Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop †

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Clare Market, Holborn, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2AB
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Mon, Fri to Wed 9:30 - 19:00, Tue 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 9:30 - 6:00

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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. It’s 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 near to the London School of Economics in Portugal Street specialises in economics, management and law related books.


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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Whitehall Place, SW1A | 12 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
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London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 20th May to 1st August 2021 - 10am-6pm
Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop, 180 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
Labyrinth-like spaces of 180 Studios host the largest exhibition of the Japanese visual and sound artist's work: a multi-sensory exploration of light and sound comprising 12 ...More
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The Play That Goes Wrong
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Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop, Catherine Street, WC2B | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Sir John Soane's Museum
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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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71 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B | 1 minute from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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55 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B | 1 minute from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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49A Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Philomena's Irish Bar
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40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London > Nightlife > Bars
44 Essex Street, Sign of the Post and Hound, WC2R | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop
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