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Books About Town: City TrailTake a pew alongside Bridget Jones on a painted bench as you search for 15 Books About Town benches on the City Trail of this summer-long initiative which celebrates London's literary characters. Themes include 'That's not my meerkat', beloved of small children, 'Mary Poppins', 'Fever Pitch', and 'Peter Pan' which can all be found in the shadow of the great St Paul's Cathedral. While looking for the book benches you'll take in some of London's most iconic City sites from St Paul's to glimpses of the original Roman settlement of Londinium. One of four Books About Town trails to explore this summer, the three trails are the Greenwich Trail, Bloomsbury Trail, and the Riverside Trail which takes Thames views along the South Bank including City Hall and the Globe.

 

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Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
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Farringdon Tube Station
 
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Railway Stations

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Bowling Green Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £57  23% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  32% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 5 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  38% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 7 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
 
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Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th March to 31st July 2016
Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, EC2P | Same location as Books About Town: City Trail
For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 he was given unprecedented access to ...More
 
 
 
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Patrick Alan's Righteous Ten Press
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 22nd May to 28th August 2016 - 7pm-1am
The Piano Works, 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
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Bar's Got Talent
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 16th May to 5th September 2016 - 6pm
The Piano Works, 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue that presents soul, funk, R&B and ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books About Town: City Trail
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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 1 minute from Books About Town: City Trail
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c . 1850. ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Books About Town: City Trail
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ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
 
 
 
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
 
 
 
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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Rango's Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
59 Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Quality Chop House
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
94 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
The Victorian warehouses and industrial buildings of Farringdon have been restored to their former glory, but these days the locals are more likely to be bankers ... More
 
 
 
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The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without the ... More
 
 
 
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City of London Student Support
London > Education > Career Services
Education Service, PO Box 270, Guildhall, Clerkenwell, London EC2P | Same location as Books About Town: City Trail
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Books About Town: City Trail
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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Locomotion Fitness & Leisure Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
1 King's Cross Road, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Public Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without the ... More
 
 
 
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The Easton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
22 Easton Street, Clerkenwell, London WC1X0DS | 2 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Freezing cold and slightly wet, we took shelter in this welcoming pub for a bite to eat... but they practically had to roll us out of ... More
 
 
 
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The Coach & Horses
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Although the excellent food is the main attraction here that doesn't mean the beers aren't important too. A choice of Young's Special, Fuller's London Pride, Adnam's ... More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
 
 
 
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
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7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 7 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
"Restaurateurs the world over could learn a thing or two from Jason Atherton when it comes to what makes a great restaurant bar," says ... More
 
 
 
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Holiday Inn Kings Cross
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kings Cross Rd, King's Cross, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
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The Newsroom, Archive and Visitor Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
60 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwel, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
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Crypt on the Green
London > Business > Venue Hire
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake
Dance | Until 10th August 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Books About Town: City Trail

Yuri Grigorovich's adaptation of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's celebrated 1895 production, set to Tchaikovsky's score....More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Books About Town: City Trail

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Books About Town: City Trail

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Books About Town: City Trail

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Books About Town: City Trail

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Books About Town: City Trail

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Books About Town: City Trail

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Books About Town: City Trail

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Books About Town: City Trail

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Books About Town: City Trail

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
 
 
 
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