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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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Leicester Square Tube Station
2 minutes walk
Covent Garden Tube Station
2 minutes walk
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Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
6 minutes walk
City Thameslink Station
19 minutes walk
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
1 minutes walk
St Martins Lane NCP
2 minutes walk

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £118† 38% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £128† 40% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
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Alternative Books nearest Waterstone's Covent Garden

Nearest to Waterstone's Covent Garden
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Map and travel experts since 1853, Stanfords has been trading in the Covent Garden area since the nineteenth century and in 2019 moved from Long Acre, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles - Charing Cross Road
London > Shopping > Books
107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Great British bookshop Foyles has been trading since 1903 and in 2014 it moves out of its home for more than 80 years at 113-119 Charing ... More
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The best shops and markets near Waterstone's Covent Garden
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
& Other Stories
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
St Martin's Courtyard, 132-133 Long Acre, WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Scandinavian design emporium & Other Stories has six shops in London including this one in St. Martin's Courtyard in Covent ... More
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The Shop at Bluebird
London > Shopping > House and Garden
29 Floral Street, Carriage Hall, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
In summer 2018 The Shop at Bluebird moved to Covent Garden and it's even more spectacular than the original on Kings ... More
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Near Waterstone's Covent Garden
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th February 2019 to 4th January 2020
Waterstone's Covent Garden, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Waterstone's Covent Garden, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
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The Son
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th August to 2nd November 2019
Waterstone's Covent Garden, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
A pin-point accurate insight into the mind of a troubled teen, Florian Zeller's The Son delivers an uneasy portrayal of mental health that can, at times, ...More
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Near Waterstone's Covent Garden
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Waterstone's Covent Garden
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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
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Five Guys, Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
1-3 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Trendy US burger chain Five Guys, which has more than 1,000 restaurants in North America and counts Barack Obama among its fans, opened its flagship UK ... More
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Lima Floral
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
14 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Virgilio Martinez's Lima, the first Peruvian restaurant to win a Michelin star, expanded to a second site on Covent Garden's Garrick Street in mid July 2014. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stringfellows - Gentleman's Club and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
16/19 Upper St. Martins Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Legendary table-dancing and strip club owned by the exuberant unashamed ladies man Peter Stringfellow, renowned for his love of animal print thongs as well as the ... More
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Near Waterstone's Covent Garden
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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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Waterstone's Covent Garden gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Gastropub ... More
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
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Waterstone's Covent Garden clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the façade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Waterstone's Covent Garden.
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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Six The Musical
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The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
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The Son
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Edward Gardner conducts the orchestra in this production of Benoit Jacquot's staging of Jules Massenet's tragic love story, Werther. Based ...More

 
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Brutally honest home truths about modern parenting from the best-selling author of Why Mummy Drinks....More

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