Bookshops Around London

London is filled with wonderful bookshops.
Do you have a favourite?
Here a few of my mine:

Books for Cooks, Notting Hill

The Travel Bookshop, Notting Hill

Hatchards, London 

Daunt Books, Marylebone

Foyles, Charring Cross

John Sandoe Books, Chelsea

Persephone Books, Holborn

Primrose Hill Books, Primrose Hill

Have I missed any?



  1. Wow that is quite a list. Too bad there's little to none bookstores around here with character...there's only Chapters.

  2. I receive the Persephone catalog, and cannot imagine how wonderful it would be to see all those lovely books ~ in person. How fun.


  3. THe book stores are my favourite thing about London...Daunts is also on The Fulham Rd now...which is a lovely store....xv

  4. What a great list - hopefully I'll get a chance to visit some next time I'm in London!
    Oh, and I can't believe there is really a 'Travel Bookshop' in Notting Hill! (Just like in the movie!) - Melissa xx

  5. To which I would add a secondhand bookshop on West End Lane, West Hampstead. I don't know whether it's still there or not but it was very good.

    There used to be another one in Covent Garden which I visited the first time I came to Britain, but sadly it closed down and was replaced by a shoe shop. :-(

    Great post. Many thanks.

  6. I could spend an entire day, and almost have, in John Sandoe's!

  7. Great list! If you wanted to branch out into second hand books stores, Cecil Court (off the Charing Cross Road) is still an oasis, esp Marchpane with lovely first editions of much-loved classics for children. And Ripping Yarns in Highgate is pleasingly higgledy-piggledy.