There are dozens of tucked away ‘villages’ in London, from Columbia Road to Clarendon Cross. These small, locally-known enclaves give the capital its inimitable character. Featuring thirty of the most unique and vibrant neighbourhoods in London, this is your key to exploring the city in a new way. With atmospheric photographs and an illustrated map for each village, a short text sums up its spirit, history and location, before expertly highlighting the best independent shops, markets, cafés and public spaces to visit.
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.’
‘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.’