Daunt Books Marylebone. The most Beautiful Edwardian Bookshop in London
Updated: Apr 28
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.
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.
The Marylebone branch located at 83 Marylebone High Street, London is known for its beautiful Edwardian building and its extensive collection of travel books arranged by country, which is a unique feature of Daunt Books. In addition to travel literature, the store also stocks a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as children's books, stationery, and gifts.
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.
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.
📍 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.
📌 Nearby London Attractions:
Madame Tussaud's London (500 m).
The Wallace Collection (550 m).
The Regent's Park (700 m).
Oxford Street (800 m).
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