London is the world's leading creative hub, aided by the winning combination of British sophistication and capital cosmopolitanism - not to mention the energy generated by the Olympic Games - and talents from around the world make the city their home. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the spaces in which they dwell. The thirty-four houses in Creative Living London are arranged by location - West to East - taking in the city's grooviest, on-the- edge neighbourhoods, from Shoreditch to Shepherd's Bush, London Fields to Hampstead Heath. Whether in a charming mews cottage, converted piano factory, even a revamped fire station, London's creatives are injecting funkiness and bright ideas into their highly individualistic and inspirational interiors.
Emily Wheeler is a London-based writer, stylist and interior decorator. She has written about interiors for the Daily Telegraph, You magazine, The Sunday Times and Easy Living, as well as several international titles Ingrid Rasmussen is the photographer for Creative Living London, New London Style, The New Country Style, and several volumes of the Style City series, all published by Thames & Hudson.