5 Great bookstores on Charing Cross Road

For all you booklovers heading for London. Take the time to discover the many independent bookstores on Charing Cross Road.


If you’re looking for a top independent bookstore in London, look no further than Foyles on Charing Cross Road, London’s legendary booksellers row. Foyles was acclaimed as the world’s first purpose-built bookshop when it opened over 100 years ago. Today you can browse more than 200,000 titles.

Charing Cross Road, London

Foyles’ flagship store on Charing Cross Road. Photo: Allover Press

Foyles’ flagship store on Charing Cross Road. Photo: Allover Press

Quinto Bookshop

Quinto Bookshop deals in second-hand, antiquarian, and rare books. You’ll find everything from poetry and academiato sci-fi.

72 Charing Cross Road


Bookmarks is Britain’s premier socialist bookstore, with titles ranging from radical kids to the black struggle.

1 Bloomsbury Street

Gosh! Comics

For the dedicated fangirl or boy, Gosh! Comics carries a range of graphic novels that will make your eyes pop out of your head. Pow!

1 Berwick Street

Any Amount of Books

Whether you’re looking for a rare signed first edition or just a second-hand paperback, Any Amount of Books will probably spread across 6.5km of heaving shelves.

56 Charing Cross Road

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