Waterstone's - Gower Street  

 
 
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82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6EQ
 
 
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Mon & Wed & Thu & Fri 9.30am-8pm, Tue 10am-8pm, Sat 9.30am-7pm, Sun 12.30pm-6pm
 

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Waterstone's - Gower StreetWaterstone'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, in1982 and now its flagship store resides at what used to be Simpsons 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. Their branch on Gower Street claims to be the biggest stocklist of academic books in Europe.

 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  41% off
130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Historic building in trendy Fitzrovia, guests enjoy free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices; stylish single, double, family rooms and suites; and Steak and Lobster, serving mouth-watering ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  30% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £185  42% off
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > Books
19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 7 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Located just two minutes from the busy Tottenham Court Road station this three storey new build Waterstone's bookshop is more than just ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
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Heal's, Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. First opened in 1854, their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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Spymaster
London > Shopping > Specialists
11 Howland Street, Marylebone, London W1T | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Leading supplier of high-tech gadgets, communication and surveillance equipment. Shhhh! Just between you and me there’s this great shop in London that’s just perfect for those everyday, ... More
 
 
 
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Almost Famous
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Almost Famous started out selling limited runs of classy denim, but this flagship store marks their expansion into a whole range of elegant ladies clothes. Born ... More
 
 
 
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John Shuttleworth's Back
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 30th March 2021 - 8pm
Waterstone's - Gower Street, 15 Gordon Street, WC1H | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Character and musical comedy from the straight-talking Yorkshireman, otherwise known as Graham Fellows....More
 
 
 
Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Remix)
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 16th to 20th and 22nd & 23rd May 2021 - 7.30pm
Waterstone's - Gower Street, 15 Gordon Street, WC1H | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
The satirical news reporter reveals the truth behind the possibly false headlines of recent world events....More
 
 
 
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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th September 2019 to 1st September 2021
Waterstone's - Gower Street, 183 Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a fresh approach to health, science, art ...More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 1 minute from Waterstone's - Gower Street
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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The Magic Circle
London > Entertainment >
12 Stephenson Way, NW1 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
The purpose built headquarters of The Magic Circle in Euston houses a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery. The ... More
 
 
 
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
London > Attractions > Museums
Malet Place, University College London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
The Petrie Museum, located within University College London, is one of the largest and most fascinating collections of Egyptian archaeology anywhere in the world. There are ... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major ... More
 
 
 
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The Ambrose Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Heal's 196 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
On the first floor of Heal's Tottenham Court Road store, this British themed brasserie offers casual dining and cocktails. ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
79 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Store Street Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Store Street , Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
With artisan coffee and a great selection of sandwiches and pastries, Store Street Espresso is popular with local students and residents as well as tourists. Their ... More
 
 
 
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 1 minute from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
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Frame Fitzrovia
London > Leisure >
25-33 Berners Street, W1T | 7 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Drop in and pay-as-you-go, Frame offers flexibility and fun workouts, from sweat drenched cardio to mindful meditation. Doing the gym differently, Frame puts you through ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
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King & Queen
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 8 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
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Bubbledogs
London > Nightlife > Bars
70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Having originally opened back in 2012, Bubbledogs - London's only champagne and hot dog bar - relaunched in 2019 with a fresh revamp and a brand-new ... More
 
 
 
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Vijay's Bar & Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
93 Charlotte Street, W1T | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Cocktails and Indian-style bar snacks are served late into the night at atmospheric drinking den Vijay's Bar & Lounge on Charlotte ... More
 
 
 
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from Waterstone's - Gower Street
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
 

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