Across this great city, sweets, treats, meats, cheese and spices are packaged and sold to consumers ever more demanding, more sophisticated and more diverse.
This guide offers a selection of the best and most interesting food and drink shops in London. Sample three entries: The Quality Chophouse grocer and butcher, an historic wine merchant Berry Bros, and all things Iranian at Persopolis.
There has never been better food and drink available in London, here's where to find it.
* Written by Frankie Unsworth, designed by Cajsa Holgersson * A2 (420x594mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm) * Litho-printed in England on recycled paper