Something different: the bookshops of London

What do I do when I don’t dream of travelling? I travel. This time to the bookshops of London.
There are a million things to see in this beautiful and vibrant city, but I’ll tell you about my favourite and extraordinary bookshops in this blogpost.

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Leave reality behind and dive into the Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue. Science fiction and fantasy battle for your attention and there’s always a nice fan article on the ground floor to go with your book and comic haul.

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Foyle’s on Charing Cross Road offers something for everyone. If London had nothing else to offer, you would still have to go because of Foyle’s.

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Hatchard’s on Picadilly offers the charm and good taste of an old-fashioned bookshop. If you are in the area, don’t miss it!

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Edward Stanford on Long Acre is the perfect place to dream of and plan your future journeys. If your next destination isn’t on a map there…are you planning to leave the solar system?

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You are in a hurry? Just stumble into the next Waterstone’s. There HAS to be one nearby. Too mainstream for some, W is all over the place and can save you from boredom and bad weather.

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If you have been missing Blackwell’s so far on this list, that’s because I haven’t yet been to it’s new location on High Holborn and can’t say anything about it.

Tell me about you favourite bookshop, in London or elsewhere!

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