London Bookshops

Favorite Bookshops: London

London has an amazing selection of independent bookshops from a floating book barge and a bookshop featured in a well known movie, to a historic bookstore founded in 1797 and a secondhand bookshop boasting two million titles and counting.

1. Daunt Books


Historic London bookstore with bookshelves lining long oak galleries and a walk-in safe.

Marylebone Store 83 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 4QW, UK

2. Libreria


East London bookstore with a mirrored ceiling and intriguing presentation of titles.

London Store 65 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JP, UK

3. Primrose Hill Books


An independent, family-run bookstore situated on a pretty, colorful Victorian terrace.

London Store 134 Regent's Park Road, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8XL, USA

4. Watkins Books


London's oldest and largest esoteric bookshop established in 1893.

London Store 19-21 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ, UK

5. London Review Bookshop

Books Tea Coffee Cake

The expansive bookshop established by the notable and informed London Review of Books

London Store 14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2JL, USA

6. John Sandoe Books


Iconic bookshop occupying three adjoining eighteenth century shops established in 1957.

London Store 10 - 12 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London, SW3 2SR, UK

7. The Notting Hill Bookshop


The iconic bookshop made famous by the romantic comedy Notting Hill.

London Store 13 Blenheim Crescent, London, W11 2EE, UK

8. Lutyens & Rubinstein


Notting Hill bookshop with an overhead suspended installation of flying books.

London Store 21 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU, UK

9. Word on the Water


A 100 year old Dutch barge is home a unique bookshop, also known as The London Bookbarge.

London Store Regent's Canal Towpath, London, N1C 4PQ, UK

10. Marchpane


London's premier specialist in rare children's and illustrated books.

London Store 16 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4HE, UK

11. Hurlingham Books


One of London's oldest independent secondhand bookshops.

London Store Ranelagh Gardens, 91 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS, UK

12. Walden Books


Secondhand and rare bookshop specializing in literature and visual arts.

London Store 38 Harmood Street, London, NW1 8DP, UK

13. Maison Assouline


International flagship of luxury art and coffee table books on style, culture, and art de vivre.

London Store 196A Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9EY, United Kingdom

14. Books for Cooks


An international cookbook shop with a test kitchen that serves lunch.

London Store 4 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London, W11 1NN, UK

15. Hatchards


London's oldest bookshop established in Piccadilly in 1797.

London Store 187 Piccadilly, St. James's, London, W1J 9LE, UK