Wondering around London

By Alessandro Carosi

London is a city full of daily surprises if you take the time to look,walking around London can take you to different realities,artistically,architecturally and culturally

This time I was heading to Piccadilly Circus to meet a friend from Italy I haven’t seen for long time,I took advantage of it for discovering a bit more of the city central and visiting one of my favourite bookshop,Watkins books one of the oldest bookshop about magic and spiriatuality

Watkins Books is London’s oldest esoteric bookshop specializing in esotericism, mysticism, occultism, oriental religion and contemporary spirituality.[1] The book store was established by John M. Watkins, a friend of Madame Blavatsky, in 1897 at 26 Charing Cross. John Watkins had already been selling books via a catalogue which he began publishing in March 1893.[2] The first biography of Aleister Crowley mentions that Crowley made all of the books in Watkins disappear and magically reappear.[3]

Geoffrey Watkins (1896–1981) owned and managed the store after his father.[4] He was also an author[5] and publisher, with notable books including first publishing Carl Gustav Jung’s 1925 edition of Septem Sermones ad Mortuos.[6]

In 1901, Watkins Books moved to 21 Cecil Court where it has been continuously trading ever since. It publishes a magazine called the Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine, which has featured leading authors from mind-body-spirit and esoteric fields. Watkins Books has been owned by Etan Ilfeld since March 2010.[7][8] Since then, a new website has been launched, and the store regularly hosts book launches and signings. Additionally, the Watkins website has integrated a spiritual map of London that everyone is invited to contribute to. Watkins Books has also published a free Mind Body Spirit app that is available on the iPhone/iPad and Android devices. [9]

meanwhile  in the shop I took advantage for some card and palm reading from an Indian man that when was young lived in Osho’s ashram in India what he said  was really interesting and similar to what other psychic I have been seeing lately said,anyway this is gonna be an other story cause at the moment i want you discover the hidden London.

Here a bit of the interesting thing I discovered this time wondering around Piccadilly circus and Soho

L'immagine può contenere: persone sedute, tabella e spazio all'aperto

Colourful chairs in a hidden street for an original piece of street art

L'immagine può contenere: spazio al chiuso

Colourful birds made of paper part of the same street art of the chairs

L'immagine può contenere: cielo, nuvola, albero e spazio all'aperto

A beautiful building and bell tower kept under control from a bird flying above

L'immagine può contenere: persone sedute, tabella e spazio al chiuso

A peaceful quite spot in the busy Chinatown where to have a coffee and enjoy a nice view

L'immagine può contenere: 1 persona, spazio al chiuso

The stunning Bezzera Eagle in action,you hardly find those coffee machines  nowadays

L'immagine può contenere: spazio all'aperto

Watkins Books

L'immagine può contenere: una o più persone, cielo e spazio all'aperto

L'immagine può contenere: pianta e spazio all'aperto

L'immagine può contenere: una o più persone, cielo e spazio all'aperto

One of my favourite areas in London,Chinatown

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