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). Established in 1906, the five-story behemoth houses an inventory of over 200,000 books, as well as an array of gift items, printed music, stationery, CDs and DVDs. The store is so large, it even houses a café and The Gallery, a separate area reserved for special events. Foyles hosts a number of its own special events throughout the year, including evenings with authors and panel discussions. The ground floor houses one of the United Kingdom’s most extensive inventories of children’s books.