Charing Cross Road, London

Charing Cross Road

About Charing Cross Road

Running from Trafalgar Square to St Giles' Circus, where it turns into Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross Road has a reputation for its bookshops, specialising in everything from titles on Art to science fiction and crime dramas.

Comic Showcase and Murder One books, alongside a myriad of second-hand bookshops in this area, are worth a visit.

Further down Charing Cross Road lies Denmark Street, affectionately dubbed Tin Pan Alley, which is home to a number of music shops as well as the London Astoria, an almost legendary concert venue.

Here you will also find the famous school of Fine Art, Central St Martin's, which has bred some of modern art's most influential figures such as Richard Long and Gilbert & George.

The 1986 film 84 Charing Cross Road, based on Helene Hanff's 1970 novel of the same name and starring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft, is the road's most notable moment in cinema.

Display shops and venues on Charing Cross Road