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 St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £165  32% 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 £88  40% 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 £88  34% 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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Events near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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The Grinning Man
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th December 2017 to 17th February 2018
Waterstone's Trafalgar Square, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
Waterstone's Trafalgar Square, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
 
 
 
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Near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles from ... 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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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, 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 > Pan-Asian restaurants
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, WC2N | Same location as Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Stop by Bronte, overlooking Trafalgar Square, for fresh modern British and Asian cuisine with dishes ranging from miso black cod to ... More
 
 
 
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Near Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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
 
 
 
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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 best pubs near London Waterstone's Trafalgar Square.
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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
 
 
 
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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Waterstone's Trafalgar Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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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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Strangers In Between
Strangers In Between
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

A West End transfer for the King's Head Theatre's staging of Tommy Murphy's warmhearted Australian drama about a troubled gay ...More

 
The Grinning Man
The Grinning Man
Theatre | Until 17th February 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic ...More

 
Condo 2018
Condo 2018
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2018 

Various Venues London 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

A collaborative exhibition by 46 galleries across 17 London spaces, Condo 2018 is a month-long city-wide art festival featuring some ...More

 
London International Mime Festival 2018
London International Mime Festival 2018
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Various Venues London 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Dialogue is minimal at the London International Mime Festival. Taking place at some of the city's best arts venues, from ...More

 
Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Playhouse Theatre 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Christian Slater, Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington star in the West End revival of David Mamet's ...More

 
Stories of Art: 1500 - 1600
Exhibitions | Until 7th February 2018 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 
Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision ...More

 
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

This year, the National Gallery brings together Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from ...More

 
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Discover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. ...More

 

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Dickie's Bar
Dickie's Bar
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Irish whiskey is the star at Richard Corrigan's bar, adjoining the Dublin-born chef's Mayfair restaurant....More

 
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Dip & Flip have been showing South West London how to get down and dirty ...More

 
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Healthy eating pioneer Farm Girl comes to Chelsea with menus created by executive chef Benoit ...More

 
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In the heart of Mayfair, Popina is a daytime cafe and delicatessen from Isidora Popovic ...More

 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: With a Song in My Heart: The Golden Sound of Hollywood
Concerts | On 14th February 

Cadogan Hall

Stuart Barr conducts a programme of songs from film musicals with singer and West End star of hit musical Wicked, Louise Dearman, and presenter Petroc Trelawny. The Royal ...More

Carly Paoli
Carly Paoli
Concerts | On 15th February 

Cadogan Hall

The crossover vocalist from Mansfield, who regularly performs with classical luminaries Andreas Bocelli and Jose ...More

 
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Theatre | From 19th February 

Kensington Central Library

An immersive theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley's famous novel, specially designed for library spaces. In ...More

 
Kensington Central Library
Services 

Library full of books for lending and reference, CDs and DVDs, computers and community events....More

Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 26th January 

Brixton Rooftop

Before closing its doors to make way for ...More

 
Kaleidoscope Festival
Concerts | On 21st July 

Alexandra Palace

This summer, Alexandra Palace presents brand new music and arts festival, Kaleidoscope. The details are still vague but it's billed as the first festival of its kinds at the venue, with live music from an ...More

Great British Bab Off
Great British Bab Off
Foodie Events | On 11th February 

Le Bab

Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho's gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab, present the ...More

 
Le Bab
Le Bab
Dining 

Everyone's favourite post-drinking snack has been given a revamp at London's first gourmet kebab restaurant, ...More

 
Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The CentrE17
Entertainment 

CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

The Coach Makers Arms
The Coach Makers Arms
Dining 

The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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