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A Booklover's Trip to London

Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman hangs on the shelves at John Sandoe Books Ltd., the author’s favorite London bookshop.

Photo: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

Thumbing through first editions, rare volumes, and obscure political tracts, T+L finds there is no city for bibliophiles quite like London. Read the article

Destinations: London · Bloomsbury · Notting Hill · Marylebone · Picadilly

Inspired by: Literary Guide to London — by Verlyn Klinkenborg, Published Mar. 2010

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    Hazlitt’s

    Hazlitt’s, named after the essayist William Hazlitt, is housed inside a group of historic Georgian buildings dating back to 1718. This stylish, 30-

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    Waterstone’s

    Situated just off Piccadilly in the heart of London’s West End, Waterstone’s is an oversized bookshop with titles covering almost every subject ima

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    London Review Bookshop

    Just around the corner from the British Museum in a neighborhood that was once home to a number of eccentric specialty booksellers, in some respect

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    Housmans

    Founded in 1945, Housmans was one of London’s first progressive bookstores. Today, it has become one of the few such stores remaining in the United

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    Foyles

    Located on Charing Cross Road, this London chain’s flagship store is the largest bookshop in the British Isles (or in Europe, for that matter). Est

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    Books for Amnesty International

    This Hammersmith bookshop was founded by the Hammersmith branch of Amnesty International, the internationally-recognized organization dedicated to

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    Bookmarks

    Located near the Trades Union Congress and the British Museum, Bookmarks is London’s premier socialist bookshop. The inventory here is, no surprise

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    John Sandoe Books

    Located near Sloane Square in Chelsea, this independent bookshop houses roughly 25,000 books in a three-story 18th-century building. The store was

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    Daunt Books

    Deceivingly large, this Marylebone bookshop has original Edwardian oak-paneled galleries filled with a huge selection of books. Skylights provide p

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