Monocle has always prided itself on meticulous curation, and always has its eye out for the authentic, creative and downright cool happenings and creations. This vigour has now been applied to city travel guides for New York and London.

Watch the video introduction to the New York City guide above and discover the treasures of New York that Monocle has uncovered and is sharing in its guides. From New York's history, design and architecture, to its retail and coffee houses. 

The Monocle Travel Guide to New York is published by Gestalten and is available at the Monocle online shop for £10. Guides to Hong Kong and Tokyo will be released soon.