Where to find classic books near Paddington


As the weather gets colder, many of us like nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a blanket and a classic book.

If this sounds like your perfect evening, a trip to London will be great for you as there are so many different bookshops you can visit to browse and purchase some of the best classic books, most of them within walking distance of Paddington.

Once you’ve scoured the entire shop and found the perfect book (or two) for you, your room at the Park Grand London Paddington is just a short walk away, so stroll back and spend the evening in bed with your new purchase.

classic books near Paddington

Daunt Books

83-84 Marylebone High Street, Mayfair, London, W1U 4QW

Classic book lovers will be in their element during a visit to this Edwardian bookstore, which has an exterior just as pleasing as the collection of books that it houses within.

With long oak galleries and large windows, this isn’t your run of the mill bookstore, so spend an afternoon getting lost in its beauty. As far as books are concerned, browse topics that range from fictional and historical to philosophical and crime titles. The arrangement of the books is also pretty unique, with titles being arranged by country as opposed to alphabetically, which really adds to the charm of this place.

Found what you were looking for? Luckily you’re just a short journey away from your room at the Park Grand London Paddington.


107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT

When it comes to London bookshops, few are more epic than this one, which encompasses 6.5km of bookshelves and houses around 200,000 titles. Spanning four floors, you could easily spend the entire day getting lost in this store as you route out some of your favourite classic editions.

It’s not just classics you’ll find here either. The range of books that Foyles sells is extremely vast and covers subjects including history, art, war and fashion, so there is bound to be something for everyone, no matter where your interests lay.

Once you manage to find your way out of Foyles, you are only a short distance from your room at one of our Boutique Hotel Paddington London, so head back for an evening getting stuck into your new books. If you fancy hitting the town, get ready and make your way out, London is bustling at this time of year.

Goldsboro Books

23-25 Cecil Court, Leicester Square, London, WC2N 4EZ

If you’re an avid book collector, this small store tucked away on a side street in central London’s West End will be the perfect place for you to visit for an afternoon of book browsing. Here you’ll find an impressive collection of rare, signed first edition books. Impressively, this bookshop was the only one in the world to have signed copies of The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, also known as J.K Rowling.