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Foyles Bookshop

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Address: 113 - 119 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EB, England
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Soho's 100 year old eclectic bookstore.

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Books @ tiered heaven

There are not many books that you won't find at Foyles. The staff is helpful and knowledgable. Time seems to evaporate in this bookstore. The top floor offers a very good café and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
marklaura2015
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are not many books that you won't find at Foyles. The staff is helpful and knowledgable. Time seems to evaporate in this bookstore. The top floor offers a very good café and exhibition space. We enjoyed the present exhibition.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Foyles is fun, fabulous, faultless. I have never yet gone in wanting any kind of book. however obscure, and failed to find it. Trouble is, I always find about a million more that I also want. The sections are well set out, well organised, and entice you with more of what you want. Clean toilets and an excellent cafe, too.

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Dover
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love this shop. It is not just a book shop, it's an experience. Love to go here whenever we are in town and just browse all the latest books. Managed to pick up a couple of books that had been reduced, good value and, hopefully, a good read. The shop is light, bright and airy with a lovely... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 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.

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Thank Bruno S
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 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 

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London, UK
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 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.

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Thank Gakeitse
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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

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Thank streakey
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 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 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

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 

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