being sent North. [1]

Falkeshall Gardens

The zeppelin Lyra Silvertongue and Marisa Coulter took from Oxford to London landed in Falkeshall Gardens, near the river. [2]

Marisa Coulter's flat

The flat was near the wide and well-lit Embankment of the river. [2]

White Hall Palace

The King held his weekly Council of State at the Palace.[1] Meetings of the Prime Minister's special advisory body, the Cabinet Council, of which both Lord Asriel and the Master of Jordan College were members, were also held at the Palace. [3]

Chthonic Railway

The underground railway connected London's streets much like the London Underground in Will's world. Marisa Coulter believed it was intended for people of a lower class. [4]

Royal Arctic Institute

The Institute headquarters were a grand, stone building a twenty minute walk from Marisa Coulter's flat.

Imperial Shipping Line

The Booking Office of the Imperial Shipping Line was on Upper Thames Street, London and a 36 day Cruise to the Levant on the S.S. Zenobia began in the city. [5]

Previous Residents

  • Marisa Coulter
  • Tony Makarios and his mother
  • Annie had a strong London accent
  • John Parry lived in London for a short period, but moved away as it was too similar and too different to the version in his own world


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Northern Lights, Chapter 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 Northern Lights, Chapter 4
  3. Northern Lights, Chapter 1
  4. Northern Lights, Chapter 6
  5. Lyra's Oxford

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