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100 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London WC2H 0JG
 
 
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Aside from the legendary Oxford branch - which remains arguably the best bookshop in the country - Blackwell's stores focus largely on academic books. However, this branch has a big enough floorspace to carry a decent selection of popular books. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, and each has an academic specialty, so if you need help with finding something, this is a good place to start.

 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £118  21% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Blackwell's
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  33% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  33% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from Blackwell's
Elegant hotel in historic Bloomsbury offering comfortable, stylish rooms with cityscape views, and free high- speed W-iFi on unlimited devices. The exclusive 7th Floor gives extra ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest Blackwell's

Nearest to Blackwell's
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Foyles - Charing Cross Road
London > Shopping > Books
107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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Grant & Cutler at Fowles
London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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 | 2 minutes from Blackwell's
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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Shopping near Blackwell's

The best shops and markets near Blackwell's
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MADE Soho
London > Shopping > House and Garden
100 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Blackwell's
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 Wild Bunch
London > Shopping > Florists
17 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Shrouded deep within the meandering warren of streets that criss-cross Covent Garden, Wild Bunch adds a welcome burst of colour to London's grey urban terrain. With ... More
 
 
 
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Adidas Originals Store
London > Shopping > Shoes
9 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Adidas's flagship Originals store is just a few seconds stroll from the Seven Dials in Covent Garden(and just around the corner from LondonTown.com towers!) Gleaming and ... More
 
 
 
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Near Blackwell's
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Blackwell's, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Blackwell's
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
 
 
 
Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
Blackwell's, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from Blackwell's
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Blackwell's, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Blackwell's
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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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 1 minute from Blackwell's
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited to ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blackwell's
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Blackwell's
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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Cabana
London > Restaurants >
7 Central St Giles Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Founded by British restaurateurs Jamie Barber and David Ponte, Cabana in Convent Garden presents the best in tasty Brazilian barbeque and street foods. Inspired by the ... More
 
 
 
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Jamon Jamon
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
3 Caxton Walk, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Spanish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
24-28 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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Education near Blackwell's

Near Blackwell's
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
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 | 5 minutes from Blackwell's
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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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 9 minutes from Blackwell's
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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 Blackwell's
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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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
On the site of the old St Paul's Hospital in Covent Garden, hip private members' club h Club London has been designed specifically for the creative ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Blackwell's
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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The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blackwell's
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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Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 1 minute from Blackwell's
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Blackwell's
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Blackwell's.
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Blackwell's
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 Blackwell's
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 Blackwell's
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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Come From Away
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Phoenix Theatre WC2H 0JP WC2H 0JG - 0 minute walk from Blackwell's

Christopher Ashley directs the UK premiere staging of the Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of a small Newfoundland community, ...More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 19th January 2020 

Palace Theatre 1 minute walk from Blackwell's

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: The Musical
The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: The Musical
Theatre | Until 12th October 2019 

Ambassadors Theatre 2 minutes walk from Blackwell's

The late Sue Townsend's best-selling comedy novel about a misunderstood, hapless teenager experiencing teen angst becomes a musical. Set in ...More

 
Aladdin
Aladdin
Theatre | Until 27th July 2019 

Prince Edward Theatre 2 minutes walk from Blackwell's

The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrived in London in summer 2016. The story of ...More

 
Europe
Theatre | Until 10th August 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from Blackwell's

Michael Longhurst directs the 25th anniversary revival of David Greig's searing drama about two refugees from a war zone, who ...More

Acoustic Jazz Lounge
Concerts | On 15th July 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 2 minutes walk from Blackwell's

A three set event celebrating music, arts and culture taking place every Monday....More

Macy Gray
Concerts | Until 16th July 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 2 minutes walk from Blackwell's

The American singer, born Natalie Renee McIntyre, performs stripped back soul and R&B with a notable jazz influence....More

Julius 'Call Me Caesar' Caesar Preview
Theatre | On 15th July 2019 

Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blackwell's

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Whitewash
Theatre | Until 27th July 2019 

Soho Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blackwell's

Gabriel Bisset-Smith's comedy-drama that explores living in London, race, class and identity. Charlotte Bennett directs....More

Rose Matafeo & Alice Snedden: Bones Of The Heart - Live Podcast
Comedy | On 15th July 2019 

Soho Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blackwell's

This comedy podcast hosted by the two New Zealanders embrace topics such as celebrity crushes, philosophy and upbringings....More

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Staged in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Clean Break theatre company, which works with women affected by the criminal justice system, Blank receives its full-length premiere at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. The new ...More

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After wowing audiences with The Octoroon at the National Theatre, American writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns ...More

 
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