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Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Road, London W1, London SW1A 2DR, England
+44 20 7240 2042
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Charing Cross Road, London W1, London SW1A 2DR, England
Covent Garden
+44 20 7240 2042
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Also known as the A400 the Charing Cross Road runs from Trafalgar Square to Oxford Street and connects many well-known London areas. It is a very busy street for both pedestrians and cars etc. so keep your wits about you. Among other things it is...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

An interesting road that connects Trafalgar Square to Oxford Street. Interesting architecture and an abundance of book shops.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The road itself is nothing special, but it does have some excellent antiquarian book shops on it. Found a good copy of Dore's London at Henry Pordes, who also had several more Dore books. The owner knows his stuff and where everything is.

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Another thoroughfare that many will pass through on their way elsewhere. This street connects a lot of other major sites, but in itself isn't necessarily noteworthy except for the number of booksellers.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Very exciting street in the middle of the West End with theaters, restaurants and shops. Lots of people around and lots happening.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is the road that runs from Tottenham Court Road towards Piccadilly Circus. Its a road of bookshops. I used to stay in the neighbourhood so walking down this road brings back nostalgic memories of my carefree student days.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Charming cross station is very busy. They have a hotel right inside the same compound as the railroad station. They also have a lovely monument that people can see from around. From the station one can walk to Trafalgar Square and national gallery. Also many...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Charing Cross Road has traditionally been the centre of the second-hand and antiquarian bookshop trade as well as for modern bookshops which have sprung up in the area. Runs from Trafalgar Square to Oxford Street.

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Having got off at Charing Cross mainline railway station, Charing cross road takes you past Trafalgar square, Leicester square, China town and the gives access to other areas such as Covent garden. Basically a good spine road to lead you where you want to go....More

1  Thank CIDERMAN1
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We walked down here from the Strand to Leicester Square. Full of high street names and coffee shops, lots of unique bookshops and other independents. One of the main thoroughfares that'll get you where you want to go. Hold onto the kids while walking as...More

1  Thank MrsBsTravels
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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