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Great place to roam

Another must for pagans and anyone on a spiritual path - of basically whatever tradition. They have... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Udine, Italy
Charming and unique.

If you're looking for some romantic, mystical charm, Watkins Books is a great stop. I splurged on a... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
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28 Jan 2018
“Great place to roam”
12 Dec 2017
“Charming and unique.”
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19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ, England
Covent Garden
+44 20 7836 2182
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another couple of visits with very disappointing interactions with clerks. Why, oh why, is it so difficult for staff to simply smile and greet a customer in a friendly manner? If you shop here you just have to accept that most of the staff are...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Another must for pagans and anyone on a spiritual path - of basically whatever tradition. They have a book for everyone. Very friendly staff. Impressive tarot and oracle cards stock.

Thank dierna
Reviewed 12 December 2017

If you're looking for some romantic, mystical charm, Watkins Books is a great stop. I splurged on a 30 minute tarot reading with Mark Mordin, and genuinely enjoyed chatting with him- a fascinating man. The shop has a great selection of used and new books...More

Thank mhipley
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

If you want a book on tarot cards then this is most definitely the place, Absolutely loads of them. Some really other occult subjects as well and extremely interesting to veiw. Staff seemed attentive enough.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 5 September 2017

What a delightful, amazing and mind-blowing bookshop this is !!! The staff is super friendly and then of course the collection of books is jaw dropping in every sense. One of my new highlights in London !!!

Thank ErikSteevens
Reviewed 3 September 2017

A fascinating place, plenty of books on all things relating to esoterica. I recommend the basement where there are books there are so long, so detailed, I swear that no one will ever read them, but to flick through gives me a sense of wonder....More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I was visiting London for the weekend as a birthday treat and was excited to go to Watkins Books as one of my stops. When I got there I went to the Tarot section and was trying to get in however, a man was sitting...More

4  Thank Joan C
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Watkins is a gem of a bookstore, in a fanastic location. I pop in every time I visit London and always discover some excellent books. If you're a spiritual seeker then Watkins should be an essential stop on your itinerary in London. However... My visits...More

2  Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 6 October 2016

As a lover of the esoteric, I can say without question that Watkins has the deepest and best selection of new occult, esoteric, magickal, and Pagan books that I've ever come across. If you love that sort of thing it's like being a kid in...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I visit this place everytime I visit London, I make as hour out of my day to journey to take in the atmosphere and buy books yeh !!!

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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