Bonjour London is a beautifully illustrated field guide that is hardly larger than a passport (it is water-resistant and tear-proof as well). Take it with you and roam freely in the streets of London. Whether you feel like a clandestine cuppa, a hand-made umbrella, a rockabilly haircut or a biker’s leather jacket, reach into your pocket, unfold the map and point to one of the hand-painted drawings, follow the number and let us be your guide…Marin Montagut invites us to follow him and discover a bohemian, mysterious, welcoming and elegant London, a perfect mix of British tradition and eccentric details…
Measurments of the unfolded map: 5.5 x 4.2 inches. The field guide is made of tear-proof paper on which each address is numbered and illustrated by a hand-painted watercolor. Marin Montagut’s field map is divided in five main neighborhoods (Shoreditch, Hackney, Notting Hill, Soho, Brixton) and is an invitation to explore the lesser-known areas of the city through a travel back in time. Start by visiting a candlelit silk weaver’s workshop dating from the 18th century before tasting the best fish and chips of the city in a very 60s atmosphere. Next, get a whiff of the Queen’s cologne at the official Royal Court’s supplier (since 1790), have a clandestine high tea in a Roaring Twenties ambience, look for 1950s treasures in an American antique shop on Brick Lane before sampling bespoke cocktails in Hoxton to jazz music. Finish the day and start the night by laying your head on the pillows of a four-poster bed in a splendid 18th century residence complete with sophisticated antiques.
About Marin Montagut >
Marin Montagut is a French artist, designer and globetrotter with a passion for art, new encounters, antiques, and bohemian lifestyle. He loves traveling and discovering new beauty - his aquarelle sketchbook always within reach. He invented a charming lifestyle. Welcome to his unique world, made of fantasy and wonder. The Bonjour City Maps Guide are a collection of beautiful illustrated field guides in which he shares his favorite spots – each the epitome of refinement, uniqueness, and wonder.