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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 Email:

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.

Ash Rare Books

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

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 Email:

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 LLP

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

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 Email: Web:

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 Email:

Private premises. View by appointment.

Thousands of London books, maps, prints, ephemera and artifacts. E-mail to request catalogue.

Henry Sotheran Ltd.

2-5 Sackville Street London W1S 3DP Tel: 020 7439 6151 Fax: 020 7434 2019 Email:

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 Email:

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 Email:

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.

Marlborough Rare Books

No.1 St Clement’s Court Clements Lane London EC4N 7HB Tel: 020 7337 2223 Email:

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 Mobile: 07759 382280 Email:

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 Email:

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 Email:

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 Email:

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 Email:

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 Email:

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 Email:

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