London Bookshop Crawl

Plan Your Crawl

Bookshop Explorer Challenge


Calling all bookshop crawlers! Sign up for the Bookshop Explorer Challenge & earn extra prizes and prestige as you visit bookshops.  

Bookshop Adventurer

At each of the bookshops in the list below there will be free books for the first few people to make it there during #LondonBookshopCrawl! Get there while there are still books left, show them your bookshop crawl ID and the book will be yours! Watch our social media for announcements of which titles are where. 

Beckenham Bookshop

BrOOKs, Pinner

Newham Bookshop

Phlox Books

The Pitshanger Bookshop

Red Cross Charity Bookshop, Palmers Green

There will also be an extra prize up for grabs for the person who visits the most number of bookshops from this list! 

Ultimate Bookshop 


How many bookshops can you visit in a 12, 24 or 48 hour period? 

Take a selfie in each one, or get your challenge card stamped or signed by the bookshop and submit your final results here. 

Don't forget to share using #LondonBookshopCrawl

Area Expert

Become an expert on the bookshops of a particular area of London. Visit 3 or more bookshops without taking public transport between them, take a selfie or get your challenge card stamped and submit your results here

Challenge Stamp Card

Right click the image & save to your laptop/phone or click the pdf to download the challenge card. 

Once you've completed your challenge don't forget to add entries to the form for the chance to win a prize. 

Bookshop Crawl ID Card


Free Route Maps

These routes are designed to give you inspiration. If you would like to follow them exactly please do, or feel free to use them as a starting point and do your own thing! They can be paired with the various routes listed down the left hand side of the Big List.  They've been organised according to the amount of travel (both walking and public transport use) they have in them. 


A map of all the dedicated children's bookshops and bookshops with great children's sections taking part in the bookshop crawl weekend. 

Lots of travel

District Line

Forest Hill & Surrounding

North West Overground

Piccadilly Line

Second Hand 

South East

Not so much Travel

Leicester Square & Piccadilly

Bookshops of Bloomsbury


Bookshops with Bars

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