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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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Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
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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  34% 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 £141  23% 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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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 23rd May 2015
    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 10 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...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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    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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    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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    Prince of Wales Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... 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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    Education near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

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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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    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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    Wyld Bar
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    In typical W Hotel style, the Wyld Bar on the first floor of the Leicester Square hotel is very cool. Drop in for after work drinks ... 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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    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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    68 Dean Street
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
    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
     
     
     

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    Spiceworld: The Exhibition
    Spiceworld: The Exhibition
    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

    Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum London W1J 0DA W1J 0TR - 0 minute walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

    Take a trip back to the 90s at Spiceworld: The Exhibition, taking place at Ripley's Believe It or Not! London. ...More

     
    The 39 Steps
    The 39 Steps
    Theatre | Until 31st October 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

     
    Comedy Carnival
    Comedy | On 22nd May 2015 

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

    MC Pete Jonas introduces stand-up routines from Andrew Bird, Tom Deacon and Nathan Caton....More

    Jerry's Girls
    Theatre | Until 31st May 2015 

    Jermyn Street Theatre 1 minute walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

    Jerry's Girls brings together an all-female cast to celebrate Jerry Herman's songs and the true spirit of the great American ...More

    The Best In Stand-Up
    Comedy | Until 23rd May 2015 

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

    Sharp wit and slick audience banter from John Fothergill. Also featuring Ian Stone, Jo Caulfield, Rob Deering and MC John ...More

    Piccadilly Comedy Club
    Comedy | Until 23rd May 2015 

    The Comedy Pub 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

    Stand-ups Dane Baptiste, Tom Ward, Inel Tomlinson, Ben Clover and Joseph Jacobs are introduced to the stage by MC Mike ...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

     
    Plush Dafunk
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 22nd May 2015 

    Cafe de Paris 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

    Deep and vocal house from Evo & RST, John Paul & Paul Bertoni, TUROK, Kinky Funk DJs, Lukkus and Alex ...More

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    Theatre | On 22nd May 2015 

    Cafe de Paris 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

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