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Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £215  22% 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 £283  39% 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 £136  28% 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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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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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
 
 
 
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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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L'Occitane
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
74-76 Regent Street, Mayfair, London W1B | 1 minute from Books etc
The flagship L'Occitane store on Regent Street is a treat for all the senses, from the sunshine and scents of Provence - bottled in body lotions ... More
 
 
 
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Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
Books etc, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from Books etc
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...More
 
 
 
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Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th February 2019 to 3rd February 2020
Books etc, 18 Suffolk Street, Haymarket, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The Musical. Staged at the Theatre Royal ...More
 
 
 
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Mary Poppins
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd October 2019 to 29th March 2020
Books etc, 28 Old Compton Street, W1D | 7 minutes from Books etc
Zizi Strallen stars as the practically perfect Mary Poppins in Cameron Mackintosh's musical production which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward ...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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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment >
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 3 minutes from Books etc
From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington (open until 28th ... More
 
 
 
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Books etc
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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Hauser & Wirth
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
23 Savile Row, W1B | 1 minute from Books etc
Hauser & Wirth , the gallery set up by art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth, opened its first London gallery in 2003 on Piccadilly. ... More
 
 
 
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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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Lazinc
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 Sackville Street, W1S | 2 minutes from Books etc
Formerly located at Rathbone Place in Fitzrovia, when it was known as the Lazarides gallery, Lazinc was first established in 2006 by contemporary ... 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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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
 
 
 
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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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The best pubs near London Books etc.
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Books etc
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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.
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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 Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2019 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 1 minute walk from Books Etc

As we build up for the release of The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two on 3rd October ...More

Celebrate 'The Testaments' with Waterstones
Exhibitions | Until 1st December 2019 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 1 minute walk from Books Etc

Please, join us Waterstones stores across the country as we celebrate the launch of Margaret Atwood's hugely anticipated 'The Testaments'; ...More

Laszlo Moholy Nagy
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2019 

Hauser & Wirth 1 minute walk from Books Etc

Works by the avant garde artist, who taught at the Bauhaus School, spanning the 1920s to the 1940s including photography, ...More

Keith Tyson
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2019 

Hauser & Wirth 1 minute walk from Books Etc

Drawing on influences from mathematics and science through to poetry and mythology, the artist is known for a highly diverse ...More

Randy Roberts Live!
Theatre | Until 23rd June 2019 

Brasserie Zedel 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

The internationally acclaimed female impersonator evokes Cher and Bette Midler, and takes to the stage as his fiery red-headed lounge ...More

Theaster Gates: Afro-Mingei
Exhibitions | Until 22nd June 2019 

White Cube Mason's Yard 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

Sculpture and installation by the Chicago-born artist, who primes his work as a catalyst for social change....More

The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | Until 3rd August 2019 

Piccadilly Theatre 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy transfers to the Piccadilly Theatre in ...More

 
Callum Innes: Keeping Time
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2019 

Frith Street Gallery 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

John Smedley: 235
John Smedley: 235
Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2019 

St James's Market 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

Launching at London Craft Week on 1st May, luxury knitwear brand John Smedley marks its 235th year with a free ...More

 
Phyllida Barlow
Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 23rd June 2019 

Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

Using cardboard, cement and plaster British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who was awarded a CBE for services to art in the ...More

 

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Pride in London at St Martins Lane Hotel
Exhibitions | From 28th June 

St Martins Lane Hotel

St Martins Lane Hotel celebrates Pride in London 2019 with a special line-up of parties, monologues, installations and cocktails. The series kicks off on the day of London ...More

Floral Court Al Fresco
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Enjoy an evening of music and food under the stars this July with Floral Court ...More

 
Burt Bacharach & Joss Stone
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Concerts | From 16th July 

Hammersmith Apollo

The illustrious, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Burt Bacharach teams ...More

 
Apollo Nights Summer Series
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Concerts | From 16th July 

Hammersmith Apollo

The first ever Apollo Nights Summer Series opens ...More

 
Free Range 2019
Free Range 2019
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The Old Truman Brewery

Every year Free Range, the UK's largest graduate art show, provides a platform for emerging ...More

 
The Grand Flaneur Walk
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Jermyn Street

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, 100th edition and the launch of its new fragrance, ...More

 
Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with George
Theatre | From 11th June 

Savoy Theatre

Jake Gyllenhaal returns to the West End in ...More

 
The British Academy Summer Showcase
The British Academy Summer Showcase
Exhibitions | From 21st June 

The British Academy

Aimed at those with curious minds, the British ...More

 
Chelsea Summer Fete
Chelsea Summer Fete
Seasonal | On 22nd June 

Duke of York Square

Billed as 'the ultimate garden party', Chelsea Summer Fete brings music, sport, games and shopping ...More

 
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Gigi's Hoxton
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Taking over the former site of Zigfrid von Underbelly, Gigi's Hoxton is an all-day restaurant, ...More

 
The Lillie Langtry
The Lillie Langtry
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One of the great untouched jewels of west London and a well known pub in ...More

 
The Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex
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Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium has one of the ...More

 
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Madame Tussauds

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On the Kings Road corner where Eight Over Eight used to be, an extensive refurb ...More

 
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Borough Market restaurant Applebee's Fish hosts a pop up on the Southbank for a four-month ...More

 
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The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe and bar....More

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