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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  38% 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  29% 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 £70  28% 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
Ongoing
(Un) Common Currency
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th November 2017 to 21st January 2018 - 10am-6pm
Books etc, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Books etc
Alternative examples of monies used in London over the years, from 17th century trade tokens to today's Brixton Pound....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Pulse
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th November 2017 to 15th April 2018 - 10am-6pm
Books etc, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Books etc
A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More
 
 
 
A Christmas Carol
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 27th and Friday 28th December 2018 at 12.30pm and 2pm
Books etc, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Books etc
A version of Dickens' tale for children aged five and over....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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Books etc
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Books etc
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Books etc London?
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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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Freakscene
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
91 Cowcross Street, EC1M | 1 minute from Books etc
Miso grilled black cod taco on the menu at Freakscene , the new pop-up from chef and author of Junk Food ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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Education near Books etc

Near Books etc
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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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B&H Kitchen
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
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
... More
 
 
 
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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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Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Aloysius Suwardi: Planet Harmonik
Concerts | On 18th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

The composer and musician uses self-made instruments, including giant gambang xylophones and hydraulic bamboo flutes to perform works inspired by ...More

Vincent Moon And Priscilla Telmon: Hibridos
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

An audiovisual showcase of various forms of Afro-Brazilian spiritual ceremonies....More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

New Adventures: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Dance | Until 27th January 2018 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 13 minutes walk from Books Etc

Matthew Bourne commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Blitz with a revised production of his sweeping wartime romance set to ...More

Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 13 minutes walk from Books Etc

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 
Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Rosewood London 14 minutes walk from Books Etc

This festive season, Rosewood London has partnered with German gin brand Monkey 47 to transform the hotel's courtyard into a ...More

 
Soane's Ark: Building with Symbols
Soane's Ark: Building with Symbols
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2018 

Sir John Soane's Museum 14 minutes walk from Books Etc

This winter, Sir John Soane's Museum marks the tercentenary of the foundation of the first Masonic Grand Lodge in London ...More

 
Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 14 minutes walk from Books Etc

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
Phaeleh
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th January 2018 

XOYO 16 minutes walk from Books Etc

The musician and producer provides dubstep and electronica....More

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Chivaree Circus & Upstage Creative: Becoming Shades
Dance | From 24th January 

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The contemporary circus troupe Chivaree Circus brings together live music, aerial acrobatics, fire, dance and mime, in a re-imagining of the classic myth of Persephone. After a sell-out ...More

Bismillah: An ISIS Tragicomedy
Theatre | From 28th February 

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Wound Up and Matthew Greenhough's critically acclaimed drama exploring social alienation, radicalisation, disenfranchisement and the rock band Queen....More

Fall in London with A Stranger: A Social Experiment
Seasonal | On 14th February 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

This Valentine's Day, the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen presents Fall in London with A Stranger: A Social Experiment. Based on Mandy Len Catron's Modern Love essay, Too ...More

Great Again: The Musical
Theatre | From 24th January 

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Isla Van Tricht's musical which explores the forgotten America that voted for Donald Trump via a tale of two young conservatives becoming politically active in Beavercreek, Ohio during the summer of 2016. Presented by Old ...More

Caravan Theatre
Theatre | From 15th February 

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The Caravan Theatre at VAULT Festival brings various evocative, humorous and intriguing newly written 20 minute plays to a small intimate audience of nine people max at a time....More

For A Black Girl
Theatre | From 24th January 

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This Is It Theatre presents Nicel Acquah's two-handed drama based on personal experience and verbatim research, which explores staggering consequences of everyday racism....More

Revelations
Theatre | From 31st January 

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Theatre-maker James Rowland tells the story of how he donated his sperm to his best friends and the consequences. Co-created with Daniel Goldman....More

Think Of England
Theatre | From 7th February 

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Anonymous Is A Woman tell the story of war office employees Bette and Vera who have been employed to send the young men off to war, having experienced all of life's pleasures. Written by Madeline ...More

Annie McGrath
Comedy | On 14th February 

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A stand-up comedy show which will leave you feeling slightly less lonely this Valentine's Day....More

ELSA
ELSA
Comedy | From 14th February 

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A musical mash-up of comedy and storytelling ELSA, Isobel Rogers' debut show, uses character comedy, ...More

 
The Coach Makers Arms
The Coach Makers Arms
Dining 

The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
Dining 

Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Shopping 

Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
Kettner's Townhouse
Kettner's Townhouse
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Lovingly restored by Soho House, Kettner's reopened after a two year refurbishment in January 2018....More

 
Jidori
Jidori
Dining 

The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston comes to Covent Garden and ...More

 
L'Ami Malo
L'Ami Malo
Dining 

Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French ...More

 
August in London 2018
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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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