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London Review BookshopOpened 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. Duck through the traditional shop front and, despite its compact space, you'll be impressed by the range of volumes on the towering, tightly packed shelves. There is just a single copy of some books allowing for more choice to be packed in. And, unlike the big branded bookshops, the presentation of the books isnt dictated by how much the publishers have paid to promote their latest blockbusters. The shop stocks the kinds of books that the London Review of Books (the literary magazine) reviews - political analysis, biographies, philosophy, poetry and literary novels. Subscribers to the magazine receive invites to regular late night openings where you get 10% off everything. Speakers at regular reader events served with a glass of wine are of the calibre of Alan Bennett, Melvyn Bragg, Slavoj Zizek, Timothy Garton Ash, Gerry Adams and Alastair Campbell. Bookshop heaven.

 

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15 Montague Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Crammed with the cream of cult entertainment this shop is a seventh heaven for sci-fi fans. In the old days, Forbidden Planet just stocked every ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > Books
19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 6 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Located just two minutes from the busy Tottenham Court Road station this three storey new build Waterstone's bookshop is more than just ... More
 
 
 
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Grant & Cutler at Fowles
London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Originally a foreign language book shop (indeed arguably the best in London), Grant & Cutler at Fowles now stocks an impressive array of World Cinema titles ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from London Review Bookshop
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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Aveda
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
174-177 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Environmentally conscious hair and make-up brand with 'lifestyle' stores like this one in High Holborn - where there's even a herb garden on the roof terrace. ... More
 
 
 
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& Juliet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd November 2019 to 3rd October 2020
London Review Bookshop, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Luke Sheppard directs a jukebox musical which reimagines Shakespeare's Juliet as a feisty survivor of love's vicissitudes. "A fun, feminist makeover of Romeo and Juliet chooses ...More
 
 
 
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The Prince of Egypt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th February to 31st October 2020
London Review Bookshop, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film to the Dominion stage. Journey through ...More
 
 
 
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Come From Away
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th January 2019 to 17th October 2020
London Review Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Christopher Ashley directs the UK premiere staging of the Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of a small Newfoundland community, who take in grounded plane passengers ...More
 
 
 
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Museum Of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Bloomsbury Way, St Georges Church, WC1A | 1 minute from London Review Bookshop
Opened in spring 2014, the Museum of Comedy is "particularly strong on the history of British comedy" (Evening Standard). Combining live ... More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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Gillian Lynne Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
166 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the Gillian Lynne Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
63 Wells Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, ... More
 
 
 
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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London Review Cake Shop
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14-16 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | Same location as London Review Bookshop
A place to meet, talk, read and enjoy the tea, coffee and cakes. The cake shop is managed by Terry Glover, who comes to the ... More
 
 
 
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Abeno
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
47 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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All Star Lanes - Holborn
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 1 minute from London Review Bookshop
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
During The Savoy's �220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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London Cocktail Week Pop Up
London > Nightlife > Bars
5-7 Grape Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from London Review Bookshop
A pop-up bar just for London Cocktail Week 2019, this Covent Garden subterranean speakeasy is the place to go for mixology demonstrations and masterclasses as well ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from London Review Bookshop
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from London Review Bookshop
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. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
 

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