31 Lower Marsh Street Waterloo
Open: 9.30-18.30 Mon-Fri, 11-17.00 Sat
Tucked away on Lower Marsh Street, just behind Waterloo station, can be found London's newest independent bookshop – Travelling Through. Emma and her small team opened Travelling Through in October 2014 and have already won an enthusiastic following among locals and those regularly passing through on their way to of from Waterloo.
The passing nature of the clientele is also reflected in the shop's ethos with an emphasis upon travel and culture and it's broad stock arranged under country of origin rather than genre. The stock is relatively small but well chosen with particular strenghs being world fiction and poetry, travel writing, biography and even a select number of books and maps about London.
The basement of the store has been turned into a cosy café surving delicious home-made cakes and savouries and great coffee and is also a venue for small exhibitions, book launches, readings and a monthly book club.
Travelling Through is a real pleasure to visit and a welcome and original addition to London's book scene. If you're in the busy terminus of Waterloo, it's worth taking time out to visit. Take a look at their website for event details and future exhibitions.For reviews of all London's Bookshops, libraries, book fairs and much more, the new edition of Book Lovers' London is available in shops and from our website.