Let’s Discuss! Visiting the Bookshops of London

Hi everyone! In the past few weeks I’ve been lucky enough to have a few days in London. I’ve spent more time in London recently and a couple of weeks ago I had the chance to have a day on my own in the city. Of course, I decided to have a day wandering the bookshops of London. I managed to visit a few that I’ve wanted to see for quite a while, and I’ll talk about them below.

I took the chance to visit Waterstones Piccadilly and spend a few hours in the cafe there. I’ve visited the bookshop before, but only for events and have never had the chance to look around as much as I wanted to. I loved the children’s floor with the beautiful bunting. And on my second visit, I noticed the beautiful drawing from Charlie Macksey in the entrance.

I was lucky enough to be visiting on the last day of January, which meant The Binding installation was still on floor 3. They had the whole binders room from the book, which was so beautiful and I felt so lucky to see it.

Last Saturday, I went back into London for the day with my lovely friend Pete! We also visited Waterstones and Foyles, alongside other independent bookshops.

Our first stop was Notting Hill, where we popped into this beautiful little shop. I wish I could have taken some photos inside, but it was super busy!

I also took Pete to Gay’s the Word in Russel Square, after I had visited there the previous week on my own. It’s Britain’s only LGBT bookshop and was also featured in the film Pride. I loved the shop so much and just had to take Pete back!

Where are your favourite bookshops?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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