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Established over 130 years ago, we are one of the world’s oldest

and leading independent bookshops specialising in Esoterica.

Since our inception, Watkins holds a proud legacy of offering one of the world's largest selections of spiritual and esoteric literature. We stock titles on Eastern Philosophy and Western Esoterica, as well as a wide variety of contemporary forms of Mind, Body & Spirit related material.

Our collection of Statues, Crystals, Tarot decks and Talismans help complement our books and assist in your practice or search.

Whatever your interest, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help in the unique ambience of our shop.

To plan your visit, see the map and directions below.

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We boast one of the largest collections of Tarot & Oracle decks to choose from; including everything from traditional cartomancy decks such as the Visconti & Marseille, the famous Rider-Waite-Smith deck, as well as many modern Oracle & Affirmation cards. We also have a small but growing selection of Rare, Antiquarian & Collectible Tarot decks.

Tarot Decks & Books | Oracle Cards | Angel Cards | Affirmation Decks |In-Store Tarot Readings | Personalized Astrology Horoscopes | Lenormand Cards | Second Hand & Rarities | Indie Decks

Gemstone And Crystals

Precious stones have long been considered a part of the various healing, magical and spiritual traditions around the world. Carefully sourced from trusted suppliers, we hold a wide variety of crystals, rare gems and tumbled stones.

Tumbled Stones | Natural & Unpolished Crystals | Rare Gems |  Crystal Balls
| Pendulums | Crystal Skulls | Geodes


Our selection of jewellery summons up a broad range of purposes above and beyond their aesthetic value. From healing stones to astrological gems, protective talismans to magical pendants, we source antique and vintage items, contemporary handmade pieces, as well as jewellery made by traditional techniques.

Crystal Rings, Necklaces & Pendants | Religious Symbols | Magical Sigils | Amulets & Talismans | Antique and Vintage Pieces


Spread over two floors,we carry a wide range of recommendations and latest releases, as well as Rare, Deluxe and Antiquarian titles. We also hold bargain and second-hand books in our basement, where there's much more to explore!

Magick & Occult | Witchcraft & Paganism | Astrology | Yoga & Meditation Buddhism | Indian Philosophy | Sufism | Christian Spirituality | Mysticism

Healing & Alternative Medicine | Self Development | Psychology
Second hand | Antiquarian | Deluxe editions | 


Sourced from India, Japan and South America; Watkins stock a wide variety of sacred herbs, gums and resins of the highest quality. We also offer a large selection of Aromatherapy Oils, Flower Remedies and cleansing sprays.

Loose incense & incense sticks | Essential oils| Flower Remedies | Sprays | Incense & Oil Burners | Coloured & Fragrant Candles


Over many years we have nurtured a collection of artifacts from numerous spiritual traditions and cultures with a view to compliment the wisdom discovered in our books.

Our 'Cabinets of Curiosities' are brimming with Indian deities; Buddhist ritual implements, Maori Jade pendants, Thai Amulets, iconic reproductions, ceremonial bells and unique antique statues. We have gathered handicraft & curio pieces from artisans around the world, as well as esoteric prints, paintings & posters.

We also hold Meditation cushions, Yoga mats and singing bowls to assists with your practice.

Statues & Effegies | Magical Artefacts | Ritual Items | Bells & Singing Bowls | Paintings & Prints | Meditation Cushions & Yoga Mats

Visit us


19-21 Cecil Ct,

London WC2N 4EZ, UK


​Monday - Sunday 11.00 - 18.30 

Our nearest stations are Leicester Square (2 minutes), Tottenham Court Road (10 minutes), Covent Garden (8 minutes) and Holborn (15 minutes).

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