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Buoyant economy: three great London businesses on water

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Shopping & Style

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THE INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE SHOP
Taking over the barge used this summer by the awesome Floating Cinema folk, the International Village Shop brings a day of craft goods and produce from its impressive network of rural communities. Number 90, 90 Wallis Rd, E9 5LN. Sun Sep 21, 2pm-5pm.

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THE WATERSIDE CAFE
Grab a nice coffee and a bun, and soak up the incomparable atmosphere of this willowy west London oasis at the junction of the Regent’s and Grand Union Canals. Warwick Crescent, Venice Walk, W2 6NE.

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WORD ON THE WATER
Show some support for this unique initiative, as bibliophile Paddy Screech and cohorts resell a peerless collection of charity-shop-bought fiction and non-fiction titles from his Dutch barge, which doubles as a gig venue at weekends.

For more watery wonderment take a look at all of London’s boat trips

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