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Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Road

Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT
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Email: See Department List below

Opening hours
Friday 19th August 2022: Transport strikes9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday to Saturday9:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday11:30am to 6:00pm (first 30 minutes browsing only)
The Café at FoylesService begins as the store opens and The Café closes 30mins before Foyles closing time
Bank Holidays9:00am to 8:00pm

About This Bookstore


How To Find Us

The nearest Underground station to Foyles is Tottenham Court Road, which is on the Central line and the Northern line. Alternatively Leicester Square, which is on the Northern and Piccadilly lines, is a 5 minute walk from the shop.

 

Our Flagship Bookshop

The new Foyles flagship at 107 Charing Cross Road houses a range of over 200,000 different titles on four miles (6.5km) of shelves - the equivalent of lining one bank of the Thames with books from Battersea Power Station to the Tower of London. With 37,000 square feet of retail space, spread across eight alternating foot-plates over four floors, it is the largest bookshop to have opened in the UK so far this century. Alongside books, we have a wide range of gifts and stationery, printed music, classical music CDs and Classic and World DVDs as well as Ray's Jazz, Grant & Cutler Foreign Languages, a Cafe and an Auditorium. An impressive full height central atrium and large windows fill the space with natural light, while the layout allows for easy navigation and the serendipitous discovery of new books.

While the new shop was being built, we ran a competition with ten illustrators from Central Saint Martins to create illustrations for a large-scale building wrap to cover the new building while it was under construction. Artist Rebecca Hendin's entry was selected, commissioned and on the facade of the building until late last year. In January 2015, we were delighted to hear that her design had been awarded bronze in the advertising category of the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Awards.

Foyles, which was founded in 1903 by brothers William and Gilbert Foyle, first opened on Charing Cross Road in 1906 and moved to its location at 113-119 Charing Cross Road in 1929. Declared by William Foyle to be 'the world's first purpose-built bookshop', it quickly became one of the capital's most well-known literary landmarks. William's daughter, Christina, built friendships with some of the leading writers of the time and pioneered bookshop author events, beginning a lecture series in the 1920s and founding the famous Foyles Literary Luncheons in 1930. The move to 107 Charing Cross Road in June 2014 marks a new chapter for our world-renowned, family-owned bookshop.

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.
 

Store Departments

To contact one of our departments, please use the alphabetical list below.

Store Departments

Ancient History/Archaeology/Civilisations - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Art/Architecture - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Atlases/Maps/Travel - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Audiobooks - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
Bestsellers - Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7437 5660 [email protected]
Biography Titles are shelved in related department -
Biology - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Business - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Cafe - Floor 5 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3207 [email protected]
Chemistry - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Children's Books & Gifts - Lower Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3204 [email protected]
Classical Music/CDs & DVDs - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Computing - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Cookery/Food & Drink - Lower Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3204 [email protected]
Crime Fiction/True Crime - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
Design - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Dictionaries - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
DIY - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Drama/ Plays / Theatre - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
DVDs - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Earth Sciences/Geography - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Economics - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Education - Lower Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3204 [email protected]
EFL/English Language - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Engineering/Technology - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Fiction/Literature/Literary Criticism/Poetry - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
Film - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Foreign Languages/Grant & Cutler - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Gallery - Floor 5 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 3206 2603 [email protected]
Gardening - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Gender/Sexuality/GLBT - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Geography/Earth Sciences - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Gifts/Cards/Stationery - Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 5660 n/a
Graphic Novels/Manga - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
Health - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
History/Politics/Current Affairs - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Horror Fiction - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
Humanities - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Humour - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
Jazz/Ray's Jazz - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3205 [email protected]
Law - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Linguistics - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Literature/Literary Criticism/Fiction - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
London Guides and City Writing - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
London History - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Management - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Manga/Graphic Novels - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
Maps/Atlases/Travel - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Mathematics - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
MBS (Mind, Body & Spirit) - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Medical - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 [email protected]
Military History - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Modern History/Politics - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Music Books/Printed or Sheet Music - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Natural History - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Pets - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Philosophy - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Photography - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Physics - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Plays/Theatre/Film - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Poetry/Poetry Criticism - Floor 1 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3265 [email protected]
Politics/Current Affairs - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Popular Medicine - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Popular Music - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Popular Science - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Printed Music - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Psychiatry - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3247 [email protected]
Psychology - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Ray's Jazz - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3205 [email protected]
Reference Children's - Lower Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3204 [email protected]
Reference General - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Religion/Theology - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Sheet Music - Floor 2 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Sport/Puzzles/Games/Hobbies - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Teaching Resources/Education - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Technology/Engineering - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]
Textbooks/KS1,2&3/GCSE/A-Level - Lower Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3204 [email protected]
Transport - Floor 3 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3241 [email protected]
Travel/Maps/Atlases - Lower Ground Floor Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3228 [email protected]
Veterinary Medicine - Floor 4 Tel: 00 44 (0) 20 7440 3248 [email protected]

Upcoming Events

Summer 2022: Pirate Treasure Hunt Summer 2022: Pirate Treasure Hunt
29th July 2022 9am - 28th August 2022 6pm | 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Follow our characters' clues and find the hidden treasure!

Summer 2022: Unicorn Making Workshop Summer 2022: Unicorn Making Workshop
24th August 2022 - 12 Noon Children's Event, Free Event

Learn how to make and design a unicorn as we read the new Jodie Lancet-Grant book, 'The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures'

Lynne Tillman in Conversation with Claire-Louise Bennett Lynne Tillman in Conversation with Claire-Louise Bennett
24th August 2022 7pm - 8:30pm | 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

The author comes to Foyles to discuss her masterful body of work and to celebrate the re-release of Haunted Houses by Peninsula Press

Ottessa Moshfegh in Conversation with David Sedaris Ottessa Moshfegh in Conversation with David Sedaris
29th August 2022 7pm - 8:30pm | 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Ottessa Moshfegh joins us to discuss Lapvona, her medieval tale of hypocrisy, power, and savagery, with much-loved humourist and writer, David Sedaris

Hernan Diaz in Conversation with Alex Peake-Tomkinson Hernan Diaz in Conversation with Alex Peake-Tomkinson
30th August 2022 7pm - 8:30pm | 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

The author of a novel that's taken America by storm, Hernan Diaz visits Foyles to discuss his Booker-longlisted work about money, old New York, and the stories that make up our world

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