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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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Underground Stations

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Russell Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Car Parks

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Brunswick Square NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near High Stakes

Near High Stakes
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  39% 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 £50  29% 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
 
 
 
Grange Holborn Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  36% off
50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from High Stakes
The Grange Holborn is positioned right where the West End meets the City, giving guests the perfect opportunity to explore all aspects of London throughout the ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest High Stakes

Nearest to High Stakes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shopping near High Stakes

The best shops and markets near High Stakes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Events near High Stakes

Near High Stakes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from High Stakes
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Pajama Game
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd May to 13th September 2014
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 10 minutes from High Stakes
Chichester Festival Theatre has a happy knack of bringing first class musical revivals to the West End - with 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Sweeney ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 13 minutes from High Stakes
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near High Stakes

Near High Stakes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Renoir Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from High Stakes
Almost invisible in the ridiculous 1960s sci-fi architecture of the Brunswick Centre, the two-screen arthouse Renoir Cinema is a firm favourite with London's film buffs. It ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from High Stakes
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near High Stakes

The best museums, galleries, attractions near High Stakes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near High Stakes

What are the best dining options near High Stakes London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Gourmandina
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 Lamb's Conduit Street, WC1N | 1 minute from High Stakes
French Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Education near High Stakes

Near High Stakes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near High Stakes

High Stakes gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, 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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Pubs near High Stakes

The best pubs near London High Stakes.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from High Stakes
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from High Stakes
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near High Stakes

High Stakes clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, 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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Meeting venue hire near High Stakes

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near High Stakes.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from High Stakes
... More
 
 
 
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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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Progress
Progress
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

The Foundling Museum 5 minutes walk from High Stakes

To mark the 250th anniversary of William Hogarth's death, the Foundling Museum presents Progress, bringing together for the first time ...More

 
Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
Kids Events | Until 15th September 2014 

Various Venues, Bloomsbury 5 minutes walk from High Stakes

The Bloomsbury area has long been associated with literary types making it an ideal area for a Books About Town ...More

 
Books About Town: City Trail
Books About Town: City Trail
Kids Events | Until 15th September 2014 

City of London 7 minutes walk from High Stakes

Take a pew alongside Bridget Jones on a painted bench as you search for 15 Books About Town benches on ...More

 
Peace Breaks Out! London and Paris in the summer of 1814
Peace Breaks Out! London and Paris in the summer of 1814
Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2014 

Sir John Soane's Museum 7 minutes walk from High Stakes

The summer of 1814, following the exile of Napoleon to Elba, saw 'the English popping across the Channel like champagne ...More

 
Oh Sister
Concerts | On 3rd September 2014 

The Harrison 7 minutes walk from High Stakes

The singer-songwriter, Sarah Berresford, who is currently resident in London performs alternative pop. With support from Daniel Pattison, Harry Harris ...More

Sounds Of Love
Concerts | On 3rd September 2014 

The Harrison 7 minutes walk from High Stakes

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Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

British Museum 7 minutes walk from High Stakes

Scientific analysis of mummies by the British Museum using procedures such as X-ray and CT scanning has revealed a wealth ...More

 
German Jews and the First World War
Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2014 

The Wiener Library 7 minutes walk from High Stakes

This exhibition at The Wiener Library examines the experience of Germany-Jewry during and after the First World War, by taking ...More

Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art
Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

The Cartoon Museum 8 minutes walk from High Stakes

This exhibition of cartoons, caricatures and sequential art at the Cartoon Museum depicts and reflects on the 1914-1918 Great War ...More

 
 
 
 
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