Updated in time for the Olympics in London: From historic half-timbered pubs opened in the 1600s, to button shops, tea merchants, hatters, and toyshops from the Georgian and Victorian periods and chic specialty shops opened in the twenty-first century, the establishments profiled in The Traditional Shops & Restaurants of London embody the city's spirit and embrace its history and strong sense of tradition. The revised guide profiles and updates the descriptions, directions, website addresses, and phone numbers of:
o more than 75 businesses including booksellers, home furnishing stores, clothiers, perfumers, umbrella shops, cheesemongers, and gourmet shops;
o more than 40 places to eat and drink, including fine restaurants, cafes, pubs, and the best places for eel, pie and mash and fish-and-chips
o the top historic street markets for food, antiques, bric-a-brac, and vintage clothes
And-a boon for armchair shoppers-the address, phone, tube stop, opening hours for each establishment, and websites for online shopping are included.