Right after I sent out my Joyfully Jobless News today where I mentioned Booklovers’ London, the new stop on Inspiration Station, I got this tip from Londoner Ken Titmuss who shared this little treasure. He writes:

A very special bookshop  I can recommend is the one at Old Street Tube station. This is a station with a walkway round that has a few shops. Camden Lock Books is the only branch from the original shop in Camden and is literally a hidden book shop unless you discover it whilst travelling.

It is small and the stock is very much hand picked, but what is so appealing to a book lover is how it is organised and with books picked out as recommendations. The whole shop is a labour of love.

What is even more special is this is all in the lost neighbourhood of St Lukes, where you can still go and visit the burial place of the greatest Londoner of all William Blake and see where the City Pest House was situated, thanks to a plaque on an old car park.

So next time your travels bring you to London I suggest you seek out the little under the ground book shop. It’s a book lover’s paradise.

Ken (the Heart of St Giles Walking Tour guy)

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  1. Ken Titmuss

    I woul like to add a pps. Many people will be familiar with the book 84 Charing Cross Road or maybe the film they made of the book. No 84 is now just a plaque outside Med Kitchen, but you can still buy books in the shop Marks & Co originally occupied in Charing Cross Road. It is the “bargain” book-shop opposite Foyles and here’s a tip they have a poetry section that is definitely worth browsing. best Ken

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