The Capital’s Best Small Shops
Text by Imogen Lepere
Photography by Lesley Lu
New from Hoxton Mini Press’ Opinionated series is this stylish guide to the best owner-run shops in London.
With the virus in our midst and the internet our escape, what is the point of a book about the best independent shops in London? Well, precisely because they are that: independent and oh-so- real.
These 54 owner-run shops are unique, curated and deeply personal. In a time of social distance and online shopping, going out to these havens of taste is not only satisfying, it’s socially important. Whether you are looking for chic homeware, well-curated clothing, rare records or the best gifts, this book – packed with original photography, insider tips and interviews with the owners – will tell you exactly where to go.
The guide books in the ‘opinionated’ series give our unashamed opinion about the best places to visit in London. Information is easy to come by. Reliable opinion with great photography is more precious.
About the Author
Words by Imogen Lepere,a Brixton-born, Hackney Wick-based journalist specialising in the quirkier side of travel. She has a weakness for stories of little people standing up to the system and found the owners of these shops so inspiring she ended up blowing most of her pay check while visiting them. All in the name of research…
About the Photographer
Photography by Lesley Lau who began her career in the City before discovering she was more interested in shutter speeds than share prices. For this book, she cycled more than 200 miles with her kit strapped to her bike. She’d happily pedal the same again if it meant supporting small, independent businesses.
About the Publisher
Hoxton Mini Press is a small indie publisher based in east London. They are dedicated to making collectable photography books that are accessible, affordable and playful, and believe that as the world goes more online beautiful books should be cherished.