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13-15 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, WC2N 4AN
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Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, Thu 9.30am-7pm, Sat 10.30am-5.30pm
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Motor Books

Established in 1957, Motor Books is the oldest motoring bookseller in the world specialising in motoring and motorsport. Over the years the shop expanded its operation to cover railway, aviation, maritime and military subjects. The shop moved to Cecil Court in 2007 after celebrating its 50th anniversary in nearby St Martins Court.

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    St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original

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    45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4HX 1 minutes away from Motor Books

    One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ...More

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    Amba Hotel Charing Cross

    from 123 38% off
    The Strand, London, WC2N 5HX 2 minutes away from Motor Books

    Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ...More

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel London

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel

    from 121 37% off
    Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LH 3 minutes away from Motor Books

    Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ...More

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    Stanfords

    12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, WC2E 9LP 3 minutes away from Motor Books

    Intrepid explorers already know where to travel for the best selection of maps and travel books. Stanfords should be the first pit stop on any journey. ...More

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    Any Amount of Books

    62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0QA 3 minutes away from Motor Books

    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

    Foyles - Charing Cross Road London
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    Foyles - Charing Cross Road

    107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0DU 7 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    Davenports Magic Shop London
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    Davenports Magic Shop

    7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HZ 1 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    Hardys Original Sweet Shop

    25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2N 4LA 2 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    Tenderproduct

    6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HE 2 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    The Painkiller London
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    The Painkiller

    Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH 1 minutes away from Motor Books

    Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...More

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    The Play That Goes Wrong

    Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA 6 minutes away from Motor Books

    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More

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    War Horse

    Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW 8 minutes away from Motor Books

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More

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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) London
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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4ES 1 minute away from Motor Books

    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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    Wyndham's Theatre

    Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0DA 2 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    Odeon Leicester Square

    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, WC2H 7JY 3 minutes away from Motor Books

    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ...More

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    St Martin-in-the-Fields

    Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, WC2N 4JJ 1 minutes away from Motor Books

    This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ...More

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    National Gallery

    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN 2 minutes away from Motor Books

    The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ...More

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    National Portrait Gallery

    St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE 2 minutes away from Motor Books

    The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ...More

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    Hazuki

    43 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HS 1 minute away from Motor Books

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    Notes - Trafalgar Square

    31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4ER 1 minute away from Motor Books

    Coffee-cum-wine-bar Notes occupies a great spot close to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square in what was a record shop of more than 15 years ...More

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    Thai Pot

    1 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, WC2N 4BP 1 minute away from Motor Books

    Cheap, cheerful and tasty - Thai Pot is ideal for a lunch, pre-theatre dinner or a bite between pints. Don't go expecting stellar service, plenty of ...More

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    Courtauld Institute of Art London
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    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Somerset House, Covent Garden, WC2R 0RN 8 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, WC1A 1NH 10 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, WC2A 2EY 10 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    Victoria Embankment Gardens

    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 6PB 3 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    The Sanctuary

    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DH 3 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    AWAY Spa W London

    10 Wardour Street, Soho, W1D 6QF 5 minutes away from Motor Books

    On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ...More

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    The Harp

    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HS 1 minute away from Motor Books

    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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    The Salisbury

    90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4AP 1 minutes away from Motor Books

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    Lamb & Flag

    33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9EB 3 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    Light Bar

    45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HX 1 minutes away from Motor Books

    The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ...More

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    Library

    112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, WC2N 4BD 1 minutes away from Motor Books

    Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ...More

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    B.Y.O.C

    28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2N 4BJ 2 minutes away from Motor Books

    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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    St Martins Lane Hotel

    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HX 1 minutes away from Motor Books

    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

    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, WC2H 7JY 3 minutes away from Motor Books

    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

    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 6EZ 4 minutes away from Motor Books

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    Let It Be
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    Garrick Theatre  1 minute walk from Motor Books

    Following a two-year absence Let It Be is back in London, at the Garrick Theatre, from February 2015. Over 50 ... More

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    St Martin-in-the-Fields  1 minute walk from Motor Books

    St Martin's Voices and St Martin's Consort with conductor Andrew Earis present a recital of Tavener's Song for Athene, Britten's ... More

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    Concerts | On 3rd August 2015
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    St Martin-in-the-Fields  1 minute walk from Motor Books

    Royal Academy of Music final-year student Charlotte Ashton performs a flute recital of Bach's Sonata In E Major, Roxburgh's Stardrift, ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2015
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    National Gallery  2 minutes walk from Motor Books

    An insight into one painting.... More

    Soundscapes
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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015
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    National Gallery  2 minutes walk from Motor Books

    Bringing together music and art, Soundscapes sees a number of acclaimed musicians and sound artists create pieces in response to ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 10th August 2015
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    National Gallery  2 minutes walk from Motor Books

    This talk will study the invention of the mirror as a technology which influenced artists.... More

    Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
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    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015
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    National Gallery  2 minutes walk from Motor Books

    For once it's the frames that take centre stage in this free exhibition in Room 1 of Level 2 at ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2015
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    National Gallery  2 minutes walk from Motor Books

    A creative interaction of two works of art made almost 700 years apart; The Annunciation by the painter Duccio and ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015
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    National Gallery  2 minutes walk from Motor Books

    Works in a variety of media, including drawing, collage and metalwork, all of which have been produced by local primary ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015
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    National Portrait Gallery  2 minutes walk from Motor Books

    Abstract paintings by the 20th-century artist, providing an insight into his exploration of portraiture using non-descriptive elements.... More

     
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