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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  41% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Books etc
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £390  24% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 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
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  40% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Books etc
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
 
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Books etc
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Stanfords
London > Shopping > Books
7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 12 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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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Books etc
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Books etc
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Books etc
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Kobekina & Okros
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 28th January 2020 - 7.45pm
Books etc, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Books etc
The cellist and pianist duo performs Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, Prokofiev's Cello Sonata In C and Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata In G Minor....More
 
 
 
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Cyrano De Bergerac
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Books etc, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Books etc
James McAvoy returns to the West End starring as the soldier and poet with a nose as huge as his heart, Cyrano de Bergerac. With Jamie ...More
 
 
 
9 To 5 The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th January 2019 to 4th April 2020
Books etc, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Books etc
Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. She has written all the songs ...More
 
 
 
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Near Books etc
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Books etc
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
 
 
 
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Near Books etc
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 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 | 12 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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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 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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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Books etc
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Books etc
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Books etc
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Books etc
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Books etc
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Books etc
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Books etc
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Books etc
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Books etc.
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Books etc
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Books etc
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 

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Kobekina & Okros
Concerts | On 28th January 2020 

Southbank Centre

The cellist and pianist duo performs Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, Prokofiev's Cello Sonata In C and Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata In G ...More

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
Concerts | On 28th January 2020 

Southbank Centre

Sir Roger Norrington conducts Beethoven's Symphony No 2 and his Symphony No 3, 'Eroica'....More

Joo Yeon Park: Library Of The Unword
Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2020 

Southbank Centre

Writings and drawings commemorating the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett's death, created in response to Beckett's 1935 collection of poems ...More

The Guinea Pig Club
Comedy | Until 21st April 2020 

Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

New material from top acts on the circuit and rising stars....More

SOLD
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2020 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

When one woman tells of her extraordinary journey to overcome the brutality of slavery, she becomes a beacon for the ...More

Black Terror
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2020 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

A promising young boxer is transported to 18th century London where he receives lessons in bare knuckle boxing and what ...More

Something Awful
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2020 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

Flux Theatre presents Tatty Hennessy and Lucy Jane Atkinson's new play inspired by the real true crime story of the ...More

Little Boxes
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2020 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

Little Britain actor Joann Condon performs her solo show that examines the roles allocated to women in today's society....More

Santi & Naz
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2020 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

Identity, politics and childhood friendships runs through The Thelmas's new theatre piece about two friends in pre-partition India confronted with ...More

Tarot
Theatre | Until 1st February 2020 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from Books Etc

Live Tarot reading meets contemporary circus as The Feathers Of Daedalus take audiences on an unpredictable adventure guided by fate, ...More

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In the Blood
In the Blood
Theatre | From 17th April 

The Donmar Warehouse

The first production in Michael Longhurst's second season as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse ...More

 
Far Away
Theatre | From 6th February 

The Donmar Warehouse

Caryl Churchill's dystopian drama, Far Away, receives a revival at the Donmar Warehouse this winter, twenty years after its ground-breaking premiere. Set within a world where government surveillance knows your every move and everything and ...More

Cao Fei: Blueprints
Cao Fei: Blueprints
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Gallery

Beijing-based artist Cao Fei presents her first large-scale solo show in the UK this March. ...More

 
Prada. Front and Back
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Design Museum

The Design Museum dedicates its major winter exhibition to Prada, offering visitors unprecedented access to the brand's creative approach. With access to Prada's Milan headquarters, Prada. Front and Back looks at the global influence that ...More

The Addams Family, The Musical Comedy
The Addams Family, The Musical Comedy
Theatre | From 29th September 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Everyone's favourite goths stop by the New Wimbledon ...More

 
Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners 1919-1939
Exhibitions | From 26th February 

Garden Museum

The Garden Museum explores the golden age of garden painting between two world wars with its new exhibition, Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners 1919-1939. Showcasing the works of over 20 artists, ...More

Nevin Aladag: Fanfare
Nevin Aladag: Fanfare
Exhibitions | From 12th February 

The Hayward Gallery

This February, the Hayward Gallery presents Nevin Aladag's first UK solo show, Fanfare. Staged in ...More

 
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Sir John Soane's Museum

A major new exhibition at Sir John Soane's ...More

 
Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo
Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo
Theatre | From 24th June 

The O2 Arena

Following on from the staging of Luzia at the Royal Albert Hall, Cirque du Soleil's ...More

 
International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design: Collect 2020
International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design: Collect 2020
Exhibitions | From 27th February 

Somerset House

The only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern ...More

 
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Japan House
Attractions 

A cultural centre, shop, cafe and restaurant, Japan House offers a window into Japan from ...More

 
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Taking its eco credentials seriously, the flagship Timberland store on Carnaby Street is decorated with ...More

 
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Looking for romantic Valentine's Day screenings, floral ...More

 
Montezuma's Chocolate
Montezuma's Chocolate
Shopping 

a fabulous, funky assortment of organic chocolate....More

 
The Wellington Club
The Wellington Club
Nightlife 

Established in 1832, the Wellington Club is one of the oldest private member clubs in ...More

 
Charles Merser & Co.
Charles Merser & Co.
Drinking 

Signposted by The Post & Hound on its window, Charles Merser & Co. is a ...More

 
Victoria Tavern
Drinking 

Craft beers, pizza and big screen sports are served at this Frontier owned Victorian pub on Holloway Road with a Plonk crazy golf club on the first floor....More

The Bill Murray
The Bill Murray
Entertainment 

The Bill Murray is a comedy club by Angel Comedy with a performance space, a ...More

 
Everyman Crystal Palace
Entertainment 

One of ten Everyman cinemas in London, this venue in Crystal Palace comes with fours screens which can seat between 40 and 148 people....More

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Stratford High Street DLR Station
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Stratford High Street DLR Station links Stratford to ...More

 
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London City Airport DLR station makes City Airport ...More

 
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