Kyoto: The Monocle Travel Guide
Japan's ancient capital may be full of hushed streets steeped in tradition but don't be fooled: there's plenty of forward-thinking retailers, innovative chefs and modernist architecture too. Our Kyoto guide will help you navigate your way around, as well as setting you off on your own path.
Available now at The Monocle Shop.
Travel Top 50 - 2017/2018
All aboard for our fast-paced rundown of the finest hotel openings, attentive on-board crews and delicious pick-me-ups.
Christmas shopping in Helsinki
We head to Santa's homeland to stock up on some Christmas stocking fillers, from fashion and homeware to books and toys.
San Francisco: The Monocle Travel Guide
This energetic city perched on its Pacific peninsula still serves a healthy dose of Californian cool. Monocle’s travel guide will help you navigate its precipitous slopes and go from forward-thinking retailers to the cosiest coffee shops. Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to San Francisco is available now at The Monocle Shop.
The secret to throwing a dinner party
In our new “Secret to...” series, supper club host Gabriel Waterhouse shares his tips on organising a friendly feast in your home with great-quality food and (just as important) an entertaining atmosphere.
Milan: The Monocle Travel Guide
This vivacious Italian city, which has been booming since the 1950s, is a hive of activity. Monocle's travel guide will navigate you through the very best it has to offer, from rustic lunch spots to Europe's finest artwork. Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Milan is available now at The Monocle Shop.
Munich: The Monocle Travel Guide
Munich manages to have one foot in the old world and another firmly planted in the new – and that's part of its undeniable charm. Monocle's travel guide will help you navigate this cross-section of history and modernity and point you in the direction of our favourite emerging hotels, lively kitchens serving Bavarian classics and the best places to grab your culture fix. Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Munich is available now at The Monocle Shop.
Speciality retail: Prague
Prague butcher Naše maso has married traditional know-how with contemporary design to create a culinary destination in the Czech capital. This month’s specialist retailer tells us about his special cuts and meaty passions.
Lisbon: The Monocle Travel Guide
Lisbon may be one of Europe’s oldest cities but it’s far from staid, with massive murals, azulejo-covered townhouses and cutting-edge museums. Allow us to guide you through this eminently liveable (did we mention there are sandy beaches?) and fast-changing city. Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Lisbon is available now at The Monocle Shop.
Speciality retail: Barcelona
Offering the best in local produce and rare wines, Vila Viniteca continues the Spanish retail tradition of a no-nonsense 'colmado' in the historic neighbourhood of el Born.
Speciality retail: Amsterdam
The colourful collection of jars with pickles and fermented food pulls customers through the front door of shop-cum-bistro Thull’s.
Taiwan’s second city
Discover the charming city of Tainan in Taiwan that is tempting people away from their high-paid jobs in Taipei and Hong Kong.
Rome: The Monocle Travel Guide
From ancient architecture and charming trattorias to unbeatable boutiques, Rome has always been one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Our guide will take you down the city’s lesser-known thoroughfares full of freshly ground coffee and culinary surprises. Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Rome is available now at The Monocle Shop.