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The shop felt as comfortable & welcoming as usual. Found myself joining in a discussion about Philip Pullman - recommending of course! Intended just to look but came out with two really unusual books - presents for friends or for me?
We popped into South Kensington Books as we walked past and it was a delightful little book shop with lots of interesting titles not found on the high street, with charming service. Highly recommended.
It may have changed its name over the years, possibly even its ownership. But the concept remains the same: to sell art books and novels, but much else besides at a discount. Here you can find catalogues to current exhibitions, hardback first editions of novels,...More
This small bookshop is located not far from South Kensington Tube station. We discovered that, although there was no obvious sale occurring, the couple of recently published books we were after were priced below the RRP, so we purchased them here. It was good to...More
Just next to South Kensington tube station, this is a gemlike example of what an independent bookshop should be. It is a small place, crowded with an excellent, carefully-curated selection of books both for serious readers and for those looking for a gift. Among other...More
South Kensington books is a small bookshop located within a short walk from South Kensington station. It has a nice selection of books and well labelled sections so it is easy to find the type of books you are looking for. They also have some...More
Cute little shop just around the corner from the tube shop. Filled with lots of good deals. We popped in to pick up a book on math for my son to take home (US) to his math teacher and we were able to find a...More
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With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.