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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Hotels near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £125† 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 £89† 41% 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 £89† 38% 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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Alternative Books nearest Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Nearest to Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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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Shopping near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

The best shops and markets near 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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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Events near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
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
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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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Entertainment near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Playhouse Theatre
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ... More
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
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Restaurants near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

What are the best dining options near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prezzo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Grand Buildings, 31-32 Northumberland Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
... More
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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
Looking for somewhere to enjoy all-day dining close to Trafalgar Square? The Strand Dining Rooms, a 180 cover British restaurant from Mark Harris, may just fit ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Corinthia Hotel London, 10a Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Offering excellent seasonal British fare within the five star, classically designed Corinthia Hotel, The Northall is a celebration of British cuisine and, though it doesn't shout ... More
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Education near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 18 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
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Leisure near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Waterstone's Trafalgar Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
So SPA Sofitel St James
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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Pubs near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

The best pubs near London Waterstone's Trafalgar Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Gastropub... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Nightlife near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Waterstone's Trafalgar Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2014 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Since 1947, stately Trafalgar Square receives a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, ...More

 
East is East
East is East
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din's first play, East is East, which premiered at the Royal Court and was later turned ...More

 
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 26th December 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
Rembrandt: The Late Works
Rembrandt: The Late Works
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints from Rembrandt's final creative period are featured in Rembrandt: The Late Works, ...More

 
A Festive Tour Of The National Gallery
Tours | Until 29th December 2014 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Explore the Christmas story through sparkling altarpieces and paintings by Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance masters and celebrate the season with ...More

The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council 3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
Snowdon: A Life in View
Snowdon: A Life in View
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review ...More

 
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

The National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Jessica Fulford-Dobson, Birgit Puve, Blerim Racaj, and David Titlow are the four photographers shorlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic ...More

 
 

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English National Ballet: Modern Masters
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Modern Masters honours the work of three of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century: Jiri Kylian, John Neumeier ...More

 
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The O2 Arena

Making the most of their surprise success after forming in early 2014, super group McBusted perform two nights at the ...More

Underworld
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Hammersmith Apollo

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Antigone
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Theatre Royal Stratford East

Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning Roy Williams, the playwright behind Sucker Punch, puts a contemporary twist on Sophocles's Antigone in 2015. ...More

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Sean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan ...More

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