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Queen Mary & Westfield College, Tower Hamlets, 329 Mile End Road, London E1 4NT
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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.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Mile End Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Stepney Green Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Whitechapel Overground Station
20 minutes walk
Shadwell Overground Station
23 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Sclater Street Car Park
27 minutes walk
Arch Car Parking
28 minutes walk

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2 | 17 minutes from Waterstone's
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
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5 Cavell Street, E1 | 20 minutes from Waterstone's
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £58† 29% off
196 High Street, E15 | 31 minutes from Waterstone's
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... 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 | 3.6 miles from Waterstone's
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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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3.6 miles from Waterstone's
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
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Bookartbookshop
London > Shopping > Books
17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 37 minutes from Waterstone's
We love this great little book shop. As the name suggests, you'll find books on art but, more specifically, they specialise in artists' books - and ... More
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The East End Thrift Store
London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's
If you ever venture along Mile End Road towards Stepney Green, take a gander down Assembly Passage (opposite Blockbuster) and you'll come across this shining gem ... More
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Roman Road Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 12 minutes from Waterstone's
Roman Road Market is situated on the oldest known trade route in Britain, the road to Colchester famously taken by Boudicea on her way to burn ... More
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Limehouse Basin Market
London > Shopping > Markets
E14 | 15 minutes from Waterstone's
One minute from Limehouse DLR station, under the arches at Limehouse Basin, the monthly market runs on the last Saturday of the month. Street food ... More
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Genesis Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from Waterstone's
Originally the Paragon Music Hall, built in 1885, Genesis Cinema is east London's oldest cinema. Located between Whitechapel and Stepney Green tube stations, the independent cinema ... More
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Winterville, Victoria Park
London > Entertainment >
Victoria Park Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 13 minutes from Waterstone's
After taking over Victoria Park for the first time in 2014, Winterville is returning for another festive season this year. East ... More
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Half Moon Young People's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
43 White Horse Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 13 minutes from Waterstone's
An excellent youth theatre housed in an old Victorian townhouse, the Half Moon has been entertaining young Londoners since the mid-1970s. Occupying the former Limehouse Board ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Waterstone's
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Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
London > Attractions >
The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's
What was once one of the seven large Victorian burial sites in London is now a wonderfully if slightly spooky green space. Opened in 1841†Tower Hamlets ... More
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V and A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 14 minutes from Waterstone's
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from ... More
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 16 minutes from Waterstone's
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
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Starbucks, Mile End
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
389 Mile End Road, E3 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's
It's no secret that Starbucks offers free, fast WiFi at most of its cafes but the Mile End branch feels as though ... More
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Zain's Restaurant & Grill
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
558 Mile End Road, Mile End, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's
Crafting vibrant flavours of the East, Zain's Restaurant & Grill offers a laidback family-run eatery in the lively East End. Making use of a daily delivered ... More
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Morgan Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
43 Morgan Street, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's
Yet another conversion of a grimy and atmospheric East end boozer into a gastropub, but in this case it's been done so well that it's hard ... More
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Near Waterstone's
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 30 minutes from Waterstone's
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 35 minutes from Waterstone's
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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Revolution Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Arches 422-424 Mile End Park, Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 10 minutes from Waterstone's
It's not exactly Formula 1 but get behind the wheel of a go-kart and you'll certainly feel like you're ready to give Lewis Hamilton a ... More
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Victoria Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 12 minutes from Waterstone's
One of London's best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The city's first public park, it was opened in the ... More
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 15 minutes from Waterstone's
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
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Morgan Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
43 Morgan Street, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's
Yet another conversion of a grimy and atmospheric East end boozer into a gastropub, but in this case it's been done so well that it's hard ... More
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The Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
110 Grove Road, Bow, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 9 minutes from Waterstone's
The award-winning Yummy Pub Co has expanded recently with their latest London venture of transforming The Victoria in Mile End into a trendy gastropub. Formerly a ... More
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
223 Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 12 minutes from Waterstone's
This used to be an excellent gastro pub overlooking Victoria Park - one where all the food and drink was certified organic. That was before it ... More
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Fugitive Motel
London > Nightlife > Bars
199 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green Gardens, E2 | 15 minutes from Waterstone's
Fugitive Motel co-founders, best friends David Burgess and Liam Tolan, share an obsession for craft beer ... More
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Coupette
London > Nightlife > Bars
423 Bethnal Green Road, E2 | 18 minutes from Waterstone's
Where the Albion pub used to be on Bethnal Green Road, Chris Moore, who formerly headed up The Savoy's Beaufort Bar, has set up a relaxed ... More
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The Star Of Bethnal Green
London > Nightlife > Bars
359 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 20 minutes from Waterstone's
Opened in 2008, The Star of Bethnal Green has been a landmark of the London pub scene for a ... More
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 20 minutes from Waterstone's
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 25 minutes from Waterstone's
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 29 minutes from Waterstone's
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More

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