The Atlantis Bookshop will be open again from this Friday, 4th September. The shop will be open to customer three days a week, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, from 10.30am until 5pm. Everything has been cleaned, tidied and reorganised, and all the shelves labelled. You must wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer to enter. The first 98 customers will receive a glass of bubbles to celebrate Bali and Geraldine (pictured, photo supplied by Atlantis) being back. Atlantis Bookshop is at 49a Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LY. You can still order books by phoning 020 7405 2120 or emailing email@example.com and you can visit the Atlantis website for more details and sign up for a newsletter.
Watkins has been open since the end of July. The opening hours are 11am to 6.30pm, Monday to Sunday. They have installed protective screens at the tills and customers are required to wear a mask in store, for everyone's safety. Watkins is at 19-21 Cecil Ct, London WC2N 4EZ. You can find out more at its website.
Buddha on a Bicycle
This shop selling Buddhist and Hindu items, as well as crystals, reopened in August after redecoration. It is at 27 Endell St, West End, London, WC2H 9BA. You can find out more at its website.
House of Spells
Magical merchandise shop House of Spells is open, with social distancing in place. It is a two-minute walk from Leicester Square tube station at 69-71 Charing Cross Rd, West End, London WC2H 0NE. The hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm, and to 9pm at weekends. Readers of A Bad Witch's Blog can get 10% discount on items bought from House of Spells either in the shop by quoting the code BADW1 or online using this link: https://houseofspells.co.uk/discount/BADW1 Delivery in the UK is free.
Treadwell's esoteric bookshop is still in the middle of a complete refurbishment, and is due to reopen on October 1. However, its wonderful stock of magic books and other items have been available for online shopping throughout lockdown, and its online business is going from strength to strength. You can have your item posted or arrange to collect it. Christina said: "Post goes out every second day. If you're in London you can choose, 'pick up in store' at checkout and collect your order by arrangement (you just email us to fix a time you'll come by) https://www.treadwells-london.com/shop." The bookshop is at 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury. Treadwells is also running online events including talks and workshops, plus some free online tutorials and podcasts.
Stepping Stones of Greenwich
Stepping Stones, a mind, body, spirit shop at 97 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9TS, was one of the first esoteric shops to reopen after lockdown. You can pop in from 10am to 6.45pm, Monday to Sunday, as well as order items online and have readings by telephone. You can find out more about its services on its website.
Mysteries of Covent Garden
This metaphysical stockist at 34 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9PX is now open every day of the week. From Monday to Saturday, the shop welcomes customers from 10.30am to 7pm, and on Sundays noon to 6pm. Readings via Zoom are also available or you can call 0207 240 3688 to make an appointment. You can find out more information via its website.
She's Lost Control
This specialist crystal and esoteric supplies dealer, at 42 Valentine Rd, London, E9 7AD, runs an extensive online store and also runs online events. You can find out more on the website.
Wicca Moon of Eltham reopened back in June. You can find the witchcraft shop at 50 Well Hall Rd, Eltham, London SE9 6SH, and can also visit the website to buy magical supplies online here.
The Astrology Shop
According to its website, the Astrology Shop, at 78 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PA, is still shut at the moment. You can find out more at its website.
A sister shop to Wicca Moon, 13 Moons is based at 855 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4AT. It currently opens from Wednesday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm. You can find 13 Moons on Facebook.
If you know of any other esoteric shops in or near London, please leave a comment with the details so I can include them in future updates.