London is one of the world’s greatest cities. It’s iconic and dynamic; a vibrant city where the past and present meet in an explosion of art and culture. It’s also a city that is constantly on the move. From its earliest explorers, London has never been afraid to venture to new worlds and discover new and wonderful things. This hasn’t changed through the centuries. London continues to create and innovate with cutting edge ideas, especially in its food scene where you can literally taste the world from its diverse offerings, or even be transported to another world completely! Likewise with London’s libations. Pubs are the beating heart of London and there’s practically one on every corner (kind of like churches in Rome). But the beverages on offer would make any heart beat faster. And once you’re full of good food and wine, it’s time to hit the shops and enter another stratosphere altogether. Oliver Twist’s immortal question has never been more resonant, because you’ll definitely want to have more of London!
This book features the best eating, drinking and shopping across 18 London precincts, including Covent Garden, King’s Cross, Soho and Piccadilly. Precinct maps make this a handy and useful guidebook, while the hardback cover creates a beautiful keepsake. London Precincts is the 6th book in Hardie Grant Travel's Precinct series, which has been shortlisted for the 1010 Printing Best Designed Series (Including Classics) award in the 2016 Australian Book Design Awards. The winners will be announced on Friday 13 May in Melbourne.