Kirkdale Bookshop  

272 Kirkdale, Crystal Palace, London SE26 4RS
Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm | Closed Sun



Kirkdale BookshopKirkdale Bookshop is probably the oldest independent bookshop in South East London, opening in 1966 under the ownership of Alec Cox and his daughter Geraldine. In October 2006 the shop celebrated its 40th birthday in style with a big party for its loyal customers. It has gradually expanded over the years, so that now it has an extensive range of new and second-hand books over two floors. In 2002 a small art gallery was built, adding a new dimension to the shop. Kirkdale Bookshop hosts regular book signings with local authors as well as book focused events. In July 2008, for example, they held seven events over eight days as part of Independent Booksellers' Week. These varied from readings to an absinthe evening and included special storytimes, an open art exhibition and a fabulous beach party complete with palm trees and deckchairs. - Kirkdale Bookshop Location Map

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26 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 1 minute from Kirkdale Bookshop
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Mayow Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Recreation Road, SE26 | 5 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
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The Calabash of Culture
London > Restaurants > Vegan
21 Sydenham Rd, Lewisham, South East London, SE26 | 1 minute from Kirkdale Bookshop
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On the Hoof Bistro
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
23 Sydenham Road, Forest Hill, South East London, SE26 | 1 minute from Kirkdale Bookshop
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67 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, SE26 | 4 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
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LA Fitness
London > Leisure > Fitness
291 Kirkdale, SE26 | 2 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
An international chain of health and fitness clubs that has a number of sites across London. Facilities vary across clubs, all have well stocked gyms and ... More

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The Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village (also known as 'The Dog') is a large pub - really, it's an amalgamation of two: The Crown and ... More
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Jam Circus
London > Nightlife > Pubs
330-332 Brockley Road, SE4 | 2.2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
After a fire gutted the building in December 2012, Jam Circus re-opens on 7th November 2013 welcoming back Brockley drinkers with its wide selection of ales, ... More
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The Wood House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 | 17 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
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