Where: Charing Cross Secondhand Bookshops
While Soho has succumbed to developers and chains, Charing Cross Road’s secondhand bookshops provide one of the last remaining areas of independence in Central London. Which is why we’re taking this opportunity to tell readers to take the opportunity to make the most of it while it lasts.
Where else but in the basements of Any Amount of Books
or Henry Pordes
can you find people loitering with Tesco carrier bags, talking politics and generally not looking anything like the types to make the most of a new Chipotle that’s just opened up within 500 yards of the last one? Plus there’s the cheap books, which is the other reason for diving in.