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Road, London W 1 Charing Cross, London SW1A 2DR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on Old Compton Street, just off Charing Cross Road, and we really fell in love with the entire area. It's to the centre of everything- Carnaby Street and Oxford Street above; Covent Garden, Chinatown and the Thames below. There are also lots of...More

Thank jessmurphy99
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This Street is the meeting point or near meeting point of so many areas including piccadily and Trafalgar. Good restaurants and quick shops make this a must visit. Great transport links too.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Along and adjacent to Charing Cross road, there are lots and lots of bars and restaurants, several theatres hosting well known shows and interesting shops. You can start at Trafalgar Square and head North past Leicester Square and Chinatown to the left, and Covent Garden...More

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Charing Cross is a junction in London where six separate routes meet. It's quaint side street area contains a wide variety of eateries and quirky shops. There's plenty to see and do, and dining for many different styles and tastes.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Restaurants, shops and theatres, but not as many book stores as there were in its glory days (my main reason for visiting this street!), but still worth a wander about. I particularly enjoyed "Any amount of books" and of course had to go into Foyles...More

Thank Lissel A
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Exciting location in the middle of West End/Theatreland. Worth exploring and checking out the side streets for interesting shops or places to eat. My favourite side street is Cecil Court for various model and book shops.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Charing Cross Road is one of the most exciting streets in London! Full of fascinating architecture, tons of delicious restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and theatres. Unmissable

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

A great street for the buzz. Take some time to look at the shops of the east side between st martins in the field and Cambridge Circus, some absolute gems. People forget how much there is here as it’s used as a commuter passage.

Thank mlharvey86
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Not finding an individual listing for above currency exchange, we are using Charing Cross Road as entry. Unless you are desperate for pounds, walk miles anywhere, to Bloomsbury, to Oxford Road Marks and Spencer, to the Embankment etc, but avoid this particular exchange bureau. It's...More

Thank mnng1222
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This street is coming back to life now that the development of Crossrail is coming to a conclusion. It looks like it's about to take a major step forward as a rail hub at the centre of the city.

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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Response from PrestonGuild | Reviewed this property |
Foyles is still there but not as quirky as it used to be which may be a good thing.