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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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9 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
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Semley Place NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Grosvenor Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  33% off
101 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 1 minute from Books etc
With well appointed bedrooms including suites, the Grosvenor hotel offers a traditional atmosphere with friendly, attentive service. A multi-million pound refurbishment has recently restored this hotel ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Victoria
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  33% off
2 Bridge Place, SW1V | 2 minutes from Books etc
Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria (formerly Hesperia Victoria) and you'll be conveniently located opposite Victoria Station, giving you easy and immediate ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  41% off
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V | 4 minutes from Books etc
This contemporary hotel has 299 modern, spacious rooms featuring en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, flat screen TV and internet access. The hotel is located just a ... More
 
 
 
 
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Taschen
London > Shopping > Books
12 Duke of York Square, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Books etc
Glossy, coffee table books are what speciality book store Taschen do best. From art to architecture, film to fashion, every glamourous topic is covered and the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
John Sandoe Books
London > Shopping > Books
10 Blacklands Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Books etc
A delightful discovery, this well-established independent book shop was set up by John Sandoe in 1957 and has been owned by the staff since 1989 who've ... More
 
 
 
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Heywood Hill
London > Shopping > Books
10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 17 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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Shopping near Books etc

The best shops and markets near Books etc
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Dominique Ansel Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
17-21 Elizabeth Street, SW1W | 4 minutes from Books etc
Dominique Ansel, the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York and Japan, the man who famously invented The Cronut - he owns ... More
 
 
 
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Erickson Beamon
London > Shopping > Jewellery
38 Elizabeth Street, Victoria, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Books etc
Beamon is an inspired designer who offers subtly pretty and fabulously stylish jewellery, eyecatching but not overpowering. The company is much lauded for its work with ... More
 
 
 
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Poilane
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
46 Elizabeth Street, Victoria, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Books etc
Superb French bakery which dates back to 1832 when Lionel Poilane, a young baker from Normandy, came to Paris to open his first shop. His mission ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Books etc

Near Books etc
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Wicked
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August - 1st December 2018
Books etc, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 3 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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Manhattan Parisienne
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th and 21st October 2017 at 3pm and 8pm & 20th October 2017 at 8pm
Books etc, 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 6 minutes from Books etc
A work in progress production of Alain Boublil's musical set in New York....More
 
 
 
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Hershey Felder As Leonard Bernstein In Maestro
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th to 22nd Oct 2017 - Various Times
Books etc, 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 6 minutes from Books etc
The award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder brings to life on stage the music and personal story of the American conductor, pianist and composer....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Books etc

Near Books etc
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The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 2 minutes from Books etc
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 4 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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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 6 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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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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 | 4 minutes from Books etc
An architecturally striking development opposite Victoria mainline railway station , Nova Victoria is an ultra ... More
 
 
 
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St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 6 minutes from Books etc
St Peter's was built by Hakewill in 1827 and later enlarged by Blomfield in 1875. Rebuilt and opened in 1992, following a fire in 1987, it ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Books etc London?
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Cafe Rouge (Victoria)
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W9SJ | 1 minute from Books etc
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Ed's Easy Diner
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Victoria Place Shopping Centre, 115 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | Same location as Books etc
Based on the traditional American diner, Ed's Easy Diner transports visitors to the States circa 1950 with a diner filled with chrome fittings, neon signs, and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Grand Imperial
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
101 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | 1 minute from Books etc
Located in the shadow of Victoria Railway Station, this appealing Chinese restaurant - which opened in December 2010 - aims to live up to its majestic ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Books etc

Near Books etc
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 24 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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 27 minutes from Books etc
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 28 minutes from Books etc
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Books etc

Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Frame Victoria
London > Leisure >
129 Wilton Road, SW1V | 3 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Big Bus Company
London > Leisure > Sightseeing Tours
48 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | 3 minutes from Books etc
The Big Bus Company tour takes you to all of London's famous landmarks and reveals the capital's colourful 2,000-year history. The tour offers you a choice ... More
 
 
 
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 4 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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Pubs near Books etc

The best pubs near London Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 4 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ebury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Books etc
The Ebury closed on 5th November 2012. When The Ebury first opened up in what was a neglected corner of Pimlico, replacing a grungy old man ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 8 minutes from Books etc
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Books etc

Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Terminus Place, Victoria, London SW1V | 3 minutes from Books etc
... More
 
 
 
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The Qube Project
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
191 Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Books etc
Promising to "submerge party-goers into a cornucopia of pleasure" The Qube Project basement club opened in Victoria in October 2014 with music from some of Europe's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Goring Bar and Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Beeston Place, Victoria, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Books etc
With deep red walls, a carpeted floor, leather chairs and a roaring log fire, The Goring Bar and Lounge is the epitome of opulence. Run by ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Books etc

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Books etc
... More
 
 
 
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 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 | 10 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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Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 1st December 2018 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Manhattan Parisienne
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

The Other Palace Theatre 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

A work in progress production of Alain Boublil's musical set in New York....More

Our Great Tchaikovsky
Theatre | Until 22nd October 2017 

The Other Palace Theatre 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

Award-winning actor and pianist Hershey Felder presents a time-bending tale of music, politics and one of the world's most beloved ...More

Hershey Felder As Leonard Bernstein In Maestro
Theatre | Until 22nd October 2017 

The Other Palace Theatre 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

The award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder brings to life on stage the music and personal story of the American ...More

B
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

Royal Court Theatre 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Sam Pritchard directs the world premiere staging of Guillermo Calderon's drama, translated by William Gregory, about two young women planting ...More

Victory Condition
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

Royal Court Theatre 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone directs Chris Thorpe's meditation on modern life, exploring the invisible connections between a thousand ...More

Canaletto And The Art Of Venice
Canaletto And The Art Of Venice
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Bought by George III in 1762, The Royal Collection has the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by ...More

 
Swinging At The Cotton Club
Theatre | On 20th October 2017 

Cadogan Hall 10 minutes walk from Books Etc

The dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the Lindy Hop Dance Company and Harry Strutters Hot ...More

Art Out Of The Mainstream
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Saatchi Gallery 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

A new exhibition featuring the work of 13 contemporary artists. An experiment of a small group of ground-breakers inviting you ...More

Arthur Yates: New Paintings
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2017 

Saatchi Gallery 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

Graphically charged minimal paintings created using layers of thinly applied household paint....More

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Picasso
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The Playground Theatre

The refurbished London theatre opens with Terry d'Alfonso's biographical drama, which explores the professional triumphs and personal tribulations of the revered Spanish painter and sculptor. Peter Tate plays the title role, directed by Michael Hunt....More

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200 seat Ladbroke Grove theatre house in a former bus depot....More

 
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The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
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Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

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