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Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
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
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
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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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shapero Rare Books
London > Shopping > Books
32 St George Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from Books etc
Specialists in travel, natural history and English literature with an extensive range of colour plate books ranging from sport, children's interest, architecture and economics.... 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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L'Occitane
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
74-76 Regent Street, Mayfair, London W1B | 1 minute from Books etc
The flagship L'Occitane store on Regent Street is a treat for all the senses, from the sunshine and scents of Provence - bottled in body lotions ... More
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Pretty Woman: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 1st March to 4th September 2021 - Various Times
Books etc, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Books etc
Aimie Atkinson plays Vivian Ward and Danny Mac is Edward Lewis in the romantic musical based on the 1990 film, with a book by Garry Marshall ...More
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Six The Musical
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 2nd March to 18th April 2021 - Various Times
Books etc, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from Books etc
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight firmly on the fates of Catherine ...More
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Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt
London > Events > Comedy Dates: 4th to 7th Mar 2021 - Various Times
Books etc, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 8 minutes from Books etc
Adam reads aloud unsettling entries from his diary as a junior doctor and intersperses the anecdotes with songs....More
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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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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment >
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 3 minutes from Books etc
From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington (open until 28th ... 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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Books etc
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Hauser & Wirth
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
23 Savile Row, W1B | 1 minute from Books etc
Hauser & Wirth , the gallery set up by art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth, opened its first London gallery in 2003 on Piccadilly. ... More
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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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Lazinc
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 Sackville Street, W1S | 2 minutes from Books etc
Formerly located at Rathbone Place in Fitzrovia, when it was known as the Lazarides gallery, Lazinc was first established in 2006 by contemporary ... More
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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

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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
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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 Soho
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 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.
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Books etc
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
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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
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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
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Books etc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Longitude 08
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
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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
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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.
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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
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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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Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 4th September 2021 

Piccadilly Theatre 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

Aimie Atkinson plays Vivian Ward and Danny Mac is Edward Lewis in the romantic musical based on the 1990 film, ...More

Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 18th April 2021 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 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

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

 
Here Come The Boys
Dance | Until 15th May 2021 

Garrick Theatre 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

CBBC star Karim Zeroual hosts a competitive dance-off between Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz Skorjanec, Pasha Kovalev, Robin Windsor and ...More

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt
Comedy | Until 7th March 2021 

Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

Adam reads aloud unsettling entries from his diary as a junior doctor and intersperses the anecdotes with songs....More

Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 11 minutes walk from Books Etc

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
Songs For A New World
Theatre | Until 14th March 2021 

Vaudeville Theatre 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

Seimi Campbell directs David Hunter, Rachel John, Cedric Neal and Rachel Tucker in a limited West End run of Jason ...More

Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2022 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

While works are carried out to protect the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery hosts important paintings in ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 14 minutes walk from Books Etc

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 14 minutes walk from Books Etc

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
 
 
 
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