WH Smith

 
 
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7 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London WC2B 6YA
 
 
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A branch of Smiths is a fixture of practically every high street up and down the country. The chain sells stationery, magazines, books, greeting cards, gifts, videos, DVDs, CDs, computer games and electronics. The range of stationary, cards and magazines is impressive, and it offers good value for books, music, films and games, although the selection tends to be limited.

 

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Underground Stations

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Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Temple Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £149  23% off
    Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
     
     
     
    ME London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £195  33% off
    336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
     
     
     
    Kingsway Hall Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  26% off
    Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Stanfords
    London > Shopping > Books
    12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes from WH Smith
    Intrepid explorers already know where to travel for the best selection of maps and travel books. Stanfords should be the first pit stop on any journey. ... More
     
     
     
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    Forbidden Planet
    London > Shopping > Books
    179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes from WH Smith
    Crammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked every ... More
     
     
     
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    Gekoski
    London > Shopping > Books
    Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from WH Smith
    Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982, it's ... More
     
     
     
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    The Old Curiosity Shop
    London > Shopping > Shoes
    13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
     
     
     
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    The Albion Emporium
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
     
     
     
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    Primrose Bakery
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
     
     
     
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    Events near WH Smith

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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 | 5 minutes from WH Smith
    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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    wonder.land
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
    National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 9 minutes from WH Smith
    A brand new musical inspired by Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land is Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini's hotly anticipated musical take on Lewis Carroll's much admired ...More
     
     
     
    The 3 Little Pigs
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 9 minutes from WH Smith
    The Big Bad Wolf attempts to huff and puff the three little superstar piglets into submission in Stiles and Drewe's musical retelling of the children's story. ...More
     
     
     
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    Peacock Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from WH Smith
    This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
     
     
     
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    Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
     
     
     
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    Fortune Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
     
     
     
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    Sights and Attractions near WH Smith

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near WH Smith
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    Hunterian Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian ... More
     
     
     
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    London Film Museum Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Museums
    45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
     
     
     
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    London Transport Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
     
     
     
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    Pret A Manger
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    29 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from WH Smith
    Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
     
     
     
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    The Delaunay
    London > Restaurants > Brasseries
    55 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B | 1 minute from WH Smith
    Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, "the nation's most polished and enterprising restaurateurs" (The Independent), the pair responsible for The Wolseley, have taken inspiration from the grand ... More
     
     
     
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    Sarastro
    London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
    126 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from WH Smith
    Ornate, opera-themed Turkish restaurant with unique opera-box style seating. One of Theatreland’s favourite restaurants, Sarastro must also rank highly as one of the capital’s most surreal ... More
     
     
     
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    Education near WH Smith

    Near WH Smith
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from WH Smith
    The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
     
     
     
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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Career Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 8 minutes from WH Smith
    Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
     
     
     
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    Sense Spa at Rosewood London
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from WH Smith
    Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
     
     
     
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    The Sanctuary
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from WH Smith
    This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
     
     
     
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    Lincoln's Inn Fields
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from WH Smith
    The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
     
     
     
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    The Marquess of Anglesey
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    Gastropub ... More
     
     
     
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    Philomena's Irish Bar
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from WH Smith
    Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
     
     
     
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    Edgar Wallace
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from WH Smith
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    The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
     
     
     
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    Lowlander Beer Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from WH Smith
    The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
     
     
     
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    The American Bar at The Savoy
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from WH Smith
    During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal College of Surgeons
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    The Royal College of Surgeons is not only an institute at the forefront of surgical education and training, but its outstanding rooms provide the perfect space ... More
     
     
     
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    Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from WH Smith
    Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
     
     
     
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    Somerset House
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from WH Smith
    Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
     
     
     
     

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    Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    Aldwych Theatre 1 minute walk from Wh Smith

    Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

     
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

    Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

     
    Mamma Mia!
    Mamma Mia!
    Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

    Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

     
    Life's a Drag
    Theatre | Until 28th September 2015 

    CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Cheeky humour from a variety of London's drag artists as they perform their turns on stage....More

    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 shortlisted entries by illustrators and students of illustration ...More

     
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of ...More

     
    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
    Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

    Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

     
    Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

    Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ...More

    War Horse
    War Horse
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    New London Theatre 5 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

     
    Gypsy
    Gypsy
    Theatre | Until 28th November 2015 

    Savoy Theatre 5 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Imelda Staunton stars as Mama Rose in the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of ...More

     
     
     
     
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