Top 5 London bookshops for kids


For parents, there’s nothing more special than reading their children a bedtime story or helping them learn to read. If you’re planning a trip to London, there are many great shops where you can find new books for your kid’s collection.

Whether you’re bringing the whole family along to our Boutique Hotels London or you’re spending a couple’s weekend at the Montcalm Hotel Spa and want to bring something back for the little ones, here are some of the best bookshops in London.

The Alligator’s Mouth

Church Court, London

Take the Tube over to Richmond on one of your days at the Montcalm Hotel Spa and explore the shelves of this colourful kid’s bookshop to find all kinds of literary treasures. The Alligator’s Mouth was set up by three book enthusiasts as a place to inspire children and help parents discover the best books to teach and entertain their children. The wide range of paperback and hardbacks consists of everything from baby books to teen-friendly novels.

Children’s Bookshop

Fortis Green Road, London

With over forty years of experience providing books to children from all over the world, the Children’s Bookshop is one of the best places in the city if you’re looking for kid’s literature. The friendly staff is always on hand to give you their expert advice and help you find a new addition to your little one’s collection. The selection of books is huge and includes something for youngsters of all ages. So whether you’re travelling with tots or teens, you’ll never struggle to find something.

Tales on Moon Lane

Half Moon Lane, London

children bookshop

You will love browsing the shelves and crates of this gorgeous little bookshop which is located on Herne Hill. The whimsical design of the shop is sure to catch your eye and the collection of children’s books will have you spoilt for choice. Spend the afternoon getting lost in the pages of the books as you and your little ones follow the adventures of all kinds of colourful characters. Tales on Moon Lane holds regular workshops and events that help to inspire creativity in kids by teaching them about the story-making process.

Discover – Children’s Story Centre

High Street, London

From Paddington Bear to the Gruffalo, Discover is packed full of the most popular characters in children’s literature. More than just a bookshop, it is a museum of imagination and creativity that is sure to have your kids laughing along in no time. You’ll find a wide selection of books for kids of all ages and your little ones will have the opportunity to join in some of the exciting activities and interactive exhibits.

Pickled Pepper Books

Middle Lane, London

This is a great place for an afternoon or morning out while in London. The huge selection of colourful books will keep your kids entertained while the in-house café offers a great place for you to relax and enjoy a nice drink. The social aspect of Pickled Pepper Books is what sets it apart from London’s other children’s bookshops. Your kids will love exploring the bookshelves while making new friends along the way.