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Grey London
Current ruler(s): King George IV Magic? No.

Grey London is the capital of the United Kingdom. It is one of the four Londons along with White, Red, and Black London.


The royal families of Grey and Red London have mutual respect for each other and share minimal correspondence, sending letters with the help of Kell Maresh. However, the citizens of both Londons do not have extensive knowledge of each other.

Contrasting, Grey and White London do not have such an affiliation with each other.


Grey for the magic-less city.

Kell Maresh, A Darker Shade of Magic, I: The Traveler, I

Most individuals of Grey London do not have knowledge of multiple Londons, except for the royal family; as the legends of Red London, White London and Black London are passed down throughout the family. To the royal family, Grey London is just referred to as "London" while the other Londons are simply referred to as "others" or "neighbours".

In the fashion of how many refer to the destroyed London as Black London, Kell attributed each London a color based on how he regards them. This particular London is named Grey London because it is the only London that is magic-less.

In Color Psychology, the color grey is considered to be boring and drab. This is similar to how Kell notes how Grey London is magicless and how Lila points out that her London is dull, humorously calling it Dull London. On the other hand, Grey is also considered to be formal and elegant color. It is the color of being mature and sensible, however, it is usually not a color that is in the centre of attention.[1]



St. James's Palace[]

Stone's Throw[]

Main article: Stone's Throw

The Stone's Throw, later known as the Five Points, is Grey London's version of the Fixed Tavern.


Windsor Castle[]

Known residents[]


  • Grey London is based on the real-world London in 1819.[2][3][4]
  • Each individual London is noted to have a particular smell to each person. Grey London is said to smell like smoke.


  1. Empower Yourself With Color Psychology: The Color Grey
  2. Wikipedia icon.png London on Wikipedia
  3. "What's the date in Grey London as of aDSoM?" — "1819."
    (V. E. Schwab on Tumblr)
  4. "approximately which time period was ADSOM inspired by or set in?" — "1819."
    (V. E. Schwab on Twitter)


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