The Edwardian elegance of Daunt Books, Marylebone, London

The Edwardian elegance of Daunt Books, Marylebone, London

Offering a huge selection of books, this magnificent bookshop can be found on Marylebone High Street, central London.

The Edwardian elegance of Daunt Books, Marylebone, London

Featuring long oak galleries and big skylights letting natural light flood in, the bookshop exudes original Edwardian charm and is a delight to browse.

The Edwardian elegance of Daunt Books, Marylebone, London

The book store specialises in travel, with the shelves stacked geographically.

The gallery upstairs covers the UK, while the basement was stuffed full of guides, phrase books, travel writing, history and fiction about America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

The Edwardian elegance of Daunt Books, Marylebone, London

The Edwardian elegance of Daunt Books, Marylebone, London

We found the staff friendly enough on our visit so I can only assume that they’d cheered up since Mary Portas dismissed them a, “sour-faced” while enthusing about “the perfect selection [of books] in a beautiful environment.”

The Edwardian elegance of Daunt Books, Marylebone, London

The Edwardian elegance of Daunt Books, Marylebone, London

Info:
Daunt Books
83 Marylebone High Street
London W1U 4QW
Tel: 020 7224 2295
Mon-Sat 9:00 – 19:30
Sun 11:00 – 18:00
www.dauntbooks.co.uk

There are also branches of Daunt Books in Chelsea, Holland Park, Cheapside, Hampstead and Belsize Park, but this is my favourite.