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Books for CooksBooks for CooksBooks for CooksThis shop for cookery book fanatics was once managed by Clarissa Dickson-Wright. The mouth-watering smells that spring from this traditional place are thanks to the...2017/11/22 Where:
Books for Cooks,   4 Blenheim Crescent    Notting Hill  W11
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Books for Cooks
London > Shopping > Books
4 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11
This shop for cookery book fanatics was once managed by Clarissa Dickson-Wright. The mouth-watering smells that spring from this traditional place are thanks to the... More
 
 
 
Foyles - Charing Cross RoadFoyles - Charing Cross RoadFoyles - Charing Cross RoadGreat British bookshop Foyles has been trading since 1903 and in 2014 it moves out of its home for more than 80 years at 113-119...2017/11/22 Where:
Foyles - Charing Cross Road,   107 Charing Cross Road    Soho  WC2H
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles - Charing Cross Road (7 events)
London > Shopping > Books
107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H
Great British bookshop Foyles has been trading since 1903 and in 2014 it moves out of its home for more than 80 years at 113-119... More
 
 
 
Daunt Books MaryleboneDaunt Books MaryleboneDaunt Books MaryleboneSmooth wood panelling, streams of natural light bursting through a large, pitched glass roof - as soon as you enter Daunt Books on Marylebone High...2017/11/22 Where:
Daunt Books Marylebone,   83 Marylebone High Street    Marylebone  W1U
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Daunt Books Marylebone
London > Shopping > Books
83 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London W1U
Smooth wood panelling, streams of natural light bursting through a large, pitched glass roof - as soon as you enter Daunt Books on Marylebone High... More
 
 
 
John Sandoe BooksJohn Sandoe BooksA delightful discovery, this well-established independent book shop was set up by John Sandoe in 1957 and has been owned by the staff since 1989...2017/11/22 Where:
John Sandoe Books,   10 Blacklands Terrace    Knightsbridge  SW3
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
John Sandoe Books
London > Shopping > Books
10 Blacklands Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3
A delightful discovery, this well-established independent book shop was set up by John Sandoe in 1957 and has been owned by the staff since 1989... More
 
 
 
StanfordsStanfordsStanfordsIntrepid explorers already know where to travel for the best selection of maps and travel books. Stanfords should be the first pit stop on any...2017/11/22 Where:
Stanfords,   12-14 Long Acre    Covent Garden  WC2E
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E
Intrepid explorers already know where to travel for the best selection of maps and travel books. Stanfords should be the first pit stop on any... More
 
 
 
HatchardsHatchardsHatchardsThe Ritz of bookshops - Hatchards is where the royal biographies feel at home and it's conveniently situated next door to Fortnum and Mason, coincidentally...2017/11/22 Where:
Hatchards,   187 Piccadilly    St James's  W1J
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hatchards
London > Shopping > Books
187 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J
The Ritz of bookshops - Hatchards is where the royal biographies feel at home and it's conveniently situated next door to Fortnum and Mason, coincidentally... More
 
 
 
London Review BookshopLondon Review BookshopLondon Review BookshopOpened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent...2017/11/22 Where:
London Review Bookshop,   14 Bury Place    Bloomsbury  WC1A
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Review Bookshop (2 events)
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent... More
 
 
 
BookartbookshopBookartbookshopBookartbookshopWe love this great little book shop. As the name suggests, you'll find books on art but, more specifically, they specialise in artists' books -...2017/11/22 Where:
Bookartbookshop,   17 Pitfield Street    Hoxton  N1
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bookartbookshop
London > Shopping > Books
17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1
We love this great little book shop. As the name suggests, you'll find books on art but, more specifically, they specialise in artists' books -... More
 
 
 
Shapero Rare BooksShapero Rare BooksSpecialists in travel, natural history and English literature with an extensive range of colour plate books ranging from sport, children's interest, architecture and economics....2017/11/22 Where:
Shapero Rare Books,   32 St George Street    Mayfair  W1S
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shapero Rare Books
London > Shopping > Books
32 St George Street, Mayfair, London W1S
Specialists in travel, natural history and English literature with an extensive range of colour plate books ranging from sport, children's interest, architecture and economics.... More
 
 
 
Primrose Hill BooksPrimrose Hill BooksPrimrose Hill BooksThis literary gem stocks lots of really quirky publications as well as the normal run of books. Everything about Primrose Hill Books encourages you to...2017/11/22 Where:
Primrose Hill Books,   134 Regent's Park Road    Primrose Hill  NW1
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Primrose Hill Books
London > Shopping > Books
134 Regent's Park Road, Primrose Hill, London NW1
This literary gem stocks lots of really quirky publications as well as the normal run of books. Everything about Primrose Hill Books encourages you to... More
 
 
 
Gay's the WordGay's the WordGay's the WordA broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer....2017/11/22 Where:
Gay's the Word,   66 Marchmont Street    Bloomsbury  WC1N
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
Daunt Books Holland ParkDaunt Books Holland ParkThis is a sister shop to the delightful Daunt Books situated in Marylebone High Street, London, an original Edwardian bookshop with long oak galleries and...2017/11/22 Where:
Daunt Books Holland Park,   112-114 Holland Park Avenue    Holland Park  W11
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Daunt Books Holland Park
London > Shopping > Books
112-114 Holland Park Avenue, Holland Park, London W11
This is a sister shop to the delightful Daunt Books situated in Marylebone High Street, London, an original Edwardian bookshop with long oak galleries and... More
 
 
 
Foyles Royal Festival HallFoyles Royal Festival HallFoyles Royal Festival HallThe family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad...2017/11/22 Where:
Foyles Royal Festival Hall,   Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre    South Bank  SE1
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad... More
 
 
 
Foyles St Pancras InternationalFoyles St Pancras InternationalThe family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry...2017/11/22 Where:
Foyles St Pancras International,   St Pancras International, Pancras Road    King's Cross  NW1
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry... More
 
 
 
Grant & Cutler at FowlesGrant & Cutler at FowlesGrant & Cutler at FowlesOriginally a foreign language book shop (indeed arguably the best in London), Grant & Cutler at Fowles now stocks an impressive array of World Cinema...2017/11/22 Where:
Grant & Cutler at Fowles,   113-119 Charing Cross Road    Soho  WC2H
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Grant & Cutler at Fowles
London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H
Originally a foreign language book shop (indeed arguably the best in London), Grant & Cutler at Fowles now stocks an impressive array of World Cinema... More
 
 
 
Forbidden PlanetForbidden PlanetForbidden PlanetCrammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked...2017/11/22 Where:
Forbidden Planet,   179 Shaftesbury Avenue    Covent Garden  WC2H
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H
Crammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked... More
 
 
 
Heywood HillHeywood HillHeywood HillHeywood Hill, run by John de Falbe, sells old, new and antiquarian books, specialising in literature, history, architecture, biography, travel and a well-stocked children's department....2017/11/22 Where:
Heywood Hill,   10 Curzon Street    Mayfair  W1J
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heywood Hill
London > Shopping > Books
10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J
Heywood Hill, run by John de Falbe, sells old, new and antiquarian books, specialising in literature, history, architecture, biography, travel and a well-stocked children's department.... More
 
 
 
Any Amount of BooksAny Amount of BooksAny Amount of BooksA delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art...2017/11/22 Where:
Any Amount of Books,   62 Charing Cross Road    Soho  WC2H
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H
A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art... More
 
 
 
QuaritchQuaritchQuaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name...2017/11/22 Where:
Quaritch,   5-8 Lower John Street    Soho  W1F
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Quaritch
London > Shopping > Books
5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F
Quaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name... More
 
 
 
Waterstone's - Gower StreetWaterstone's - Gower StreetWaterstone's - Gower StreetWaterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road,...2017/11/22 Where:
Waterstone's - Gower Street,   82 Gower Street    Bloomsbury  WC1E
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waterstone's - Gower Street (11 events)
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road,... More
 
 
 
TaschenTaschenTaschenGlossy, coffee table books are what speciality book store Taschen do best. From art to architecture, film to fashion, every glamourous topic is covered and...2017/11/22 Where:
Taschen,   12 Duke of York Square    Knightsbridge  SW3
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Taschen
London > Shopping > Books
12 Duke of York Square, Knightsbridge, London SW3
Glossy, coffee table books are what speciality book store Taschen do best. From art to architecture, film to fashion, every glamourous topic is covered and... More
 
 
 
Children's Book CentreChildren's Book CentreChildren's Book CentreThis is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to...2017/11/22 Where:
Children's Book Centre,   237 Kensington High Street    Kensington  W8
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to... More
 
 
 
Maggs BrothersMaggs BrothersMaggs BrothersEstablished in 1853, Maggs Bros. Ltd., is one of the world's oldest and largest dealers in antiquarian, first edition, autograph and rare books. Books are...2017/11/22 Where:
Maggs Brothers,   50 Berkely Square    Mayfair  W1J
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Maggs Brothers
London > Shopping > Books
50 Berkely Square, Mayfair, London W1J
Established in 1853, Maggs Bros. Ltd., is one of the world's oldest and largest dealers in antiquarian, first edition, autograph and rare books. Books are... More
 
 
 
Crockatt and PowellCrockatt and PowellCrockatt and PowellIf you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop...2017/11/22 Where:
Crockatt and Powell,   119-120 Lower Marsh    South Bank  SE1
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop... More
 
 
 
Crockatt and PowellCrockatt and PowellCrockatt and PowellIf you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. An independent that treats you like an...2017/11/22 Where:
Crockatt and Powell,   345 Fulham Road    Chelsea  SW10
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
345 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. An independent that treats you like an... More
 
 
 
Lutyens & RubinsteinLutyens & RubinsteinLutyens & RubinsteinThis independent Notting Hill book shop is run by renowned book agents Sarah Lutyens and Felicity Rubinstein and runs in parallel with their literary agency....2017/11/22 Where:
Lutyens & Rubinstein,   21 Kensington Park Road    Notting Hill  W11
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lutyens & Rubinstein
London > Shopping > Books
21 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11
This independent Notting Hill book shop is run by renowned book agents Sarah Lutyens and Felicity Rubinstein and runs in parallel with their literary agency.... More
 
 
 
The Lion & UnicornThe Lion & UnicornA charming bookshop specialising in children's books, the Lion & Unicorn makes reading fun for kids. There's a real sense of community; they regularly run...2017/11/22 Where:
The Lion & Unicorn,   19 King Street, Richmond, Surrey      TW9
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lion & Unicorn
London > Shopping > Books
19 King Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW9
A charming bookshop specialising in children's books, the Lion & Unicorn makes reading fun for kids. There's a real sense of community; they regularly run... More
 
 
 
New Beacon BooksNew Beacon BooksNew Beacon BooksFounded in 1966 as a publishing house, New Beacon Books was named after the 'The Beacon' magazine, a cultural publication from 1930s Trinidad which gives...2017/11/22 Where:
New Beacon Books,   76 Stroud Green Road      N4
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New Beacon Books
London > Shopping > Books
76 Stroud Green Road, N4
Founded in 1966 as a publishing house, New Beacon Books was named after the 'The Beacon' magazine, a cultural publication from 1930s Trinidad which gives... More
 
 
 
Waterstone's - PiccadillyWaterstone's - PiccadillyWaterstone's - PiccadillyThe biggest bookshop in Europe, Waterstone's - Piccadilly boasts a huge floorspace formerly occupied by Simpson's - the iconic menswear department store. This five-floor flagship...2017/11/22 Where:
Waterstone's - Piccadilly,   203-206 Piccadilly    St James's  W1J
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waterstone's - Piccadilly
London > Shopping > Books
203-206 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J
The biggest bookshop in Europe, Waterstone's - Piccadilly boasts a huge floorspace formerly occupied by Simpson's - the iconic menswear department store. This five-floor flagship... More
 
 
 
European BookshopEuropean BookshopWell stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964. Useful for all learners and readers of all ages, and...2017/11/22 Where:
European Bookshop,   123 Gloucester Road    Soho  SW7
Category: Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
European Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7
Well stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964. Useful for all learners and readers of all ages, and... More
 
 
 
 
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