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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 8 minutes from Books etc
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 9 minutes from Books etc
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 11 minutes from Books etc
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
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Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Books etc
Map and travel experts since 1853, Stanfords has been trading in the Covent Garden area since the nineteenth century and in 2019 moved from Long Acre, ... More
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Any Amount of Books
London > Shopping > Books
62 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Books etc
A delightful second-hand bookshop with a wide choice that ranges from antiquarian first editions to the bargain basement. Rare books, first editions, modern literature, art and ... More
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Forbidden Planet
London > Shopping > Books
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Books etc
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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The Apple Store: Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Electronics
1 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
Following the runaway success of its flagship Regent Street branch, Apple has opened a three-storey gadget emporium in Covent Garden. Located in a former nightclub and ... More
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Jones
London > Shopping > Menswear
13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
Dedicated to designer menswear including formal tailoring from Westwood, Gaultier, Dries van Noten, Helmut Lang and Alexander McQueen, and more relaxed diffusion lines from Fake and ... More
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The Sanctuary
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
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Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
London > Events > Comedy Dates: 15th to 18th and 20th Jun 2021 - 8pm
Books etc, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 5 minutes from Books etc
Deadpan, black humour and one-liners from the British TV favourite, known for his role as host of 8 Out Of 10 Cats, attempting to make light ...More
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Death Drop
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 19th May to 11th July 2021 - Various Times
Books etc, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Books etc
Willam and Latrice Royale from RuPaul's Drag Race headline a 1990s-set Dragatha Christie murder mystery set on Tuck Island, where sordid pasts are revealed and a ...More
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London Design Biennale 2021
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 1st to 27th June 2021 - 11am-7.15pm
Books etc, Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Books etc
Designers, innovators and curators from almost 50 countries gather at Somerset House for an immersive exhibition of artworks, installations and presentations based on the theme Resonance. ...More
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
The Royal Opera House building is closed to the public from Tuesday 17th March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all performances are cancelled up ... More
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Linbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
Part of the Royal Opera House , the Linbury Theatre was completely refurbished in December 2018 revealing, "a handsome new ... More
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Books etc
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes 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 community. ... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes 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 through ... More
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Maxwell's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
8 - 9 James Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
Occupying an enviable location in the heart of Covent Garden just up from the piazza this popular restaurant is colourful, vibrant and full of energy. ... More
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Wahlburgers
London > Restaurants >
8-9 James Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
As if being a bone fide movie star wasn't enough, rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg of Marky Mark fame, has set up burger franchise ... More
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Santa Nata
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
17 Russell Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Books etc
Doing one thing and doing it well, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata - the cute custard tarts famously found in Portugal. Owned ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 2 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 | 6 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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Books etc
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Books etc
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Books etc
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Books etc
On the site of the old St Paul's Hospital in Covent Garden, hip private members' club h Club London has been designed specifically for the creative ... More
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The best pubs near London Books etc.
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Books etc
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Books etc
Gastropub ... More
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Books etc
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Books etc
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
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Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Books etc
A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based on ... More
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Books etc
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Books etc
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Books etc
... More
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Books etc
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More

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Death Drop
Theatre | Until 11th July 2021 

Garrick Theatre 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

Willam and Latrice Royale from RuPaul's Drag Race headline a 1990s-set Dragatha Christie murder mystery set on Tuck Island, where ...More

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Comedy | Until 20th June 2021 

Palace Theatre 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

Deadpan, black humour and one-liners from the British TV favourite, known for his role as host of 8 Out Of ...More

Conversations With God: Jan Matejko's Copernicus
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2021 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

On loan from Krakow's historic Jagiellonian University, Polish artist Jan Matejko's huge painting Astronomer Copernicus depicts mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus ...More

London Design Biennale 2021
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2021 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

Designers, innovators and curators from almost 50 countries gather at Somerset House for an immersive exhibition of artworks, installations and ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Les Miserables - The Staged Concert
Theatre | Until 5th September 2021 

Sondheim Theatre 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

A limited run of an intimate concert staging of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary ...More

J'Ouvert
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2021 

Harold Pinter Theatre 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

Rebekah Murrell directs James Tait Black Award winner Yasmin Joseph's drama set against the backdrop of the 2017 Notting Hill ...More

Walden
Theatre | Until 12th July 2021 

Harold Pinter Theatre 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

Ian Rickson directs Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun and Lydia Wilson in Amy Berryman's drama about estranged twin sisters, who attempt ...More

Kai Samra: Underclass
Comedy | Until 24th June 2021 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

The winner of the Birmingham Breaking Talent Award explores right-wing politics, working-class anger and the reality of being a British-Asian....More

Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2021 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

 
 
 
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