Carl Goes has published a city guide book to London, designed to bring local voices and entrepreneurial spirit to travellers who want to become a citizen of the city for the duration of their stay, whether it’s for three days, three weeks or three months.
Carl Goes wants travellers to become citizens of the cities they visit. Aimed at urban nomads, Carl Goes London features interviews with a range of high profile and creative city residents, mixed in with cherry-picked recommendations on where Londoners go to eat, drink and network.
The interviewees in Carl Goes London include actress Marama Corlett, whose film credits include Maleficent and Desert Dancer, and who starred in The Crucible at The Old Vic under Kevin Spacey. Fashion designer Roberto Revilla also has an interview in the book, as does creative trend forecaster Graham Hollick, and architect Nathalie Rozencwajg, who won multiple awards for east London’s Town Hall Hotel. City concierge Emyr Thomas, Techstars director Jess Williamson, design entrepreneur Lee Thornley, and the pop-up food entrepreneurs at The Art of Dining make up the remainder of the interviewees in the book, who share their stories and best bits of the city.
Carl Goes London also encourages visitors to embrace the lost art of ‘getting lost’ or ‘flânerie’, inspiring them to wander without a plan to make unexpected discoveries. For those who need to work during their trip, or entrepreneurs thinking about starting up a company, there is a section about working in the city, which includes recommendations of the best co-working spaces in London and how to get involved in the city’s start-up scene.
“People have told us they read Carl Goes city guides for a mixture of practical and inspirational information,” said the Carl Goes Publisher Sascha Mengerink. “No other book caters to urban nomads in the same way. The interviews give readers a real sense of how locals experience a city, while our images and locally-sourced recommendations give readers an impression of the city’s DNA.”
“Carl Goes London was an entirely different proposition to the Berlin book we published earlier this year,” said the Carl Goes Editor and Author Sasha Arms. “London’s a more expensive and corporate city, yet despite this, or maybe because of it, there is a fierce spirit of entrepreneurialism and creativity. This comes through on every page of Carl Goes London, which is what makes it so different from any other guide to the city.”
Carl Goes London is the second Carl Goes city guide, following on from Carl Goes Berlin, which was published in January 2015.
Carl Goes London is available to buy online at www.carlgoes.com