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High StakesFind volumes of poker tips and horseracing guides in this gambling bookshop off Lambs Conduit Street. If it can be bet on you'll find a book on it here. Who knew there were so many books on baccarat and backgammon? Sports and spread betting are featured along with books on playing the financial markets. It's not all 'how to win a million... quick' - there are also fascinating autobiographies on the world's most famous and flamboyant gamblers and hustlers.

 

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Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £29  39% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 3 minutes from High Stakes
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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  30% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from High Stakes
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £59  25% off
Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from High Stakes
The gorgeous Victorian building that houses the Thistle Bloomsbury Park is tall enough to offer great views of London from the top rooms. Located between the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from High Stakes
Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982, it's ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from High Stakes
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from High Stakes
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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The People's Supermarket
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
Rumour has it that The People's Supermarket fought off Tesco this a site on Lamb's Conduit Street, one of London's most independently spirited neighbourhoods. The sight ... More
 
 
 
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Ben Pentreath Ltd
London > Shopping > House and Garden
17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
Ben, the man behind this pretty interiors shop in Bloomsbury, is an architectural designer now based in London after spending five years in New York. His ... More
 
 
 
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French's Dairy
London > Shopping > Jewellery
13 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
Artist Maggie Owen took a former dairy and turned it into an Art Deco emporium dripping in achingly hip designer jewellery. And the good news is ... More
 
 
 
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Sylvie Franquet: reMembering
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th to 28th January 2017 - 12.30pm-5.30pm
High Stakes, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 3 minutes from High Stakes
Middle Eastern inspired textiles, tapestries, collage and embroidered cloth dolls by the Belgium-born artist....More
 
 
 
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Little Atoms presents: The Power In Our Genes
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 16th January 2017 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
High Stakes, 30 Colonnade, WC1N | 4 minutes from High Stakes
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
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Victorians Decoded: Art And Telegraphy
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th September 2016 to 22nd January 2017 - Various Times
High Stakes, Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, EC2P | 7 minutes from High Stakes
Never-before-seen paintings from the City Corporation's art gallery and work by prominent Victorian artists will be on display as well as rare artefacts such as code ...More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from High Stakes
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from High Stakes
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from High Stakes
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 best museums, galleries, attractions near High Stakes
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from High Stakes
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from High Stakes
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from High Stakes
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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La Gourmandina
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
French Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Cigala
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
54 Lambs Conduit Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
This expensive Spanish restaurant is in a lovely corner of town, and serves authentic and delicious fare, cooked to consistently high standards. However, many many visitors ... More
 
 
 
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The Espresso Room
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
31-35 Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
A small but perfectly formed independent coffee shop, The Espresso Room has just got room enough to house coffee, tea, sandwiches, cakes and whole beans by ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from High Stakes
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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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from High Stakes
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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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes from High Stakes
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 3 minutes from High Stakes
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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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from High Stakes
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from High Stakes
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London High Stakes.
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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
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Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from High Stakes
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from High Stakes
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
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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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from High Stakes
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from High Stakes
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from High Stakes
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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Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from High Stakes
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from High Stakes
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
 

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Written on Skin
Written on Skin
Concerts | Until 30th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from High Stakes

Five years after its well received premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 'Written on the Skin' George Benjamin's full-scale piece ...More

 
The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from High Stakes

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

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

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from High Stakes

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

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from High Stakes

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

Royal Opera: La Traviata
Concerts | Until 1st February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from High Stakes

Richard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragic opera, telling the tale of a doomed Parisian courtesan. Sung in Italian with English ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from High Stakes

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Kinky Boots
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Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from High Stakes

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Dead Funny
Dead Funny
Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from High Stakes

An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
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Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from High Stakes

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 High Stakes

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

 

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