Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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The Grand Building, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5EJ
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Mon to Sat 9:30 - 21:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00

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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. Its 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. This branch, overlooking Trafalgar Square, is small but very centrally located.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

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

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    The Trafalgar Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £122† 42% off
    2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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
    Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 22% off
    8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
    The Grand at Trafalgar Square
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 40% off
    8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
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    Stanfords
    London > Shopping > Books
    12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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 Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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 | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    Davenports Magic Shop
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    Tenderproduct
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    Hardys Original Sweet Shop
    London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
    25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    War Horse
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    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Haymarket, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    London > Attractions > Sights
    Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    Trafalgar Square
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    London > Attractions > Sights
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    Grand Buildings, 31-32 Northumberland Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    The Strand Dining Rooms
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    1-3 Strand, Grand Buildings, WC2N | Same location as Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Corinthia Hotel London, 10a Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 12 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 18 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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    ESPA Life at Corinthia
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    Victoria Embankment Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
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    The Sherlock Holmes
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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 Clarence
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    53 Whitehall, SW1A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    The Harp
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    Rockwell
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    Gordon's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    Bassoon Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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    Royal Society Of Arts
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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    Banqueting House
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
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    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
    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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    Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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    The Spice Of Life 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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