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London Review BookshopOpened 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. Duck through the traditional shop front and, despite its compact space, you'll be impressed by the range of volumes on the towering, tightly packed shelves. There is just a single copy of some books allowing for more choice to be packed in. And, unlike the big branded bookshops, the presentation of the books isnt dictated by how much the publishers have paid to promote their latest blockbusters. The shop stocks the kinds of books that the London Review of Books (the literary magazine) reviews - political analysis, biographies, philosophy, poetry and literary novels. Subscribers to the magazine receive invites to regular late night openings where you get 10% off everything. Speakers at regular reader events served with a glass of wine are of the calibre of Alan Bennett, Melvyn Bragg, Slavoj Zizek, Timothy Garton Ash, Gerry Adams and Alastair Campbell. Bookshop heaven.

 

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Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Crammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked every ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > Books
19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 6 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Originally a foreign language book shop (indeed arguably the best in London), Grant & Cutler at Fowles now stocks an impressive array of World Cinema titles ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from London Review Bookshop
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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Aveda
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
174-177 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Environmentally conscious hair and make-up brand with 'lifestyle' stores like this one in High Holborn - where there's even a herb garden on the roof terrace. ... More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 20th April 2019
London Review Bookshop, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
London Review Bookshop, Drury Lane, WC2B | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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The Snowman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2018 to 6th January 2019
London Review Bookshop, Portugal Street, WC2A | 7 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Bill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend. This staging ...More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Cake Shop
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14-16 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | Same location as London Review Bookshop
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Abeno
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
47 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. ...More

 
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Motown The Musical
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This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
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Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
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It wowed audiences and won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and ...More

 
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The Donmar Warehouse 6 minutes walk from London Review Bookshop

Lynette Linton directs Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer prize-winning drama about the slow and steady decay of the American Dream based on ...More

Matilda The Musical
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Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from London Review Bookshop

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

 

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