Books in The West End

This is London's most legendary bookshop, where you can bet on finding even the most obscure of titles. Once synonymous with chaos, Foyles got its act together and in 2014 moved just down the road into the spacious former home of Central St Martins art school. Thoroughly redesigned, its stunning new home is a joy to explore.

The cafe is on the 5th floor, where you can also find the Gallery at Foyles for art exhibitions. Grant & Cutler, the UK’s largest foreign-language bookseller, is on the 4th floor, while Ray’s Jazz is on the 2nd floor.