Offering an intimate view of the city, this unique guidebook allows you to explore the capital city's best local neighbourhoods, highlighting the small, locally-known enclaves of independent shops, cafés and public spaces that give the capital its inimitable character. From Columbia Road to Clarendon Cross, there are dozens of tucked away ‘villages’ in London and this compendium of thirty of the most unique and vibrant is your key to exploring the city in a new way. With atmospheric photographs, an illustrated map for each village, and a short text that sums up its spirit, history and location, this charming guide is a jumping off point for exploring the city in a new way.
JENNY SEDDON is an illustrator and screenprinter living in London. She has a simple, naive style and is drawn to the detail in the everyday.
KIM LIGHTBODY is a food and lifestyle photographer based in London.
ZENA ALKAYAT has previously published successful guidebooks Tea & Cake London and London Villages. She spent 10 years working as a journalist at publications including Metro newspaper and Time Out London before moving into publishing. She is currently Senior Commissioning Editor at Frances Lincoln.
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'It's a quick read but a nice book to refer back to and a great introduction to lots of areas you may not have visited before. It is a lovely gift book and a nice book to keep for yourself too.'
'You'll never want to go to Oxford Street again.'
‘An homage to unsung areas, among them the bohemian and the works in progress, and an inspiring reference book for the jaded tourist or native.’