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Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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 Simpson’s 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 on the miles of 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 couldn’t be more comfortable or convenient. This branch, overlooking Trafalgar Square, is small but very centrally located.

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    The Trafalgar Hotel London London

    The Trafalgar Hotel London

    from 122 37% off
    2 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2TS 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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

    Club Quarters Trafalgar Square

    from 74 36% off
    8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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

    The Grand at Trafalgar Square London

    The Grand at Trafalgar Square

    from 69 33% off
    8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ...More

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    Stanfords

    12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, WC2E 9LP 6 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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

    62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0QA 6 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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

    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, SE1 8XX 8 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    Davenports Magic Shop

    7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HZ 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    Tenderproduct

    6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HE 5 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    Hardys Original Sweet Shop

    25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, WC2N 4LA 5 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    The Painkiller

    Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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 8 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    War Horse

    Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW 11 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    Playhouse Theatre

    Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, WC2N 5DE 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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

    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) London
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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4ES 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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

    Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, SW1A 2HR 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    Cenotaph

    Whitehall, Westminster, SW1A 2BX 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ...More

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    Trafalgar Square

    Central London, Westminster, WC2N 5DS 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ...More

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    The Fourth Plinth

    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DS 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ...More

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    Prezzo

    Grand Buildings, 31-32 Northumberland Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2N 5BW 1 minute away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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    The Strand Dining Rooms

    1-3 Strand, Grand Buildings, Covent Garden, WC2N 5EJ Same location as Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Looking for somewhere to enjoy all-day dining close to Trafalgar Square? The Strand Dining Rooms, a 180 cover British restaurant from Mark Harris, may just fit ...More

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    The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London

    Corinthia Hotel London, 10a Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, WC2N 5AE 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Somerset House, Covent Garden, WC2R 0RN 9 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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

    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, WC2A 2EY 12 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    English [Out There!]

    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, WC1A 1NH 13 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    ESPA Life at Corinthia

    Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    Victoria Embankment Gardens

    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 6PB 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    So SPA Sofitel St James

    6 Waterloo Place, St James's, SW1Y 4AN 5 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ...More

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    The Sherlock Holmes

    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 5DA 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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 Clarence

    53 Whitehall, Westminster, SW1A 2HP 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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    The Harp

    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HS 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    Rockwell

    The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, SW1A 2TS 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    Gordon's Wine Bar

    47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 6NE 2 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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

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    Bassoon Bar

    Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2HE 3 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ...More

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    Royal Society Of Arts

    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 6EZ 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

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    Banqueting House

    Whitehall, Westminster, SW1A 2ER 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ...More

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    St Martins Lane Hotel

    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HX 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    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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    The Terrace, Amba Hotel Charing Cross  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Celebrating 150 years since the publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross presents a ... More

    Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015
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    Concerts | Until 22nd September 2015
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    Trafalgar Square  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square ... More

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    Trafalgar Square  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Hans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in ... More

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    Trafalgar Studios  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    A West End transfer for the Finborough Theatre's 2013 staging of William M Hoffman's ground-breaking drama set in 1985 New ... More

    Constellations
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    Trafalgar Studios  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Nick Payne's award-winning Constellations comes to Trafalgar Studios for a three week run this summer. The last of three Royal ... More

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    Concerts | On 30th July 2015
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    St Martin-in-the-Fields  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Peter G. Dyson conducts a performance by the Belmont Ensemble Of London, with violinists Helen Davies and Pippa Harris.... More

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    Concerts | On 30th July 2015
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    St Martin-in-the-Fields  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    To mark Wilberforce Day, St Martin's Voices sing Five Negro Spirituals by Michael Tippett, including Steal Away To Jesus and ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2015
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    St Martin-in-the-Fields  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Works in a variety of media by 47 international artists from 15 countries.... More

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    Theatre | Until 22nd August 2015
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    Charing Cross Theatre  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    A contemporary, multimedia musical with 3D technology, celebrating the life of singer Dusty Springfield, as told through the eyes of ... More

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    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015
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    Playhouse Theatre  2 minutes walk from Waterstone's Trafalgar Square

    Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's multimedia adaptation of George Orwell's chilling vision of the future, which imagines a dystopian 1984 ... More

     
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