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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes walk from Books etc
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes walk from Books etc
After a two-year, 22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes walk from Books etc
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from Books etc
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from Books etc
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from Books etc
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising... More
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for... More
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... More
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed... More
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its... More
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts... More
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available... More
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
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Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back... More
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals... More
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes walk from Books etc
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the... More
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes walk from Books etc
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage.... More
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes walk from Books etc
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with... More
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally... More
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011,... More
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... More
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
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Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2017
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2017
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2018 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Books Etc

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Lucia Di Lammermoor
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Concerts | Until 27th November 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Books Etc

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Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Books Etc

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Royal Opera: Lucia Di Lammermoor
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Books Etc

Katie Mitchell directs Donizetti's opera of a woman forced to breaking point. The orchestra is conducted by Michele Mariotti and ...More

Poster Girls
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London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st-century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have ...More

Kinky Boots
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Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 27th May 2018 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
A Woman Of No Importance
A Woman Of No Importance
Theatre | Until 30th December 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

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The Lady From The Sea
Theatre | Until 2nd December 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

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42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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The O2 Arena

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SSE Arena, Wembley

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Over ten years after she founded Bea's of Bloomsbury the Cordon Bleu trained chef, Bea ...More

 
Londrino
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Indian Accent
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Harry's Dolci
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Veeno St Paul's
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Pickle and Toast
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