Established for more than 60 years, Ian Allan specialise in wide range of literature on books, video and CD rom relating to aviation, space and astronomy, military, railway and transport. They also sell a selection of model trains.
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The founder of this bookshop near the South Bank was an avid trainspotter, so it stands to reason that this 60-year old shop specialises in the history of British rail and model railways. But there are also books about the importance of London's ports in the medieval era, 19th century military and the secrets of the London Underground, making it something of a mecca for history aficionados.