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Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £139  25% off
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £270  30% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 1 minute from Books etc
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  24% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Books etc
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waterstone's - Piccadilly
London > Shopping > Books
203-206 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
The biggest bookshop in Europe, Waterstone's - Piccadilly boasts a huge floorspace formerly occupied by Simpson's - the iconic menswear department store. This five-floor flagship store ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hatchards
London > Shopping > Books
187 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from Books etc
The Ritz of bookshops - Hatchards is where the royal biographies feel at home and it's conveniently situated next door to Fortnum and Mason, coincidentally not ... More
 
 
 
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Quaritch
London > Shopping > Books
5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Books etc
Quaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name for ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Books etc
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Fortnum & Mason
London > Shopping > Department Stores
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 1 minute from Books etc
The Royal Family's favourite food hall, Fortnum & Mason is one of the oldest and most famous stores in Piccadilly, if not the capital. After 300 ... More
 
 
 
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Quadrant Arcade, 80-82 Regent Street, Soho, London W1R | 1 minute from Books etc
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
 
 
 
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Jermyn Street
London > Shopping > Specialists
St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Books etc
The name Jermyn Street is synonymous with gentlemen's outfitters and, more specifically shirt makers. Turnbull & Asser, shirt makers by royal appointment to HRH Prince of ... More
 
 
 
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Near Books etc
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2018
Books etc, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 2 minutes from Books etc
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
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The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2017 to 7th January 2018
Books etc, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Books etc
The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The Gruffalo's Child is a stage version ...More
 
 
 
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The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018
Books etc, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from Books etc
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
 
 
 
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Near Books etc
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 2 minutes from Books etc
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Books etc
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Books etc

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened at ... More
 
 
 
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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Books etc
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in St ... More
 
 
 
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Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 2 minutes from Books etc
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in that ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Books etc London?
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
26-28 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | Same location as Books etc
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Terrace Bar & Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Le Meridien Hotel, 21 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
Recipient of an AA Rosette Award 2013-2014, the Terrace Bar & Grill at the Le Meridien hotel serves locally-sourced meat and fish dishes. Overlooking Piccadilly, it ... More
 
 
 
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Hawksmoor Air Street
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
5A Air Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
Top London steakhouse Hawksmoor open their fourth branch on Air Street, just off Regent Street, in their biggest location yet with 235 seats in the restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Books etc

Near Books etc
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 11 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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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 11 minutes from Books etc
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 13 minutes from Books etc
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 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
 
 
 
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 5 minutes from Books etc
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Books etc
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Books etc
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Longitude 0°8
London > Nightlife > Bars
Le Meridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
The Le Meridien hotel's in-house bar, Longitude 0°8, is a stylish destination that uses music and lighting to offer a unique experience dependant on whether you ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 1 minute from Books etc
The Fortnum's wine bar has had a makeover as part of the store's refurbishment in 2007, three hundred years after this grand old department store first ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Electric Carousel
London > Nightlife >
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
The team behind Madame Jojo's (RIP) return (hurrah!) with The Electric Carousel on the site where the legendary Pigalle Supper Club used to be, at 215-217 ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Books etc.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Books etc
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Books etc
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Books etc
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Christmas Evenings at Waterstones
Exhibitions | Until 22nd December 2017 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 1 minute walk from Books Etc

Waterstones warmly welcomes you to our Christmas Evenings! Whether you're already suited and booted with a long-prepared list of gifts ...More

Fortnum & Mason's Christmas Windows
Fortnum & Mason's Christmas Windows
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2017 

Fortnum & Mason 1 minute walk from Books Etc

This year, Fortnum & Mason spreads the festive cheer with its Christmas Windows themed around the idea that 'Together We're ...More

 
The Hound Of The Baskervilles
Theatre | Until 13th January 2018 

Jermyn Street Theatre 1 minute walk from Books Etc

A family panto based on the famous Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Adapted by Steven Canny and ...More

Haim Steinbach: Jaws
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2018 

White Cube Mason's Yard 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

This exhibition includes a new series of shelf works as well as the major installation Display #15 - Design For ...More

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st April 2018 

Criterion Theatre 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Snow White
Exhibitions | Until 22nd December 2017 

Marian Goodman Gallery 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

An overview of Sugimoto's Theater Series which began in 1976, a collection of black and white images of theatres and ...More

Annie
Annie
Theatre | Until 18th February 2018 

Piccadilly Theatre 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

It's a hard-knock life in 1930s New York during the Great Depression in the feel good, Tony Award-winning musical. Based ...More

 
Piccadilly Christmas Lights
Piccadilly Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 25th December 2017 

Piccadilly Circus 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

This year sees Piccadilly treated to its first-ever dedicated Christmas lights display. With the switch on taking place on Tuesday ...More

 
Polly Apfelbaum: Dubuffet's Feet My Hands
Exhibitions | Until 2nd February 2018 

Frith Street Gallery 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

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St James's Market Christmas Lights
St James's Market Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2017 

St James's Market 3 minutes walk from Books Etc

The smart streets of St James's are covered with a warm canopy of light, populated with large-scale spirit figures, linking ...More

 

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The Lehman Trilogy
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National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
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In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
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Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

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Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
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Tate Modern

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The Way Of The World
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Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
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Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

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Scarlatto
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Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
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The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
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The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

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Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
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Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

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