Author(s): Angelika Taschen
London is huge, sprawling, and chaotic, so before you set out on a shopping spree we recommend you arm yourself with this handy guide to make sure you never get lost and don't miss out on anything - from the oldest traditional establishments to the most avant-garde boutiques. And because we want you and your purchases to stay nice and dry, we've kindly included the address of a legendary umbrella maker! Highlights of this book include descriptions of: For "today's grooming needs," the classic barbershop & perfumer Geo F. Trumper; opened in 1882, James Purdey & Sons which exquisitely crafted guns & hunting clothes; leading English fashion designer Stella McCartney's shop; furniture shop owned by Paul Smith, who reupholsters vintage pieces with his own fabric; putting H&M to shame, the Topshop flagship store; all-natural, hand-crafted cheese and yoghurts from Neal's Yard Dairy; and, legendary umbrella makers James Smith & Sons, the perfect place to pick up a walking stick as a souvenir. Special features of this book: exclusive hand-illustrated cover; exclusive hand-illustrated map for each area; information such as opening hours, history, and signature dishes; hand-illustrated postcard; and, softcover with a sturdy PVC jacket.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors, and travel. The photographer: David Crookes is a London-based travel, interior, and portrait photographer. He contributes regularly to Conde Nast publications and his work is featured in many private collections.