Recommendation by Lemi
London’s coziest bookshop might not even be on land—it might be on a Dutch barge from the 1920s! Word on the Water is a floating bookshop docked out on Regent’s Canal at Granary Square. A display of books is laid out under the sun for avid readers to peruse. Below deck, there are more books and a few vinyls for sale. Settle into your read by the fireplace or in a plush armchair, as the light trickles here in the most beautiful way. On-deck, performers serenade guests as they drift through the barge’s collection of books. You’ll hear the occasional jazz musician, full band, or acoustic songbird playing on the waters. Word on the Water hosts intimate poetry slams, open mics, book talks, and meet-the-author events, so check in on their social media from time to time.
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