Tucked under Waterloo Bridge, you'll find the Southbank Centre Book Market. Stocked with second-hand books, including classics, contemporary titles, maps and prints, it's a lovely spot to browse. Open every day until 7pm - whatever the weather!
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Southbank Centre Book Market
- Public transport:
- Waterloo, Underground
In a city with lots of food markets book markets are more rare to come across. However books are always fun to browse so being able to pass by an open air book market when you go for a walk by the river is really cool and can provide a nice distraction. You never know what you are going to discover in the market so it's worth having a look to see what you may discover.more
I've stopped at this book market every time I'm in the area, but I've never bought a single book (and for someone like me, that's really strange as I belong to the compulsive book-buyer category)
I think part of the reason, is that the books that I have seen at this market, tend to be a bit yellowed and more than gently used and those don't appeal to me at all. I've never really "found"...more
Selection was kind of haphazardly organized (I don't even know if I can say anything was organized, because it was more or less a jumble of random things sellers decided to cart over) but if you do find things, they're incredibly cool. A friend and I picked up some old maps and prints as gifts. Location can't be beat - right under the Waterloo Bridge and overlooking the Thames and Millennium...more
A semi-permanent fixture on the South Bank, under Waterloo bridge, this collection of sellers is here most days. The method is simple, there are no sales people just tables. Peruse at your leisure, find a book you want, check the inside flap to find a price and a code. If the price agrees with you, take it to the seller with the corresponding code on their sign and pay. No muss, no fuss....more
A brilliant place to browse and to people watch. Don't come on a Saturday afternoon, it's too busy to find anything, but other than that it's great.
As the books aren't in any sort of discernible order, I wouldn't recommend coming here if you have a specific one in mind, but if you just want something to read for a couple of quid then definitely pay a visit. I've spent many happy hours, and...more