Watkins Books

 
 
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19-21 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4EZ
 
 
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Mon to Sat 10.30am-6.30pm
 

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Watkins BooksEstablished in 1894 by John Maurice Watkins, this book sellers in Cecil Court is perhaps the oldest independent specialist in mind, body and spiritual literature. If you're searching for information on the Occult and the Mystical, you may well find some of the answers here. The long standing of the shop just goes to show that there's nothing exactly 'new' about new age - we've long been fascinated by the mind, body, spirit connection.

 

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Opening and closing times for Watkins Books

Today (Wednesday) Watkins Books closes at 18.30

Monday:

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18.30
 
 

Tuesday:

10.30
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18.30
 
 

Wednesday:

10.30
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18.30
 
 

Thursday:

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19.00
 
 

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18.30
 
 

Saturday:

11.00
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19.30
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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19.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Watkins Books Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Watkins Books
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    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
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