Ground floor, Maison Assouline © Olimpia Castellini

Assouline Bookshop opens in Lutyens former Midland Bank, Piccadilly

By Marianna Lutyens

Edwin Lutyens’s building of 1922 has now been turned into Maison Assouline, the smart bookshop of Assouline, the French art books publisher. While there has been some alteration to the original panelling on the ground floor, upstairs the spaces, in a neo-Wren style, are quite complete, and include the former bank boardroom with panelling, plasterwork and a chimneypiece. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm, the shop provides a wonderful opportunity to see a Lutyens interior in central London.