Cereal City Guide: London
Editor Rosa Park, and Rich Stapleton
From the leading independent travel and style magazine Cereal comes Cereal City Guide: London: a portrait of the English capital offering a finely curated edit on what to see and do for discerning travelers and locals alike.
Rich Stapleton and Rosa Park, Cereal’s founders, travel extensively for the magazine and were inspired to create a series of city guides that highlighted their favorite places to visit. Now, after building a loyal readership that counts on their unique, considered advice, they are relaunching the books with a fresh design and new content.
Rather than a comprehensive directory of all there is to see and do, these Cereal City Guides offer instead an edit of points of interest and venues that reflect Cereal’s values, in both quality and aesthetic sensibility. Rich and Rosa have personally visited hundreds of venues in London, distilling their preferred locales down to their firm favorites. From the intimate local shops to the eclectic galleries that evoke London’s dual sense of history and modernity, these are the finds that that will offer a more personal take on the city. Meticulously researched and illustrated with original photography, each guide includes:
– photo essays of striking images of the city
– an illustrated neighborhood map
– interviews and essays from celebrated locals such as architectural designer John Pawson, fashion designer Margaret Howell, and more
– lists of essential architectural points of interest, museums, galleries, day trips outside the city, and unique goods to buy
– an itinerary for an ideal day in London
Cereal City Guide: London is a design-focused portrait of an iconic city, offering a distinctive look at the best museums, galleries, hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Also, check out Cereal City Guide: Paris and Cereal City Guide: New York.
Imprint: Abrams Image
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
Trim Size: 5 7⁄8 x 8 1⁄4
Page Count: 208
Illustrations: 100 color photographs
Rights: World English
Additional formats: Ebook
“When traveling, I want each minute of my limited time to be well spent, in the right places. Planning for this can be daunting. No more sifting through blogs and dense guide books to make my itinerary. Cereal has done it for me, in the most beautiful way.”
— Erin Gleeson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Forest Feast and the upcoming The Forest Feast Travels
“Cereal City Guides take a different approach to travel. They invite you to sit quietly in cafes favored by locals and meander down less-traveled paths to places of interest you’ve probably never heard of. Filled with handsome visuals and practical advice, they’re exactly what you need to walk away feeling like you’ve experienced the stylish soul of a city.”
— Emma Reddington, style director at House & Home
“This beautifully shot guide boasts a precise selection that blends historic Parisian institutions and emerging spots with a focus on good taste and design.”
— Patrick Seguin, gallerist
“What I love about these guides is the strength of the perspective. Everything inessential has been rigorously pared away, leaving a very focused take on each city.”
— John Pawson, architect
“Less is always more for me and these guides are the epitome of that. They’re a really lovely cherry-picked selection of things to do and see across our favorite cities. They are thoughtful, special, and a real essential when traveling.”
— Alex Eagle, creative director
“A beautifully curated guide . . . and a must read for all food, fashion, art, and design lovers.”
— Rejina Pyo, fashion designer
“Cereal City Guides always give me that detail that I yearn for as a creative person when I’m traveling to my favorite cities. Rosa Park and Rich Stapleton work in total in harmony . . . Rich with his eye for beauty, perfection, and detail that is so enriching, and Rosa with her eye for finding the detail and perfection in all aspects of life, which is so satisfying. The combination is intriguing and inspiring.”
— Lyn Harris, perfumer
“Cereal City Guides turn cities into characters. They are like inspiring movies. Something that invites us instantly and intensely to go to what we already love, even if we have not gone yet. These are the memories of the journeys we want to take.”
— Frédéric Forest, illustrator & designer
“For as much as I value the sense of discovery, it is comforting to know that you can trust a great recommendation when you decide to reach out. These guides provide an insightful perspective with Rich Stapleton’s beautiful photography making you look at things in new ways.”
— Michael Anastassiades, designer
About the author
Rosa Park is cofounder and editor in chief of Cereal. Rich Stapleton is Cereal’s cofounder and art director. They live in Bath, England. Cereal is a biannual magazine known for its original take on fashion, design, and travel, with a readership of more than 120,000.
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