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London Sketchbook

Cycling around London is, for me, an ongoing love affair. Whether winding through familiar streets en route to Laurence King Publishing Headquarters (LKP HQ) or meeting friends in every corner of the city, I just adore exploring our capital on two wheels. It constantly surprises and delights me.

Reading London Sketchbook in park

Map of London

Sitting down with London Sketchbook by Jason Brooks, I journey through the city in much the same way. Flicking through Jason’s gorgeous illustrations is pure escapism; I’m instantly sauntering through The Big Smoke, taking in the familiar with fresh eyes or even spotting something new; a hip restaurant opening here and leafy-lined mews there.

London Sketchbook

From the uncompromising, industrial Tate Modern to our not one, but eight royal parks; the drama of the Shard piercing the skyline (at 300 metres high) and the constant blend of old world and brand new. I’m full of love for London, inside the pages of London Sketchbook and in real life!

London Sketchbook park

If you don’t live in London but are itching to feel closer to the city, or just want to admire our cosmopolitan metropolis through Jason’s gorgeous illustrations, pick up a copy and it’ll have you feeling like a local in no time. To master sounding like a native, these little facts from the book might do the trick…

London Sketchbook nighttime walk

Did you know? London has 7.5 million inhabitants who speak over 300 languages!

London Sketchbook spread

The tea counter at Fortum & Mason offers no fewer than 75 different types of tea (that’s thirsty work!).

If you couldn’t make it to London Fashion Week, you can go behind the scenes with Jason’s backstage illustrations from LFW.

London Sketchbook Fashion Week

London Sketchbook by Jason Brooks is published by Laurence King Publishing and can be ordered here.

London Sketchbook cover

Rosie Nicholas
Senior Publicity Executive (Fashion)
Laurence King Publishing

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  • Jennifer Essad April 21, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    our daughter is marrying and moving to London this fall. I imagine she would be enchanted by this book. Their flat is outside the city, even with a small vehicle they’ll still be using the train but her bike is being shipped so I’m sure she’ll be about town quite often.

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