London for Foodies, Gourmets & Gluttons

London for Foodies, Gourmets & Gluttons is much more than simply a directory of cafés, markets, restaurants and food shops. It features many of the city’s best artisan producers and purveyors, plus a wealth of classes where you can learn how to prepare and cook food like the experts, appreciate fine wines and brew coffee like a barista. And when you’re too tired to cook or just want to treat yourself, we’ll show you great places where you can enjoy everything from tea and cake to a tasty street snack; a pie and a pint to a glass of wine and tapas; a quick working lunch to a full-blown gastronomic extravaganza.        So whether you wish to revitalise your jaded palate, increase your culinary repertoire, expand your foodie knowledge or experience the ultimate in fine dining – or maybe you’re just hungry – you’re bound to find inspiration in London for Foodies, Gourmets & Gluttons.

A Year in London

An exhaustive guide to 365 days in the most exciting, inspiring, beguiling, engaging city in the world! London is a vast, sprawling collage of a city that’s like no other, with so much to thrill, fascinate, divert and intrigue you. When you’re seeking something to prise you off the sofa on a Sunday afternoon or a diversion to keep the kids amused, this is the book for you!

London’s Best Shops & Markets

The UK is a nation of diehard shoppers. Retail therapy is the country’s favourite leisure activity – an all-consuming passion – and London is its beating heart. It’s one of the world’s most exciting shopping cities, packed with grand department stores, trend-setting boutiques, timeless traditional traders, edgy concept stores, absorbing antiques centres, eccentric novelty shops, exclusive purveyors of luxury goods, mouth-watering food emporiums, bustling markets and much more. You’ll find them all featured in the pages of London’s Best Shops & Markets, including many hidden gems.   In the 18th century Napoleon allegedly  dismissed England as ‘a nation of shopkeepers’ − and he wasn’t wrong. Today there’s an army of would-be entrepreneurs eager to follow in their ancestors’ footsteps, despite the not inconsiderable financial risks, and make their fortune by ringing the tills. London’s Best Shops & Markets is (with a few exceptions) a celebration of the city’s independent shops.