from chelsea girls to hoxton hipsters...

The magical thing about the Olympics is the incredible difference a millisecond can make.

Which makes the perfectly timed release of TASCHEN's London. Portrait of a City dually ironic.

But aside from all things Olympic, Will & Kate, and the general consensus that London is "it" right now, this book is a truly beautiful account of the city's culture, history, and ever-changing style. Featuring photographs by Juergen Teller, Rankin, Slim Aarons, Mario Testino, and many others, the tome functions both as a history book, and the focal point of your coffee table.

Get a copy here ($69.99)