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A selective list of booksellers who stock antiquarian and second-hand books about London.

Altea Gallery Limited

35 St George Street London W1S 2FN
Tel: 020 7491 0010
Fax: 020 7491 0015

Shop premises: Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00; Saturday 10:00-4:00.

Original Antique Maps, Rare Maps, Old Maps, Old Charts, Antique Prints, Wall Maps, Antique Atlases, Celestial Maps & Old Globes.

Antiqua Print Gallery

Suite 204 Cumberland House, 80 Scrubs Lane, London NW10 6RF
Phone: 020 8960 3476


Online. Please book a viewing by appointment.

Dealers in rare, authentic & original antique maps, sea charts, star charts, town & city plans, wine maps, military maps & campaign plans, old botanical, animal & bird prints, vintage art, cartoons and engraved topographical views published from the 17th-20th centuries.

Ash Rare Books

43 Huron Road Upper Tooting London SW17 8RE
Tel: 020 8672 2263

Private premises: View by appointment.

General antiquarian books, first editions, etc., and with a small selection of antiquarian London books. Also London maps and a large stock of London prints.

Bryars & Bryars

7 Cecil Court London WC2N 4EZ
Tel: 020 7836 1910

Shop premises: Monday-Saturday 11:00-6:00

Antique atlases, maps and charts of all regions, 15th to 20th centuries, including London maps and prints, especially London Underground; general rare and antiquarian books.

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

4 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AB
Tel: 020 7042 0240

Shop premises: Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00; Saturdays - by appointment.

Specialist dealer in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts and voyages dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Also prints and globes.

Garwood & Voigt

55 Bayham Road Sevenoaks
TN13 3XE
Tel: 01732 460025

On-line: View by appointment.

Specialities: maps, atlases, prints, travel, etc.

Grosvenor Prints

19 Shelton Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9JN
Tel: 020 7836 1979
Fax: 020 7379 6695

Shop premises. Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00; Saturday 11:00-4:00.

A stock of over 100,000 prints.

Hawk Norton

Tel: 020 8560 6122

Private premises. View by appointment.

Thousands of London books, maps, prints, ephemera and artefacts. Please email to request a catalogue.

Henry Sotheran Ltd.

2 Sackville Street London W1S 3DP
Tel: 020 7439 6151
Fax: 020 7434 2019

Shop premises: Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00; Saturday 10:00-4:00.

The world’s oldest antiquarian bookshop. General antiquarian books. Has a very strong architecture department that always includes some unusual London material.

Island Books

White House Storrington Road Thakeham West Sussex RH20 3EQ
Tel: 01798 812223
Fax: 01798 812223

Private premises: View by appointment.

Specialises in British topography, local history and genealogy, etc., including London material.

Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers

46 Great Russell Street London WC1B 3PA
Tel: 020 7631 4220
Fax: 020 7436 6544

Shop premises opposite the British Museum: Monday-Friday 11:00-5:30, but mainly catalogue booksellers and appointments are preferred.

The leading specialists in 19th century literature, Dickens and Dickensiana, but can also be relied on to have London books, particularly in the fields of social and economic history, housing conditions, the London underworld, etc., as well as London literature. Also stocks antique folding maps of London.

Jonathan Clark Fine Books

34 Gainsborough Avenue St Albans Herts AL1 4NL
Tel: 07929 841748


Specialises in rare and out of print books on the history and development of architecture from classical times to the present day.

Marlborough Rare Books

1 St Clement’s Court Clements Lane London EC4N 7HB
Tel: 020 7337 2223

Office premises: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30.

Owned and energetically run by Jonathan Gestetner, himself one of the great collectors of London books. No-one is more familiar with the material. Issues London catalogues -- mainly of rarer and earlier books, but also more modestly priced 19th century items.

Nicholas Goodyer

8 Framfield Road Highbury Fields London N5 1UU
Tel: 020 7226 5682
Mob: 07759 382280

Private premises and on-line. Please telephone first. Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 by chance or by appointment.

General antiquarian books, with a small and select stock of antiquarian London books. Also folding maps of London.

Peter Whetman

38 Burwood Avenue Pinner Middlesex HA5 2RZ
Tel: 020 8868 7968

Private premises. Issues an annual catalogue of books on London. About 1,000 London books can be viewed by appointment, including L.T.S. publications, complete runs and single volumes of the Record, etc.

Issues an annual catalogue of books on London.

Robert Frew Ltd.

8 Thurloe Place London SW7 2RX
Tel: 020 7590 6650
Fax: 020 7590 6651

Shop premises: Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00; Saturday 11:00-5:00.

An attractive general antiquarian stock, and often has some worthwhile London books. Also sells London maps, prints, etc.

Shapero Rare Books

32 St George Street London W1S 2EA
Tel: 020 7493 0876
Fax: 020 7495 5010

Shop premises: Monday-Friday 9:30-6:30; Saturday 11:00-5:00.

A large general antiquarian bookshop that always has some worthwhile London books. Just behind Sotheby's. Ought to be visited to see the smartest antiquarian bookshop that has appeared in London for a good many years. Also stocks maps, prints, etc.

Skoob Books

66 The Brunswick off Marchmont St London WC1N 1AE
Tel: 020 7278 8760

Shop premises: Monday-Saturday 10:30-8:00; Bank holidays 10:30-6:00.

Second-hand academic books and historic London A-Zs.

The Tyger Press Ltd.

41 Cheverton Road London N19 3BA
Tel: 020 7272 3234

Private premises: View by appointment.

General stock, including London material.

Toby English

6 St Mary’s Street Wallingford Oxon OX10 0EL
Tel/Fax: 01491 836389

Office premises: View by appointment.

General stock. Strong on books on the Thames, and often has more general London books. Exhibits regularly at the London fairs. Issues catalogues on architecture, etc.

Unsworth’s Antiquarian Booksellers

Freephone: 0800 055 6650
Mobile: 07802 875469

On-line. Antiquarian booksellers, general stock, including London material.