From historic half-timbered pubs opened
in the 1600s, to button shops, tea merchants, hatters, and toyshops from the Georgian
and Victorian periods and chic specialty shops opened in the twenty-first century,
the establishments profiled in The Traditional Shops & Restaurants of London embody
the city's spirit and embrace its history and strong sense of tradition. The revised guide profiles and updates the descriptions, directions, website addresses, and phone
o more than 75 businesses including booksellers, home furnishing stores,
clothiers, perfumers, umbrella shops, cheesemongers, and gourmet shops;
o more than
40 places to eat and drink, including fine restaurants, cafes, pubs, and the best
for eel, pie and mash and fish-and-chips
o the top historic street markets
for food, antiques, bric-a-brac, and vintage clothes
And-a boon for armchair shoppers-the
address, phone, tube stop, opening hours for each establishment, and websites for
online shopping are included.
Eugenia Bell is a freelance writer and editor of books on art, architecture, design, and travel. She is the author of The Civilized Traveller’s Guide to Turin, also published by The Little Bookroom.
After living in London for several years, she recently moved back to New York City.
Phil Nicholls has been a photographer for more than twenty years, working mainly in the music industry. He is currently working on a long-term project documenting the River Thames. He is the photographer of the book Savoir Fare London (The Little Bookroom) and Classic Cafes, written by Adrian Maddox (Black Dog Publishing, 2003).