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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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Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
5 minutes walk
 
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5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2019 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2019 London events.

 
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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  25% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 3 minutes from Books etc
The location of Club Quarters Gracechurch in the heart of the City has made it a favourite with business travellers. A cheerily macho atmosphere permeates from ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  23% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 6 minutes from Books etc
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £208  28% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 6 minutes from Books etc
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... 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 | 22 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
Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 26 minutes from 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 26 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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Shopping near Books etc

The best shops and markets near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
150 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 3 minutes from Books etc
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cycle Republic, Fenchurch Street
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
23 Lime Street (off Fenchurch Street), EC3M | 3 minutes from Books etc
After opening its first London site in 2014, Cycle Republic - the cycling-only specialist store from Halfords - now boasts ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laduree Cornhill
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
14 Cornhill , City, London EC3V3ND | 4 minutes from Books etc
This famous French patisserie dates back to 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from southwest France, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Books etc

Near Books etc
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Leadenhall Book Club - Thin Air by Michelle Paver
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 16th October 2019 - 6pm
Books etc, 1-3 Whittington Avenue, Leadenhall Market, EC3V | 4 minutes from Books etc
Join us for a glass of wine and some nibbles as we discuss this chilling ghost story by Michelle Paver...More
 
 
 
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Autumn Candlelit Photography Evening
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Wednesday 16th October 2019 - 7pm-9pm
Books etc, London Bridge, SE1 | 6 minutes from Books etc
...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th May to 13th November 2019
Books etc, 56 Leadenhall Street
, EC3A | 7 minutes from Books etc
Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR experience. Combining immersive theatre, virtual reality, ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Books etc

Near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Books etc
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from Books etc
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Books etc
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Books etc

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from Books etc
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling energetic ... More
 
 
 
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from Books etc
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. ... More
 
 
 
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 2 minutes from Books etc
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars parked ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Books etc

What are the best dining options near Books etc London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Farmer J
London > Restaurants >
24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 1 minute from Books etc
Farmer J, known for bringing produce from British fields to the City with its protein- and veg-packed Fieldtrays, now has a second home on King William ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fengshui Dining
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
1A Pudding Lane, City, London EC3R | 1 minute from Books etc
Chinese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Folly
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
41 Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 1 minute from Books etc
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Books etc

Near Books etc
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 19 minutes from Books etc
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 19 minutes from Books etc
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 21 minutes from Books etc
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Garden at 120
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 5 minutes from Books etc
Owned by Italy's largest insurance firm, Generali, and designed by Eric Parry Architects, Fen Court is a fifteen story state-of-the-art office block which houses ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Books etc
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Books etc
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Books etc

The best pubs near London Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 4 minutes from Books etc
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Books etc
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Books etc
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Books etc

Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dirty Martini, Monument
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Lovat Lane, City, London EC3R | 2 minutes from Books etc
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tappit Hen
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
21-23 St Swithin's Lane, EC4N | 3 minutes from Books etc
Stocking wines shipped by Davy's Wine Merchants, the Tappit Hen also recalls one the building's famous, former owners, Sandeman, with a large selection of Port ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Bar One Cannon Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
103 Cannon Street, City, London EC4N | 3 minutes from Books etc
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... 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
Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 4 minutes from Books etc
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 4 minutes from Books etc
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gibson Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from Books etc
... More
 
 
 
 

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The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J EC4R 9AJ EC4R 9AF - 0 minute walk from Books Etc

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
Leadenhall Book Club - Thin Air by Michelle Paver
Exhibitions | On 16th October 2019 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 4 minutes walk from Books Etc

Join us for a glass of wine and some nibbles as we discuss this chilling ghost story by Michelle Paver...More

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

Bank of England Museum 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Autumn Candlelit Photography Evening
Leisure | On 16th October 2019 

Southwark Cathedral 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 13th November 2019 

The Hallmark Building 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
Foodie Events | Until 3rd November 2019 

Aqua Shard 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

It's the perfect pairing. London's best loved nanny gets her own Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard, served on an umbrella ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 16th October 2019 

The Shard 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
Maggot Moon
Maggot Moon
Theatre | Until 27th October 2019 

Unicorn Theatre 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Jesse Jones directs Jemma Kennedy's stage adaptation of Sally Gardner's award-winning dystopian novel, using live drawing, cameras and projection to ...More

 
When The City Is Built
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2019 

Menier Chocolate Factory 10 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Dorrance Dance: Myelination And Other Works
Dance | From 14th November 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A triple bill of tap from Michelle Dorrance, featuring Three To One, Jungle Blues and Myelination....More

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Dining 

Part of Peckham Market and located on the first floor of the Bussey Building, Tonkotsu ...More

 
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Emma Reynolds and Ken Yamada, the team behind the hugely popular pop-up restaurant Tsuru Sushi, ...More

 
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A buzzing cultural community space for South London, Catford Mews is home a multi-screen cinema, ...More

 
Cyrano De Bergerac
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Theatre | From 27th November 

Playhouse Theatre

James McAvoy returns to the West End starring as the soldier and poet with a ...More

 
John Lewis Rooftop: The Winter Carnival
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John Lewis Rooftop

Boasting one of the largest rooftop gardens in ...More

 
The Gate St John's Wood
Dining 

The Gate Restaurant St John's Wood follows on from the Hammersmith original serving innovative vegetarian cuisine with a far-reaching appeal....More

Mildreds Dalston
Dining 

Following on from the Soho original, which has become an institution since opening back in 1988, Mildreds now has three more branches across London, including this restaurant in Dalston....More

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Dining 

Following on from the Soho original, which has become an institution since opening back in 1988, Mildreds now has three more branches across London, including this restaurant in King's Cross. ...More

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Dining 

Following on from the Soho original, which has become an institution since opening back in 1988, Mildreds now has three more branches across London, including this restaurant in Camden....More

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Drinking 

Following on from London's original Workshop Coffee Co, the White Collar Factory Coffeebar sits on the ground floor of the east London factory....More

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Sacred Cafe Highbury
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Sacred Cafe is antipodean coffee shop specialising in flat whites created with their own house ...More

 
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Halloween at King's Cross
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The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Halloween Afternoon Tea at Roast
Halloween Afternoon Tea at Roast
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Roast

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Where's Wally: The Big Museum Hunt
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London Transport Museum

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

Fujifilm: My Life Exhibition
Fujifilm: My Life Exhibition
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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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