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Foyles is London’s largest bookstore and stocks over a million books on four floors. It also has a music section and jazz café.
Foyles literary lunches
Foyles has been hosting their famous literary lunches since the 1950s. John Lennon once caused a furore when his acceptance speech lasted all of four seconds.
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- ronette – “A lovely place to spend your lunch hour. I have probably spent more time in foyles book shop than my own house. You can get away from the world outside and because it is so big and has so many floors you can lose yourself in there where no one outside can find you, and have a read and a nice coffee.”
- JP1964 – “Now that borders has closed down (why? Why?) This is the best bookshop in London. It's big, but still seems nice and pokey inside, like a Friendly library where you can just browse for an hour and have a sit down in the cafe and have a cup of tea. Places like waterstones are great for new book, and books that sell well, but foyles always seems to have a much wider range of titles, and sell books that you'd never find anywhere else. A real treasure!.”
If you enjoy this then try: Hatchards (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Tottenham Court Road to Hatchards) and Waterstone’s (you can walk it 10 mins).