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Cecil Court

Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London, England
+44 20 7836 8880
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Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London, England
Covent Garden
+44 20 7836 8880
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a fascinating pedestrianised Court in the heart of the West End, and quintessentially English. The shopfronts are quaint and you could browse for hours here looking for old maps, books, 'objets d'art' and other curios. It is only a short walk from Covent...More

4  Thank WMIM
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Antiquarians, possibility to get printed music memorabilia (as programmes, sheet music, magazines) from the 60s and 70s, great for beautiful books as for example early Beatrix Potter editions, folio editions of Oscar Wilde's tales, but also something you can buy as souvenier as some...More

2  Thank Penny L
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Cecil Court is a quaint lane, a pedestrian street tucked between the hustle and bustle of Charing Cross Rd. and St. Martin’s Lane, a stone’s throw from Trafalgar and Leceister Square. It’s filled with all manner of book shops each with a particular specialty –...More

1  Thank William T
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A fun little alley but really suffers from loss of Tracey Brett. She was quite a charactor and one of my favorite stops when in London. She's now just online at Talenabrett.com (Notions Antiquaria). Good stuff but I miss her cranky self.

1  Thank Georg P
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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