2020 was supposed to be a really big year for Florence Nightingale. It was 200 years since she had been born in Florence; the World Health Organization had designated 2020 as “The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife”; and the Florence Nightingale Museum in London had planned some amazing events, including: an exhibition of “Nightingale in 200 Objects, People and Places”, an online version of the exhibition, and some guided walks around “Florence Nightingale’s London”, led by Julie Chandler and Debbie Pearson. And then the pandemic happened. The world went into lockdown, the museum had to close and the walks came to a halt. Although nurses were busier than ever, for which we are eternally grateful, the world of the tour guide slowed down considerably. Debbie and Julie had become fascinated by the story of Florence Nightingale, and had discovered plenty of information about her connections with London. With time on our hands, we decided to embark on a new venture – writing our first book “Florence Nightingale’s London – An A to Z of the Lady with the Lamp”. The book has been produced in partnership with the Florence Nightingale Museum.