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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. It’s a hold that doesn’t seem to have been weakened by the success of online book stores like Amazon. Alongside books on everything from autobiography to art is a wide choice of CDs, DVDs, magazines and gifts.

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Farringdon Rail
11 minutes walk
City Thameslink Station
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Bloomsbury Square Car Park
5 minutes walk
Drury Lane NCP
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Hotels near Borders Books

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Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £222† 34% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 1 minute from Borders Books
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £79† 39% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 3 minutes from Borders Books
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
Grange Holborn Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £89† 35% off
50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B | 5 minutes from Borders Books
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 Borders Books

Nearest to Borders Books
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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 9 minutes from Borders Books
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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Shopping near Borders Books

The best shops and markets near Borders Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Silver Vaults
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
Chancery House 53-64 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Borders Books
This is a collection of thirty shops containing the largest display of silver under one roof in the world. Also included are high class jewellery and ... More
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The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Borders Books
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Borders Books
Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards are ... More
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Events near Borders Books

Near Borders Books
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Borders Books
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 Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 8 minutes from Borders Books
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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English National Ballet: The Nutcracker
London > Events > Dance †Dates: 11th December 2014 to 4th January 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 13 minutes from Borders Books
A very traditional interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker, English National Ballet's version has been staged every year since 1950. In 2010 ...More
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Entertainment near Borders Books

Near Borders Books
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Borders Books
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Borders Books
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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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Borders Books
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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Sights and Attractions near Borders Books

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Borders Books
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Borders Books
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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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from Borders Books
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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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Borders Books
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian ... More
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Restaurants near Borders Books

What are the best dining options near Borders Books London?
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Mirror Room
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 1 minute from Borders Books
Described as "the social hub of Rosewood London", the Mirror Room is one of two restaurants in the new hotel and is the fine dining option ... More
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Holborn Dining Room
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 1 minute from Borders Books
The launch of the luxury Rosewood London on High Holborn was one of the new hotel highlights of 2013, and from February 2014 the hotel's in-house ... More
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
240 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2 minutes from Borders Books
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
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Education near Borders Books

Near Borders Books
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from Borders Books
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Borders Books
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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Borders Books gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 1 minute from Borders Books
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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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Borders Books
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, WC1X | 3 minutes from Borders Books
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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Pubs near Borders Books

The best pubs near London Borders Books.
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Borders Books
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
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Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Borders Books
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many different ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from Borders Books
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
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Nightlife near Borders Books

Borders Books clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V | 2 minutes from Borders Books
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 Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Borders Books
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
The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Borders Books
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 Borders Books

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Borders Books.
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Borders Books
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Borders Books
... More
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Royal College of Surgeons
London > Business > Venue Hire
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Borders Books
The Royal College of Surgeons is not only an institute at the forefront of surgical education and training, but its outstanding rooms provide the perfect space ... More

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The Bihar Story: Resurrection Of The State, Inclusion And Growth: Talk
Exhibitions | On 22nd September 2014 

London School Of Economics 5 minutes walk from Borders Books

A talk from the Chief Minister of Bihar....More

War Horse
War Horse
Theatre | Until 14th February 2015 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from Borders Books

This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

 
A Fine Line: Concrete, Constructivist And Minimalist Art
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Austin/Desmond Fine Art 6 minutes walk from Borders Books

An exhibition of works by 28 artists whose practice lies within the spheres of concrete, minimalist and constructivist art. The ...More

Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
Theatre | Until 6th September 2014 

Aldwych Theatre 6 minutes walk from Borders Books

Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning historic novels 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' transfer from the Royal Shakespeare ...More

 
Digressions -Philippa Troutman
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2014 

The Poetry Cafe 7 minutes walk from Borders Books

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 7 minutes walk from Borders Books

Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...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 7 minutes walk from Borders Books

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

 
1914 Day By Day
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

The Cartoon Museum 7 minutes walk from Borders Books

A group show featuring cartoons and texts, by a number of political cartoonists, graphic artists and writers including Steve Bell ...More

Lunchtime Recitals
Concerts | On 22nd September 2014 

Linbury Studio Theatre 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

A recital dedicated to the memory of Martin Hooley....More

Royal Opera: II Barbiere Di Siviglia
Concerts | Until 5th October 2014 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

Moshe Leiser directs Rossini's comic opera of romance, mischief and disguises. Conducted by Mark Elder and starring Serena Malfi, Michele ...More

 
 
 
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