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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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With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2020 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2020 London events.

 
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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  30% 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 £78  30% 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
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  26% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Books etc
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... 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
 
 
 
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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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Ongoing
The Fancy Fork
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 23rd July 2019 to 23rd July 2020
Books etc, 24-32 King William Street, EC4R | 1 minute from Books etc
As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy Fork, serving a menu which draws ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
325 Years, 325 Objects
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd July 2019 to 15th May 2020 - 10am-5pm
Books etc, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 6 minutes from Books etc
The bank celebrates its 325th anniversary with a display of 325 items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May 2019 to 30th August 2020
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
 
 
 
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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
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 6 minutes from Books etc
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Leisure near Books etc

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
Puttshack Bank
London > Leisure > Golf
1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 5 minutes from Books etc
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ned's Club Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Ned London, 27 Poultry, EC2R | 6 minutes from Books etc
Centred around a 20-metre marble-lined swimming pool, Ned's Club Spa is a lavish subterranean space that invites both The Ned hotel guests and outside visitors ... 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
Vagabond Monument
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
51 Gracechurch Street, Monument, EC3V | 1 minute from Books etc
There are 160 wines to try at Vagabond Monument, the eighth wine bar from the group to open its ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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

 
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

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

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 27th February 2020 

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

 
The Bee In Me
The Bee In Me
Theatre | Until 1st March 2020 

Unicorn Theatre 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Presented as a computer game, The Bee In Me follows the day in the life of a boy who has ...More

 
Cashmere Cat
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th February 2020 

Omeara 11 minutes walk from Books Etc

Norwegian DJ and producer, Magnus August Hoiberg, best known for the song Adore, which features the vocals of Ariana Grande....More

A Number
A Number
Theatre | Until 14th March 2020 

Bridge Theatre 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a run at Bridge Theatre starring ...More

 
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

He's the only UK artist to have won both the Turner Prize and an Oscar, and in spring 2020 '12 ...More

 
Dora Maar
Dora Maar
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

The Surrealist artist and photographer Dora Maar, lover to Pablo Picasso for eight or nine years, is celebrated as an ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 

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Six by Nico
Six by Nico
Dining 

Scottish-Italian chef, Nico Simeone, offers an inventive approach to the tasting menu....More

 
The Connaught Grill
Dining 

Reopened in 2020 after a twenty year closure, The Connaught Grill is "back and better than ever" (Telegraph) with Jean-Georges Vongerichten in the kitchen....More

Maison Francois
Maison Francois
Dining 

Head chef Matthew Ryle, a Masterchef: The Professionals finalist who honed his classical cooking skills ...More

 
Larry's
Larry's
Dining 

Following the success of Salon and Levan, Nicholas Balfe, Mark Gurney and Matt Bushnell launch ...More

 
Sushi on Jones
Sushi on Jones
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The famed Japanese dining concept from New York make its anticipated UK debut in London ...More

 
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Overlooking the Thames by the Millennium Bridge, the 113-room Locke at Broken Wharf is a ...More

 
Park Row
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Set within a Grade II listed Art Deco dining room, Park Row is better known ...More

 
Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross
Leisure 

A luxurious spa, complete with a space for yoga and three treatment rooms Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross is a centre for serious relaxation....More

Montague on the Gardens: Mix It
Montague on the Gardens: Mix It
Foodie Events | From 29th February 

The Montague on the Gardens Hotel

Bottomless cocktail making experience Mix It pops upat ...More

 
The Gruffalo at Kew Gardens
Kids Events | From 4th April 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

Grab your map and paint on some whiskers this Easter ready for a Gruffalo hunt at Kew Gardens. Immersing little ones in the world of Julia Donaldson's much-loved ...More

Easter at IWM London
Kids Events | From 4th April 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The IWM London invites families to enjoy a special line-up of events and activities throughout the Easter holiday, including the chance to become a spy for the day. Coinciding with the release of the latest ...More

Super Nature
Super Nature
Exhibitions | From 28th March 

Garden Museum

A new art fair inspired by the joy of plants comes to the Garden Museum ...More

 
Drag Bingo and Bottomless Bubbles
Drag Bingo and Bottomless Bubbles
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th February 

Mama London

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Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
Theatre | From 28th February 

Lewis Cubitt Park and Square

Described as a 'multi-sensory sonic theme park' Darkfield ...More

 
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Seasonal | From 4th April 

Southbank Centre

This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Comedy | On 7th March 

Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
Formafantasma: Cambio
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
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