Charing Cross Road means culture.
Its literary and musical history are legendary – from the guitar shops of Denmark Street to the myriad specialist booksellers who have set up shop here over the years; from the home of Tin Pan Alley to the setting for Helen Hanff’s 84 Charing Cross Road.
Today the road remains a vibrant cultural hub. There are galleries and live venues, a multitude of theatres in any direction, cafes and restaurants, guitar shops crowded with musicians, and of course, the bookshops. Chief among these are two long-standing booksellers: Foyles, established in 1903, and Blackwell’s, founded in 1879.
We love Charing Cross Road. We want to honour its history and celebrate its future. Come and talk to us, browse our books and music, support our street and its wealth of culture and knowledge. In return, you get years of expertise while you shop and ensure that this iconic street thrives in changing times.
Charing Cross Road Fest 2012 will be the first of many events to celebrate our local community and heritage. Join us on 30th June for a multitude of talks, gigs, activities and more. And then continue to check back in, as we carry on down this road together.
Love Charing Cross Road.