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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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Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £350† 39% 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 £103† 40% 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
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £99† 23% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 5 minutes from Borders Books
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
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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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Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 10 minutes from Borders Books
Map and travel experts since 1853, Stanfords has been trading in the Covent Garden area since the nineteenth century and in 2019 moved from Long Acre, ... More
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The best shops and markets near Borders Books
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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
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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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Fame the Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th September to 19th October 2019
Borders Books, Portugal Street, WC2A | 4 minutes from Borders Books
Fame the Musical celebrates three decades of singing, dancing and leg warmers this year with a special 30th anniversary tour, swinging by The Peacock Theatre in ...More
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London Cabaret Club: Queen Of Roses
London > Events > Dance †Dates: 5th September to 2nd November 2019
Borders Books, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 5 minutes from Borders Books
The queens of England - the real ones, not drag queens - provide the inspiration for the latest immersive cabaret experience by the London Cabaret ...More
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th October 2016 to 5th January 2020
Borders Books, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes from Borders Books
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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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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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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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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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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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Borders Books
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011, The ... More
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Antony Gormley Art Afternoon Tea at Rosewood London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
252 High Holborn, Rosewood London, WC1V | 1 minute from Borders Books
Named Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea two years in a row, in 2017 and 2018, Rosewood London offers an artful ... More
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Mirror Room
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London 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, Holborn, London 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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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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Borders Books
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career 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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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London 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
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London 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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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
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London 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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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London 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
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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
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Borders Books
During The Savoy's ÔŅĹ220million 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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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
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Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Borders Books
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Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from Borders Books
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Hogarth: Place And Progress
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All of the 18th-century artist's paintings and engravings are united for the first time, in this in-depth examination of his ...More

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Fame the Musical celebrates three decades of singing, dancing and leg warmers this year with a special 30th anniversary tour, ...More

London Cabaret Club: Queen Of Roses
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The queens of England - the real ones, not drag queens - provide the inspiration for the latest immersive ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 23rd November 2019 

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A group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by Romuald Hazoume, Cyrus Kabiru, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Zak Ove, Alexis Peskine, ...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

 
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy 6 minutes walk from Borders Books

If you want to add some class to your Halloween celebrations, gets your fangs into one of the most glamorous ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Aldwych Theatre 6 minutes walk from Borders Books

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2020 

Duchess Theatre 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
Concerts | Until 2nd November 2019 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

The Royal Opera presents a new production of Donizetti's comedy, Don Pasquale, a domestic drama about a wealthy old bachelor ...More

 
Royal Ballet: Manon
Royal Ballet: Manon
Dance | Until 6th November 2019 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, which had its premiere in 1974, has been revived every few years for over 40 years and ...More

 

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