Rays Jazz At Foyles, London

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updated on 20 September 2019

Opening Times

SundaySu
11:30 – 18:00
MondayMo
09:30 – 21:00
TuesdayTu
09:30 – 21:00
WednesdayWe
09:30 – 21:00
ThursdayTh
09:30 – 21:00
FridayFr
09:30 – 21:00
SaturdaySa
09:30 – 21:00
Closed.
Opens in  5 min.
5 min

Official Data

Official Name
W. & G. FOYLE LIMITED
Reg. office address
203 - 206 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD, London, Greater London
Company Number
00945131
SIC Code
47610 - Retail sale of books in specialised stores
Date of Incorporation
1969
Company Type
Private Limited Company
Previous addresses
107 107 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DT England
113-119 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0EB

Description

Largest range of Books from the widest range of genres, FREE delivery to all Foyles stores & in the UK, specialist books, sheet music, signed copies and events.


Company description
Foyles Now Foyles is a renowned, even legendary award-winning independent bookstore with a long history, see below. Our stores reflect their local markets, but are always noted for their range of Fiction, the Arts and Children's books in particular as well as our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our largest and best known store is our five-storey Charing Cross Road branch which is famous for covering every specialism and now includes the largest Foreign Language selection in the UK, as well as Sheet Music, Classical and Jazz Music on CD and Vinyl, and a DVD department. Going across all our stores and the website, Foyles has a popular and rewarding loyalty scheme called Foyalty, and Gift Cards which can be spent and bought in store and online. The Early Years In 1903, teenage brothers William and Gilbert Foyle failed their civil service exams and took out an ad in a periodical to re-sell their textbooks.
Receiving many enquiries, they quickly saw an opportunity, procured more textbooks, sold them on at a profit and what was to become the 'world's greatest bookshop' was born. Their turnover in the first year was £10 but nothing could dispel their conviction that their venture would make them their fortunes. In 1904 they moved to Cecil Court - to what was then the home of the infant British film industry and still houses a large number of second-hand bookshops - and took on their first assistant, who promptly absconded with the day's takings. Their second assistant joined in 1905 and stayed with the company till his retirement in the 1950s.
By 1906 the business had become so substantial that the brothers moved to their first premises at 135 Charing Cross Road and immediately proclaimed themselves the largest educational booksellers in London. Business steadily increased and a move down the road to larger premises at 121 Charing Cross Road, on the corner of Manette Street, soon followed. Business continued during the First World War with William taking sole responsibil
Keywords:
Cafe, Bookshop, Bookstore, Music Store, Music Shop, Coffee & Tea Shops, Music DVDs, Jazz Music, Music and DVD's, Music & DVDs, Musical Equipment, Musical Accessories, Local Business, Shopping & Retail, Photography, Gifts, Book Publishing, Musical Instruments, Gallery, Cozy, Christmas, Discount, Friendly Staff, Music Gear, Presents, Christmas Gifts, Quiet, Reserve, Spacious, Free Postage, The Sun, Foyle, Bohemian, Jazz & Blues, Ray's Jazz, Foyalty Card, Publishing Houses
Products
Books, Books Online, Coffee, Cakes, Art, Tea, Scones, Pastry, Tea & Coffee
Services
Takeaway, Seating Area, Free Delivery
Facilities
Good for Working, Free WiFi
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Foyles is a large bookshop over five floors. You can find there lots of different books.This store established in 1906 and you can enjoy to listen to music in Ray's Jazz Café and relax in a café or visit an art gallery included.
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