Shopfronts Of London By Eleanor Crow


A collection of Eleanor Crow’s beautiful watercolours of classic shopfronts.

At a time of momentous change in the high street, this witty and fascinating survey champions the enduring culture of Britain’s small shops. As our high streets decline into generic monotony, we cherish these independent shops and family businesses that enrich the city with their characterful frontages and distinctive typography.

Published in partnership with Batsford Books, Eleanor Crow’s timely volume celebrates the small neighbourhood shops of London.

This collection includes more than a hundred illustrations of the capital’s bakers, cafés, butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, chemists, launderettes, hardware stores, eel & pie shops, bookshops and stationers.

The pictures are accompanied by the stories of the shops, their history and their shopkeepers – stretching from Chelsea in the west to Bethnal Green and Walthamstow in the east.

128 pages
17.6 x 23.5cm