Waterstone's Covent Garden †

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9-13 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9BA
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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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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Nearest to Waterstone's Covent Garden
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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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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Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Map and travel experts since 1853, Stanfords has been trading in the Covent Garden area since the nineteenth century and in 2019 moved from Long Acre, ... More
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Foyles - Charing Cross Road
London > Shopping > Books
107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Great British bookshop Foyles has been trading since 1903 and in 2014 it moves out of its home for more than 80 years at 113-119 Charing ... More
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The best shops and markets near Waterstone's Covent Garden
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
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& Other Stories
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
St Martin's Courtyard, 132-133 Long Acre, WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Scandinavian design emporium & Other Stories has six shops in London including this one in St. Martin's Courtyard in Covent ... More
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The Shop at Bluebird
London > Shopping > House and Garden
29 Floral Street, Carriage Hall, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
In summer 2018 The Shop at Bluebird moved to Covent Garden and it's even more spectacular than the original on Kings ... More
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Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
London > Events > Comedy †Dates: 15th to 18th and 20th Jun 2021 - 8pm
Waterstone's Covent Garden, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Deadpan, black humour and one-liners from the British TV favourite, known for his role as host of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, attempting to make light ...More
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Kai Samra: Underclass
London > Events > Comedy †Dates: 5th, 9th, 16th and 24th Jun 2021 - 7pm
Waterstone's Covent Garden, 21 Dean Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
The winner of the Birmingham Breaking Talent Award explores right-wing politics, working-class anger and the reality of being a British-Asian....More
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J'Ouvert
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 16th June to 3rd July 2021 - Various Times
Waterstone's Covent Garden, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Rebekah Murrell directs James Tait Black Award winner Yasmin Joseph's drama set against the backdrop of the 2017 Notting Hill Carnival where two fearless best friends ...More
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
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Five Guys, Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
1-3 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Trendy US burger chain Five Guys, which has more than 1,000 restaurants in North America and counts Barack Obama among its fans, opened its flagship UK ... More
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Lima Floral
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
14 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Virgilio Martinez's Lima, the first Peruvian restaurant to win a Michelin star, expanded to a second site on Covent Garden's Garrick Street in mid July 2014. ... More
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Stringfellows - Gentleman's Club and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
16/19 Upper St. Martins Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Legendary table-dancing and strip club owned by the exuberant unashamed ladies man Peter Stringfellow, renowned for his love of animal print thongs as well as the ... More
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Near Waterstone's Covent Garden
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
Gastropub ... More
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Waterstone's Covent Garden
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the façade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden ... More
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Covent Garden
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Death Drop
Theatre | Until 11th July 2021 

Garrick Theatre 3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

Willam and Latrice Royale from RuPaul's Drag Race headline a 1990s-set Dragatha Christie murder mystery set on Tuck Island, where ...More

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Comedy | Until 20th June 2021 

Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

Deadpan, black humour and one-liners from the British TV favourite, known for his role as host of 8 Out Of ...More

Constellations
Theatre | Until 12th September 2021 

Vaudeville Theatre 4 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst helms a revival of Nick Payne's multiverse romance exploring the infinite possibilities of a ...More

Conversations With God: Jan Matejko's Copernicus
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2021 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

On loan from Krakow's historic Jagiellonian University, Polish artist Jan Matejko's huge painting Astronomer Copernicus depicts mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 5 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Les Miserables - The Staged Concert
Theatre | Until 5th September 2021 

Sondheim Theatre 6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

A limited run of an intimate concert staging of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary ...More

Walden
Theatre | Until 12th July 2021 

Harold Pinter Theatre 6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

Ian Rickson directs Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun and Lydia Wilson in Amy Berryman's drama about estranged twin sisters, who attempt ...More

J'Ouvert
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2021 

Harold Pinter Theatre 6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

Rebekah Murrell directs James Tait Black Award winner Yasmin Joseph's drama set against the backdrop of the 2017 Notting Hill ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th January 2022 

Duchess Theatre 6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

Award-winning company Theatre Mischief presents a hilarious play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society staging a murder mystery, which is beset ...More

Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2021 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Covent Garden

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

 
 
 
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