I adore a good alternative travel guide. They are no stranger to the Armchair Travel column and the London Style Guide by Saska Graville is a splendid addition. Rather than focusing on the famous icons of London, the book explores the hidden places that make the city such a gem.
There is an essence to London style, and you find it in the small, off-the-radar places: the one-off shops, street markets, corner pubs and local restaurants that Londoners themselves go to. These places share a certain eccentricity, quirkiness and independence of spirit, and that’s what this book is all about.
the London Style Guide highlights more than a 160 hand-picked happenings in the city and features photographs, illustrations, and maps. I've yet to explore London outside of its airport, but I look forward to the day I can discover it with this guide in hand.