Review + Giveaway: Insider London: A Curated Guide

Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants and Cultural Experiences, is a new book from Harper Collins and written by journalist Rachel Felder.

Felder's work has been in and on New York Times, Financial Times, Travel & Leisure, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, Rolling Stone and Town & Country and she doesn’t claim to be the absolute authority on London as she lives in New York but spends a considerable amount of time in London each year.

Felder says she’s written the guide as a London aficionado with an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of its nooks and crannies, offering an insider’s tour of London’s best-kept secrets and diverse neighbourhoods.

The book is not targeting born and bred Londoners – there’s little here you won’t already know (although we must confess we did learn a thing or two) – we think the book comes into its own for those who are visiting London, whether for the first or 21st time, there’s always something new to learn and love about London.

The book is written from a visitor’s viewpoint and while it gives a brief mention of the city’s major landmarks and tourist sites more pages are given to showing you its not-so-well-known boutiques, fabulous (and mainly free) museums, cultural venues, world-class and up-and-coming cafés, pubs, and restaurants.

You’ll get to know established (read expensive yet beautiful) areas like Mayfair and Kensington as well as the newly ‘fashionable’ neighbourhoods of Shoreditch, Peckham, and Dalston.

We like the small yet thoughtful details in Insider London - the beautiful full-colour photographs of every shopping and food destination, handy information like the address, telephone number, and website for every listing (plus the closest Tube station) and a full-colour map highlighting key areas and landmarks.

Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural Experiences isn't available for purchase until May 4 but we have a copy to give away. To enter the draw (open internationally), simply leave your information below.

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