Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)

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1 Ludgate Circus, City, London EC4M 7LW
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Mon to Fri 8:30 - 19:00, Sat & Sun Closed

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Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, in 1982 and now its flagship store resides at what used to be Simpson’s of Piccadilly - the iconic menswear department store. It’s winning formula is the 3 for 2 offers, endless supply of current pulp fiction and the sheer mass of books on the miles of shelves. It’s a formula that has the purists - and plenty of authors - shaking their heads and, in extreme cases, inciting boycotts. With more than 300 stores on our high streets it is difficult to avoid this giant. However when you want to pop in for a beach read, to stock up on your university reading list or the latest biography it couldn’t be more comfortable or convenient.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Blackfriars Tube Station
3 minutes walk
St. Paul's Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

City Thameslink Station
1 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Snowhill NCP
5 minutes walk
Smithfield Central Market NCP
7 minutes walk

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    19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £62† 34% off
    24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 3 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    Foyles Royal Festival Hall
    London > Shopping > Books
    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    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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    Gekoski
    London > Shopping > Books
    Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Shopping > Books
    14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    The Natural Kitchen
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
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    Ede & Ravenscroft
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
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    London > Shopping > Jewellery
    16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Events > Dance †Dates: 9th June to 12th July 2015
    Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, WC2A | 11 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th June to 25th July 2015
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 12 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Set in the Deep South, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won multiple awards when it premiered in 2013 at Regent's Park Open ...More
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    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 13 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 5 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    St Paul's Cathedral
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington ... More
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    Middle Temple Hall
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
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    Wagamama
    London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
    109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high quality fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy ... More
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    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    7 St Bride Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    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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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 10 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 14 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Leisure > Martial Arts
    Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Leisure > Golf
    12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    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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    Postman's Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 7 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    The Tipperary
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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    Galadari
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... More
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    Bounce
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    121 Holborn, EC1N | 6 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
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    Bleeding Heart Bistro
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 8 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
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    The Mermaid
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
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    Middle Temple Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
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    Haberdashers' Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
    Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More

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    Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from Waterstone's (ludgate Circus)

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    Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from Waterstone's (ludgate Circus)

    The first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde who became ...More

     
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    Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2015 

    Somerset House 11 minutes walk from Waterstone's (ludgate Circus)

    With a similar format to the RCA's secret postcard sale, Secret 7" sees artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Yoko ...More

     
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    Exhibitions | Until 4th May 2015 

    Somerset House 11 minutes walk from Waterstone's (ludgate Circus)

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    Theatre | Until 17th May 2015 

    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 12 minutes walk from Waterstone's (ludgate Circus)

    Ralph Fiennes stars as the radical bachelor Jack Tanner in Man and Superman, Simon Godwin's reinvented version of the grand-scale, ...More

     
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    Exhibitions | Until 9th May 2015 

    Sir John Soane's Museum 12 minutes walk from Waterstone's (ludgate Circus)

    With case studies including Sir John Soane's Dulwich Picture Gallery and Holy Trinity Church and Wren's Royal Naval College, Building ...More

     
     
     
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