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  • 107 Charing Cross Rd. Map It
  • Soho
  • Books/Stationery
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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1903 by the Foyle brothers after they failed the Civil Service exam, this family-owned bookstore is in a 1930s art-deco building, once the home of the legendary art college Central Saint Martins. Foyles carries almost every title imaginable on its 4 miles of bookshelves. One of London's best sources for textbooks and the United Kingdom's largest retailer of foreign language titles, Foyles also stocks everything from popular fiction to military history, sheet music, medical tomes, graphic novels, and handsome illustrated fine arts books. It also offers the store-within-a-store Ray's Jazz (one of London's better outlets for music) and a cool café. Foyles has branches in the Southbank Centre, St. Pancras International train station (the Eurostar's U.K. terminus), Waterloo station, and the Westfield shopping centers in Shepherd's Bush and Stratford.

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107 Charing Cross Rd., London, WC2H 0EB, England

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Published 08/18/2015


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