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A fine chain of bookshops, usually occupying smaller premises than Waterstones. Regularly has impressive reductions on new titles, and carries a fairly broad stock.


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18 minutes walk
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Q-Park Westminster
9 minutes walk
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St James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £92† 26% off
45-51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 2 minutes from Books etc
When it was built in 1897, this gloriously luxurious hotel was the London home for visiting aristocrats from throughout the world. Now, with its location in ... More
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £220† 32% off
51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 2 minutes from Books etc
Located just a few moments away from the famous Buckingham Palace, the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate is a luxurious five star hotel right in the centre ... More
The Nadler Victoria Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £66† 34% off
10 Palace Place, SW1E | 4 minutes from Books etc
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
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Heywood Hill
London > Shopping > Books
10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 15 minutes from Books etc
Heywood Hill, run by John de Falbe, sells old, new and antiquarian books, specialising in literature, history, architecture, biography, travel and a well-stocked children's department. Founded ... More
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Hatchards
London > Shopping > Books
187 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 15 minutes from Books etc
The Ritz of bookshops - Hatchards is where the royal biographies feel at home and it's conveniently situated next door to Fortnum and Mason, coincidentally not ... More
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Waterstone's - Piccadilly
London > Shopping > Books
203-206 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 15 minutes from Books etc
The biggest bookshop in Europe, Waterstone's - Piccadilly boasts a huge floorspace formerly occupied by Simpson's - the iconic menswear department store. This five-floor flagship store ... More
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The best shops and markets near Books etc
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Books etc
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
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Cardinal Place Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 3 minutes from Books etc
Cardinal Place is a snazzy modern shopping venue in Victoria. Housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule it has become something of a visual icon in ... More
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 6 minutes from Books etc
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
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The Little Beasts
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 21st & 22nd and 27th to 29th Jul 2017 - Various Times
Books etc, 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 3 minutes from Books etc
A musical for children presented as a work-in-progress....More
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Wicked
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st August 2010 to 26th May 2018 - Various Times
Books etc, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 4 minutes from Books etc
Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing ...More
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Royal Gifts
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 22nd July to 1st October 2017
Books etc, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 5 minutes from Books etc
During 2016 alone, The Queen carried out over 300 official engagements. On each of these occasions a gift was given or exchanged. After a 65-year reign, ...More
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Entertainment near Books etc

Near Books etc
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Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 1 minute from Books etc
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Books etc
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Books etc
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Books etc
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John Betjeman ... More
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Edel Assanti
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
74a Newman Street, Victoria, London W1T | 4 minutes from Books etc
Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein's Edel Assanti Gallery has evolved since it was first set up in 2009, from a pop-up initiative to a project space ... More
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Nova Victoria
London > Attractions > Sights
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Books etc
An architecturally striking development opposite Victoria mainline railway station , Nova Victoria is an ultra ... More
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M Restaurants - Victoria
London > Restaurants >
Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, SW1E | Same location as Books etc
One year after former Gaucho Restaurants managing director, Martin Williams, opened M Restaurants in the City, M Victoria brings the same concept to SW1. Housed ... More
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M RAW
London > Restaurants >
Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, SW1E | Same location as Books etc
Part of celeb hotspot M Victoria and under the same roof as M GRILL, M RAW is ... More
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Iberica Victoria
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
68 Victoria Street, Ground floor, Unit 5-6 Zig Zag Building, SW1E | 1 minute from Books etc
Michelin-starred executive chef Nacho Manzano and Iberica group head chef César García's modern menu at Iberica brings a taste of Spain to London. The sixth restaurant ... More
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Education near Books etc

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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 24 minutes from Books etc
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 25 minutes from Books etc
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 26 minutes from Books etc
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
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Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Books etc
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
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Frame Victoria
London > Leisure >
129 Wilton Road, SW1V | 5 minutes from Books etc
Putting the fun into fitness, Frame doesn't do pounding the treadmill. Instead of the (guilt-inducing, unused) monthly gym membership, Frame has a drop-in, ... More
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 5 minutes from Books etc
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
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The best pubs near London Books etc.
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Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Books etc
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and ... More
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Books etc
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 12 minutes from Books etc
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
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Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Books etc
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Books etc
Wine Bar ... More
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Leopard Champagne & Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
41 Hotel London, 41 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Books etc
A private bar for discerning guests at the five star 41 hotel and adjoining sister property The Rubens at the Palace, the Leopard Champagne & Cocktail ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Books etc.
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Books etc
The architecturally unique Royal Horticultural Halls boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall overlooking leafy Vincent Square is a popular venue for corporate events. ... More
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Royal Horticultural Halls: The Lindley Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Books etc
This architecturally unique venue boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall, overlooking leafy Vincent Square, is a popular venue for corporate events. Since it ... More
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from Books etc
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More

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Royal Gifts
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Neil Chaffey's Birthday Concert
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St John's Smith Square 10 minutes walk from Books Etc

The ensemble performs works by Handel, Purcell, Blow, Jacchini, Strauss and many others in aid of Leukaemia Research....More

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Tate Britain 13 minutes walk from Books Etc

The year 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, and Tate Britain ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
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Her Majesty's Theatre 15 minutes walk from Books Etc

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Royal Academy of Arts 16 minutes walk from Books Etc

Anyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 12,000 pieces ...More

 
An Evening Of Mediumship With Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt
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Jermyn Street Theatre 16 minutes walk from Books Etc

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David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 17 minutes walk from Books Etc

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
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Hamlet
Theatre | Until 2nd September 2017 

Harold Pinter Theatre 17 minutes walk from Books Etc

Starring Juliet Stevenson and Andrew Scott, Hamlet transfers from the Almeida Theatre to the Harold Pinter Theatre this June. Juliet ...More

 

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