Our first flat in London was located right off Marylebone High Street, and around the corner from London’s most beautiful bookshop, Daunt Books. The year we spent living in that flat I read at least one book a week. I couldn’t get enough. Every time I passed by Daunt Books, there was a new window display of books that sucked me in! And the staff were always so helpful — they got to know my reading interests and would recommend new books to me each week.
The Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street is an original Edwardian bookshop, famous for its Travel section, which is stocked with a unique arrangement of books (guides, novels, non-fiction) organized by country. The long oak galleries and big skylights lend toward the beautiful interior feel of the bookshop. It’s worth a browse inside simply for the beauty.
While the Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street is my favourite, they also have branches in Holland Park, Belsize Park and Hampstead, and all of them have a fantastic children’s section — they’re the best in town. They always have a good balance of children’s classics and newer ones. And if they don’t have what you want, they will order it for you! At the Hampstead branch, they have a little children’s nook with kid’s chairs and bean bags — a great place to take the kids on a rainy day!