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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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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
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London Events 2015

Discover what's on in London 2015 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2015 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    Cafe Royal Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £229  39% 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 £96  35% 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 £162  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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    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)
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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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    Anabela Chan
    London > Shopping > Jewellery
    6 Denman Place, 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, 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, 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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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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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 | 12 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 12 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
     
     
     
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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
    Great Windmill Street, 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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    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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    Lights Of Soho
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Brewer Street, W1F | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
     
     
     
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    Leicester Square
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... 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, 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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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, 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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    L'Atelier des Chefs
    London > Education > Adult Education
    19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 14 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    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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    AWAY Spa W London
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    10 Wardour Street, 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, 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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    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, 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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    The 39 Steps
    The 39 Steps
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Criterion Theatre 1 minute walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

    Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained adventure, as the hero - framed for murder - becomes both pursuer ...More

     
    Sally Ann Triplett
    Music | Until 11th July 2015 

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

    Join Triplett as she takes a journey through her colourful career, from her appearance at The Eurovision Song Contest in ...More

    The Cutting Edge: 25th Birthday
    Comedy | On 7th July 2015 

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

    Topical humour from Jo Brand, Sara Pascoe, Ian Stone, Jarred Christmas, Paul Thorne and Geoff Norcott....More

    Matilda The Musical
    Matilda The Musical
    Theatre | Until 29th May 2016 

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

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

     
    Jersey Boys
    Jersey Boys
    Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

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

    Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre is the tale of four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the ...More

     
    The Audience
    The Audience
    Theatre | Until 25th July 2015 

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

    Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen in an updated version of The Audience, the role which Helen Mirren originally starred ...More

     
    The Book of Mormon
    The Book of Mormon
    Theatre | Until 22nd August 2015 

    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

     
    Sunny Afternoon
    Sunny Afternoon
    Theatre | Until 24th October 2015 

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

    Using music and lyrics by The Kinks' lead singer and songwriter Ray Davies, and a script by award-winning ...More

     
    The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
    The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
    Theatre | Until 24th October 2015 

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

    This stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon's hugely popular novel had a successful run at the National Theatre. ...More

     
    Les Miserables
    Les Miserables
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Queen's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

    Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

     
     
     
     
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