CITY SECRETS LONDON: Infused with the spirit of history and literature, yet undeniably of-the-moment, the city's loveliest ancient corners and hippest new addresses are recommended by those who know the city well

From urban excitement of smart new restaurants to the sudden peace of hidden gardens, City Secrets London reveals, through anecdote and personal insight, a wealth of little-known gems.

  • Visit a Georgian mansion turned museum (of sorts) and step into the eighteenth century
  • Enjoy an memorable meal at a nose to tail restaurant situated in a former primary school, now artist's studios
  • Delight in a perfect Sunday morning in Chelsea
  • Lose yourself in a bookshop full of character, in which every available surface is piled high with books


“There are enough discoveries and insights to keep a native, let alone a visitor, tramping the streets for years.” Daily Telegraph

“The next time I go to London, this book goes with me.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Endlessly fascinating, a miscellany which yields something extraordinary every time you dip into it.” —Independent on Sunday

  • Over 300 venues and 180 contributors, this is a guidebook that both natives and visitors will enjoy
  • Covers more of the city than a standard guide, and includes day trips
  • Clothbound and pocket-sized
  • Detailed maps, keyed to the text
  • A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book is donated to Sir John Soane's Museum, Museum of London, and Whitechapel Gallery