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Charing Cross Station, Covent Garden, London WC2N 5HS
 
 
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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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Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £123  29% off
The Strand, WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
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
 
 
 
The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  37% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from WH Smith
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  24% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest WH Smith

Nearest to WH Smith
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Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 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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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from WH Smith
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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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from WH Smith
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near WH Smith

The best shops and markets near WH Smith
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
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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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 4 minutes from WH Smith
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 | 4 minutes from WH Smith
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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Near WH Smith
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
WH Smith, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from WH Smith
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
WH Smith, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from WH Smith
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
WH Smith, Catherine Street, WC2B | 7 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
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from WH Smith
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near WH Smith

The best museums, galleries, attractions near WH Smith
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
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
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from WH Smith
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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Restaurants near WH Smith

What are the best dining options near WH Smith London?
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The Terrace, Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
In the centre of London's world famous West End, right on The Strand, is The Terrace, an all-day dining venue and bar located within the Amba ... More
 
 
 
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Five Guys, Villiers Street
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
9/1 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
After opening at 1-3 Long Acre in Covent Garden in summer 2013, Five Guys have opened a number of branches across London, including this Villiers Street ... More
 
 
 
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Champagne Charlies
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
17 The Arches, Villiers St, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near WH Smith

Near WH Smith
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 7 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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 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
 
 
 
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WH Smith gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
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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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from WH Smith
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... 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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Pubs near WH Smith

The best pubs near London WH Smith.
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
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 Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from WH Smith
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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WH Smith clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from WH Smith
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from WH Smith
Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from WH Smith
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near WH Smith.
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from WH Smith
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from WH Smith
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 | 5 minutes from WH Smith
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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The Braille Legacy
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre 1 minute walk from Wh Smith

Thom Southerland directs the world premiere staging of a musical based on the inspirational true story of the 19th century ...More

Between Serenity & Dynamism; Korean Ceramics
Exhibitions | Until 3rd June 2017 

Korean Cultural Centre 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Blaze Ensemble
Concerts | On 30th May 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

The group performs Paul Pritchard's Fire Dances and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 16 In D....More

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 3rd June 2017 

Playhouse Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and ...More

ENO Studio Live: The Day After
Concerts | Until 31st May 2017 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from Wh Smith

Jamie Manton directs this story of Phaeton, son of the Greek Sun God Phoebus, whose youthful impetuousness leads to disaster ...More

Rubens And Rembrandt
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

A display of selected works by the two 17th century artists....More

Michelangelo & Sebastiano
Michelangelo & Sebastiano
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

This major exhibition at the National Gallery focuses on the artistic relationship between the two Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo ...More

 
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

Chris Ofili, the artist who famously won the Turner Prize in 1998 using elephant dung on his paintings, unveils ...More

 
David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
The Miser
The Miser
Theatre | Until 3rd June 2017 

Garrick Theatre 3 minutes walk from Wh Smith

Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy ...More

 

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