Morocco Bound is one of those places that somehow does it all. Tucked away in Bermondsey (an area once populated by printers and bookbinders), it is at once a bookshop, café, co-working space, beer bar and intimate events venue. You’ll know you’re close when you see bright green shutters and a terrace decorated with festoon lights.
During the day, the shop sees a steady stream of artsy types passing through its doors. Some come to browse the bookshelves, which are cosy but contain a well-chosen selection of contemporary world literature. Others, drawn in by the prospect of fast WiFi and abundant plug sockets, come here to work. You’ll often see them with a bottle of locally brewed beer in hand – I imagine that it helps get their creative juices flowing.
At 6pm, however, the work day is declared over and the shop is transformed into a venue for life drawing workshops, author talks, book club meetings, live music performances and poetry open mic nights. Book tickets in advance via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment.