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Watkins BooksEstablished in 1894 by John Maurice Watkins, this book sellers in Cecil Court is perhaps the oldest independent specialist in mind, body and spiritual literature. If you're searching for information on the Occult and the Mystical, you may well find some of the answers here. The long standing of the shop just goes to show that there's nothing exactly 'new' about new age - we've long been fascinated by the mind, body, spirit connection.

 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins 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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  34% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Watkins Books
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  26% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from Watkins Books
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Watkins 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
 
 
 
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Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Watkins Books
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 | 5 minutes from Watkins 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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The best shops and markets near Watkins Books
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins 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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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
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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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins 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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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Watkins Books, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February 2019 to 28th March 2020
Watkins Books, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Watkins Books
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th January to 2nd May 2020
Watkins Books, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Watkins Books
Toby Jones plays the disaffected Uncle Vanya while Richard Armitage is the local doctor Astrov as Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson - who directed a landmark production ...More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Watkins 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
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Watkins 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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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins 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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Watkins Books
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 2 minutes from Watkins 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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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Watkins 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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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Watkins Books
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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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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J Sheekey
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
Historic fish and seafood restaurant first opened in 1896. For fish and seafood dishes served with simplicity and style J Sheekey is unrivalled in London. Hidden down ... More
 
 
 
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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
St Martin's Court, Charing Cross, WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
Sister to the legendary J Sheekey next door, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a more informal proposition, serving seasonal sharing plates of fish and shellfish, with ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Watkins Books
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 Watkins 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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Watkins 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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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Watkins 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 Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Watkins 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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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Watkins Books
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 best pubs near London Watkins Books.
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Watkins 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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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Watkins 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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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins 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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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the faƧade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins Books
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Watkins Books.
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Watkins 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
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Watkins 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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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Watkins Books
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Touching The Void
Touching The Void
Theatre | Until 29th February 2020 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from Watkins Books

The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and ...More

 
The Man in the White Suit
The Man in the White Suit
Theatre | Until 11th January 2020 

Wyndham's Theatre 1 minute walk from Watkins Books

Stephen Mangan, Kara Tointon and Sue Johnston star in Sean Foley's hotly anticipated stage adaptation of the "highly sophisticated farce" ...More

 
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

Noel Coward Theatre 1 minute walk from Watkins Books

Michael Greif directs the Tony Award-winning musical about a teenage outcast who becomes a focal point for a community's grief ...More

 
Noises Off
Noises Off
Theatre | Until 4th January 2020 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from Watkins Books

Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen and Daniel Rigby star in Michael Frayn's classic comedy which follows a group of actors and ...More

 
English National Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld
English National Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld
Concerts | Until 28th November 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 1 minute walk from Watkins Books

Much-loved director Emma Rice, previously at Kneehigh and Shakespeare's Globe, makes her ENO debut with Offenbach's comic operetta Orpheus in ...More

 
English National Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice
English National Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice
Concerts | Until 19th November 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 1 minute walk from Watkins Books

Internationally renowned choreographer and director Wayne McGregor makes his ENO directorial debut with a new production of Gluck's Orpheus and ...More

 
English National Opera: The Mikado
English National Opera: The Mikado
Concerts | Until 30th November 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 1 minute walk from Watkins Books

Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum having first graced the famed West End theatre's ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | Until 26th April 2020 

The Hippodrome 2 minutes walk from Watkins Books

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the ...More

 
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Watkins Books

This autumn, internationally-renowned artist Elizabeth Peyton will become the first artist ever to be given the run of the entire ...More

 
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Watkins Books

A major new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, tells the untold stories of twelve women depicted in ...More

 

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