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 £143  34% 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 £97  38% 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 £97  32% 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
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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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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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Waterstone's Trafalgar Square, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
Waterstone's Trafalgar Square, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th March to 24th June 2017
Waterstone's Trafalgar Square, Haymarket, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? The Tony Award-winning play follows Martin, ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Prezzo
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, Covent Garden, London 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
 
 
 
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Bronte
London > Restaurants >
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, WC2N | Same location as Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Stop by Bronte, overlooking Trafalgar Square, for fresh food with Antipodean and Pacific dishes, served in a ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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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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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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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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, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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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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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... 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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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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Between Serenity & Dynamism; Korean Ceramics
Exhibitions | Until 3rd June 2017 

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David Shrigley: Really Good
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Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 22nd July 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Simon Callow directs an all-star cast in Christopher Hampton's comedy set in a fictitious English university town where out of ...More

 
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Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Harry Burton directs Keith Stevenson's Appalachian comedy of human errors about a broken-hearted man called Mitchell, who answers an advertisement ...More

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Concerts | On 29th May 2017 

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

The guitarist performs Villa-Lobos's Preludes, Laura Snowden's Anpao and Joaquin Rodrigo's Tres Piezas Espanolas....More

The Trafalgar Sinfonia
Concerts | On 29th May 2017 

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

Ivor Setterfield conducts Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 3 and Air 'On The G String', Purcell's Chaconne, Corelli's Concerto Grosso No ...More

The Braille Legacy
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Thom Southerland directs the world premiere staging of a musical based on the inspirational true story of the 19th century ...More

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Heaven 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Resident DJs spin your weekly dose of house, dance and R&B....More

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Playhouse Theatre 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and ...More

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Michelangelo & Sebastiano
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

This major exhibition at the National Gallery focuses on the artistic relationship between the two Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo ...More

 

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