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Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0DT
Work 0207 434 1574

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
9.30 AM to 9 PM (Mon–Sat); 11.30 AM to 6 PM (Sun)
Visiting hours are subject to change

Getting to Foyles

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Covent Garden PCL, Leicester Square NRN PCL, Piccadilly Circus BKL PCL, Tottenham Court Road CNT NRN
The nearest train station to Foyles is Tottenham Court Road
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Foyles is London’s largest bookstore and stocks over a million books on four floors. It also has a music section and jazz café.

Foyles literary lunches

Foyles has been hosting their famous literary lunches since the 1950s. John Lennon once caused a furore when his acceptance speech lasted all of four seconds.

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  • ronette – “A lovely place to spend your lunch hour. I have probably spent more time in foyles book shop than my own house. You can get away from the world outside and because it is so big and has so many floors you can lose yourself in there where no one outside can find you, and have a read and a nice coffee.”
  • JP1964 – “Now that borders has closed down (why? Why?) This is the best bookshop in London. It's big, but still seems nice and pokey inside, like a Friendly library where you can just browse for an hour and have a sit down in the cafe and have a cup of tea. Places like waterstones are great for new book, and books that sell well, but foyles always seems to have a much wider range of titles, and sell books that you'd never find anywhere else. A real treasure!.”

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There are plenty more literary events in London

If you enjoy this then try: Hatchards (walk it in 12 mins or catch a train from Tottenham Court Road to Piccadilly Circus) and Waterstone’s (you can walk it 10 mins).

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