The British capital has become an unlikely hotbed for a rapidly evolving coffee scene, absorbing diverse influences from its increasingly diverse citizenry. Home to deeply entrenched tea culture, the development of the city mirrors the development of its booming coffee scene. As the younger generation welcomes coffee traditions from Brooklyn, Melbourne, Turkey, and more, London, home of the royal family, iconic red phone booths, and double-decker buses, grapples with its identity. In this issue, we explore how tea-crazy London went mad for coffee and how its integration of international coffee-savvy experts is changing as Brexit looms. Featuring potters, flat white-pouring Aussies, refugees, and expats, Volume 8 holds a magnifying glass to London, England.
The definitive travel guides that make you feel like a local wherever you go. Monoclemagazine covers the world with its network of bureaus (New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, Singapore), its more than 30 dedicated correspondents based from Beirut to Bogota, Sao Paulo to Stolkholm, and its team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. Monocle-the magazine that covers urbanism and the city design like no other-knows about the hidden gems in all the great cities. It also knows where to take an ambassador for breakfast, an on-the-go businessman for a late night cocktail, or where to get an astute concierge at ungodly hours. Its deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has been compiled in the new Monocle Travel Guides. Launching this spring with editions for London and Tokyo, followed by New York and Hong Kong, these beautiful books reveal the Monocle team's favorite places, from the ideal route for an early morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Aimed at people who do not want to be tourists but rather feel like locals when they travel, these are books for those who want to mix the classic with the contemporary, want to get beyond the cliches, and know they can get a feel for a city even if they only have a few days. And they are full of surprises and quirks: the books will guide you to a grand hotel but also to a cozy two-star, and will leave you drinking in a local corner bar or being served by a great waiter who knows his craft-while being wary of pushing you into the newest, hippest, soulless bar. Created by the Monocle design team, these authoritative guides will be trim enough to drop into your pocket and wise enough to stay by your side throughout your travels.
After The Big Apple in Must Eat NYC, ISBN 9789401419147, Luc Hoornaert now leads us to the culinary hotspots in the New York of Europe: London. Restaurant guides exist in different shapes and sizes, but this is the first series of guides to focus on the "must eat", the speciality, of a restaurant. As with the first book in the series, the 'Must Eat' element of a restaurant is the central point: from food stalls to small cafes and trendy top restaurants. Despite of their differences, all the places in this book have these things in common: authenticity, dedication, good ingredients and a no-nonsense approach. Must Eat London also allows you to get to know the chef behind each dish and documents their love for the produce. It is illustrated with beautiful photographs by Kris Vlegels.
Brought to you by Viction: ary, CITIX60 is the locals guide to some of the worlds most renowned design hubs cities that lead the world in creative output. Curated by a select group of artists, designers, chefs, architects, musicians, photographers and filmmakers that call each city home, these books provide an insiders look at the hidden gems that make a trip memorable. Museums, notable architecture and sculpture, cultural icons, public events and more every necessity is covered, along with up-to-date recommendations on the hottest accommodations, eateries and shops, each imbued with a cities distinctive flair. A handy section on travel tips includes basic information on getting around. Detailed maps and QR codes provide ease of travel and a blank section at the back with lined, gridded and blank pages allows for note taking and sketching. Beautiful photographs throughout set the tone and provide a sense of the aesthetic appeal of each venue. In addition, the dust jacket for each volume unfolds to reveal an illustrated map of each city. Don't forget to pack this small but informative travel guide on your next excursion!