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Cecil Court

Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London, England
+44 20 7836 8880
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“book shops” (7 reviews)
“short street” (3 reviews)
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Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Gail S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank lanorte1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank richardcarvel
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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

Thank Colin E
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This short alleyway has some incredible one-off shops. The landlord here is more concerned with the quality of tenant than maximising their rent by selling out to the numerous chains you find around Covent Garden for instance. Come here for high end books, prints and...More

1  Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

If you like antiquarian books, this is the short road for you. Several shops covering a good range of second hand and antiquarian books, prints along with a couple of antique and collectible shops.

Thank Clivel_98
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

THOUGHTS OF THE TUMBLEWEEDS TRAVELLER.... London is blessed with hundreds of streets and laneways. If you look hard enough you will find each provides the visitor with a unique story. Cecil Court sits alone as a Victorian laneway master piece. It provides the visitor with...More

Thank TumbleweedsTraveller
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful little alley with unique artisan, antiquarian and literary shops, all on an intimate scale.

1  Thank DrakeBaer
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The meeting of Christopher St James was an experience I'll never forget. What an amazingly talented man with so many stories to tell. His jewellery was the thing that drew my daughter and I into this shop. Just dazzling!!! I ended up buying a Josephine...More

2  Thank Roz P
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love this pedestrian street lined with book shops, music shops, and a couple of antique stores. The book shops all specialize in the owner's personal taste (one is mostly devotes to Lewis Carroll's works) with some first editions, signed copies and quite a few...More

2  Thank GayeS545
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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
...More
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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!
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