From Dickensian charm to modern cool, London has it all–and this guide will help you find it. With a selection of stylish hotels, from classic to designer; antique markets, vintage stores and the hippest boutiques; and all the best of the capital’s restaurants, bars, tea rooms and pubs, Angelika Taschen’s compact compendium is a must for the discerning traveller.
Highlights include Number Sixteen, a chic South Kensington hotel in a beautiful Victorian townhouse with romatic gardens; The Wolseley, a grand café and restaurant in a reconverted 1920s car showroom beautifully renovated by star designer David Collins; celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant and social project, Fifteen, where teenagers cook the meals; China Tang at The Dorchester, where stars go for delectable duck with plum sauce; historic London pub, The Grenadier, once frequented by the Duke of Wellington’s troops; Dover Street Market, the multi-floor concept store founded in 2004 by Comme des Garçons; and Penhaligon’s, purveyors of classic English fragrances since 1872.
David Crookes is a London-based travel, interior, and portrait photographer. He contributes regularly to Condé Nast publications and his work is featured in many private collections.
Christine Samuelian is a writer, editor, and media consultant based in London. She began her career as a news reporter in Toronto before moving to the UK in 1997, where she worked at Vogue, and Wallpaper* magazine. She has contributed to Condé Nast Traveller, US Vogue, The New York TimesMagazine, and The Observer Magazine.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.