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Foyles - Charing Cross RoadGreat 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 Cross Road and into the former Central St Martins College of Art and Design building at number 107, just a few yards down the road. While Charing Cross Road has pretty much always been home to Foyles, this is the fourth time the shop has changed location. The new 1930s era, art-deco building has high ceilings and an atrium which gives sweeping views of a vast choice of books. The former ballroom floor houses the fiction department, the old assembly hall - where the Sex Pistols once played - is home to the children's department with art and design at the front of the shop - in homage to the building's previous use. The mezzanine floor houses cookery, travel and other lifestyle books and there's an entire floor dedicated to music and film including vinyl for sale in Ray's Jazz. The light filled cafe and exhibition space at the top of the shop is the place to go for Foyles' wide and exciting programme of events and book signings. Bookmark this one.

 

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Matthew Todd And Friends: Breaking Out Of The Straight JacketMatthew Todd And Friends: Breaking Out Of The Straight JacketThe Attitude editor is joined by transgender activist Paris Lees and Diva editor Jane Czyzselska.2016-06-27T19:00:00+01002016-06-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Foyles - Charing Cross Road, 107  Charing Cross Road      WC2H 0DU
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Matthew Todd And Friends: Breaking Out Of The Straight Jacket
The Last Communard: Gavin Bowd In Conversation With Ruth ScurrThe Last Communard: Gavin Bowd In Conversation With Ruth ScurrA discussion about The Paris Commune and its leading figure, Adrian Lejeune.2016-07-05T19:00:00+01002016-07-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Last Communard: Gavin Bowd In Conversation With Ruth Scurr
Tea With Winnicott: Brett Kahr And Alison Bechdel In Conversation With Susie OrbachTea With Winnicott: Brett Kahr And Alison Bechdel In Conversation With Susie OrbachThe author discusses his new book in which he conducts a posthumous interview with his subject.2016-07-11T19:00:00+01002016-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Tea With Winnicott: Brett Kahr And Alison Bechdel In Conversation With Susie Orbach
Cookbook Confidential: How To Break Into The Food BusinessCookbook Confidential: How To Break Into The Food BusinessWith experts Eleonora Galasso, Olia Hercules and Eric Lanlard.2016-07-13T19:00:00+01002016-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Cookbook Confidential: How To Break Into The Food Business
Talking Time And Mortality With Erica WagnerTalking Time And Mortality With Erica WagnerA discussion about time, death and mortality.2016-07-15T19:00:00+01002016-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Talking Time And Mortality With Erica Wagner
Matilda: The Musical ReadingMatilda: The Musical ReadingListen to a live reading from Roald Dahl's book by a member of the cast of the show.2016-07-23T12:00:00+01002016-07-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Foyles - Charing Cross Road, 107  Charing Cross Road      WC2H 0DU
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Matilda: The Musical Reading
The Storybox Podcast: Get Involved!The Storybox Podcast: Get Involved!WordPlay brings its pop-up studio to the shop.2016-07-23T09:00:00+01002016-08-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Storybox Podcast: Get Involved!
Discover the World Around You: The Wonder GardenDiscover the World Around You: The Wonder GardenJoin author Jenny Broom on a journey to meet some of the world's most amazing animals.2016-07-24T11:00:00+01002016-07-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Discover the World Around You: The Wonder Garden
Discover the World Around You: Atlas of AdventuresDiscover the World Around You: Atlas of AdventuresJoin award-winning illustrator Lucy Letherland and help create a new world map filled with your very own creations.2016-07-24T12:30:00+01002016-07-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Discover the World Around You: Atlas of Adventures
Discover the World Around You: Ancient EgyptDiscover the World Around You: Ancient EgyptDiscover fascinating facts about the ancient Egyptians.2016-07-24T14:30:00+01002016-07-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Discover the World Around You: Ancient Egypt
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £104  21% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  27% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
The Bloomsbury Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £132  24% off
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
A smart, fashionably furnished yet traditional hotel in the centre of town with first-class service, The Bloomsbury Hotel is great value for money among the capital's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Nearest to Foyles - Charing Cross Road
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Grant & Cutler at Fowles
London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Originally a foreign language book shop (indeed arguably the best in London), Grant & Cutler at Fowles now stocks an impressive array of World Cinema titles ... More
 
 
 
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Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Crammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked every ... More
 
 
 
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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
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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MADE Soho
London > Shopping > House and Garden
100 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Chic, successful online furniture store MADE invites customers to come in and touch, sit on and test out a selection of their products at their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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The Outsiders
London > Shopping > Art and Design
8 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
This Greek Street SHOP was the original home of Steve Lazarides' gallery - best known as home to a group of contemporary artists that includes Jamie ... More
 
 
 
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Milroy's of Soho
London > Shopping > Specialists
3 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
If pirates hoarded whiskey, rather than gold doubloons, this would be their island hideaway. This veritable treasure trove of malts has a truly international contingent to ... More
 
 
 
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Near Foyles - Charing Cross Road
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Stomp
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August - 8th January 2017
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group ...More
 
 
 
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The Go-Between
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th May to 15th October 2016
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 5 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger ...More
 
 
 
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The Entertainer
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th August to 12th November 2016
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
 
 
 
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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Found111 is a temporary theatre space housed at 111 Charing Cross Road, the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. Having been ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
 
 
 
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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road. The ... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available for ... More
 
 
 
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
24-28 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
20 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Patara
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
15 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Fine dining is done Thai style at Patara. Since 1990 branches of this restaurant have been sprouting up all over West London, this one is the ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Near Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Conde Nast College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
16-17 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Fashionistas will be excited to hear that, from January 2013, they can enrol at the Conde Nast College when the Vogue fashion publisher opens its first ... More
 
 
 
Dale Carnegie Training
London > Education > Business Faculties
4 Ching Court, Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Management and public speaking training.... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
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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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
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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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
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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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Foyles - Charing Cross Road

The best pubs near London Foyles - Charing Cross Road.
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
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Foyles - Charing Cross Road clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 1 minute from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where ... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Foyles - Charing Cross Road
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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Nabucco
Nabucco
Concerts | Until 30th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

"With this opera, it can truly be said that my artistic career began" were the words of Giuseppe Verdi following ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Iris Theatre presents a promenade production of William Shakespeare's comedy based around politics of the court....More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 22nd October 2016 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Foyles - Charing Cross Road

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
 
 
 
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