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American-owned bookshop chain and one of around 25 Borders shops in London alone from Brent Cross to Broadgate. Founders Tom and Louis Borders bought Books Etc in 1997 expanding their foot hold on England’s book shops. Alongside books on everything from autobiography to art are a wide choice of CDs, DVDs, magazines and gifts.


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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £195† 38% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 4 minutes from Borders Books
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £125† 33% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Borders Books
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £70† 28% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 8 minutes from Borders Books
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 18 minutes from Borders Books
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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Bookartbookshop
London > Shopping > Books
17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 18 minutes from Borders Books
We love this great little book shop. As the name suggests, you'll find books on art but, more specifically, they specialise in artists' books - and ... More
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 18 minutes from Borders Books
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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The best shops and markets near Borders Books
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Borders Books
Its location opposite†Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Borders Books
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Borders Books
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Thursday 19th October 2017 - 7.45pm
Borders Books, St. Bartholomews Hospital West Smithfield, EC1A | 4 minutes from Borders Books
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The City Is Ours Lunchtime Sessions: Citizen Sense Dustbox
London > Events > Tours †Dates: Thursday 19th October 2017 - 1pm-2pm
Borders Books, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Borders Books
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Jukebox Live
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: 31st July to 18th December 2017
Borders Books, 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from Borders Books
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Entertainment near Borders Books

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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from Borders Books
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Borders Books
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Borders Books
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Borders Books
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Borders Books
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Borders Books
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Borders Books
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
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Polpo Smithfield
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
3 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as Borders Books
Since launching the original Polpo in Soho's Beak Street in October 2009, Russell Norman and business partner Richard Beatty have expanded the brand at breakneck speed. ... More
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Freakscene
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
91 Cowcross Street, EC1M | 1 minute from Borders Books
Miso grilled black cod taco on the menu at Freakscene , the new pop-up from chef and author of Junk Food ... More
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Hix Oyster and Chophouse
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Borders Books
After 17 years as chef director Mark Hix left Caprice Holdings, famous for The Ivy, J Sheekey, Daphne's and a few other well known London restaurants, ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 8 minutes from Borders Books
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from Borders Books
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Borders Books
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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Borders Books gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Borders Books
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Borders Books
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Borders Books
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
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The best pubs near London Borders Books.
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Borders Books
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Borders Books
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Borders Books
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
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Borders Books clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Borders Books
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Borders Books
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Borders Books
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Borders Books.
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Borders Books
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Borders Books
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Borders Books
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More

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