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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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27 minutes walk
 
 
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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  34% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 4 minutes from Books etc
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  28% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Books etc
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  22% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 8 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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Alternative Books nearest Books etc

Nearest to Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bookartbookshop
London > Shopping > Books
17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 18 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
London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 18 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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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 20 minutes from Books etc
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Books etc

The best shops and markets near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Books etc
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Books etc
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Books etc

Near Books etc
Today Only
Slavery, Memory And Reparations By Professor Olivette Otele
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 14th October 2019 - 6pm-7pm
Books etc, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Books etc
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 21st April to 26th December 2019
Books etc, 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from Books etc
For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon branches are hosting a Bottomless Aperol ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Beasts of London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th April 2019 to 5th January 2020
Books etc, 150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Books etc
From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective of the animals in the city. ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Books etc

Near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from Books etc
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Books etc
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Books etc
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Books etc

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Books etc
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Cloister Garden
London > Attractions >
St John's Lane, EC1M | 3 minutes from Books etc
A hidden public garden within the 16th century Museum of the Order of St John.... More
 
 
 
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Crypt On The Green, St James'
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Books etc
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Books etc

What are the best dining options near Books etc London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Polpo Smithfield
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
3 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as Books etc
Since launching the original Polpo in Soho's Beak Street in October 2009, Russell Norman and business partner Richard Beatty have expanded the brand at breakneck speed. ... More
 
 
 
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Hix Oyster and Chophouse
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
After 17 years as chef director Mark Hix left Caprice Holdings, famous for The Ivy, J Sheekey, Daphne's and a few other well known London restaurants, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burger & Lobster
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
40 St John's Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
This is the third branch of Burger & Lobster, following the success (see queues) of the original Burger & Lobster in Mayfair (opened in ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Books etc

Near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 8 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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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from Books etc
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Books etc
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Books etc

Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Books etc
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Books etc
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Books etc

The best pubs near London Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Books etc
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Books etc
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Books etc

Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fabric Nightclub
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global ... 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
The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Books etc
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Books etc
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
 

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Beasts of London
Beasts of London
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective ...More

 
Slavery, Memory And Reparations By Professor Olivette Otele
Exhibitions | On 14th October 2019 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Foodie Events | Until 26th December 2019 

The Piano Works 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon ...More

 
Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Exhibitions | Until 19th January 2020 

Barbican Art Gallery 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

Cabarets, cafes and clubs across the world, from London to New York, Paris to Mexico City, are brought together at ...More

 
The Sixteen & Britten Sinfonia
Concerts | On 14th October 2019 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

Harry Christophers conducts Arvo Part's Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Britten's Hymn To Saint Cecilia and Sir James MacMillan's The ...More

Freddy Warren: Ronnie Scott's 1959-69
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2020 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

Photographic portraits of jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone....More

325 years, 325 objects
Exhibitions | Until 15th May 2020 

Bank of England Museum 13 minutes walk from Books Etc

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Fame the Musical
Theatre | Until 19th October 2019 

Peacock Theatre 15 minutes walk from Books Etc

Fame the Musical celebrates three decades of singing, dancing and leg warmers this year with a special 30th anniversary tour, ...More

London Horror Festival
London Horror Festival
Seasonal | Until 2nd November 2019 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 15 minutes walk from Books Etc

The London Horror Festival returns to London this October extending to two venues and three theatre spaces as the Pleasance ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Aldwych Theatre 17 minutes walk from Books Etc

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 

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Children are invited to join in on a special Play Trail this half term with Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt at the London Transport Museum. The journey ...More

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The Old Truman Brewery

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Seasonal | On 19th October 

Troxy

A spectacular cabaret show inspired by the Day Of The Dead festival, with skull processions, ...More

 
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Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
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