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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 4TH DECEMBER 2012

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Branded as the 'Oscars of the publishing industry', the Specsavers National Book Awards is an annual event showcasing the best of British writing. The stars of the literary world will arrive for an evening aimed at celebrating the biggest sellers and the critics favourites from the previous year. The awards show is for publishers and authors and is strictly invite only, it takes place at the lavish Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, which is just opposite the iconic department store, Harvey Nichols. If you're looking for accommodation in London, take a look at our hotels near National Book Awards guide.

 

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Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Hyde Park Corner Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Victoria Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
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Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Pavilion Road NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £206  37% off
101 Knightsbridge, SW1X | 1 minute from National Book Awards
As the name suggests, this hotel is a tower block and with that you get a great view over Hyde Park from the upper floors. On ... More
 
 
 
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £102  34% off
17 Sloane Street, SW1X | 4 minutes from National Book Awards
Sloane Street is chock-a-block with designer shops, so for anyone in town for some retail therapy, this hotel is a winner. It's also home to modern ... More
 
 
 
The Levin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £186  26% off
22-24 Basil Street, SW3 | 4 minutes from National Book Awards
Occupying the perfect location in Knightsbridge - just a few yards from Harrods and Sloane Street - The Levin Hotel is the younger, more contemporary sister ... More
 
 
 
 
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Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
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Chai Wu Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X | 5 minutes from National Book Awards
An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, offers a choice of six fine ...More
 
 
 
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Pizza on the Park
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
11 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 2 minutes from National Book Awards
Excellent, simple Italian cuisine, and a consistently high standard of jazz and cabaret acts. ... More
 
 
 
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Knightsbridge
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 2 minutes from National Book Awards
Knightsbrige is one of the most unchanged, attractive areas of central London, with little in the way of offices nearby but plenty of shops and restaurants ... More
 
 
 
Michael Parkin Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
11 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 5 minutes from National Book Awards
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Mathaf Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
24 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 5 minutes from National Book Awards
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Celine
London > Shopping > Clothing
Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 1 minute from National Book Awards
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Anya Hindmarch
London > Shopping > Bags and Accessories
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 1 minute from National Book Awards
Beautifully designed fashionable bags from dainty evening concoctions to nylon modernism, all made with a loving touch. A small range of shoes from Hindmarch are available, ... More
 
 
 
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Harvey Nichols
London > Shopping > Department Stores
109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 1 minute from National Book Awards
The younger, more fashionable cousin of Harrods, 'Harvey Nicks' started out life in 1831 as a simple linen shop. With both department stores being located in ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Boulud
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
66 Knightsbridge, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, Hyde Park, London SW1X | Same location as National Book Awards
Located in the basement of the famous Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel in Knightsbridge, Bar Boulud is a charcuterie-centric bistro de luxe brought to you by ... More
 
 
 
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | Same location as National Book Awards
Heston Blumenthal's first foray into London opened in February 2011 amid much fanfare - and quite rightly so. Located on the ground floor of the Mandarin ... More
 
 
 
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The Rosebery
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Mandarin Oriental, 66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | Same location as National Book Awards
The Rosebery within the Mandarin Oriental, named after Lord Rosebery, was once a stylish tea room in the early 1920s and has made a welcome return ... More
 
 
 
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Accademia Club
London > Education > Arts and Drama
59 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from National Book Awards
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London > Education > Professional Training
17 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X | 7 minutes from National Book Awards
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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | Same location as National Book Awards
The vitality plunge pool, amethyst crystal steam room and zen colour therapy relaxation area are all part of the experience at The Spa at the Mandarin ... More
 
 
 
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The Berkeley Health Club & Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 3 minutes from National Book Awards
The Health Club & Spa at The Berkeley hotel lays claim to being the only hotel spa in London to feature a roof top pool, and ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 4 minutes from National Book Awards
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 5 minutes from National Book Awards
From the people who brought us The Thomas Cubitt gastropub comes this Motcomb Street venture with a ground floor bar and two ... More
 
 
 
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 12 minutes from National Book Awards
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 13 minutes from National Book Awards
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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Mandarin Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | Same location as National Book Awards
Found in the heart of Knightsbridge, the Mandarin Bar is a chic hotel bar within a stylish neighbourhood, making it the perfect spot for a cocktail ... More
 
 
 
The Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 1 minute from National Book Awards
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 3 minutes from National Book Awards
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
 
 
 
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | Same location as National Book Awards
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Royal Thames Yacht Club
London > Business > Venue Hire
60 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 1 minute from National Book Awards
The Royal Thames Yacht Club is the oldest continuously operating yacht club in the world where members participate in a wide range of yachting events in home waters and ... More
 
 
 
Harvey Nichols 5th Floor Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 1 minute from National Book Awards
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