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Charing Cross Road

Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB

Tel: See Department List below
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7434 1574
Email: See Department List below

Opening hours
Monday - Saturday9.30am - 9.00pm
Sundays11.30am* - 6.00pm (*11.30am - 12.00pm browsing only)
EasterGood Friday, 18 April, 9.30am - 9.00pm; Easter Saturday, 19 April, 9.30am - 9.00pm; Easter Sunday, 20 April, CLOSED; Easter Monday, 21 April, 11am - 8pm

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Winner - The 100 best shops in London - BooksYou can check stock availability in all our branches online by using our Search and then checking the Click & Collect availability displayed on each product.A green tick means is it is in stock at at least one branch. Click the Buy - Select Store button to see which stores and at what quantity.

Foyles is delighted to have been voted Time Out's number 1 London Bookshop! We appear at number 16 on the capital's best stores too.

Orientation - The regeneration of Tottenham Court Road Underground station for Crossrail means that getting to Foyles is slightly more complicated than just walking down Charing Cross Road at the moment. To help you find us, here are a map and some instructions. A larger and print friendly version of the map can be found here.

Crossrail Map

We recommend leaving the station by exit number four * the bottom right exit on the map. You then just need to walk a little way along New Oxford Street until you're past Centrepoint (the tall office block) and turn right down the Charing Cross Road Diversion * the road has hoardings on the right blocking off the building site. This leads straight back to Charing Cross Road and Foyles is another 50m along on the opposite side of the road.

Alternatively, you can come via Leicester Square (on the Northern and Piccadilly lines), which has exits onto Charing Cross Road and is only five minutes' walk away (north, in the opposite direction to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery).

 

 

You may have heard the news that, in 2014, we're moving next door to 107 Charing Cross Road. To find out more about our plans, and to let us know what you think and what you'd like to see in our new shop, click here.

 

Foyles at Charing Cross

Our flagship store

We are Europe’s largest bookshop* with 5 floors and more than 200,000 titles in stock plus a wide range of gifts and stationery, magazines, printed music, classical music CDs and Classic and World DVDs as well as Ray’s Jazz Music and Books, Grant & Cutler Foreign Languages, the Cafe and a Gallery and events space.

Though founded in 1903, Foyles didn’t arrive on the Charing Cross Road until 1906, from where we quickly became the most celebrated bookshop in the world, famed for our breadth of range and in later years for the complexity of the Foyles experience, from trouble finding the book you wanted amongst our vast stockholding, to the legendary chit payment system. Following the death in 1999 of the indomitable Christina Foyle, we underwent a full refurbishment completed in 2004, which re-established us as London’s leading bookshop.

Children's DepartmentWe employ more than 80 expert booksellers who will be happy to offer any help or advice you may need. Whilst these days most bookshops are stocked by books bought centrally from head office and distributed across the chain, at Foyles our heads of department are also our buyers, so they truly are experts in their stock and subjects.

You can find out more about the history of Foyles here.

In 2011 Foyles were extremely proud to acquire the business of Grant & Cutler and welcomed them to our flagship store and our website. Established in 1936, Grant & Cutler are the UK's largest foreign language bookseller. For the full story click here.

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See our Children's 'Book Bug' recommendations!

 

 

 

Store Departments

Get lost in a good bookshop or find the department you're looking using our alphabetical list below with Floor level and contact details. Or choose from a list of Departments by Floor or a Geographical Store Map to download or print.

We stock a range of around 400 magazines across a huge range of of topics: click here to see a complete list.

Store Departments
Accounting, Basement Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3231 business@foyles.co.uk
Ancient History/Archaeology/Civilisations, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 Archaeology@foyles.co.uk
Art/Architecture, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 art@foyles.co.uk
Atlases/Maps/Travel, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 travel@foyles.co.uk
Audiobooks, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Bestsellers, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Biography - see Popular Biography 0 None
Biology, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 technical@foyles.co.uk
Business, Basement Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3231 business@foyles.co.uk
Cafe, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3207 cafe@foyles.co.uk
Chemistry, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 technical@foyles.co.uk
Children's Books & Gifts, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3232 childrens@foyles.co.uk
Classical Music/CDs & DVDs, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3205 classical@foyles.co.uk
Computing, Basement Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3249 computing@foyles.co.uk
Cookery/Food & Drink, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3240 lifestyle@foyles.co.uk
Crime Fiction/True Crime, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Design, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 art@foyles.co.uk
Dictionaries, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3258 efl@foyles.co.uk
DIY, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3240 lifestyle@foyles.co.uk
Drama/Film/Plays/Theatre, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3232 film@foyles.co.uk
DVDs, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3205 rays@foyles.co.uk
Earth Sciences/Geography, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 technical@foyles.co.uk
Economics, Basement Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3231 business@foyles.co.uk
Education, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3203 education@foyles.co.uk
EFL/English Language, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 efl@foyles.co.uk
Engineering/Technology, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 technical@foyles.co.uk
Fiction/Literature/Literary Criticism/Poetry, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Food & Drink/Cookery, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3240 lifestyle@foyles.co.uk
Foreign Languages/Grant & Cutler, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 languages@foyles.co.uk
Gallery, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 3206 2603 gallery@foyles.co.uk
Gardening, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3240 lifestyle@foyles.co.uk
Gender/Sexuality/GLBT, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 gendersexuality@foyles.co.uk
General Enqiries Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7437 5660 customerservices@foyles.co.uk
Geography/Earth Sciences, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 technical@foyles.co.uk
Gifts/Cards/Stationery, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 n/a
Grant & Cutler/Languages, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3258 languages@foyles.co.uk
Graphic Novels/Manga, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Health, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3240 lifestyle@foyles.co.uk
History/Politics/Current Affairs, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 history@foyles.co.uk
Horror Fiction, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Humanities, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 pps@foyles.co.uk
Humour, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Jazz/Ray's Jazz, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3205 rays@foyles.co.uk
Law, Basement Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3231 law@foyles.co.uk
Linguistics, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3258 efl@foyles.co.uk
Literature/Literary Criticism/Fiction, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
London, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 travel@foyles.co.uk
Management, Basement Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3231 business@foyles.co.uk
Manga/Graphic Novels, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Maps/Atlases/Travel, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 travel@foyles.co.uk
Maths, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 maths@foyles.co.uk
MBS (Mind Body & Spirit), Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 pps@foyles.co.uk
Medicine/Medical Equipment/Nursing, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3269 medical@foyles.co.uk
Military History, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3242 military@foyles.co.uk
Modern History/Politics, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 history@foyles.co.uk
Music Books/Printed or Sheet Music, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 music@foyles.co.uk
Natural History, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 nathist@foyles.co.uk
Nursing/Medicine/Medical Instruments, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3269 medical@foyles.co.uk
Pets, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3240 lifestyle@foyles.co.uk
Philosophy, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 pps@foyles.co.uk
Photography, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 art@foyles.co.uk
Physics, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 maths@foyles.co.uk
Plays/Theatre/Film, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3232 film@foyles.co.uk
Poetry/Poetry Criticism, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 fiction@foyles.co.uk
Politics/Current Affairs/Modern History, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 history@foyles.co.uk
Popular Biography - titles are kept in related departments 0 none
Popular Medicine, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3240 lifestyle@foyles.co.uk
Popular Music, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 music@foyles.co.uk
Popular Science, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 maths@foyles.co.uk
Printed Music, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 music@foyles.co.uk
Psychiatry, basement Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3269 medical@foyles.co.uk
Psychology, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 pps@foyles.co.uk
Ray's Jazz, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3205 rays@foyles.co.uk
Reference Children's, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3232 childrens@foyles.co.uk
Reference General, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3258 efl@foyles.co.uk
Religion/Theology, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 pps@foyles.co.uk
Sheet Music, Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 music@foyles.co.uk
Sport/Puzzles/Games/Hobbies, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3251 sport@foyles.co.uk
Teaching Resources/Education, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3203 education@foyles.co.uk
Technology/Engineering, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 technical@foyles.co.uk
Textbooks/KS1,2&3/GCSE/A-Level, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3203 education@foyles.co.uk
Theology/Religion, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3245 pps@foyles.co.uk
Transport, Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 transport@foyles.co.uk
Travel/Maps/Atlases, Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 travel@foyles.co.uk
Veterinary Medicine, Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3269 medical@foyles.co.uk

Upcoming Events View all Events »

Sam Watts Octet Sam Watts Octet
24th April 2014 6pm - 7pm | Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

The Sam Watts Octet were formed in late 2012, drawing inspiration from artists such as Tom Waits, Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, and Duke Ellington amongst others.

Uranium Quartet Uranium Quartet
30th April 2014 6pm - 7pm | Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

Russian saxophonist Zhanya Strigalev returns for another set of inspired improvisational lunacy, original composition and deconstructed standards with his changing Uranium ensemble comprised of top British jazzmen.

Launch of the new World Bookshelf Launch of the new World Bookshelf
30th April 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

Join English PEN and Foyles Bookshop for the launch of the new World Bookshelf, an online gateway to the most exciting international literature in publication with profiles of PEN award-winning books as well as news and blogs from translators around the world.

Foyles - The First 111 Years Foyles - The First 111 Years
2nd May 2014 9am - 30th May 2014 5pm | Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

At this pivotal moment for Foyles we have an irresistible opportunity to take a look back at the earlier chapters in the company's story, and as such we've delved into our archives to put together an exhibition of some of our most memorable and long-forgotten moments

Renaud Capuçon – Classical Artist Spotlight, Introducing his new Erato album Distant Light: Violin Concertos by Bach and Vasks Renaud Capuçon – Classical Artist Spotlight, Introducing his new Erato album Distant Light: Violin Concertos by Bach and Vasks
2nd May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event More Info and Tickets »

Join us in the intimate surroundings of Gallery at Foyles as Renaud Capuçon performs a short recital and discusses his remarkable career and the unique challenges of his new album.

Recent News Read all News »

Foyles Buys Grant & Cutler
21st March 2011 - 12 Midnight Foyles Marketing

Foyles announced today that it has taken over the business of Grant & Cutler, the largest foreign language bookshop in the UK.

Spring Events at Foyles Charing Cross Road
17th March 2011 - 12 Midnight Foyles Events

Foyles presents a packed spring programme of events with today's leading writers including: Costa Book of the Year award winning poet Jo Shapcott, authors Sebastian Faulks, Rose Tremain, Mark Haddon and Kate Mosse, poet Wendy Cope as well as the opportunity to meet Russia's leading crime and science fiction authors and meet Jazz legend Peter King as he launches his autobiography.

Latest Blogs Read all Blogs »

22nd January 2014 - 12 Midnight Carmelo Puglisi

Carmelo, from our Charing Cross Road branch, explores Thailand and finds that Somerset Maugham's description from the late 1920s and Alex Garland's millennial portrayal both ring true.

15th January 2014 - 12 Midnight Marion Rankine

Marion from our Charing Cross Road shop explains why the opportunity to get new discoveries into the hands of readers makes bookselling not just a job, but a vocation.

17th December 2013 - 12 Midnight Jonathan Ruppin

Our Web Editor, Jonathan Ruppin, picks his top ten fiction titles of 2013.

5th December 2013 - 12 Midnight Joanne Stapley

High Fantasy has fallen out of favour as new sub-genres have merged, but Joanne from our Charing Cross Road branch suggests that it still has much to offer those who love epic storytelling.

28th November 2013 - 12 Midnight Rhian Jones

The literary achivements of English, Scottish and Irish writers are recognised worldwide, but beyond Dylan Thomas, the literature of Wales is perhaps not so celebrated beyond its borders. Author and Foyles bookseller Rhian Jones explores the country's rich literary heritage and wealth of contemporary talent worth investigating.

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