Blackwell's

ADDRESS
100 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London WC2H 0JG†
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Aside from the legendary Oxford branch - which remains arguably the best bookshop in the country - Blackwell's stores focus largely on academic books. However, this branch has a big enough floorspace to carry a decent selection of popular books. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, and each has an academic specialty, so if you need help with finding something, this is a good place to start.

Opening and closing times for Blackwell's

Today (Thursday) Blackwell's closes at 20.00

Monday:

9.30
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20.00

Tuesday:

9.30
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20.00

Wednesday:

9.30
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20.00

Thursday:

9.30
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20.00

Friday:

9.30
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20.00

Saturday:

9.30
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20.00

Sunday:

12.00
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18.00

LondonTown.com - Blackwell's Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Leicester Square Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
10 minutes walk
Euston Railway Station
19 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Upper St Martins Lane NCP
3 minutes walk
China Town Masterpark
3 minutes walk

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Hotels near Blackwell's

Near Blackwell's
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £103† 25% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Blackwell's
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
Hazlitt's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £141† 32% off
6 Frith Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Blackwell's
If you're bored of staying in faceless international hotels, then you should try this quirky gem where no two rooms are the same. Georgian panelling, cavernous ... More
The Groucho Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £188† 32% off
45 Dean Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
Formed in 1985, The Groucho Club is a private members club that's open to men and women. With accommodation available to its members, there are 20 ... More
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Alternative Books nearest Blackwell's

Nearest to Blackwell's
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles - Charing Cross Road
London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Gleaming from a four million pound refurbishment Foyles has shrugged off its careworn, shabby chic interior in favour of a clean, up-to-date and ultra modern look. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Grant & Cutler at Fowles
London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Originally a foreign language book shop (indeed arguably the best in London), Grant & Cutler at Fowles now stocks an impressive array of World Cinema titles ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Blackwell's
Crammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked every ... More
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Shopping near Blackwell's

The best shops and markets near Blackwell's
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wild Bunch
London > Shopping > Florists
17 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Shrouded deep within the meandering warren of streets that criss-cross Covent Garden, Wild Bunch adds a welcome burst of colour to London's grey urban terrain. With ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Adidas Originals Store
London > Shopping > Shoes
9 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Adidas's flagship Originals store is just a few seconds stroll from the Seven Dials in Covent Garden(and just around the corner from LondonTown.com towers!) Gleaming and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Maison Bertaux Gallery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Blackwell's
A Soho landmark since 1871 - when Soho really was the only place in Britain where you could eat decent continental food - Maison Bertaux is ... More
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Events near Blackwell's

Near Blackwell's
Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
Last year saw London stage four revivals of Anton Checkov's Uncle Vanya and now 2014 welcomes another. Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky transfers his ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Three Sisters
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
Running concurrently with Uncle Vanya, Andrei Konchalovsky transfers his second Checkov adaptation to the Wyndham's Theatre. Highlighting the similarities between Checkov's two most celebrated plays, this ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Weir
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 16th January to 19th April 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
Conor McPherson's drama transfers to London's West End in January 2014 following a hugely successful run at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. McPherson's The Weir ...More
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Entertainment near Blackwell's

Near Blackwell's
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 1 minute from Blackwell's
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray‚€™s shop and caf√© on the first floor of Foyles‚€™ bookshop on Charing Cross Road. The ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Blackwell's

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blackwell's
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
W1D | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
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Restaurants near Blackwell's

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cabana
London > Restaurants >
7 Central St Giles Piazza, WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Founded by British restaurateurs Jamie Barber and David Ponte, Cabana in Convent Garden presents the best in tasty Brazilian barbeque and street foods. Inspired by the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jamon Jamon
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
3 Caxton Walk, WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Spanish Cuisine... More
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Primo London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
117 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Italian Cuisine... More
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Education near Blackwell's

Near Blackwell's
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from Blackwell's
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 11 minutes from Blackwell's
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 12 minutes from Blackwell's
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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Leisure near Blackwell's

Blackwell's gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 5 minutes from Blackwell's
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
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Pubs near Blackwell's

The best pubs near London Blackwell's.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
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Nightlife near Blackwell's

Blackwell's clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Blackwell's
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a gathering ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Blackwell's

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Blackwell's.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Blackwell's
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More

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Once
Once
Theatre | Until 4th July 2015 

Phoenix Theatre WC2H 0JP WC2H 0JG - 0 minute walk from Blackwell's

Having taken Broadway by storm, winning eight awards at the 2012 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and Best Actor, ...More

 
Musical Theatre Open Mic
Theatre | Until 24th April 2014 

The Phoenix Artist Club 1 minute walk from Blackwell's

An established musical theatre open mic night....More

The Commitments
The Commitments
Theatre | Until 14th September 2014 

Palace Theatre 1 minute walk from Blackwell's

Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage ...More

 
Cheapskates
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th May 2014 

Moonlighting 1 minute walk from Blackwell's

Resident DJs and guests supply indie, electro and old-school vibes....More

Cheapskates II Easter Eggstravaganza
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th April 2014 

Moonlighting 1 minute walk from Blackwell's

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Shappi Khorsandi
Comedy | On 17th April 2014 

Tristan Bates Theatre 1 minute walk from Blackwell's

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Dirrty
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th June 2014 

The Borderline 1 minute walk from Blackwell's

Resident DJs spin electro, hip hop, R&B and pop....More

The Nightingales
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

The Borderline 1 minute walk from Blackwell's

Post-punk and garage-rock by the five-piece band who come from the Black Country....More

Remote Field
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 17th April 2014 

The Alley Cat 2 minutes walk from Blackwell's

DJs play experimental electro....More

Thirsty Thursday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th May 2014 

Thirst 2 minutes walk from Blackwell's

DJ Aiden spins funky house and disco....More

 
 
 
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