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Aziraphale’s Bookshop, Soho

They sat opposite one another in the back room of Aziraphale's dingy old bookshop in Soho. 


Old Compton Street, Soho
Creative Commons AttributionOld Compton Street, Soho - Credit: Alan Light

Aziraphale’s bookshop in Soho, London, is small, dusty and unwelcoming, dissuading customers from purchasing his precious books.

Soho is a popular and slightly disreputable area of bars and restaurants, bookshops and sexshops, the proverbial melting pot of culture and class. The diversity and accessibility of the neighbourhood make this a prime spot for Aziraphale, as it seems to offer a little bit of everything. Soho is home to one of London’s larger gay communities, and Aziraphale is said to be “gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.”


Soho bookshop, taken from inside
Creative Commons AttributionSoho bookshop, taken from inside - Credit: IK’s World Trip