City Secrets: London | Granta

  • Published: 03/05/2012
  • ISBN: 9780983540069
  • 108x20mm
  • 276 pages

City Secrets: London

Robert Kahn

The travel advice in City Secrets: London comes directly from those who know the city most intimately. The city’s writers, artists, editors and critics all have personal stories to tell about the spots they recommend, leading the traveller well off the tourist trail and revealing a city of intimate restaurants, hidden museums and beloved specialist shops, all marked clearly on the book’s excellent maps. From the story behind Anthony Gormley’s favourite public sculpture, to Penelope Lively’s local market and J. G. Ballard’s preferred dual carriageway, City Secrets: London makes use of excellent insider knowledge to open up a wealth of unexpected pleasures.

City Secrets guides are unlike any others on the market: Film-makers, novelists, the poet laureate, architects, academics and even some travel writers share their inside information on the parts of London they know best, the sorts of places that they might reveal to visiting friends, the keys that might unlock some of the city's meaning

Sunday Times

Endlessly fascinating, a miscellany which yields something extraordinary almost every time you dip into it... brings home how this ingenious series can turn up surprises even in a city you know well

Independent on Sunday

If you're planning a break, a City Secrets guide is a must. These travellers' companions draw on the knowledge of local artists and writers. And they're so compact they'll leave plenty of room in your shopper for a few souvenirs, too

Red Magazine

The Author

Robert Kahn is founding principal of Robert Kahn Architect, based in New York. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, and the New York Times, among many other publications. He is also the creator and series editor of the acclaimed City Secrets series, which has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and New York Magazine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

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