'London Shopfronts' by Emma J Page and Rachael Smith. 288pp, hardback, 160 x 199mm.
Take a photographic tour of the capital’s most iconic stores, from classic façades that have stood for centuries to innovative concepts redefining how we shop.
London has some of the most stylish shopfronts in the world. From centuries old to brilliantly new, a stroll down any of the capital high streets provides a glorious miscellany of history and design. For shops are no longer just somewhere we buy things you can do that virtually, these days but places we gather inspiration, browse for creativity and happen upon special objects. This compendium of London 100 most interesting stores, restaurants and cafes pairs original photography with insights into the sites past lives and the artistic thinking behind their distinct exteriors and unique signage, as well as insider tips on exactly when and why to visit now.
Emma J Page is a journalist and editor who writes for publications including The Times Magazine, Architectural Digest and House & Garden.
Rachael Smith is a renowned interiors and portrait photographer; she regularly contributes to many of the UK’s leading newspaper supplements and luxury lifestyle magazines.