Phaidon Store

 
 

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173 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J 9PD 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 9am-9pm & Sun 11am-8pm
 

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Phaidon StoreThe Phaidon book store in Piccadilly, opposite the Royal Academy of Arts, is perfectly positioned for art lovers. Phaidon Press specialises in books on the visual arts, its long history beginning in 1923 with a monograph publication on Van Gogh. More recent influential art titles include Gombrich's famous 'Story of Art' which remains a best-seller, and 'My Name Is Charles Saatchi And I Am An Artoholic'. The two London Phaidon stores - there's another shop at 155 King's Road, Chelsea - are both beautifully laid out with well designed book covers standing out against clean white walls. There's a wide range of choice from children's stories to cookery bibles and they also do an appealing array of travel books including box sets of the ultra hip Wallpaper city guides.

 

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Green Park Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
3 minutes walk
 
Burlington Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What to do in London Throughout 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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Hotels near Phaidon Store

Near Phaidon Store
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  34% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
The Ritz London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £121  27% off
150 Piccadilly, W1J | 2 minutes from Phaidon Store
World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
 
 
 
St. James's Hotel & Club London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £208  34% off
7-8 Park Place, SW1A | 3 minutes from Phaidon Store
Naming the St James's Hotel 'and Club' is a clever way of letting you know exactly what to expect from this establishment. Tucked away down a ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest Phaidon Store

Nearest to Phaidon Store
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hatchards
London > Shopping > Books
187 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
The Ritz of bookshops - Hatchards is where the royal biographies feel at home and it's conveniently situated next door to Fortnum and Mason, coincidentally not ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waterstone's - Piccadilly
London > Shopping > Books
203-206 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Phaidon Store
The biggest bookshop in Europe, Waterstone's - Piccadilly boasts a huge floorspace formerly occupied by Simpson's - the iconic menswear department store. This five-floor flagship store ... More
 
 
 
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Quaritch
London > Shopping > Books
5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Phaidon Store
Quaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name for ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Phaidon Store

The best shops and markets near Phaidon Store
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nigel Milne
London > Shopping > Jewellery
12a Piccadilly Arcade, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
Fine, modern, own-design jewellery, using 18-carat gold and gemstones. In addition there is a selection of antique fine jewellery from 1850-1950. A catalogue is available on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cath Kidston: Flagship Store
London > Shopping >
French Railways House, 178-180 Piccadilly, W1J | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
Opened in December 2013, marking 20 years since her first Holland Park shop opened, this Piccadilly store is Cath Kidston's largest shop to date. Located within ... More
 
 
 
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Laduree
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
71-72 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
This famous French patisserie dates back to 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from southwest France, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Phaidon Store

Near Phaidon Store
Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes from Phaidon Store
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 | 10 minutes from Phaidon Store
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
 
 
 
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The Weir
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th January to 19th April 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes from Phaidon Store
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 Phaidon Store

Near Phaidon Store
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pigalle
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 4 minutes from Phaidon Store
Forties-themed late-night supper club. If you’re considering a more glamorous and alternative evening’s entertainment, head to Piccadilly and burlesque cabaret club, Pigalle. Inspired by the genteel, romantic ... More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 5 minutes from Phaidon Store
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Phaidon Store
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Phaidon Store

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Phaidon Store
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Chris Beetles
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
Gallery owner Chris Beetles has been dealing for 25 years, and for 16 years from this location in the heart of St James's. Specializing in English ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fine Art Commissions Ltd
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AL | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
Portraits, commissioned and otherwise, are a tradition as old as art itself, with representations made of great men and women for posterity from the time of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Colnaghi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
15 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Phaidon Store
Among the first galleries to be established in Europe, Colnaghi specialises in Old Master paintings and drawings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Its clients ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Phaidon Store

What are the best dining options near Phaidon Store London?
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Richoux
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
172 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
Cafes ... More
 
 
 
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Richoux
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
172 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
... More
 
 
 
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Patisserie Valerie
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
162 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Phaidon Store
The standard is consistently high throughout the PV chain and this marble-infused venue on Piccadilly is no exception. There are Valeries all over London these days ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Phaidon Store

Near Phaidon Store
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 13 minutes from Phaidon Store
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 16 minutes from Phaidon Store
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
La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 17 minutes from Phaidon Store
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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Leisure near Phaidon Store

Phaidon Store gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Phaidon Store
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Phaidon Store
The subterranean spa within the luxury May Fair Hotel offers a compact gym, herbal sauna and a good size aromatic steam room as well ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from Phaidon Store
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Phaidon Store

The best pubs near London Phaidon Store.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Phaidon Store
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Phaidon Store
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Phaidon Store
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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Nightlife near Phaidon Store

Phaidon Store clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mahiki
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Dover Street, Mayfair, , Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Phaidon Store
A favourite with young royals - Princes Harry and William, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been spotted here... all at the same time. And ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 3 minutes from Phaidon Store
The Fortnum's wine bar has had a makeover as part of the store's refurbishment in 2007, three hundred years after this grand old department store first ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Funky Buddha
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Phaidon Store
Between the Victorian elegance of Berkley Square and the Imperial magnificence of Piccadilly, you might be surprised to find a club that oozes with Eastern decadence, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Phaidon Store

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Phaidon Store.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Phaidon Store
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, , Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Phaidon Store
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ritz Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from Phaidon Store
World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
 
 
 
 

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Recent Acquisitions
Exhibitions | Until 2nd May 2014 

Tryon Gallery 1 minute walk from Phaidon Store

Marine paintings from the 20th century....More

Nina Murdoch: Enlightenment
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Marlborough Fine Art 1 minute walk from Phaidon Store

Contemporary paintings exploring the relationship between light and dark....More

Mersad Berber 1940-2012 Memorial Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2014 

Albemarle Gallery 2 minutes walk from Phaidon Store

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Nick Botting
Exhibitions | Until 2nd May 2014 

Portland Gallery 2 minutes walk from Phaidon Store

Oil paintings....More

Norman Stevens ARA: Selected Prints
Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 2 minutes walk from Phaidon Store

An exploration of prints by the late British artist, from his black and white etchings from the 1970s, through to ...More

Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and the Alberti
Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and the Alberti
Exhibitions | Until 8th June 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 2 minutes walk from Phaidon Store

The exhibition features sixteenth-century chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Albertina Museum in Vienna and from the German painter Georg Baselitz' ...More

 
Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts From The Collections Of George Baselitz And The Albert
Exhibitions | Until 8th June 2014 

Royal Academy of Arts 2 minutes walk from Phaidon Store

A display featuring over 100 prints from artists from Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, including Hans Baldung Grien, from the ...More

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autodestruccion4: Demolicion1
Exhibitions | Until 24th May 2014 

Thomas Dane 2 minutes walk from Phaidon Store

A two-part exhibition which explores the ideas, perception and behaviours of Punk, as seen through the Peruvian diaspora....More

Miroslaw Balka: Die Traumdeutung 25,31m AMSL
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2014 

White Cube Mason's Yard 2 minutes walk from Phaidon Store

Sculptures and a major installation by the Polish artist, exploring notions of space and physicality....More

Red Tape
Exhibitions | Until 4th May 2014 

Gazelli Art House 3 minutes walk from Phaidon Store

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