Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

 
 

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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
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £33  32% 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
 
 
 
Thistle Piccadilly Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  21% 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 Thistle Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy the ... More
 
 
 
W London Leicester Square
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £183  25% off
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
On the site of the landmark Swiss Centre, the W London - Leicester Square Hotel has given Leicester Square a landmark building to be proud of ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Music Shops nearest Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Nearest to Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shopping near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

The best shops and markets near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lillywhite's
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Lillywhite’s probably owes its landmark sport shop status to its position in Piccadilly Circus more than anything, but this would be ignoring its remarkable heritage. Its founders, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gelupo
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
From the team that bought you Bocca Di Lupo comes Gelupo, a traditional Italian gelateria, delicatessen and espresso bar in the heart of Soho. Gelupo is ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
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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Entertainment near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Sights and Attractions near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

What are the best dining options near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore) London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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)

Near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore) gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Pubs near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

The best pubs near London Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore).
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore) clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore).
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
Theatre | Until 28th March 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

 
David Scheel: In Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
Theatre | On 20th October 2014 

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

A one-man show featuring raconteur-style send-ups of the ridiculous, including true stories of bad pianos he's had to play and ...More

Traffic Light Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th November 2014 

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

Resident DJs and guests supply dance beats and party tunes....More

Tiger Mondays
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th October 2014 

Tiger Tiger 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

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Comedy In The Dark
Comedy | On 20th October 2014 

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

Arthur Smith, Joey Page, Chris McCausland and David Morgan take to the stage for an evening of laughter and to ...More

This Glorious Monster Present: Something Monstrous
Comedy | On 20th October 2014 

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

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Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 15th February 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

 
Salon Des Artistes: The Black Cat Cabaret
Theatre | Until 20th December 2014 

Oscar Wilde Bar at Hotel Cafe Royal 2 minutes walk from Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)

Enjoy cabaret and a late night after party in the historic Oscar Wilde Bar (formerly the Grill Room) at Hotel ...More

Urinetown The Musical
Urinetown The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th January 2015 

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

After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo ...More

 
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon
Theatre | Until 10th January 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

 
 
 
 
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