Motor Books

 
 
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13-15 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AN
 
 
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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.

 

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3 minutes walk
 
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3 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  27% off
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £115  41% off
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    London > Shopping > Books
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    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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    Tenderproduct
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Motor Books
    Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from Motor Books
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    London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 20th June to 5th July 2015
    Adelphi Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Motor Books
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes from Motor Books
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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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    Wyndham's Theatre
    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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    St Martin-in-the-Fields
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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    National Portrait Gallery
    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 > Cafes and Delis
    31 St Martin's Lane, 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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    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
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 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 > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Motor Books
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    London > Leisure > Fitness
    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Motor Books
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    10 Wardour Street, W1D | 5 minutes from Motor Books
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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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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    Light Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Motor Books
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    112 St Martin's Lane , 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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    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
    24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Motor Books
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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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    English National Opera: Carmen
    Concerts | Until 3rd July 2015 

    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) WC2N 4ES WC2N 4AN - 0 minute walk from Motor Books

    Mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte performs as the title character in this adaptation of Bizet's classic tale of lust, seduction and betrayal....More

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    Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from Motor Books

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    Vivaldi Four Seasons By Candlelight
    Concerts | On 30th May 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Motor Books

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