3 star urban cool hotel
17 Moor Street, Soho, W1D 5APShow on map
"out of town cost - on the doorstep location - and its FUNKY!" Z Hotel's funky moniker and description as 'The Urbanite stay' denotes the kind of hip young crowd it attracts. The uber-modern hotel offers very... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HDShow on map
The quintessential Covent Garden rendezvous, the newly transformed Radisson Edwardian Mercer Street effortlessly blends with the boutique appeal of its neighbourhood. A landmark in Seven Dials village, this is... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
10 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HBShow on map
"Chic hotel with opulent rooms in the heart of London's entertainment district" Covent Garden Hotel is a 5-Star deluxe hotel in London’s theatre district. This is the place to stay if you want luxurious... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
6 Frith Street , Soho, W1D 3JAShow on map
The Hazlitts is a superior standard hotel offering modern stylish accommodations in historic Georgian buildings, located in the heart of Soho. Combining vintage style with modern conveniences, Hazlitt's is a... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
7 Monmouth St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DAShow on map
Covent Garden has a noted place in London's history as the longest running market in the city and as a more salubrious footnote as the home of London's theatre district, which was once synonymous with... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
65 - 73 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, W1D 6EXShow on map
The Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel may have a low-key entrance, but once inside you are welcomed by smart, boutique chic, with sleek surfaces in bright colours at this extremely well located Best Western Premier... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
1 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, WC2H 7BPShow on map
Ibis Leicester Square Hotel London All children under 15 years stay free of charge when using existing beds This is no ordinary Premier Inn, all the bedrooms "float" on neoprene pads to significantly... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
1 Leicester Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7BLShow on map
"Chic hotel in Central London offering fresh bread, fine wines and quality dining" One Leicester Street, formerley the St John Hotel, is run by The Unlisted Collection" group of hotels. It is a superb... Read More »
5 star urban cool deluxe hotel
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HXShow on map
If you want to be right in the heart of Londons theatre district, the St Martins Lane Hotel, London, is a five star option that could not be more convenient. You will find yourself staying on the same small... Read More »
5 star urban cool deluxe hotel
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6QFShow on map
"A funky design driven hotel in the very heart of London's West End" In the heart of London’s West End, W London Leicester Square is a deluxe hotel that mixes luxury with innovative design. It has 192... Read More »
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Charing Cross Road in London´s West End; a book lover´s paradise, a musician's candy store - the literary and musical history of this street is buzzing from the moment you walk the pavement. Once the book centre of the world, Charing Cross Road is infamous for being a place where book lovers and musicians flock to find, buy and sell special equipment and fables. Best known for its antique bookshops, you can only begin to imagine the variety of characters that have lost hours in a day scouring the shelves for an old copy of To Kill A Mockingbird or a first edition Jane Austen or Dickens or……whatever they can get their hands on! For those that are serious about books and authors alike, it's an unworldly experience - a trip back in literary time.
Starting at Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross Road runs north to Oxford Street where it ends and becomes Tottenham Court Road. Take a bus all the way, or you can jump on the Underground from Leicester Square Tube Station, right in the heart of the West End. Along the way, party lovers will find Astoria, the music venue home to the dance music night, G-A-Y, delicious cafes and restaurants, Phoenix Theatre, amongst others, and of course specialised bookstores for art, crime, romance, sport, comics and music. The northern end of Charing Cross Road, near St Giles Circus, houses the modern bookstores like Borders, Foyles and Blackwells, for those with something specific in mind.
Not to be over-shadowed by books, on nearby Denmark Street, nicknamed in the 1920´s "Tin Pan Ally", there are some of the best music stores in Europe. This street has been attracting musicians since the early 1900´s. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix have all recorded at some stage in the streets´ basements. The music bookstore Helter Skelter is a must on any music lovers list of ¨to do´s¨. What was first the Regent Sounds Studio for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks and the Rolling Stones, then a comic bookstore from the late 70´s, it reopened in 1995 as Helter Skelter. Anyone with a passion, or obsession!, for music and its history must experience this library of music gold.
With such an artistic mix in one long street, and its surroundings, you can't help but smile and feel like you have stepped back in time as you enter a bookstore on Charing Cross Road. And as you stroll down Denmark Street, you may just find yourself humming the tune to Your Song, as written by Elton John on the rooftops of Tin Pan Ally.
Charing Cross Road is without a doubt one of the busiest, most eclectic and interesting streets in the West End.