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Live jazz on a floating bookshop

You’ll find JK Rowling, Anais Nin, George Eliot and Roald Dahl, among others, aboard London’s 1920’s Dutch book barge.

‘Word on the Water’, moored permanently now along the canal at King Cross’s Granary Square, is a unique bookshop that hosts live jazz music on the roof.

Browse for something to read, sit and listen to the show with ice cream from nearby Ruby Violet, or simply stroll on by. If it’s raining, there are a few small benches inside to curl up upon with a good novel.

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Word on the water

London Canal Embankment
Granary Square
N1C 4AA

020 7729 6381