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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
September 13, 2011
From journal Fun times in London Town
Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland
August 27, 2010
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
July 14, 2010
by Jordan C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
April 26, 2010
San Francisco, California
January 22, 2006
From journal London Trip
February 17, 2005
Black Gull Books is a great little store outside the main square of the Lock Market. Piled outside on wooden shelves, you can find secondhand books from astrophysics to gay photography. Turning inside, there are yet more wooden shelves, all neatly arranged according to topic. The store is quite small, but they have a fantastic range of books and have an especially well-stocked art and photography section.
The few times I've been in here, the staff has been helpful and has pointed me in the right direction for a particular book. Another great thing about Black Gull Books is that when you're done, you can pop outside to the market, get some fresh gyoza (Japanese dumplings) and a mango smoothie, and settle down to enjoy your find. Many lazy afternoons have passed in this agreeable way.
From journal Bookwormer's London
London, England, United Kingdom
February 4, 2013
From journal Things to do in London - Part Two
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
May 28, 2011
The London Bucket,
High in London
by captain kait
Houghton, New York
May 22, 2005
Two buildings house stalls of artisans, booksellers, and more, but that is just the beginning. Long walkways stretch between the areas and are lined with vintage clothing, music shops, world goods, and trendy boutiques. Each tent, pavilion, or stall has a specialty, from military apparel to wooden furniture to pop-culture iconography. One shop deep within the market blasts pumping techno music and offers the wildest fashions for clubbing - think spikes, huge foam, fluorescent colors, and skimpy syles, worth a trip simply to broaden your horizons.
The main food area offers pavilion-style seating and any type of food you could desire. There is also a corridor of mainly Asian cuisines whose sellers will accost all passerbys. However, if you arrive at the right time, around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, they are trying to get rid of their day's food and will offer you drastic reductions. In the colder times of year, mulled wine, a British classic, is always a good choice. Or grab a fresh crepe (plain nutella are the cheapest, but classic and absolutely delicious) served folded into a cup to tear off bites with your fingers as you browse. Exploring this market takes some time, but if you have an afternoon to wander the stalls, it is a beautiful location and a place to find more than the tourist trap shopping.
From journal Semester in London
April 16, 2005
From journal Three Months in Europe