Kirkdale Bookshop  

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

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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.

 

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Sydenham Railway Station
 
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The Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
1 Calton Avenue, SE21 | 2.1 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
Hazel Broadfoot's and Julian Toland's run a superb, high class bookshop in the heart of Dulwich Village. All the staff have a real enthusiasm, thirst for ... More
 
 
 
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Rye Books
London > Shopping > Books
45 Upland Road, SE22 | 2.2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
Lovely local independent bookshop in East Dulwich Rye Books sells fiction, children's books, art and design, and tomes on travel as well as hard-to-find books, gifts ... More
 
 
 
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The Bookshop on the Heath
London > Shopping > Books
74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 3.9 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
A book lovers gem. As one of London's oldest and last remaining second-hand bookshops, this bookshop stocks signed first editions and collectables as well as local ... More
 
 
 
 
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Shopping near Kirkdale Bookshop

The best shops and markets near Kirkdale Bookshop
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 2.2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
This East Dulwich branch of Moxon's fishmongers in Lordship Lane is a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced fish and is regarded as one of the best ... More
 
 
 
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Hope and Greenwood
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Northcross Road, SE22 | 2.3 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
Excellent ice cream in the summer and a delicious-looking Christmas window in the winter are the kind of thing that make this candy shop a special ... More
 
 
 
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Simon Carter Crystal Palace
London > Shopping > Menswear
71 Westow Street, SE19 | 25 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
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Near Kirkdale Bookshop
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Jack Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
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London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 3 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
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London > Entertainment > Pubs
95 Effra Road, SW2 | 3.2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Kirkdale Bookshop
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Horniman Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
100 London Road, SE23 | 20 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of ... More
 
 
 
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Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | 20 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
The basement aquarium at The Horniman follows a long history of marine life at the museum. Sealife has been on display here since 1903 when the ... More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 37 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
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Restaurants near Kirkdale Bookshop

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Gurkha's
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
67 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, SE26 | 4 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Exhibition Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Westow Hill, SE19 | 22 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Neo India
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
78 Westow Hill, Crystal palace, SE19 | 22 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
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Education near Kirkdale Bookshop

Near Kirkdale Bookshop
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Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 2.5 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
This popular, affordable music school delivers short and intensive part time courses in music production/technology, sound engineering, vocal techniques and keyboard/guitar/dj skills. They also have studios to ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 4.2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 4.2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
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Kirkdale Bookshop gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Dulwich Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Games
Burbage Road, SE21 | 2.2 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
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Crystal Palace Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Thicket Road, Penge, SE20 | 12 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
Although Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years ... More
 
 
 
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Beckenham Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Foxgrove Road, BR3 | 33 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
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Pubs near Kirkdale Bookshop

The best pubs near London Kirkdale Bookshop.
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The Wood House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 | 17 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
Located in Dulwich, just next to Sydenham Woods, The Wood House emerged from a major revamp in 2015 with a conservatory-style ... More
 
 
 
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The Rosendale
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Rosendale Road, SE21 | 35 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
The winner of the Time Out Award for Best Gastropub 2007 is indeed a truly splendid restaurant, with a short menu of hip modern cuisine made ... More
 
 
 
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The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 36 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
 
 
 
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Kirkdale Bookshop clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 3.5 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 3.5 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
 
 
 
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Brixton Beach
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Popes Road, Brixton, SW9 | 3.5 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
Each summer, Londoners can enjoy the charms of the seaside without leaving the city at the rooftop Brixton Beach . I nspired by the ... More
 
 
 
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.9 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 4.4 miles from Kirkdale Bookshop
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 37 minutes from Kirkdale Bookshop
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