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Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, in 1982 and now its flagship store resides at what used to be Simpsons of Piccadilly - the iconic menswear department store. Its winning formula is the 3 for 2 offers, endless supply of current pulp fiction and the sheer mass of books neatly displayed on the never ending shelves. It's a formula that has the purists - and plenty of authors - shaking their heads and, in extreme cases, inciting boycotts. With more than 300 stores on our high streets it is difficult to avoid this giant. However when you want to pop in for a beach read, to stock up on your university reading list or the latest biography it couldn't be more comfortable or convenient.


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Marylebone Railway Station
15 minutes walk
Paddington Railway Station
21 minutes walk
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Welbeck Street NCP
4 minutes walk
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The Beaumont Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £308† 42% off
8 Balderton Street, Brown Hart Gardens, W1K | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Restaurateurs Jeremy King and Chris Corbin - of The Wolseley, The Ivy and Le Caprice - are behind this boutique hotel overlooking Brown Hart Gardens in ... More
Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £84† 40% off
19-25 Granville Place, W1H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Smart and modern with slate floors and a unique leather reception area, the Sussex is one of Radisson's more contemporary hotels. Italian designer influences are evident ... More
Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £104† 42% off
350 Oxford Street, W1C | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Discreet, muted shades, wood-panelled walls, over 140 carefully designed rooms with free Wi-Fi and a number of airy public spaces in which to relax typify this ... More
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Nearest to Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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Shapero Rare Books
London > Shopping > Books
32 St George Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Specialists in travel, natural history and English literature with an extensive range of colour plate books ranging from sport, children's interest, architecture and economics.... More
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Maggs Brothers
London > Shopping > Books
50 Berkely Square, Mayfair, London W1J | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Established in 1853, Maggs Bros. Ltd., is one of the world's oldest and largest dealers in antiquarian, first edition, autograph and rare books. Books are divided ... More
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Daunt Books Marylebone
London > Shopping > Books
83 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Smooth wood panelling, streams of natural light bursting through a large, pitched glass roof - as soon as you enter Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street ... More
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Shopping near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)

The best shops and markets near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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Celine
London > Shopping > Clothing
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Clothing ... More
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Ordning & Reda
London > Shopping > Office Supply
Selfridges, Ground Floor 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Simple and elegant, Ordning & Reda's range of self-designed Swedish paper products will put the feel-good factor back in your letter-writing life. And if you ... More
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Selfridges
London > Shopping > Department Stores
400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Don't be fooled into thinking that this huge department store is simply a Mecca for commercialism and shopaholics. Selfridges has a truly fascinating history that supports ... More
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Events near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)

Near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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The Gilded Age: Models From The Linke Furniture Workshop
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 8th April to 24th September 2017 - 10am-5pm
Waterstone's Oxford Street (West), Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Record books, plans and small models detailing the different productions of the work of French cabinet maker, Francois Linke, whose extraordinary talent garnered an international clientele ...More
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A Night Of Peace And Music
London > Events > Tours †Dates: Friday 18th August 2017 - 7pm-10pm
Waterstone's Oxford Street (West), 25 Brook Street, W1K | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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Picasso: Minotaurs And Matadors
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 28th April to 25th August 2017 - 10am-6pm
Waterstone's Oxford Street (West), 20 Grosvenor Hill, W1K | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Sir John Richardson curates this exhibition which examines the intersection of Picasso's bullfighting imagery with his mythological and biographical compositions of the 1930s....More
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Near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
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Marble Arch Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marble Arch, W1C | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Underbelly Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, presents a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, specifically ... More
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Regent Street Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
The historic Regent Street Cinema is where the first ever performance of moving images took place. Created by the Lumière brothers, the film was shown as ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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Oxford Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
With over 200 million visitors a year, more than 300 shops and 5 million square feet of retail space, Oxford Street lays claim to being London's ... More
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Gallery Elena Shchukina
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
10 Lees Place, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Gallery Elena Shchukina opens 24th September 2013. Artist and curator Elena Shchukina is launching an eponymous space in Mayfair this September that will challenge the trend ... More
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Michael Werner Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
22 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
The Michael Werner Gallery, a New York gallery that has a "small but stellar roster of serious painters" (Financial Times), adds to its existing galleries in ... More
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What are the best dining options near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West) London?
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Spaghetti House
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
74 Duke Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Running since 1955, Spaghetti House was set up by Northern Italians Lorenzo Fraquelli and Simone Lavarni and it still regarded as a family business. After opening ... More
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
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The Colony Grill Room
London > Restaurants >
The Beaumont, 8 Balderton Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
As you'd expect from Corbin and King, the duo behind Le Caprice, The Ivy, The Wolseley, The Delaunay - essentially a string of top London restaurants ... More
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Education near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)

Near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
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Waterstone's Oxford Street (West) gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Brown Hart Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
This beautiful garden just off Oxford Street and close to Selfridges occupies an unlikely position - above an electricity sub-station. Brown Hart Gardens were re-opened in ... More
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Claridge's Health Club & Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
49 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Found on the top floor of Claridge's, the Health Club & Spa provides the chance to enjoy relaxing treatments while looking across London. In the spa, ... More
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Nyumba
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6-7 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Presided over by the outrageous, extravagant artist Michael Charalambous, Nyumba is not so much a unisex salon as a place of rest and relaxation, boasting some ... More
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The best pubs near London Waterstone's Oxford Street (West).
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
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Waterstone's Oxford Street (West) clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The American Bar at The Beaumont
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Beaumont, 8 Balderton Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 1 minute from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Like the rest of The Beaumont hotel it sits within, The American Bar is Art Deco in style - and what a style. It's the sort ... More
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Burlock
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 Duke Street, W1U | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
A cavernous rum bar with a party atmosphere, Burlock stocks over 200 of the world's finest rums available under one roof, ... More
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Comptoir Cafe & Wine
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
21-22 Weighhouse Street, W1K | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
Restaurateur and master sommelier Xavier Rousset, who has already proved successful with Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone and the City's Cabotte, is behind Comptoir Cafe & Wine ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Waterstone's Oxford Street (West).
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Claridge's
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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The Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Oxford Street (West)
One of the most famous hotels in England, The Dorchester is a stunning Art Deco curve, overlooking the expanses of the Royal Parks. This is the ... More

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The Gilded Age: Models From The Linke Furniture Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Wallace Collection 5 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

Record books, plans and small models detailing the different productions of the work of French cabinet maker, Francois Linke, whose ...More

Picasso: Minotaurs And Matadors
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2017 

Gagosian Gallery Grosvenor Hill 6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

Sir John Richardson curates this exhibition which examines the intersection of Picasso's bullfighting imagery with his mythological and biographical compositions ...More

Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Seasonal | Until 30th September 2017 

Sartoria 10 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace is festooned with lemon garlands and lemon trees, bringing a piece of ...More

 
The Wind In The Willows
Theatre | Until 9th September 2017 

London Palladium 10 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

Kenneth Grahame's wild tale about the escapades of thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad comes to life in a musical directed ...More

Live At Hatchetts
Concerts | Until 30th November 2017 

Hatchetts 10 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

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Food For Being Looked At
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Photographers' Gallery 11 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new social appetite for food photography. ...More

 
Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral Of The Pines
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Photographers' Gallery 11 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

Photographs documenting human relationships in natural environments and small rural towns, exploring notions of connection, separation, intimacy and isolation....More

John Golding: Pure Colour Sensation
Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2017 

The Arts Club 11 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

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Indian Treasures
Indian Treasures
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2017 

Getty Images Gallery 11 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

A new exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery, Indian Treasures marks the 70th anniversary of India's independence from Britain. The ...More

 
Matisse in the Studio
Matisse in the Studio
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Royal Academy of Arts 12 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street (west)

The Royal Academy of Arts invites you to step into the studio of Henri Matisse this summer, where you'll be ...More

 

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