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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 June 29, 2018

Convenient thoroughfare between Charing Cross Road and St Martin's Lane. Enjoy browsing in the book and hobby shops.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I used to love visiting Cecil Court when in London due to the exciting, independent and interesting shops. However I've passed through the court a couple of times recently and I'm aghast at how it's changed. Groups of loud people drinking outside the shops late...More

1  Thank Jayne H
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Regular theatre goers and visitors to the area, we have been browsing up and down Cecil Court on many occasions. If your speciality is the theatre, ballet, coins, stamps or ephemera generally, this for you. It is amazing how many of the shops have kept...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Cecil Court lies just off the Charing Cross Rd, and is a find. Once in this little alley of shops for the purveyor of old and ancient, time stands still. Believe it or not, this little gem of an Arcadia has been under threat for...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed February 11, 2018

My very belated review: I was in London in summer 2015, exploring the shops in Cecil Court and the window of Christopher St. James' shop stopped me in my tracks. It was a stunning display of elaborate jewelry, tiaras, necklaces, brooches - staggeringly beautiful. I...More

1  Thank lanorte1
Reviewed January 29, 2018

i have visited Cecil Court several times, most recently a few weeks ago. It's a short street near Leicester Square and the theatre district. It's a street of small shops, many of them book stores. Some stores offer items related to theatre, music, art, and...More

Thank richardcarvel
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Notwithstanding a Chipotle at the St Martins Lane end of Cecil Court, the other shops seem to be independent books mainly selling books or antiques. It certainly is a distinctive row of shops and well worth a visit if in central London. I certainly recommend...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed July 9, 2017

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

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed June 28, 2017 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 June 1, 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
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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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December 1, 2017|
Response from TumbleweedsTraveller | Reviewed this property |
11.30-5.30 It is a very special shop. Make sure you visit. Hope your London adventure continues! Safe travels!