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Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)As music, game and DVD giants go, Zavvi in Piccadilly (formerly Virgin Megastore and, before that, Tower Records) is perhaps the most accommodating and rewarding choice. The gigantic store has got it all, and more, and its layout in terms of various departments stops one from feeling overwhelmed. When Virgin originally bought out Tower Records, the indie spirit of this store - which saw several charting acts formed among the staff and even inspired tosh movie 'Empire Records' - disappeared. It was replaced by a vast 'Top 40' section, some eye-watering prices, but a good solid selection. The death of Tower was a sad one for music lovers, but, despite several ownership changes, this is still a good place for a browse.

 

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Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £300  38% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  39% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £176  38% off
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Music Shops nearest Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Nearest to Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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Music and Video Exchange
London > Shopping > Music Shops
38 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 2.6 miles from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
This is definitely the place to go for second hand records although Music and Video Exchange also stock cassettes, CDs and even mini-disks. Their stock is ... More
 
 
 
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Sisterray
London > Shopping > Music Shops
34-35 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 37 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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Anabela Chan
London > Shopping > Jewellery
6 Denman Place, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Hand-crafted magical, fun and fabulous jewels that tell stories is designer Anabela Chan's vision for her brand of jewellery. Her pieces, available at her London store ... More
 
 
 
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My Cup of Tea
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
5 Denman Place, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
With specially sourced and blended teas and tisanes, working with multigenerational tea makers around the world, from Lithuania, Guatemala and France to India, Egypt and Japan, ... More
 
 
 
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Eyewear Concierge
London > Shopping > Opticians
2 Denman Place, Ham Yard Village, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Specialising in a one-to-one, high-spec/tech styling and custom-made service for handmade glasses and sunglasses, Eyewear Concierge has over 700 pairs of the highest quality independent eyewear ... More
 
 
 
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Near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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Love In Idleness
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th May to 1st July 2017
Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore), 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Trevor Nunn directs Terence Rattigan's pithy and insightful wartime comedy about an ideological 18-year-old, who returns home from Canada to discover his widowed mother has become ...More
 
 
 
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Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th March to 24th June 2017
Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore), Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? The Tony Award-winning play follows Martin, ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore), 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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Near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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St James's Market
London > Attractions >
St James's, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market is home to a sizeable ... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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Criterion Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
224 Piccadilly, Soho, London W1J | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
What makes the Criterion special is its truly spectacular neo-Byzantine interior which has been wowing diners ever since its doors swung open in 1873. Positioned in ... More
 
 
 
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Rain Forest Cafe
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
A tropical paradise for kids, at this buzzy cafe you can enjoy organic food in the company of animatronic animals and with the sounds of the ... More
 
 
 
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Piccadilly Grind
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Unit 4, Piccadilly Circus Underground Station, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Following in the successful footsteps of well respected coffee shops Shoreditch Grind and Soho Grind, Piccadilly Grind delivers quality coffee to commuters on the tube. Raising ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 11 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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The Electric Carousel
London > Nightlife >
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
The team behind Madame Jojo's (RIP) return (hurrah!) with The Electric Carousel on the site where the legendary Pigalle Supper Club used to be, at 215-217 ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Camp
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Archer Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Excellent, intimate bar with a mainly gay crowd in the middle of Soho, boasting the usual combination of expensive but superior cocktails and finger food, ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore).
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
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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Wordtheatre Presents: Simply Cooked - Delectable Stories With Bite
Theatre | On 23rd June 2017 

Brasserie Zedel 1 minute walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

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Comedy Carnival
Comedy | On 23rd June 2017 

Bar Rumba 1 minute walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Excitable storytelling and anecdotes from former Danny Bhoy and Lee Mack support act and performer on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, ...More

Thriller Live
Thriller Live
Theatre | Until 1st October 2017 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 1 minute walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with ...More

 
Annie
Annie
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

Piccadilly Theatre 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

It's a hard-knock life in 1930s New York during the Great Depression when Miranda Hart makes her West End debut ...More

 
The Best In Stand Up
Comedy | On 23rd June 2017 

Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Cogent and provocative stand-up from Jimmy McGhie, Paul Sinha, Christian Reilly, Mick Ferry and MC Ian Moore....More

Love In Idleness
Love In Idleness
Theatre | Until 1st July 2017 

Apollo Theatre 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Trevor Nunn directs Terence Rattigan's pithy and insightful wartime comedy about an ideological 18-year-old, who returns home from Canada to ...More

 
The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Prince of Wales Theatre 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

 
Hamlet
Hamlet
Theatre | Until 2nd September 2017 

Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Starring Juliet Stevenson and Andrew Scott, Hamlet transfers from the Almeida Theatre to the Harold Pinter Theatre this June. Juliet ...More

 
The Ferryman
The Ferryman
Theatre | Until 7th October 2017 

Gielgud Theatre 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman comes to the West End from June ...More

 
Chasing Lost Time: Jean Findlay, Isis Olivier and Bob Cooper
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 2017 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Join Jean Findlay, Isis Olivier and Bob Cooper as they discuss Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: ...More

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After the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day ...More

 
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Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

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Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
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Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
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Bishopsgate Institute

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
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Museum of London

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even ...More

 
Art Night London 2017
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Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
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Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how ...More

 
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