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Daunt Books Marylebone. The most Beautiful Edwardian Bookshop in London

Updated: Jan 26

Founded in 1990 by British businessman Achilles James Daunt, Daunt Books is a chain of gorgeous bookshops in London, traditionally specialised in travel books and guides.

Its initial branch is located in Marylebone High Street, London, and is known to be the first custom-built bookshop in the world as well as one of the most beautiful bookshops in London.

The elegant, charming, and mesmerizing layout fascinates book lovers around the world.
The elegant, charming, and mesmerizing layout fascinates book lovers around the world.

In 2010 Daunt Books Publishing was launched and it currently focuses on first-hand materials (particularly travel-related titles). The original bookshop hosted in the charming Edwardian building opened in 1912 as an antiquarian bookshop named Francis Edwards. It featured outstanding William Morris prints, graceful skylights, spectacular stained glass windows, and long, magnificently-smooth-oak galleries.

Travelers can enhance their wanderlust collection with vintage, historical, and antique maps
Travelers can enhance their wanderlust collection with vintage, historical, and antique maps

The flagship Daunt Books Marylebone High Street branch was soon joined by other branches in equally-stunning locations such as Hampstead, Holland Park, Belsize Park, and Cheapside. Each holds an impressive selection of travel writing phrasebooks, history, literature, and fiction, innovatively arranged geographically.

Warm, discreet artificial lighting boosts natural daylight to create a sensation of coziness.
Warm, discreet artificial lighting joyfully meeys natural daylight to create an inviting sensation of sheer coziness.

Daunt books also hosts the annual Daunt Books Festival that takes place every spring, as well as a suite of events, talks, and discussions with popular authors.

Daunt Books, the Holland Park branch
Daunt Books Holland Park

📍 84 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, W1U 4QW London


🚇 The closest London Underground Station to Daunt Books Marylebone is Baker Street Station, on the Circle, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan tube lines.

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