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Foyles Bookshop Launches New Grotto for 2017


Thursday, 7 December, 2017

Press Release
For Immediate Release





Foyles, Charing Cross Road are delighted today to launch ticket sales for their brand new Christmas Grotto experience.

At this exciting new grotto experience, children can enjoy a magical festive visit to the city's leading bookstore for just £20, with adults visiting for free.

Families will be met by our team of friendly elves who will get them in the mood for a Christmas treat, before taking them to meet the inimitable Spruce Bruce the singing Christmas tree! Bruce is a unique animatronic singing Christmas tree, as seen last Christmas on TFI Friday. After he has lead the children in song, there's more fun and games with the elves, before each family is taken one by one for a private meet and greet with Santa Claus himself.

Foyles, Charing Cross Road have provided Santa with books for all children visiting the grotto, to make sure each child gets a gorgeous early Christmas gift.

Ruby Padwick, Sales and Events Hire Manager at Foyles, Charing Cross Road said: "We're so excited to be bringing a full scale Christmas experience to the store this year; it's the perfect addition to our Winter events programme and will encourage children and families to get into reading in a thoroughly festive fashion!"

Tickets are limited, and on sale now at




Media enquiries, ticket requests for competitions and giveaways and all other enquiries should be directed to

Notes to editors


Foyles, the world-famous bookseller, is a destination for book lovers. Its stores are noted for their friendly and knowledgeable staff, extensive range of books, beautiful design and digital innovations.More than just a bookshop, Foyles isa culturaland socialhub offering exclusive events and signings with bestselling authors, children's creative activities, book clubs, debates and live music.

Founded in 1903 by two brothers, Foyles is still an independent and family-owned business.
As well as the flagship store on Charing Cross Road, Foyles has London bookshops at the Royal Festival Hall, Westfield Stratford City and London Waterloo Station. It also has branches in Cabot Circus, Bristol, Bond Street, Chelmsford, and Grand Central, Birmingham.

The Foyles website also has half a million books for sale, with live stock availability from all its bookshops and details of upcoming events.

Opening Times:

  • Foyles' flagship store is at 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT, Tel: 020 7437 5660 Fax: 020 7434 1574. Opening hours are: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 9pm; Sunday 11.30am* - 6.00pm (*11.30am - 12.00pm browsing only), The Cafe closes 30 minutes before the shop


  • Foyles London Waterloo Station is at Unit 22, Lower Concourse, London Waterloo Station, London, SE1 8SW.Opening hours areMonday to Saturday 7am to 9.30pm; Sunday 9am to 8pm


  • Foyles Royal Festival Hall, is at Southbank Centre, London, SE18XX. It is open daily from 10am to10pm


  • Foyles at Westfield Stratford City is at Unit 74-75 Lower Ground Floor, The Arcade, Westfield Stratford City, London, E20 1EH. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 9pm; Saturdays from 9am to 9pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm


  • Foyles Grand Central, Birmingham is at Unit 2A Grand Central, Birmingham, B2 4BF. Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 9am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm


  • Foyles Cabot Circus, Bristol is at Brigstowe Street,Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BH.Opening hours are Monday- Saturday 10 am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm


  • Foyles Chelmsford is at 86 Bond Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1GH. Opening hours are Monday - Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10.30am to 4pm