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Charing Cross Road

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Address: Charing Cross Road, London W1, London SW1A 2DR, England
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Avenue to Shoppers paradise

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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. various eateries and watering holes to rest and is only a 10-15 minute stroll to... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 lots of people all around.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Charing Cross Road has always been synonymous with bookshops both new and old as well as specific bookshops and also is a gateway into Covent Garden/The Strand/Londons Theatreland as well as other areas all within walking distance - there are a number of shops here as well in addition to restaurants from McDonald's to top end restaurants so whatever takes... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Carving its way through many places of interest in the West end of London including Soho,Shaftesbury Avenue(theatreland) and Leicester Square is this busy bustling road.Many bookshops frequent,however it is a pleasure to wander with places to eat and drink dotted around too....you can walk from Oxford Street to the Strand in about 15 minutes.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very busy street that has many bookshops here although not quite as many that there were a number of years ago but still enough to show that the area is unique for books with the speciality books Day and night this road is busy but great fun as well

Thank badmintontim
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

You can enjoy your time and walking in one of the most busiest streets in heart of london.. Buildings, architecture, dinning options and lots of shopping options as well

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Charing Cross road stretches from Trafalgar square going east towards Strand and is a very busy road due to this east - west connection, also because of the train station and further tube stations with their connections all over London. On the street level, there are lots of offices, theatres, shops, restaurants, bars etc - anything goes.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Bustling, buzzing, full of vavavoom, character, shops, Restaurants, cafes, bars and many more. So much to do and see. Lately i have been spending a lot of time in London, and all for the best because it has improved my social life and cycle. Spent some time with colleagues for Xmas party around Charing Cross

Thank Stone S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Charing Cross Road is one of my favourite roads for walking in London. It's always buzzing with interesting characters and has great shops and restaurants on either side. You can't really visit the iconic sites of London and not go through it

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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