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Located in the Limehouse region of London around Gerrard Street, this is the primary section of town to which residents of Hong Kong immigrated after World War II. Here you're likely to find some of the best Chinese cuisine the city has to offer, along with some pretty cheap souvenirs. At night, this place comes alive with stores, supermarkets, and shops all throwing their wares out on the street for curious passer-bys to gaze at. Despite the stories of Opium dens and slum housing, London's Chinatown has now emerged as one of the more happening parts of the city.
For secondhand books on just about any subject, drop by Quinto Bookshop, which shares its premises with Francis Edwards. Located in the basement, this store is re-stocked once a month, so you are constantly supplied with the used titles you love. Although you will not find a catalog at this store, the sections are organized in a manner that makes it simple to locate the book you want. The bright green exterior of the store is eye-catching and makes the shop easy to find.
Why wander from bookstore to bookstore when that elusive title, along with almost any other book you might desire, is most likely to be here? Located in the Piccadilly area, it is the biggest bookstore in Europe, with more than 150,000 books lining its shelves. Phew! That's more than enough to keep you occupied for a few hours at the very least. Whatever be your genre of choice, it is here, waiting for you. Call +44 843 290 8549 for details.
The adventures of Tintin have captivated readers world over since the 1930s, and this store is very proud of being the first to be entirely devoted to Hergés boy-reporter; it opened in 1984 and is still going strong with branches worldwide. Here fans can peruse books, stationery and every other type of paraphernalia (including clothes and cutlery) pertaining to the comic book character. There's also a mail order catalog available.
Stroll through the historic Covent Garden Market and you are bound to be amazed. The market has mainly three sections, Apple Market, East Colonnade Market and Jubilee Market. The Apple Market is a great location for shoppers, where they will find everything from antiques, home ware, jewelry, fashionable clothing, accessories and more. The East Colonnade Market, located near the east piazza, is quite popular for its diverse stores, handiwork, artwork, bags, knitwear and even a magician's stall! The Jubilee Market Hall is known for the various fabulous antiques and artwork sold here every Monday, Saturday and Sunday and its general market that operates from Tuesday to Friday. Covent Garden Market is a must visit destination, especially for tourists, as plenty of unique souvenirs can be found here!
Located at the Covent Garden, the Jubilee Market is a unique shopping spot in London, a place that is always abuzz with locals and tourists. The market serves a three-way function from Tuesdays through Fridays, it is a general market, on Saturdays and Sundays an arts and craft market runs here whereas Mondays find the place rife with antique products and dealers. Drop in as per their timetable and you will never be disappointed. The marketplace is also home to a currency exchange center, florists and some cool restaurants like Tutti Frutti Creperie and Peter's Snack Bar.