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    Day out in London - Secondhand camera store locations wanted!

    I will be in London for most of Friday (30/1/09).

    Please let me know of any secondhand camera stores in the (vaguely) central area.

    I know about Nicholas in Camden and will be visiting there (even though they were closed last time I went!) and I will be going to Aperture (for lunch as it is a café as well). I have also found Camera City just round the corner from Aperture.

    I would like to know of any similar shops - not more than a couple of miles from central London as I will be on foot. I don't really want to use the underground unless I absolutely have to.

    Thanks.


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    Steve,

    Just along Oxford Street (towards Regent Street) is Jacobs Photo.....they have a large selection of used kit at the rear of the store.

    Teamwork is just up Regent Street past the BBC too.

    When you've had your lunch, come out of Aperture, turn right and then right again. There's a small shop at the end of the street on the left selling lots of unusual photographic items. And there's a Canon dealer just a little further on again to the left.

    All discovered by accident !

    Mike

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    don't bother going to Nicholas they are useless and a bunch of tossers

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    Harry is right. Plus, they haven't updated their website in two years, and they rely on their own adverts in AP to tell them the prices of their stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Hollis View Post
    don't bother going to Nicholas they are useless and a bunch of tossers
    That's what I thought last time when they were closed! I think I will still wander into Camden though.




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    What sort of things are you looking for? Central London is not great for second hand any more - most places have closed in the last few years alas.

    Teamwork has large format. Jacobs. Kingsley on Tottenham Ct Road.

    Otherwise you can go to Silverprint and get some film and paper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Cormack View Post
    What sort of things are you looking for?
    I'm not really looking for anything. I thought I would just have a day looking round camera shops, guitar shops and a few galleries.



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    If you could swing it, a trip to Silverprint might be in order to see Martin and crew :-) Not exactly a used camera store, but a cool place nonetheless. You might have to take a train though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Moxom View Post
    If you could swing it, a trip to Silverprint might be in order to see Martin and crew :-) Not exactly a used camera store, but a cool place nonetheless. You might have to take a train though
    Not a bad idea. And still within walking distance for me. I think I will plan a circular route for the day. Hope it doesn't rain


    EDIT Hey... My first use of a smiley face.... except it isn't smiling!



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    Hi Steve,

    The great thing in London is that there is always a plan B available right at the corner when it starts raining.
    Silverprint is definitely walking distance from Kingsley / Tottenham Ct Road. Camden would be a hike. I'd circle in the second hand camera shops around the British museum, then Tottenham ct rd. Jacobs still has a display of second hand film cameras although it is emptying fast-ish without being refilled.
    Walking to Silverprint is a great walk... you cross the Thames, South bank at the corner, if it rains, there is a passage going towards Waterloo station and from there Silverprint is may be 10 mins walk. It closes at noon on Saturday.

    As already said, you might be a little disappointed by the second hand camera shops. Photographica might be of interest, and the occasion to come back to London.
    http://www.nanites.co.uk/pccgb/Photographica%2001.htm

    Best

    Delphine

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