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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 Simpsons 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 neatly displayed on the never ending 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 couldnt be more comfortable or convenient. There are two branches of Waterstone's on Oxford Street, this one is located at the Tottenham Court Road end of the street.

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Soho Masterpark
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    St Giles Hotel London London

    St Giles Hotel London

    from 71 32% off
    Bedford Avenue, London, WC1B 3GH 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Located in London's West End, less than 5 minutes' walk from Oxford Street is the St Giles London, ideal for many of London's famous theatres, shops ...More

    The Bloomsbury Hotel London London

    The Bloomsbury Hotel London

    from 109 28% off
    16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel London

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel

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    9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QD 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ...More

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    Nearest to Waterstone's Oxford Street
    Grant & Cutler at Fowles London
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    Grant & Cutler at Fowles

    113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0EB 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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

    Foyles - Charing Cross Road London
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    Foyles - Charing Cross Road

    107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0DU 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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

    Forbidden Planet London
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    Forbidden Planet

    179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8JR 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    Riflemaker Soho Square

    1 Greek Street, Soho Square, Soho, W1D 4NQ 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    This is the second Riflemaker gallery to open in London and, like the original in nearby Beak Street, is housed in an historic building. The Grade ...More

    Milroy's of Soho London
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    Milroy's of Soho

    3 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4NX 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    Moroso

    22-24 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8TA 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Opened during the London Design Festival and the 100% Design exhibition 2007, this Italian furniture shop at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road ...More

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    War Horse

    Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW 7 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    The Painkiller

    Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH 9 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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 11 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    Dominion Theatre

    268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, W1T 7AQ 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ...More

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    Ray's Jazz At Foyles

    113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0EB 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and caf on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road. The ...More

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    Soho Theatre

    21 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3NE 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    The Soho Theatre Company was formed in 1969 by Verity Bargate and Fred Proud, but it didn't have a permanent home until 2000, when its current ...More

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    Isis Gallery

    20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1UG 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    This Soho gallery is owned by John Marchant, friend and supporter of Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons fame. It was here that the ...More

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    Lazarides Gallery

    11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1HY 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Steve Lazarides' Rathbone Place gallery spans just under 4,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, studios, and offices in a five-storey Georgian building. Home to ...More

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    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

    135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DH 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    Eat Cafe

    16A Soho Square, Soho, W1D 3QH 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Food to go in its simplest form. Freshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ...More

    Costa Dorada - Spanish Bar & Restaurant London
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    Costa Dorada - Spanish Bar & Restaurant

    47-55 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1UX 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Set up in the mid 1980s by Sr Pepe from Jerez de la Frontera, Costa Dorada has has gone through many management changes but continues to ...More

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    Starbucks

    55 Oxford Street, Soho, W1D 2EQ 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

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    English [Out There!]

    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, WC1A 1NH 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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

    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London
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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1H 0XG 8 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ...More

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    Cookery School

    15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 8BW 9 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ...More

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    John Lewis Roof Garden

    300 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, W1A 1EX 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Celebrating its 150th anniversary, John Lewis has created a Roof Garden on its flagship Oxford Street store for the summer of 2014, open from Saturday 3rd ...More

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    Phoenix Garden

    21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DG 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    Agua at Sanderson

    The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3NG 5 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Walking into the clean white space that is the Agua Spa at The Sanderson is instantly calming, relaxing and heavenly. There are 14 private treatment rooms, ...More

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    The Toucan

    19 Carlisle Street, Soho, W1D 3BX 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    Norman's Coach & Horses

    29 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 5DH 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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

    142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8HJ 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo, Spuntino and Mishkin's, and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ...More

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    The Phoenix Artist Club London
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    The Phoenix Artist Club

    1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0DT 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    Akbar

    77 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3SH 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    It sounds magnificent - dcor based on the Indian Architecture of the Moghul period – but despite creating a fantastic, discreet atmosphere Akbar isn’t breaking any ...More

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    The 100 Club

    100 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, W1D 1LL 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Founded in 1942, The 100 Club has made a name for itself by hosting innovative bands and has always been the vanguard of cutting edge music. ...More

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    The Congress Centre

    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3LS 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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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    68 Dean Street

    68 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4QJ 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    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 Rathbone Hotel

    30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1LB 5 minutes away from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ...More

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    The Roxy  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

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    Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
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    Dance | Until 5th September 2015
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    Dominion Theatre  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic ... More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2015
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    The Borderline  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    DJs Little Chris & George (Cherry Cola) plus guests spin indie, alternative and electro/guitar pop.... More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2015
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    The Borderline  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    DJs play retro pop, rock and dance tracks from the 1990s.... More

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    Concerts | On 31st July 2015
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    The Borderline  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    The musician from Noah And The Whale plays rock.... More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th August 2015
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    The Alley Cat  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    DJ Casper plays rock'n'roll and rockabilly.... More

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    Concerts | Until 26th August 2015
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    The Alley Cat  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    The band plays rock.... More

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    Theatre | Until 1st August 2015
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    Soho Theatre  3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Dancing Brick presents Thomas Eccleshare's stunning drama, directed by Steve Marmion and starring Valentina Ceschi as a scientist with an ... More

    Bend It Like Beckham
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    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016
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    Phoenix Theatre  3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Twelve years after the box office success of Gurinder Chadha's hit film, Bend It Like Beckham comes to the London ... More

    Miss Saigon
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    Prince Edward Theatre  3 minutes walk from Waterstone's Oxford Street

    Miss Saigon makes a welcome return to London's West End in 2014, taking to the stage at the Prince Edward ... More

     
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