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  • 1

    Foyles Bookstore

    7 reviews

    An absolutely unparalleled selection of books, and the Foyles editions themselves are particularly beautiful. Great for non-fiction requirements as well, such as foreign language grammar books.

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  • 2

    Daunt Books - Marylebone

    4 reviews

    Great books launch usually takes place here.

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  • 3

    National Theatre

    5 reviews

    Despite the criticisms of this place as soulless, I think it's a very convenient venue. Enjoyed seeing Edward II there. It's not the Old Vic, but it's great all the same.

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    Waterstones - Piccadilly

    3 reviews

    Nice for a good wander. But I much prefer buying any reading material from the plethora of used bookstores. The best thing about this Waterstones, is the view from the 5th Floor. Stop in for an over priced tea if you fancy. But, not really worth it.

  • 5

    Stanfords

    2 reviews

    My favorite place in London. It's speciality in maps and traveling books/guides. Everything that you need to organize a trip you can find there, also it's nice just to go there to dream about the next trips. hehehehe Just by Coven Garden. Was the cheaper place in London I found the big world (the national Geopraphic one).

  • 6

    Any Amount of Books

    2 reviews

    "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 and poetry can all be found stacked up on the shelves as well as scholarly and academic books, antiquarian and leather bound sets. Over 19,000 books are stocked - which might help to explain where ...

  • 7

    Gloucester Road Bookshop

    2 reviews

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  • 8

    Daunt Books

    2 reviews

    Small local book chain. Well informed staff. Nice for browsing. Often have reading time for young children. Support your local bookstore.

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    South Bank Book Market

    2 reviews

    "South Bank Book Market is one of London's best kept secrets. The market is open daily till around 7pm and can be found under Waterloo Bridge in front of BFI Southbank. There are always plenty of bargains to be found and the market traders are book specialists so do ask if you are looking for something in particular." Laura Porter, ...

  • 11

    Bookcase London

    1 review

    Commonly described as "cheap and cheerful" this bookshop sells new books at incredibly low prices. Be prepared to carry your own weight in books when you leave. Good for crafts and interior design books.

  • 12

    Gay's The Word

    1 review

    Gay’s The Word is the only gay and lesbian bookshop in London, and it has a very special place in the gay history of city. Founded in 1979 by a group of gay socialists, the bookshop has since been a vital hub of information for the city’s gay and lesbian community ever since. As well as stocking a comprehensive range ...

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  • 13

    Cecil Court

    1 review

    Should be renamed Book Lover's Paradise Court, IMHO. An highly atmospheric victorian pedestrian street off Sharing Cross, with nearly twenty antiquarian and second-hand independent bookshops specializing on anything you can imagine.

  • 14

    Bookthrift

    1 review

    "Quality Books at Bargain Prices" as their motto goes. Very good selection of art books.

  • 15

    Oxfam Books & Music

    1 review

    Well organised little book shop. Nice art and cult books section, with some weird and unusual books showing up from time to time. Lots of people stop by during their lunch breaks.

  • 16

    Oxfam Books & Music

    1 review

    Oxfam's flagship bookshop in London... and what a flagship! A Nimitz class supercarrier to say the least. Holds regular poetry evenings with readings by award winning poets and book fests

  • 17

    Oxfam Books

    1 review

    A lovely store with an eclectic selection of books. Very good for plays and theatre related books. The cosy corner where you can sit and read to children makes it even more special.

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  • 18

    Books For Amnesty International

    1 review

    "Books for Amnesty Hammersmith has a huge stock, hardback and paperback, most of which is in excellent condition. Prices range from £1 to £3.50 for most fiction titles, including hardbacks, with an excellent mix of easy reading and literature, new writers from around the world, foreign language fiction and non-fiction." amnesty.org.uk

  • 19

    Fosters' Bookshop

    1 review

    Based in a Georgian house, this bookshop is everything a second hand bookshop should be. I even love the smell of it. Specialises in antiquarian books, fine bindings, children's illustrated and first editions.

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  • 20

    Halcyon Books

    1 review

    Much bigger than it looks from the outside, it's a true Ali Baba's cave with piles of books from floor to ceiling. Very good for military books and classics.

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