There is no doubt that London is one of the most exciting melting pots in the world and a city that deserves all the attention when it comes to diversity in every sense of the word. London is a cosmopolitan city with so much to offer, including world-class theaters, museums, palaces, extraordinary nightlife, culture, art, bookstores.
When mentioning bookstores, there is an exquisite part of London called Cecil Court that is actually an alley lined with second-hand book stores and antique shops that everyone falls in love with. If looking for a cozy atmosphere in the heart of the city and you want to take a stroll through London's past, then there is no better place to do that than Cecil Court. The buildings lining the alley date from the early 19th century, so if you ever come here, you'll feel like trapped in a time machine.
An old Covent Garden passageway, Cecil Court's attractive Victorian shop fronts invite visitors to take a peek in some of the extraordinary book offers, varying from first-edition to rare books that you can't find anywhere else in the world. Also, here you can find unique jewelry and artifacts, though they can be pricey sometimes.
Aesthetically alluring, one of the buildings in the alley was home to Mozart for a year, when he was eight years old and touring Europe. In the last decades, Cecil Court is an inspiration for young British filmmakers who choose the alley as their most preferred setting for shooting.
Most of the shops here open at 10 o'clock, so if you are planning on buying something, come around that time. If not, you can just walk around at any time and take some photos. After exploring this alley, you can also check out Goodwin's Court, the charming neighboring passageway.
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