West End Lane Books is in the heart of West Hampstead, a 5 minute leisurely stroll from the Tube and Overground
We’ve been selling books, recommending books and drooling over books since 1994. Fiercely independent, we’re family-owned and place excellent service at the epicentre of all our offerings, from regular free author talks to book launches, reading groups and schools events.
We pride ourselves on our recommendations, from what to read on the beach, who’s hip, who’s not, how to kick-start the imagination of a child or set up baby’s little library. And if we haven’t got your heart’s desire in stock, we can order thousands of books for next day delivery.
Ask one of our friendly and helpful team about any of the following:
- Book groups (crime and general fiction)
- Storytime: twice weekly readings for pre-schoolers
- Children’s Personal Shopping Service
- Wish Lists
- Schools Events and Library services
- Schools Payback Scheme
Festive Opening Hours Monday - Friday : 9am - 9pm Saturday : 9:30am - 6:30pm Sunday : 10am - 6pm --------------------------------------- Saturday 23rd December - 9am-8pm Christmas Eve - 10am - 4pm Christmas Day - Closed Boxing Day - Closed 27th-29th December - 11am - 5pm Saturday 30th December - 10am - 6pm New Years Eve - 10am - 5pm New Years Day - Closed
Meet the Team
Team leader, chief buyer, a fan of all things dark and Gothic, Kim has experience from chain store bookselling and an experienced pair of hands when it comes to recommending the perfect book for any occasion.
Her enthusiasm for children’s books is boundless, her love of literary fiction is frightening; ask for a recommendation and standby for an explosion of ideas
For information about events, book availability or any other query you might have, call or email us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Tel: 020 7431 3770
You can also send us regular mail or pop by the shop at the following address:
West End Lane Books
277 West End Lane
London NW6 1QS
By Tube: The shop is a few minutes walk from West Hampstead's many stations where you can catch the Jubile Line, the Overground and Thameslink's trains.
By Bus: The 139, 328 and C11 buses stop at West End Green bus stop, just a few steps away from the shop.