London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2JL
- Chancery Lane Station (0.4 km)
- Tottenham Court Road Tube Station (0.5 km)
- Contact us:
020 7269 9030
- Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Sun: 12 - 6 p.m.
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays over the summer - from 1 June
9 reviews of London Review Bookshop in English
I have been to this bookshop loads of times, and I have to say, well very stocked with book titles I am always looking for, and they always seem to have them.
The London Review Bookshop is very unique and it’s a very
warm and welcoming shop to visit, even if you’re just browsing.
The London Review Bookshop was featured in the 2004 British thriller film, “Enduring Love” starring Daniel Craig and Rhys Ifans.
Arnie first said it - but I'll repeat it: "I'll be back."
Equally matched for stars is the Bookshop and the Cake Shop. I'm not sure which draws in the crowds more, but it was the cake that first got me in - even though I'm an avid reader so it could just as easily have been the other way round.
The bookshop is well stocked and staff helpful and friendly.
The Cake Shop was very busy when we visited and it can get a little cramped as the space is smallish but the cakes were delicious. I use the plural here as I went back to try a second variety of cake. Yip, that good.
Staff cannot be faulted, so next time you're anywhere near the British Museum - make your detour.
They offer a loyalty card which allows you to spend in the cake shop and after a few visits get a discount in the bookshop.
I suspect I'll be earning this,
Great bookshop, very well stocked with various categories. It also has a cafe serving good sandwiches, cakes and teas etc. There is also an outdoor courtyard area which is nice to sit out in in the summer months. A great place to catch up with a friend at lunch.
It’s no secret that the big attraction at the London Review Bookshop is their Review of Cakes. The quiet little cake shop adjacent to the book shop always has loads of tasty treats in the case and books to read. It’s the sort of set up that encourages discussion and chatter, sitting with work or just grabbing a book off the shelf to enjoy with one of their amazingly indulgent brownies (you can also grab books from the shop to read -- if you promise to put them back). It’s usually on the crowded side, but the staff never rush you. And there is also the occasional special offer of hot beverage and pastry for about £3, so you can pass a nice afternoon without spending a lot of cash.
I used to work just round the corner from the London Review Bookshop and it was very hard on my pocket as it’s such a great shop.
Appearances can be deceptive as the shop isn’t very big (though it’s over two floors) but is crammed to the rafters with interesting books you just have to buy. Browsers are welcome too so there’s no pressure to buy.
The staff are very knowledgeable and will listen patiently to your rambling about a review you’ve read and then (usually) tell you the name of the book you’re looking for).
I don’t work near the shop anymore, but I really miss it!
A wide selection of books, the London review book shop have a paperback to suit every taste. Speaking of taste, the London Review Cake Shop nestled inside makes the London Review Bookshop an even more seductive prospect: a place to meet, talk, read and enjoy the best tea, coffee and cake in Bloomsbury - and to browse an incomparable selection of good books.
The independent bookshop par excellence, with a wide range of literature, from poetry to analytic essays. The LRB is a short walk between Tottenham Court Road and Holborn, and once you step in you feel pleasantly isolated from the big city hubbub. Talk about piece and quiet! On the downside, you won’t be able to spend 3 hours reading the new edition of your favourite book incognito, like you could elsewhere…
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