I have a mind to experience the entire book of Tachen's London, well almost, I don't think I could manage staying at all those hotels. At the very least I could check out the shops and restaurants. It is a wonderful book and well worth the look see....

From the website:

Making The Most Of London

Still Swinging After All These Years

From Dickensian charm to modern cool, London has it all–and this guide will help you find it. With a selection of stylish hotels, from classic to designer; antique markets, vintage stores and the hippest boutiques; and all the best of the capital's restaurants, bars, tea rooms and pubs, Angelika Taschen's compact compendium is a must for the discerning traveller.
 Highlights include 
Number Sixteen, a chic South Kensington hotel in a beautiful Victorian townhouse with romatic gardens; The Wolseley, a grand café and restaurant in a reconverted 1920s car showroom beautifully renovated by star designer David Collins; celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant and social project,Fifteen, where teenagers cook the meals; China Tang at The Dorchester, where stars go for delectable duck with plum sauce; historic London pub, The Grenadier, once frequented by the Duke of Wellington's troops; Dover Street Market, the multi-floor concept store founded in 2004 by Comme des Garçons; andPenhaligon's, purveyors of classic English fragrances since 1872.
About the editor:
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 art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.
About the photographer:
David Crookes is a London-based travel, interior, and portrait photographer. He contributes regularly to Condé Nast publications and his work is featured in many private collections.
Texts by:

Christine Samuelian is a writer, editor, and media consultant based in London. She began her career as a news reporter in Toronto before moving to the UK in 1997, where she worked at Vogue, and Wallpaper* magazine. She has contributed to Condé Nast Traveller, US Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, and The Observer Magazine.

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  1. I love this book Jeanne - it goes in the car with me whenever we set off up the M4!! I think that working your way through it is not such a bad idea, that's my plan anyway! Susie x

  2. I have so many Taschen books! I love the Paris ones ... the Seaside living ones ... the Bahia Style one ... The Greek Style one ... the movie icons series ... the ... oh, why go on - love them!