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A branch of Smiths is a fixture of practically every high street up and down the country. The chain sells stationery, magazines, books, greeting cards, gifts, videos, DVDs, CDs, computer games and electronics. The range of stationary, cards and magazines is impressive, and it offers good value for books, music, films and games, although the selection tends to be limited.

 

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Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Temple Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  41% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from WH Smith
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £183  37% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from WH Smith
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Kingsway Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  29% off
Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from WH Smith
Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest WH Smith

Nearest to WH Smith
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes from WH Smith
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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Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes from WH Smith
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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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from WH Smith
Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982, it's ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near WH Smith

The best shops and markets near WH Smith
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from WH Smith
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Events near WH Smith

Near WH Smith
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
WH Smith, Catherine Street, WC2B | 2 minutes from WH Smith
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
 
 
 
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 28th May 2017
WH Smith, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from WH Smith
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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Stepping Out
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 17th June 2017
WH Smith, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from WH Smith
Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson star in Richard Harris' bittersweet comedy drama, Stepping Out, which choreographs the trials and tribulations ...More
 
 
 
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Near WH Smith
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from WH Smith
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from WH Smith
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from WH Smith
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near WH Smith

The best museums, galleries, attractions near WH Smith
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from WH Smith
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near WH Smith

What are the best dining options near WH Smith London?
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
29 Kingsway, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from WH Smith
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Delaunay
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
55 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B | 1 minute from WH Smith
Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, "the nation's most polished and enterprising restaurateurs" (The Independent), the pair responsible for The Wolseley, have taken inspiration from the grand ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sarastro
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
126 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from WH Smith
Ornate, opera-themed Turkish restaurant with unique opera-box style seating. One of Theatreland’s favourite restaurants, Sarastro must also rank highly as one of the capital’s most surreal ... More
 
 
 
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Education near WH Smith

Near WH Smith
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from WH Smith
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from WH Smith
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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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from WH Smith
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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Leisure near WH Smith

WH Smith gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from WH Smith
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from WH Smith
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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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from WH Smith
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near WH Smith

The best pubs near London WH Smith.
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from WH Smith
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from WH Smith
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from WH Smith
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near WH Smith

WH Smith clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from WH Smith
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from WH Smith
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from WH Smith
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near WH Smith

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near WH Smith.
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from WH Smith
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from WH Smith
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from WH Smith
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
 

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42nd Street
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

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

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

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

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

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

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

 
Sounds Of The City
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

The top 100 entries from The Prize For Illustration 2017, this year focusing on creative interpretations of the sounds heard ...More

Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 entries shortlisted for the 2017 Prize for Illustration ...More

 
The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Bloomsbury Art And Design
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 4 minutes walk from Wh Smith

A wide-ranging selection of objects including paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours and designs and decorative arts from the influential group....More

Reading Drawings
Exhibitions | Until 4th June 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 4 minutes walk from Wh Smith

Works by Canaletto, Corot, Signac and more exploring inscriptions that can be found on drawings....More

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Little Bird Chiswick
Little Bird Chiswick
Dining 

Owned by restaurateur Lorraine Angliss, Little Bird offers classy cocktails and a laid-back atmosphere....More

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known productions by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe....More

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | From 26th May 

House of Illustration

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. ...More

Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape....More

Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | From 12th September 

Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Nora
Nora
Dance | From 1st June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A programme of duets by renowned choreographers Lizz Aggiss's Bloody Nora!, Simon Tanguy's Digging, Jonathan ...More

 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus: Rain
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus: Rain
Dance | From 13th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Dance set to Steve Reich's masterpiece, the minimalist ...More

 
Santa Maria Chelsea
Dining 

Determined to bring a taste of their Neapolitan childhood to London, Angelo and Pasquale opened the award-winning Santa Maria in Ealing, and this branch in Chelsea soon followed....More

Santa Maria Ealing
Dining 

Determined to bring a taste of their Neapolitan childhood to London, Angelo and Pasquale opened Santa Maria in Ealing....More

Nudie Jeans
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Originated in Gothenburg, Nudie Jeans stocks raw and prewashed denim jeans made with 100% organic cotton denim....More

The Vincent
The Vincent
Drinking 

After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End ...More

 
Magpie
Magpie
Dining 

Modern British interpretation of traditional dim sum restaurants from the co-founders of Pidgin...More

 
Melrose Diner
Melrose Diner
Dining 

Americana diner classics with a twist - think lobster and prawn donuts - are served ...More

 
Made of Dough
Made of Dough
Dining 

London pizza pros Made of Dough, who have sold 100,000 pizzas at pop-ups and festivals, ...More

 
Tea Room
Tea Room
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Soho speakeasy that pays homage to the food and culture of down town Hong Kong....More

 
Marble Arch Theatre
Marble Arch Theatre
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Pop-up theatre in Marble Arch specifically designed for Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated ...More

 
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London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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