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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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18 minutes walk
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Q-Park Westminster
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The Nadler Victoria Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £101† 24% off
10 Palace Place, SW1E | 4 minutes from Books etc
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
41 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £309† 32% off
41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 4 minutes from Books etc
The tenth best hotel in Europe (according to New Yorker's tourist Bible 'Travel and Leisure') is so close to Buckingham Palace you can almost hear the ... More
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £135† 42% off
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 4 minutes from Books etc
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... More
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Heywood Hill
London > Shopping > Books
10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 15 minutes from Books etc
Heywood Hill, run by John de Falbe, sells old, new and antiquarian books, specialising in literature, history, architecture, biography, travel and a well-stocked children's department. Founded ... More
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Hatchards
London > Shopping > Books
187 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 15 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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Maggs Brothers
London > Shopping > Books
50 Berkely Square, Mayfair, London W1J | 16 minutes from Books etc
Established in 1853, Maggs Bros. Ltd., is one of the world's oldest and largest dealers in antiquarian, first edition, autograph and rare books. Books are divided ... More
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Shopping near Books etc

The best shops and markets near Books etc
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Books etc
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
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Cardinal Place Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 3 minutes from Books etc
Cardinal Place is a snazzy modern shopping venue in Victoria. Housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule it has become something of a visual icon in ... More
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 6 minutes from Books etc
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
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Normality
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th to 21st Sep 2019 - 7pm
Books etc, 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 3 minutes from Books etc
A naive IT worker gets a job at a city firm and encounters corporate corruption, which leads him to examine his moral compass in Jules Kleiser ...More
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Wicked
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 7th September 2006 to 23rd May 2020 - Various Times
Books etc, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 4 minutes from Books etc
Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing ...More
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Apollo Victoria Theatre And WICKED Costume Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 17th, 19th and 20th September 2019 - 12noon-4pm
Books etc, 17 Wilton Road, SW1V | 4 minutes from Books etc
View Susan Hilferty's Tony Award-winning costumes up close from the ninth longest running musical, as well as props from the show....More
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Near Books etc
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Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 1 minute from Books etc
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Books etc
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Books etc
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Books etc
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John Betjeman ... More
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Edel Assanti
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
74a Newman Street, Victoria, London W1T | 4 minutes from Books etc
Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein's Edel Assanti Gallery has evolved since it was first set up in 2009, from a pop-up initiative to a project space ... More
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Nova Victoria
London > Attractions > Sights
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Books etc
An architecturally striking development opposite Victoria mainline railway station , Nova Victoria is an ultra ... More
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M Restaurants - Victoria
London > Restaurants >
Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, SW1E | Same location as Books etc
One year after former Gaucho Restaurants managing director, Martin Williams, opened M Restaurants in the City, M Victoria brings the same concept to SW1. Housed ... More
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M RAW
London > Restaurants >
Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, SW1E | Same location as Books etc
Part of celeb hotspot M Victoria and under the same roof as M GRILL, M RAW is ... More
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Iberica Victoria
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
68 Victoria Street, Ground floor, Unit 5-6 Zig Zag Building, SW1E | 1 minute from Books etc
Michelin-starred executive chef Nacho Manzano and Iberica group head chef César García's modern menu at Iberica brings a taste of Spain to London. The sixth 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 | 24 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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 25 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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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 26 minutes from Books etc
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
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Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Books etc
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
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Frame Victoria
London > Leisure >
129 Wilton Road, SW1V | 5 minutes from Books etc
Putting the fun into fitness, Frame doesn't do pounding the treadmill. Instead of the (guilt-inducing, unused) monthly gym membership, Frame has a drop-in, ... More
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 5 minutes from Books etc
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
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The best pubs near London Books etc.
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Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Books etc
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Books etc
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 12 minutes from Books etc
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
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Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Books etc
... More
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Books etc
Wine Bar ... More
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Pavlova's
London > Nightlife > Bars
Victoria Street, Victoria Palace Theatre, SW1E | 3 minutes from Books etc
Add a sense of theatrics to your interval drinks at Pavlova's, the Victoria Palace Theatre bar by Jason Atherton, in partnership with the ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Books etc.
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Books etc
The architecturally unique Royal Horticultural Halls boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall overlooking leafy Vincent Square is a popular venue for corporate events. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from Books etc
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from Books etc
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More

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