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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 £295† 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
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £88† 32% 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
Kingsway Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 22% off
Great Queen Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from Borders Books
Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
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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
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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
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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
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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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Cirque Eloize: Saloon
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 4th to 21st October 2017
Borders Books, Portugal Street, WC2A | 4 minutes from Borders Books
Quebec-based troupe Cirque Eloize blend circus arts, acrobatic skill and breakdance with their eye-popping shows and have previously been described as 'a mesmerising delight' by the ...More
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019
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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The Woman In Black
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st July 2009 to 3rd March 2018 - Various Times
Borders Books, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Borders Books
One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since 1989 through word of mouth alone. ...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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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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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
99 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2 minutes from Borders Books
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... 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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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 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
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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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Borders Books clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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 £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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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
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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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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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Cirque Eloize: Saloon
Cirque Eloize: Saloon
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

Peacock Theatre 4 minutes walk from Borders Books

Quebec-based troupe Cirque Eloize blend circus arts, acrobatic skill and breakdance with their eye-popping shows and have previously been described ...More

 
School of Rock
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Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from Borders Books

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

 
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 7 minutes walk from Borders Books

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

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

 
Living Histories: Contemporary Arab Artists
Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2017 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

Recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists' books, featuring many artists from Syria whose work has been produced ...More

Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration
Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration
Dance | Until 1st November 2017 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

This autumn, the Royal Opera House invites six British dance companies to come together in celebration of Kenneth MacMillan on ...More

 
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

The Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring ...More

 
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ...More

 
The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Dance | Until 28th October 2017 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from Borders Books

Created by Christopher Wheeldon for The Royal Ballet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland had its world premiere on the main stage ...More

 

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