Books About Town: City Trail

 
 

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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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Underground Stations

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Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
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 £63  40% 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 £60  35% off
    St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 7 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £120  42% off
    30 Greville Street, EC1N | 8 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Atelier EC1 by BridgeStreet is a new five star, environmentally friendly apartment development based in the heart of Londons thriving Jewellery Quarter, near the City of ... More
     
     
     
     
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    English National Ballet: Lest We Forget
    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 8th to 12th Sep 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, City, London EC1R | 8 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Following a successful first showing at the Barbican in spring last year, the English National Ballet's "clever mix of experiment and accessibility" (The Guardian), Lest We ...More
     
     
     
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    London Latin Collective Presents
    London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 30th August 2015 - 9.30pm-6am
    Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, N1 | 11 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Four rooms of DJs playing salsa max, viva Cuba, zouk central & Bachata rosa, plus dance demonstrations featuring Vito and Stefania, Alex Rasero & Ewelina Gluchowska, ...More
     
     
     
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    The Railway Children
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th December 2014 to 3rd January 2016
    King's Cross Railway Station, Euston Road, N1 | 13 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now arriving at King's Cross Theatre. E Nesbitt's classic tale ...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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    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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    Sadler's Wells
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... 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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    House of Detention
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... More
     
     
     
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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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    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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    Little Bay
    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    171 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Little Bay is pure theatre, like stepping into the Moulin Rouge in its heyday or finding yourself in a 1920s speakeasy, candlelit and avant-garde. You half ... More
     
     
     
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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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    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 8 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
     
     
     
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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Career Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 9 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... 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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    Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 8 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
     
     
     
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    The Eagle
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    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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    Bleeding Heart Bistro
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 8 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
     
     
     
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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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    Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
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    The Foundling Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes from Books About Town: City Trail
    The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
     
     
     

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