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Cecil Court

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What people say

"It’s no wonder the street’s nickname is “Booksellers’ Row”. Cecil Court feels like a hidden gem, lined with about 20 secondhand bookshops and antiquarian shops, all selling a piece of unique history. Cecil Court is located near Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, making it a super pit-stop at the West End. Psst. some connect Cecil Court to the Harry Potter universe saying that Diagon Alley, the magical shopping district in J.K. Rowling’s series, was inspired by the street."
"This is actually a street with multiple stores on it, but it's famed as a historic literary street lined with old stores on either side. A great starting point if you're looking for something lesser known and very quintessentially British. "
"Cecil Court is often compared to Diagon Alley."

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