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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City Thameslink Station
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Snowhill NCP
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Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £93† 32% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £70† 32% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 3 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £93† 42% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Amazing hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into a four ... 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 | 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)
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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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
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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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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
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Bill Viola
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 8th September 2016 to 11th August 2018 - 8.30am-4.30pm
Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus), St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 5 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a British cathedral, to coincide with the ...More
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Bill Viola: Mary
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 8th September 2016 to 31st December 2018
Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus), St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 5 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire aisle of Christopher Wren's magnificent cathedral ...More
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Stations Of Water
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 2nd to 23rd October 2017 - 8.30am-4.30pm
Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus), St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 5 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
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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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SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23-23a Bride Lane, EC4Y | 1 minute from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
An abbreviation of Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty, SHOT offers healthy food in the heart of The City. ... More
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Eat Cafe
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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Near Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career 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, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
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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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
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Urban Golf
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)
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
... More
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 1 minute from Waterstone's (Ludgate Circus)
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London 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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Artist Jonathan Munro and musician Anna Meredith's multimedia installation exploring Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations....More

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A large-scale projected artwork, which interprets the movement of Sir Simon Rattle conducting Elgar's Enigma Variations, reducing his form to ...More

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An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date....More

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The actress and singer presents a tribute to her long-term partner, pianist and composer Serge Gainsbourg. Alongside his producer Philippe ...More

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