Borders London: Books, music and café
Borders bookstore on Oxford Street is a centrally located haven for all bibliophiles. The selection is excellent in English literature, and there is a small number of books in other languages, too.
They sell also CDs, maps and other stuff usually associated with a bookstore. There is a Starbucks café to rest your feet while browsing through the shelves.
Unlike most of the other stores in London, bookstores are open till late — it is always fun to visit the photography section in late hours to see several men flipping through the more adult oriented photoshoot books.
Books are surprisingly expensive in the United Kingdom — but usually there are possibilities to bundle several books together and get them cheaper. This deal excludes bestsellers and all books outside the mainstream, but gives just enough options to buy a few books for the aeroplane.