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London Review Bookshop

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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If you love independent bookshops, this is a must

What an amazing bookshop. The selection, the presentation, the staff, everything is perfect. Always... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
Thought I had died and gone to heaven!!

My book podcast host recommended this bookstore and I was not disappointed!! It is a book lover's... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Pasadena, California
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Dec 13, 2018
“If you love independent bookshops, this is a must”
Oct 22, 2018
“Thought I had died and gone to heaven!!”
Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, just a Rosetta Stone’s throw from the British Museum, the London Review Bookshop has established itself as an essential part of the capital’s cultural life. Opened in 2003 by the 'London Review of Books', it’s a...more
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14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, England
+44 20 7269 9030
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

What an amazing bookshop. The selection, the presentation, the staff, everything is perfect. Always a to-visit item on my list when in London. Cannot recommend this enough. Please note: only for serious bibliophiles!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

My book podcast host recommended this bookstore and I was not disappointed!! It is a book lover's paradise. Located on a quiet street near the British Museum in Bloomsbury, this bookstore carries an incredibly well curated array of books from fiction to nonfiction. The books...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Lovely little book shop with knowledgeable staff and a charming cafe next door. Girls behind the till were friendly and the coffee was good. Plenty of non-dairy options too (choice of soya, coconut or oat milk). Can't comment on the taste of the cakes, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Great bookshop. Had everything I was looking for and more. The cake shop was busy but friendly and helpful letting my husband sit with a coffee whilst I browsed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Doris B
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Enjoyed an hour or so browsing through the shelves. Excellent place to browse for new authors. Very near the British Museum so if you've spent the morning there you can stop by, have a tea, and buy a book or two. Part of a perfect...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RonL40
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

What a find! The selection in this small bookshop is excellent, it's bright and airy, plenty of space to move around and feel like you have a corner all to yourself. Downstairs feels like a reading den... I curled up on the couch for a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

One of the rare places one can drink great chinese teas. Great staff, cakes and bookshop as well. Unfortunately I don't think they are very aware of how to brew Chinese teas loose leaf tea. When brewing Chinese teas each brew is about 10-20 seconds,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mkolleen
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Very pleasant modern bookshop near the British Museum. The sort of place where it looks like the books have been individually chosen - I like the cards with staff recommendations. Some books that I haven't come across in other bookshops or in press recommendations. Nice...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LAW64
Reviewed May 21, 2017

I love the fact that all the books on display look like they have been stacked with love, and for a series of books, there is a sense of completeness. So for instance the last time I looked the bookshop contains a complete series of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Colin E
Reviewed January 26, 2017

I love this shop for a good half hour browse. It's a small shop but with a really good variety of non-fiction books and a lovely little cafe that serves great coffee.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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