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Cecil Court: Tours & Tickets

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Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently were in London and had the pleasure to visit the wonderful bookstore "Bryars & Bryars" on Cecil Court. They had an amazing collection of rare books and maps. The owner, Tim Bryars, was so knowledgeable and allowed us to look...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 9 August 2019

This is supposed to be the inspiration for Dragon Alley - guess what - it was the INSPIRATION not a copy of it. It pre-dates potter and has a glory of it's own. Easy to get to and interesting when open and not covered in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jim m
Reviewed 19 April 2019

If your a Harry Potter fan your in for a big disappointment. The tour guide said Cecil Court was the inspiration for Diagon Alley. Well you need a vivid imagination for that. This Edwardian street is 400 years latter than the medieval street portrayed in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank priorytom34
Reviewed 30 March 2019

I must have walked past this street dozens of times. Absolutely book heaven - it's my great hope that someone gives me an entire day just to wallow from bookstore to bookstore. Overwhelmed with the choice, I grabbed a couple of books but really wanted...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jo H
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

A precious jewelry store with a selection of one of a kind costume jewelry. The owner is funny and witty. The customer service is excellent. The prices are reasonable and I recommend this place to anyone visiting London.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank satorotas
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

This pedestrianised alley is olde London and is atmospheric. There are many interesting shops selling books, maps, prints, art and antiques. Quality is generally high. My favourite is Christopher St James who sells super quality costume jewellery at very reasonable prices.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

If you are a book lover, you need to go there. Easy to find, close to trafalger square up to the charing cross road towards Piccadilly; It is a small side street that connects charing cross road with St-Martins Lane. You will love it as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank catullevirgile
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Walked all over and was so excited to happen upon this place. Didn’t even knew we found it, it was so UNLIKE diagonal alley. Looking forward to other “diagonal alleys” in future London visits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ShannonM339
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This little street filled with small independent stores, which makes it a refreshing change from the standardised stores of the nearby Leicester Square. Most of the stores sell high end and sometimes rare books. There's also shops selling stamps, medals, antiques, rare prints and painting.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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1 December 2017|
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11.30-5.30 It is a very special shop. Make sure you visit. Hope your London adventure continues! Safe travels!