London Review Bookshop

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London Review Bookshop

14-16 Bury Place
+44 (0)20 7269 9030
Public transport:
Holborn, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews

Top 5 reviews of London Review Bookshop

4.0 out of 5 4 August 2015
by Beverly Y.

I was browsing this place's Yelp pictures one night and decided pretty quickly that I needed to stop by - which I did the very next afternoon. The entrance to the cafe area is a bit awkward, partially because you need to enter through the bookshop and partially because there's really no waiting area. I literally found myself smack in the middle of the cafe once I passed the doorway.

The place...more

5.0 out of 5 7 June 2015
by Lauren H.

This review is for the cafe. I was desperate for a good slice of cake and cup of tea whilst in London (you can't get good cake in DC, where I live), and this place hit the spot in the sweetest of ways. I enjoyed a smooth, flavorful cup of black vanilla tea with a slice of Guinness chocolate cake that paired the bitterness of beer with the tanginess of a buttercream frosting. The cake was...more

5.0 out of 5 25 February 2015
by Tally D.

Cafes inside book shops aren't any special occurrence. In my hometown there's pretty much a Starbucks in every single one. But this is not your run-of-the-mill average cafe.

My boyfriend is an English student so he loves going to all the different book shops around the city. I often accompany him because I enjoy reading as well. For the London Review Bookshop though, I did not come for the...more

4.0 out of 5 2 March 2014
by Yee Gan O.

Hving read Andrew M's review, I think that I can see a pattern. I too was lured here on the promise of London's best carrot cake and like him, I was to be disappointed when we arrived as they had run out of said cake. It must be good!

My friend Sharon brought me here and she is an avid reader. If you love interesting books, this is a treasure trove with books covering a whole multitude of...more

5.0 out of 5 28 July 2013
by Bridgette E.

I am become devourer of tea cakes. Books. Tea. Cookies. I was by turns entertained by their large Literary Criticism section in the basement, watered by their several tea types (the menu is sheaves of paper containing tea types, sheaves).

The tables are a little cramped, though. Be ready to make friends with your dining companions.more

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