National Book Awards

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 4TH DECEMBER 2012

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Dates:
4th December 2012
 
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Invite only
 

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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Pavilion Road NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £326  31% off
66 Knightsbridge, SW1X | Same location as National Book Awards
Overlooking Hyde Park, the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge is a wonderfully appointed luxury hotel well known worldwide for its top quality accommodation. Award winning restaurants, a ... More
 
 
 
Bulgari Hotel & Residences
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £440  30% off
171 Knightsbridge, SW7 | 3 minutes from National Book Awards
Following the same - very stylish - lines as the original Bulgari hotel in Milan, the 78-room London hotel is a luxury affair, complete with private ... More
 
 
 
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  31% 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
 
 
 
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The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, SW1X | 8 minutes from National Book Awards
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Photography Summer Show
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th Jul to 2nd Aug 2014 - Various Times
Stephanie Hoppen, 17 Walton Street, SW3 | 10 minutes from National Book Awards
A diverse exhibition featuring works by Suzanne Jongmans, David Chow, Helen Lyon, Paulette Tavormina and Seamus Ryan....More
 
 
 
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Myths And Legends In Japanese Woodblock-Prints: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 31st July 2014 - 1pm
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from National Book Awards
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 12 minutes from National Book Awards
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 13 minutes from National Book Awards
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
 
 
 
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The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 15 minutes from National Book Awards
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
 
 
 
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Harrods
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from National Book Awards
England's most famous department store. Owned by eponymous Egyptian entrepreneur Mohamed Al-Fayed, Britain's most iconic shop features on many tourists’ “must-see” lists - and with good reason. ... More
 
 
 
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Apsley House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 7 minutes from National Book Awards
Originally the London residence of the first Duke of Wellington, Apsley House was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771 and 1778 and retains some ... More
 
 
 
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Wellington Arch
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 8 minutes from National Book Awards
A landmark triumphal arch set opposite the Duke of Wellington's residence at Apsley House, Wellington Arch was built in 1830 to commemorate the victories won by ... 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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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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Celine
London > Shopping > Clothing
Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 1 minute from National Book Awards
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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, 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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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 17 minutes from National Book Awards
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 22 minutes from National Book Awards
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 23 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
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from National Book Awards
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from National Book Awards
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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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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The Met Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 9 minutes from National Book Awards
The Met Bar was synonymous with celebrities in the nineties - Kate Moss and her clan were among the A-list regulars - and it still gets ... More
 
 
 
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Whisky Mist
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
London Hilton Hotel, 35 Hertford Street, W1J | 10 minutes from National Book Awards
London's renowned celebrity hotspot - a favourite haunt for every class of celeb from footballers to royals - returns in 2014 after an extensive two-month refurbishment. ... 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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The Lanesborough a St. Regis Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Belgravia, London SW1X | 6 minutes from National Book Awards
Capturing the style of an exquisite early 19th-century residence, this esteemed establishment is wonderfully elegant and upmarket. Offering an exclusive personalised service, every guest is ... More
 
 
 
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 9 minutes from National Book Awards
One of the most famous hotels in England, The Dorchester is a stunning Art Deco curve, overlooking the expanses of the Royal Parks. This is the ... More
 
 
 
 

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