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.