My favourite:

Cecil Court, a unique place for book lovers linking Charing Cross Road and St Martin´s Lane.


Burlington Arcade 

Piccadilly to Cork Street

Royal Arcade

Old Bond Street to Albemarle Street

Piccadilly Arcade

Piccadilly to Jermyn Street

Princes Arcade

Piccadilly to Jermyn Street

My favourites:

Liberty Store, Regent Street (main entrance Great Marlborough Street) 

Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 ,  Kings´s Cross Station

Tea Shops


216 Strand

"a nice cup of tea"

Postcard Teas

9 Dering Street, W1

"have another nice cup of tea"

says Jim

Book shops

Books for Cooks          Cookbooks

4 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill  Tube:Ladbroke Grove

Daunt Books     Travel books

83-84 Marylebone High Street

Tube: Baker Street

Donlon Books   Art, Photography,Music

77 Broadway Market 

Tube: Haggerston

European Bookshop    Languages

5 Warwick Street       

Tube:Piccadilly Circus

Foyles                   Every subject

113-119 Charing Cross Road   Tube:Tottenham Court Rd

Events at Foyles here

Gosh!                    Comics

39 Great Russell Street   

Tube: Tottenham Court Road


Everything since 1797

187 Piccadilly             

Tube: Piccadilly Circus

Koenig Books      Art,architecture         

80 Charing Cross Road   

Tube: Leicester Square

London Review Bookshop  Fiction

14 Bury Place       

Tube: Holborn

Magma                 Creative stuff

8 Earlham Street     

Tube: Leicester Square

Lion and the Unicorn Bookshop   Children

19 King Street, Richmond     Tube:Richmond

John Sandoe Books

10 Blacklands Terrace. Chelsea, SW3

One of the most celebrated independent bookshops in the world.

My friend Jim recommends:

James Smith & Sons

53 New Oxford Sreet     

Umbrellas and walking sticks

Taylor of Old Bond Street

74 Jermyn Street 

Gentlemen´s shaving

Gieves & Hawkes 

1 Saville Row                              

Tailoring for gentlemen

Crockett & Jones 

92 Jermyn Street                      

Finest English shoes


89 Jermyn Street                                               



188-196 Regent Street                                


Pollock´s Toy Shop

1 Scala Street Covent Garden

The Old Curiosity Shop

3-14 Portsmouth Street

Handmade shoes of Japanese designer Kimura

Fortnum and Mason

181 Piccadilly

Tube: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

The Christmas Shop

Hay´s Galleria, 55A Tooley Street SE1 Helping customers create a special Christmas for over 20 years.