Surely a treat for the bibliophiles, the Charing Cross Road is famous for all sorts of specialist and second-hand bookshops. Science, fiction, crime, romance, horror; you can lay your hands on just any kind of books. Especially, the section from Leicester Square tube station to Cambridge Circus houses specialist shops such as the Zwemmer's. With the famed Foyles to the antiquarian booksellers, this is the hub of literary London. You will find more generalist shops at the top section from Cambridge Circus including the Blackwell's and Border's. The music shops on the Denmark Street or the Tin Pan Alley are definitely worth a visit, especially the ones like Astoria. The Charing Cross road is also home to St Martins College as well as a number of theatres.
Charing Cross Road is where you will find the site of the Leaky Cauldron in J K Rowling's popular Harry Potter Series. Interestingly, the pub attracts a lot of magical folk and provides housing well. Radisson Edwardian Mountbatten, Radisson Edwardian Hampshire and Thistle Piccadilly are some of the famous hotels around, while Gaby's, Pizza Hut and The Ivy are some of the eating joints to visit. You can also spend an evening at Phoenix theatre, the Wyndhams theatre or the Garrick theatre. To access, the nearest underground station to the Charing Cross Road is Leicester Square, about 3 minutes to the South.
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