WH Smith

 
 
ADDRESS
Charing Cross Station, Covent Garden, London WC2N 5HS
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 7:00 - 21:00, Sat 8:00 - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 19:00
 

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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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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Amba Hotel Charing Cross
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  28% off
    The Strand, WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
     
     
     
    Citadines Trafalgar Square Apart-Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £118  33% off
    18/21 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    These fully-fitted apartments are hidden right in the heart of London's West End within easy reach of theatres, restaurants and iconic sights. Nearby Covent Garden is ... More
     
     
     
    The Trafalgar Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £122  27% off
    2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Stanfords
    London > Shopping > Books
    12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 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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    Any Amount of Books
    London > Shopping > Books
    62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from WH Smith
    A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art and ... More
     
     
     
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    Foyles Royal Festival Hall
    London > Shopping > Books
    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from WH Smith
    The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
     
     
     
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    Davenports Magic Shop
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
     
     
     
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    Hardys Original Sweet Shop
    London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
    25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from WH Smith
    Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
     
     
     
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    Tenderproduct
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from WH Smith
    Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... 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 | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    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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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 7 minutes from WH Smith
    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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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 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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    Playhouse Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
     
     
     
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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
     
     
     
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    Boat Show Comedy Club
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, SW1A | 4 minutes from WH Smith
    The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
     
     
     
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    The Strand Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
     
     
     
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    St Martin-in-the-Fields
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
     
     
     
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    National Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
     
     
     
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    The Terrace, Amba Hotel Charing Cross
    London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
    The Strand, WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    In the centre of London's world famous West End, right on The Strand, is The Terrace, an all-day dining venue and bar located within the Amba ... More
     
     
     
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    Five Guys, Villiers Street
    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    9/1 Villiers Street, WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    After opening at 1-3 Long Acre in Covent Garden in summer 2013, Five Guys have opened a number of branches across London, including this Villiers Street ... More
     
     
     
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    Champagne Charlies
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    17 The Arches, Villiers St, WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 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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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 11 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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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 12 minutes from WH Smith
    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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    Victoria Embankment Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
     
     
     
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    ESPA Life at Corinthia
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... 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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    The Sherlock Holmes
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
     
     
     
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    The Harp
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
     
     
     
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    The Clarence
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    53 Whitehall, SW1A | 3 minutes from WH Smith
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    Gordon's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
    Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
     
     
     
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    Rockwell
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from WH Smith
    Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
     
     
     
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    Library
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    112 St Martin's Lane , WC2N | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Society Of Arts
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
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    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from WH Smith
    To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
     
     
     
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    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from WH Smith
    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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    Dusty
    Dusty
    Theatre | Until 22nd August 2015 

    Charing Cross Theatre 1 minute walk from Wh Smith

    A contemporary, multimedia musical with 3D technology, celebrating the life of singer Dusty Springfield, as told through the eyes of ...More

     
    Free Lunchtime Concert: Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet
    Concerts | On 7th July 2015 

    St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet performs a recital of Grieg's Holberg Suite Movements I, II and V; Leith's New Commission; Debussy's String ...More

    Vivaldi And His Contemporaries
    Concerts | On 7th July 2015 

    St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    The London Chorus and organist Edward Batting present a recital of Vivaldi's Beatus vir and Credo, Handel's Organ Concerto in ...More

    The Bridge
    Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2015 

    St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Works in a variety of media by 47 international artists from 15 countries....More

    1984
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Playhouse Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's multimedia adaptation of George Orwell's chilling vision of the future, which imagines a dystopian 1984 ...More

    Art In Dialogue: Duccio
    Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2015 

    National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    A creative interaction of two works of art made almost 700 years apart; The Annunciation by the painter Duccio and ...More

    Take One Picture
    Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015 

    National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Works in a variety of media, including drawing, collage and metalwork, all of which have been produced by local primary ...More

    Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
    Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    For once it's the frames that take centre stage in this free exhibition in Room 1 of Level 2 at ...More

     
    Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015
    Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015
    Concerts | Until 22nd September 2015 

    Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square ...More

     
    Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
    Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

    Hans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in ...More

     
     
     
     
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