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“Fantastic afternoon in Shoreditch! Great experience for book lovers of all stripes.”
4 weeks ago
“Best. London Tour. Ever. - if you love books & browsing...”
Take a guided tour of London's quirky independent book shops. Two hour tours combine walking, talking and browsing books, led by classically trained librarians with an enthusiasm for the city. Tours include Shoreditch Creative, Magic & Medicine and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Central London meeting point shared on booking, begins and ends near an underground station., London EC1R 0DE, England
A great day with Blue Stocking Books! Enjoyed the variety of stores and the street art, and now have a great sack of books to show for it. Our tour guide knows her stuff, and shops were chosen with great care. Truly enjoyable. Will be...More
M Lauren L, Owner at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
Thank you for the review, so glad you enjoyed the bookshops tour! Lauren
Absolutely delightful from beginning to end. We were led to five very contrasting bookshops who all welcomed us cheerfully and left us to browse contentedly. I'd never have known about these places, let alone visited them, had it not been for Lauren. She also conveys...More
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M Lauren L, Manager at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Sandra thanks so much for the review and your suggestions for new locations to add into the tour mix. It is great fun introducing book lovers to special bookshops!
Decided on a fun and informative team day out with colleagues and decided to book a morning with Lauren to discover the joys of a literary tour of London's best and secret book shops. We all had an amazing time, Lauren was very informative, patient...More
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M Lauren L, Manager at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018
Thank you Terence, I was on best behaviour with the librarian group! It was great fun and so glad you enjoyed "the best and secret" bookshops tour of London.
Loren took us- me and my wife to different bookstores of different types in central London havong her own input on booka reading and litrature scene in this area and we both enjoyed the tour and Loren very much.
My wife is in litrature business...More
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M Lauren L, Owner at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018
You are welcome! So glad you could come along on the "Best of Bluestocking" bookshops tour while in London. I enjoyed discussing everything from graphic novels to Kabbala books with you. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, hope to see you...More
I offen come to London and, as an avid reader and lover of collecting books, I go to lots of bookshops and literary landmarks whenever I visit. I booked up for Lauren’s tour of Bloomsbury, as, not being very familiar with the area, I thoight...More
M Lauren L, Owner at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018
Thank you for the review, glad to be able to introduce you to new bookshops!
I often go past unusual and interesting bookshops and think I must visit them sometimes but rarely get round to it. Lauren's idea of a bookshop tour is such a good one. She is very knowledgeable and easy to get on with and I very...More
M Lauren L, Manager at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018
Thank you - such a compliment when people come along on a few of my Bluestocking Books tours. I greatly enjoy talking books and getting suggestions for new authors and titles!
It was a pleasure to meet Lauren. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Her passion for books was infectious!
I went with my girlfriend, who also has a love for books and history. We both had an excellent time. After touring the eclectic bookshops, we came...More
M Lauren L, Manager at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018
Brian, That is great to hear - it is such fun connecting people with the range of London bookshops, from antiquarian to comic books!
Best wishes, Lauren
As a Londoner born and bred so it was a bit strange to be guided round my home town by Lauren. Her delightful manner and in-depth knowledge soon won me over and I have since been on another of her tours, I highly recommend both...More
M Lauren L, Owner at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018
Thank you Amanda, for such a warm review! I feel especially pleased to connect native Londoners with the fantastic bookshops and booksellers I've come to know. Very best, Lauren
I met up with Lauren in March for a bookshop tour around Central London. I've been living in the city for nearly 4 years and was surprised to find an entire new area of the city I've never seen before! This was a really great...More
M Lauren L, Owner at Bluestocking Books, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018
It was great fun designing a travel themed bookshops tour and so glad to have shared surprises with a Londoner. I hope you can come along again on the Shoreditch or Bloomsbury tours :-)
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours.