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Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £176  33% off
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £300  22% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 1 minute from Books etc
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £103  38% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Books etc
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest Books etc

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waterstone's - Piccadilly
London > Shopping > Books
203-206 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hatchards
London > Shopping > Books
187 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 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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Quaritch
London > Shopping > Books
5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Books etc
Quaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name for ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Books etc

The best shops and markets near Books etc
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Fortnum & Mason
London > Shopping > Department Stores
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 1 minute from Books etc
The Royal Family's favourite food hall, Fortnum & Mason is one of the oldest and most famous stores in Piccadilly, if not the capital. After 300 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Quadrant Arcade, 80-82 Regent Street, Soho, London W1R | 1 minute from Books etc
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
 
 
 
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Jermyn Street
London > Shopping > Specialists
St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Books etc
The name Jermyn Street is synonymous with gentlemen's outfitters and, more specifically shirt makers. Turnbull & Asser, shirt makers by royal appointment to HRH Prince of ... More
 
 
 
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Near Books etc
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Love In Idleness
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th May to 1st July 2017
Books etc, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from Books etc
Trevor Nunn directs Terence Rattigan's pithy and insightful wartime comedy about an ideological 18-year-old, who returns home from Canada to discover his widowed mother has become ...More
 
 
 
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Hamlet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th June to 2nd September 2017
Books etc, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
Starring Juliet Stevenson and Andrew Scott, Hamlet transfers from the Almeida Theatre to the Harold Pinter Theatre this June. Juliet Stevenson takes the role of Gertrude ...More
 
 
 
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Les Miserables
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January - 14th October 2017
Books etc, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Books etc
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be ...More
 
 
 
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Near Books etc
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 2 minutes from Books etc
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Books etc
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Books etc

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened at ... More
 
 
 
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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Books etc
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in St ... More
 
 
 
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Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 2 minutes from Books etc
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in that ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Books etc London?
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
26-28 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | Same location as Books etc
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Terrace Bar & Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Le Meridien Hotel, 21 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
Recipient of an AA Rosette Award 2013-2014, the Terrace Bar & Grill at the Le Meridien hotel serves locally-sourced meat and fish dishes. Overlooking Piccadilly, it ... More
 
 
 
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Hawksmoor Air Street
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
5A Air Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
Top London steakhouse Hawksmoor open their fourth branch on Air Street, just off Regent Street, in their biggest location yet with 235 seats in the restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Books etc

Near Books etc
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 11 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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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 11 minutes from Books etc
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 13 minutes from Books etc
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 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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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 5 minutes from Books etc
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Books etc

The best pubs near London Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Books etc
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Books etc
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Longitude 0°8
London > Nightlife > Bars
Le Meridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
The Le Meridien hotel's in-house bar, Longitude 0°8, is a stylish destination that uses music and lighting to offer a unique experience dependant on whether you ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 1 minute from Books etc
The Fortnum's wine bar has had a makeover as part of the store's refurbishment in 2007, three hundred years after this grand old department store first ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Electric Carousel
London > Nightlife >
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
The team behind Madame Jojo's (RIP) return (hurrah!) with The Electric Carousel on the site where the legendary Pigalle Supper Club used to be, at 215-217 ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Books etc
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Aleron Choir
Concerts | On 26th June 2017 

St James's Church Piccadilly 1 minute walk from Books Etc

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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Exhibitions | On 26th June 2017 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 1 minute walk from Books Etc

Join us for a magical evening celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone....More

Rodin: The Birth Of Modern Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2017 

Bowman Sculpture 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

Exhibitions & Art, Sculpture....More

Thriller Live
Thriller Live
Theatre | Until 1st October 2017 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with ...More

 
Outings
Theatre | On 26th June 2017 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

David Grindley directs Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott's drama about coming out based on 20 true-life tales of people sharing ...More

King Gong
Comedy | On 26th June 2017 

Comedy Store 4 minutes walk from Books Etc

Up-and-coming stand-ups and members of the public pit their material against the gong. With MC Ian Moore....More

Victor Pasmore
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2017 

Marlborough Fine Art 4 minutes walk from Books Etc

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Prince of Wales Theatre 4 minutes walk from Books Etc

Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Her Majesty's Theatre 4 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

 
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Queen's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 

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Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

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JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
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Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
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Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Writer and performer Rob Drummond follows on from his acclaimed production Bullet Catch with another ...More

 
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Bishopsgate Institute

Create your own protest publication in a zine-making ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even ...More

 
Art Night London 2017
Art Night London 2017
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
Eid Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how ...More

 
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Film Events | From 29th September 

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The Barnes Film Festival returns for a second year in 2017, offering an alternative to the central London film festivals dominating the scene. The festival brings together the great and good of south west London's ...More

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