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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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    The Zetter Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  34% off
    St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Books etc
    This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
     
     
     
    Atelier EC1 Apartments By Bridgestreet
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £121  25% off
    30 Greville Street, EC1N | 4 minutes from Books etc
    Atelier EC1 by BridgeStreet is a new five star, environmentally friendly apartment development based in the heart of Londons thriving Jewellery Quarter, near the City of ... More
     
     
     
    Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  33% off
    24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 8 minutes from Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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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    Farm Collective
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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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    To Kill A Mockingbird
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th June to 25th July 2015
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 7 minutes from Books etc
    Set in the Deep South, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won multiple awards when it premiered in 2013 at Regent's Park Open ...More
     
     
     
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    Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire
    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 31st March, 1st April and 2nd April 2015 - 7.30pm
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 13 minutes from Books etc
    Scottish Ballet, one of Sadler's Wells' most popular visiting companies, returns to London with A Streetcar Named Desire, described as "brilliantly choreographed" by The Telegraph when ...More
     
     
     
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    Sadler's Wells Family Weekend
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th April 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 13 minutes from Books etc
    There's something for every member of your troupe at the Family Weekend at Sadler's Wells, an annual two-day dance festival aimed at audiences aged 4 to ...More
     
     
     
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    Barbican Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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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    Barbican The Pit
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Books etc
    In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
     
     
     
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    St Bartholomew the Great
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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, EC1R | 6 minutes from Books etc
    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
    2-3 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as Books etc
    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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    Hix Oyster and Chophouse
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
    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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    Burger & Lobster
    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    40 St John's Street, EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
    This is the third branch of Burger & Lobster, following the success (see queues) of the original Burger & Lobster in Mayfair (opened in ... More
     
     
     
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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 8 minutes from Books etc
    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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    London Wine Academy
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Books etc
    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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    LSO St Luke's
    London > Education > Professional Training
    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Books etc
    This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
     
     
     
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    Urban Golf
    London > Leisure > Golf
    12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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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    Fox & Anchor
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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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    Vinoteca
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
    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, EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
    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 Books etc
    Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on ... More
     
     
     
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    The Rookery
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
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    Museum of the Order of St John
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, EC1M | 3 minutes from Books etc
    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 Books etc
    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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    Likely to be one of 2014's most popular exhibitions, Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London will be the largest ...More

     
    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

    A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ...More

     
    Sherlock Holmes, The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die
    Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

    Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

    An exhibition which recreates the Victorian London of the fictional detective, featuring works in photography, paintings, film and original artefacts....More

    The Legend Of The Pearly King (Over 5s)
    Kids Events | Until 31st March 2015 

    Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

    Learn the story of Henry Croft....More

    Enter A Victorian Photograph: Workshop (Over 7s)
    Kids Events | On 30th March 2015 

    Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

    Use blue screen technology to enter a photograph from the past....More

    Five Great Violins Dmitri Kogan & Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra
    Concerts | On 30th March 2015 

    Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

    The violinist Dmitri Kogan leads the orchestra as they perform Mozart, Piazzolla and others....More

    Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
    Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

    Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

    The Barbican delves into the world of collectors for Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, the first major exhibition in ...More

     
    Morgan Howell: Super Size Art
    Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2015 

    Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

    See Morgan Howell's giant, hand painted, 3D copies of the paper sleeve of vinyl singles....More

    Roman Signer: Slow Movement
    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

    Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

    Sculptural installations and video works by the Swiss artist, based on the kayak....More

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