London Design Guide updated

Deputy London Design Festival director Max Fraser has somehow found time amid preparations for this year’s LDF to update his comprehensive London Design Guide.

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The guide, first published in 2009, highlights London’s hottest design retailers, galleries, museums and bookshops.

It divides London into ten design ‘neighbourhoods’ and locals (including Ally Capellino and Sam & Sam Clarke) give their recommendations.

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This third edition features details and reviews of more than 150 new and established hotspots across the capital.

For this third edition, a series of essays examine the state of retail and the High Street. SCP’s Sheridan Coakley, Skandium’s Magnus Englund and others examine the challenges of a weak economy, high rents and the threat from internet shopping.

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The London Design Guide 2014-2015 edition, by Max Fraser, is published by Spotlight Press on 12 September, priced at £12.

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