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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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3 minutes walk
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
5 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Books etc

Near Books etc
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  31% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 3 minutes from Books etc
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
Threadneedles, Marriott Autograph Collection
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £100  32% off
5 Threadneedles Street, EC2R | 5 minutes from Books etc
Housed in an esteemed former banking hall in the City, this magnificent boutique hotel provides a luxurious sanctuary. The spacious rooms are decorated in a chic ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  24% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 6 minutes from Books etc
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Books nearest Books etc

Nearest to Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bookartbookshop
London > Shopping > Books
17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 22 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
 
 
 
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 | 26 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 26 minutes from Books etc
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Books etc

The best shops and markets near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
150 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 3 minutes from Books etc
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Laduree Cornhill
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
14 Cornhill , EC3V3ND | 4 minutes from Books etc
This famous French patisserie dates back to 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from southwest France, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. ... More
 
 
 
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Leadenhall Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Books etc
Leadenhall Market is a restored Victorian covered market that sells traditional game, poultry, fish and meat. Although there has been a forum (market place) on where ... More
 
 
 
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The Creative Bubble - Live Performance Night (free entry)
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 29th January 2015 - 7.30pm-12midnight
Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Books etc
On Thursday 29th Jan we see the return of our ever popular live performance night, hosted by the beautiful E.S.T...More
 
 
 
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The Terror Of London: Spring-heeled Jack And The Victorian Metropolitan Press
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 29th January 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
Dirty Dick's, 202 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 12 minutes from Books etc
One of London's greatest monsters, Spring-heeled Jack has held the city's imagination in his claws since he first appeared as "a ghost, a bear, and a ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Lawrence Weiner
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th to 31st Jan 2015 - Various Times
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Books etc
Lawrence Weiner's use of language as his primary medium has marked him out as one of the leading figures of conceptual art. This cycle of works ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Books etc

Near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Books etc
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, EC2N | 6 minutes from Books etc
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Books etc
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Books etc

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Monument Street, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from Books etc
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling energetic ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from Books etc
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 2 minutes from Books etc
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars parked ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Books etc

What are the best dining options near Books etc London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fengshui Dining
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
1A Pudding Lane, EC3R | 1 minute from Books etc
Chinese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Folly
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
41 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 1 minute from Books etc
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarpetta
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
110 Cannon Street, EC4 | 2 minutes from Books etc
Canon Street Italian Scarpetta offers fresh pastas from the regions of Southern Italy via a menu created by chef Pierluigi Sandonnini who trained under three Michelin-starred ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Books etc

Near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 19 minutes from Books etc
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 19 minutes from Books etc
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 21 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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Leisure near Books etc

Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 8 minutes from Books etc
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Books etc
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 11 minutes from Books etc
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Books etc

The best pubs near London Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Books etc
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Books etc
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 10 minutes from Books etc
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Books etc

Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from Books etc
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rake
London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Books etc
Beer is the draw here, over 100 different bottled kinds from all over the world squeezed into the compact space (said to be the smallest bar ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Books etc
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... 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
Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from Books etc
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 4 minutes from Books etc
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from Books etc
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Lindt Excellence Chocolate & Wine Pairing Masterclasss
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2015 

Vinopolis 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

Find out how to pair chocolates to wines....More

The Creative Bubble - Live Performance Night (free entry)
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th January 2015 

Roxy Bar & Screen 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

On Thursday 29th Jan we see the return of our ever popular live performance night, hosted by the beautiful E.S.T...More

The Terror Of London: Spring-heeled Jack And The Victorian Metropolitan Press
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2015 

Dirty Dick's 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

One of London's greatest monsters, Spring-heeled Jack has held the city's imagination in his claws since he first appeared as ...More

Open Studio: Sculptural Weave
Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

An opportunity to experiment with large-scale 3D weaving, plaiting, braiding and construction....More

Sonic Weave: Exploring Silk And Viscose Through Sound
Kids Events | Until 31st January 2015 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

A sonic trail around the gallery....More

Liminal
Kids Events | Until 31st January 2015 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

A participatory sculpture experimenting with shape, form and composition....More

Guildhall Chamber Orchestra
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

Barbican Centre 14 minutes walk from Books Etc

The orchestra performs Elgar's Serenade For Strings in E minor, Op 20, Panufnik's Violin Concerto and Bartok's Divertimento For String ...More

The Imaginary Archive: Talk
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2015 

Whitechapel Gallery 15 minutes walk from Books Etc

Talk inspired by the display Sculptors' Papers, from the Henry Moore Institute Archive....More

Gospeloke
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th January 2015 

The Queen Of Hoxton 16 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

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