How to Leave London
Text by Alex Bagner
Photography by Seth Carnill
Published 24 March 2022
Published by Hoxton Mini Press
‘I hope you too will find inspiration in these pages if you’re looking to re-lay your hat outside of the urban sprawl; you’re just not sure where to set it yet.’ – Alex Bagner, from the introduction
Leaving London can be daunting; it can also be life-changing. These compelling interviews with 20 couples, families and individuals who have left the city (and still kept their work, their inspiration and their social lives) prove there are many benefits to life outside the M25 beyond simply more space and better air. How to Leave London is full of stunning photography, good advice, gorgeous interiors and inspiring tales from a wide variety of people – be it a young couple freelancing from a van by the beach or a grandfather growing a revolutionary hemp farm. This beautiful book might just tempt you to escape the capital’s gravitational pull.
Alex Bagner is a freelance writer, and former design editor of Wallpaper* magazine. She is based between London and Deal, where she and her husband co-run The Rose pub, bar and restaurant.
Seth Carnill left London in 2009 to move to Amsterdam, where he now works as an interiors, lifestyle and wedding photographer for a variety of private and commercial clients.