From The Little Bookroom
The Traditional Shops and Restaurants of LondonA Guide to Century-Old Establishments and New Classics
By Eugenia Bell
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 guide profiles:
- More than 40 places to eat and drink, including fine restaurants, cafes, pubs, and the best places for eel, pie and mash and fish-and-chips
- The top historic street markets for food, antiques, bric-a-brac, vintage clothes and more
- More than 75 businesses including booksellers, home furnishing stores, clothiers, perfumers, umbrella shops, cheesemongers, and gourmet shops
- And—a boon for armchair shoppers—websites for online shopping are included.
About the Author
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.
About the Photographer
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 Classic Cafes, written by Adrian Maddox (Black Dog Publishing, 2003).