Just down a street opposite the British Museum, the London Review Bookshop is a gem. Well stocked, particularly considering its apparently small size, and with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Associated with the London Review of Books, the shop specializes in literature, the arts, politics, history etc. It has a particularly wide range of evening and weekend events such as readings by authors, as well as discount evenings and customer socials. All the details are on their site at www.lrbshop.co.uk.
A further major attraction is the excellent London Review Cake Shop which is, however, not open on Sundays.
The web-site has details of evening events as well as reviews of books.
Normal opening hours:
- Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6.30pm
- Sunday: 12am – 6pm
London WC1A 2JL