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Foyles Bookshop

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Address: 113 - 119 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EB, England
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+44 20 7437 5660

Soho's 100 year old eclectic bookstore.

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A great bookshop

A large shop over multiple floors offering books, dvd, cd, and old records. Also some foreign films. They have an extensive range of books well organized, and staff are very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Bruno S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A large shop over multiple floors offering books, dvd, cd, and old records. Also some foreign films. They have an extensive range of books well organized, and staff are very helpful as well. A very good bookshop. Unfortunately the cafe is really slow and crowded with people just using their computers.

Thank Bruno S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ever since Foyle's took over Grant and Cutler I have been a customer. Although their foreign language section seems to be getting smaller every year, the rest of the shop is still a pleasure. The shop is large and light, with plenty of information desks so any queues are short. The staff are friendly and helpful, if not always particularly... More 

Thank Amberathena
London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the old Foyles but it was of it's time and life goes on. The 'new' shop is a positive development on the old and a real pleasure to visit, whether to browse, have coffee or attend a discussion. Long may it thrive.

Thank Gakeitse
Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of Londons most famous bookshops and is spread on many levels with such a huge range of books and knowledgeable staff who are there to help you with any request that you have

Thank streakey
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is without a doubt my favourite bookshop, spread across many floors, it has a fantastic range of books, I am particularly fond of the huge selection of language books, I can't recommend it more.

Thank MaiB1998
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, if you like books, Foyles is the place to go in London -5 full floors of books ranging from manga to text books with sections on witchcraft and books in other languages thrown in. One half of one floor has sheet music and an amazing array of classical CDs. Not as cozy and cramped as the Strand in NYC,... More 

Thank Pennymohr
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancée and I love books and our visit in February 2017 was our first time going to Foyles. The best thing is the selection - few other bookshops have the same huge selection of books on every topic. All the books are new and in English, but there were far more than in any other bookshop we've been to.... More 

Thank Bob M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Foyle's has been renovated sometime since I last visited. When I walked in I was afraid that it had been dumbed down but no: the stock is still enormous nod covers most subjects: it is just easier to find and better lit now.

Thank IrmaLiberty
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if english is not an issue , this is the place to buy books for all ages and styles 5 floors of books and all subjects

Thank Cabeleira S
Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating bookshop that has everything that you would want in a bookshop and virtually any book that you would like to find - it is on many floors so is well spread out

Thank badmintontim

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