Motor Books

 
 
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13-15 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AN 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, Thu 9.30am-7pm, Sat 10.30am-5.30pm
 

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Established in 1957, Motor Books is the oldest motoring bookseller in the world specialising in motoring and motorsport. Over the years the shop expanded its operation to cover railway, aviation, maritime and military subjects. The shop moved to Cecil Court in 2007 after celebrating its 50th anniversary in nearby St Martins Court.

 

Opening and closing times for Motor Books

Today (Monday) Motor Books closes at 18.00

Monday:

9.30
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18.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.30
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18.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.30
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18.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.30
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19.00
 
 

Friday:

9.30
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18.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.30
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17.30
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Motor Books Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th June to 25th October 2014
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd May to 13th September 2014
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 9 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 2 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
43 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
1 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 15 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Education > Careers Services
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 2 minutes from Motor Books
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Motor Books
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Motor Books
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Free Lunchtime Concerts: Iberian And Latin American Music Society Series
Concerts | On 21st April 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 1 minute walk from Motor Books

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Concerts | On 21st April 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 1 minute walk from Motor Books

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Exhibitions | Until 28th April 2014 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Motor Books

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Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

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In The Sunflowers exhibition at The National Gallery two of Vincent van Gogh's iconic Sunflower paintings, dating from 1888, are ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 15th June 2014 

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Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2014 

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The Great War in Portraits
The Great War in Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 15th June 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Motor Books

Rather than presenting a military history of the war, the National Portrait Gallery aims to focus on the way the ...More

 
Bailey's Stardust
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Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Motor Books

This spring/summer the National Portrait Gallery hosts a major exhibition of images personally selected by the British photographer David Bailey ...More

 
Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Motor Books

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Good People
Theatre | Until 14th June 2014 

Noel Coward Theatre 2 minutes walk from Motor Books

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