Independent publisher Hoxton Mini Press has made a name for itself as a company dedicated to celebrating the creative and colourful side of East London. So it comes as no surprise to discover its unashamedly biased guide to its local area, outrageously skewed to its team's book-loving, gallery-visiting, food-munching tastes.
Expect to happily discover two gatefold maps inside, along with 57 suggestions of places to go, categorised by shops, hotels, coffee, food, outdoors, culture and nightlife. East London, An Opinionated Guide is a handy-sized book that also offers the publisher's suggested itinerary for a 'perfect weekend' as well as a notes section at the back for all your plans.
Featuring beautiful photography, understated design and high production values, this guide is small but perfectly formed and is an ideal accompaniment to any East London outing – whether you’ve lived in the area for years, live elsewhere in London but want to explore the city, or especially if you happen to be visiting for the first time (lucky you!).
Written by Sonya Barber, a born-and-bred Londoner who is currently news and events editor at Time Out London. Photography by Charlotte Schreiber, a German fashion and editorial photographer. This is her second book with Hoxton Mini Press, having also photographed Makers of East London. Buy the guide at hoxtonminipress.com.