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19-21 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, WC2N 4EZ
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Opening Times
Today (Saturday) Watkins Books closes at 19.30
Mon to Sat 10.30am-6.30pm
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Watkins Books

Established 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 (Saturday) Watkins Books closes at 19.30

Monday:
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Tuesday:
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18.30
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Sunday:
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China Town Masterpark
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