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The Grand Building, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5EJ
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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £166† 32% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £174† 38% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 13 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... 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
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Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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 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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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
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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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Death Drop
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 19th May to 11th July 2021 - Various Times
Waterstone's Trafalgar Square, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Willam and Latrice Royale from RuPaul's Drag Race headline a 1990s-set Dragatha Christie murder mystery set on Tuck Island, where sordid pasts are revealed and a ...More
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J'Ouvert
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 16th June to 3rd July 2021 - Various Times
Waterstone's Trafalgar Square, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
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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Walden
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 22nd May to 12th July 2021 - Various Times
Waterstone's Trafalgar Square, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
Ian Rickson directs Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun and Lydia Wilson in Amy Berryman's drama about estranged twin sisters, who attempt to salve old wounds in a ...More
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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 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
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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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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 1 minute from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square
This bar is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the Rockwell bar within the Trafalgar St. James hotel is a lush affair from a ... More
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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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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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Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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

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

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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

Death Drop
Theatre | Until 11th July 2021 

Garrick Theatre 3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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

J'Ouvert
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2021 

Harold Pinter Theatre 5 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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

Walden
Theatre | Until 12th July 2021 

Harold Pinter Theatre 5 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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

Under Milk Wood
Theatre | Until 24th July 2021 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 7 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Lyndsey Turner directs Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson and Sian Philips in Dylan Thomas's poetic drama set in a small Welsh ...More

Amelie The Musical
Theatre | Until 25th September 2021 

Criterion Theatre 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Michael Fentiman directs Audrey Brisson as the titular dreamer in a musical adaptation of the 2001 Oscar-nominated film blessed with ...More

Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2021 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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

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

Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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

Samson Kambalu: Black Jack
Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2021 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

The Malawi-born artist's remixed flags, which play with ideas of national and individual sovereignty, are strung around Southbank Centre Square ...More

 
 
 
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