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Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a book lover, you need to go there. Easy to find, close to trafalger square up to the charing cross road towards Piccadilly; It is a small side street that connects charing cross road with St-Martins Lane. You will love it as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank catullevirgile
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Walked all over and was so excited to happen upon this place. Didn’t even knew we found it, it was so UNLIKE diagonal alley. Looking forward to other “diagonal alleys” in future London visits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ShannonM339
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This little street filled with small independent stores, which makes it a refreshing change from the standardised stores of the nearby Leicester Square. Most of the stores sell high end and sometimes rare books. There's also shops selling stamps, medals, antiques, rare prints and painting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Convenient thoroughfare between Charing Cross Road and St Martin's Lane. Enjoy browsing in the book and hobby shops.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I used to love visiting Cecil Court when in London due to the exciting, independent and interesting shops. However I've passed through the court a couple of times recently and I'm aghast at how it's changed. Groups of loud people drinking outside the shops late...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jayne H
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Regular theatre goers and visitors to the area, we have been browsing up and down Cecil Court on many occasions. If your speciality is the theatre, ballet, coins, stamps or ephemera generally, this for you. It is amazing how many of the shops have kept...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Cecil Court lies just off the Charing Cross Rd, and is a find. Once in this little alley of shops for the purveyor of old and ancient, time stands still. Believe it or not, this little gem of an Arcadia has been under threat for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 203gails
Reviewed 12 February 2018

My very belated review: I was in London in summer 2015, exploring the shops in Cecil Court and the window of Christopher St. James' shop stopped me in my tracks. It was a stunning display of elaborate jewelry, tiaras, necklaces, brooches - staggeringly beautiful. I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank lanorte1
Reviewed 29 January 2018

i have visited Cecil Court several times, most recently a few weeks ago. It's a short street near Leicester Square and the theatre district. It's a street of small shops, many of them book stores. Some stores offer items related to theatre, music, art, and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank richardcarvel
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Notwithstanding a Chipotle at the St Martins Lane end of Cecil Court, the other shops seem to be independent books mainly selling books or antiques. It certainly is a distinctive row of shops and well worth a visit if in central London. I certainly recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Colin E
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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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1 December 2017|
Response from TumbleweedsTraveller | Reviewed this property |
11.30-5.30 It is a very special shop. Make sure you visit. Hope your London adventure continues! Safe travels!