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Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  29% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 1 minute from Books etc
Amazing hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into a four ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  29% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Books etc
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  33% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 7 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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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Books etc
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 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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The best shops and markets near Books etc
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Books etc
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Books etc
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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London Silver Vaults
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
Chancery House 53-64 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Books etc
This is a collection of thirty shops containing the largest display of silver under one roof in the world. Also included are high class jewellery and ... More
 
 
 
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A Chip In the Sugar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th, 25th and 26th May 2017 - 1pm-1.50pm
Books etc, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
...More
 
 
 
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Alan Bennett's A Chip In The Sugar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th, 25th and 26th May 2017 - 1pm-1.50pm
Books etc, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
...More
 
 
 
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Unoriginal Sin: A Comedy By David Tristram
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th to 27th May 2017 - Various Times
Books etc, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
...More
 
 
 
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Near Books etc
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 3 minutes from Books etc
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Books etc
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Books etc
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Books etc
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 3 minutes from Books etc
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Books etc
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
170 Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 1 minute from Books etc
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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28-50 Fetter Lane
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
140 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London EC4A | 1 minute from Books etc
An unpretentious wine bar and restaurant off the busy Fleet Street 28-50 Fetter Lane is owned by restaurateurs Agnar Sverrisson and Xavier Rousset who set up ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
28 Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Books etc
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Books etc

Near Books etc
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Books etc
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 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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Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Books etc
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 7 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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Pubs near Books etc

The best pubs near London Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Books etc
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Books etc
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The White Swan
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
108 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London EC4A | 3 minutes from Books etc
Tucked into a quiet corner near Lincoln's Inn Fields, The White Swan is an absolute delight. The owners, Tom and Ed Martin, also run The Gun ... More
 
 
 
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Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Books etc
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Books etc
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 7 minutes from Books etc
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... 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
Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Books etc
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Books etc
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Books etc
... More
 
 
 
 

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Alan Bennett's A Chip In The Sugar
Theatre | Until 26th May 2017 

Bridewell Theatre 4 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Unoriginal Sin: A Comedy By David Tristram
Theatre | Until 27th May 2017 

Bridewell Theatre 4 minutes walk from Books Etc

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A Chip In the Sugar
Theatre | Until 26th May 2017 

Bridewell Theatre 4 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Marc Quinn: Drawn From Life
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

Sir John Soane's Museum 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

An exhibition of new work by the artist. A series of ethereal, fragmentary sculptures will be placed among the various ...More

Mat Collishaw: Thresholds
Exhibitions | Until 11th June 2017 

Somerset House 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

An interactive, multimedia installation using the latest virtual reality technology to restage one of the earliest exhibitions of photography in ...More

Peroni Ambra: The Terrace
Peroni Ambra: The Terrace
Foodie Events | Until 30th September 2017 

Somerset House 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

To celebrate the launch of Peroni's new offering, Peroni Ambra, Somerset House presents The Terrace. The summer-long al fresco event ...More

 
On The Line: New Perspectives On Craft In Southeast Asia
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

The Aram Gallery 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Bloomsbury Art And Design
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

A wide-ranging selection of objects including paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours and designs and decorative arts from the influential group....More

Reading Drawings
Exhibitions | Until 4th June 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

Works by Canaletto, Corot, Signac and more exploring inscriptions that can be found on drawings....More

Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a ...More

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The Nursery Theatre

A collection of improvised stories of everyday lives....More

Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
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Cutty Sark Gardens

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Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
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House of Illustration

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Footloose: The Musical
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Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
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Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

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The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
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