The Monocle Travel Guide series reveals their favourite places in each city they cover, from the ideal route for an early-morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Full of surprises and quirks, they also feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds and their favourite places to eat everything be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory.
A tangle of roads and lanes, a muddle of rising and falling neighbourhoods: London can be a tough beast to tame, even for those who call it home. But this everchanging and regenerating capital can also charm you with its beauty, from wind-rustled parks to that winding River Thames. Its mix of people, abundance of culture and the occasional louche night on the tiles also makes it a city that will surprise and win you over.