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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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Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  35% 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  33% 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 £215  24% 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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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
 
 
 
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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

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Feliks Topolski: Drawing Debden
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st October 2018 to 31st July 2019 - 10am-5pm
Books etc, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R | 6 minutes from Books etc
...More
 
 
 
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Now On
The Glasshouse at The Gherkin
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 15th July to 1st September 2019
Books etc, The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A | 7 minutes from Books etc
Sitting on the top two floors of the iconic London landmark, Searcys at The Gherkin - also known as Helix and Iris - is already one ...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
 
 
 
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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
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
 
 
 
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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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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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Leisure near Books etc

Books etc gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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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Feliks Topolski: Drawing Debden
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

Bank of England Museum 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

 
The Glasshouse at The Gherkin
The Glasshouse at The Gherkin
Foodie Events | Until 1st September 2019 

Helix and Iris 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

Sitting on the top two floors of the iconic London landmark, Searcys at The Gherkin - also known as Helix ...More

 
The Comedy Of Errors
Theatre | Until 23rd August 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

The Lord Chamberlain's Men present Shakespeare's most riotous and farcical play, in which merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering ...More

The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Theatre | Until 12th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Shakespeare's well-known comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, is about Sir John Falstaff setting about improving his financial situation by ...More

The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 16th July 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

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | Until 13th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Shakespeare's comedy-drama is directed by Sean Holmes with Peter Bourke as Oberon, Victoria Elliott as Titania, Ciaran O'Brien as Demetrius, ...More

Aesop's Fables (Ages 8 - 12)
Theatre | Until 3rd August 2019 

Unicorn Theatre 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

Justin Audibert and Rachel Bagshaw directs a selection of Aesop's fables....More

The Bridges Of Madison County
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Menier Chocolate Factory 10 minutes walk from Books Etc

An Italian immigrant housewife falls under the spell of a National Geographic photographer while her family are away at the ...More

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Blank
Theatre | From 11th October 

The Donmar Warehouse

Staged in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Clean Break theatre company, which works with women affected by the criminal justice system, Blank receives its full-length premiere at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. The new ...More

Appropriate
Appropriate
Theatre | From 16th August 

The Donmar Warehouse

After wowing audiences with The Octoroon at the National Theatre, American writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns ...More

 
Baby Reindeer
Baby Reindeer
Theatre | From 9th October 

Bush Theatre

The debut play from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd, who performed his hit show ...More

 
Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro
Theatre | From 31st August 

Bush Theatre

Part of Lynette Linton's first season as Artistic Director at the Bush Theatre, Chiaroscuro is ...More

 
Patch & Picnic
Patch & Picnic
Dining 

The South Bank is a lovely spot for a Thames-side stroll in summer but if ...More

 
Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party
Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party
Seasonal | On 18th July 

Marylebone Village

The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party is back ...More

 
Sink The Pink Street Party
Sink The Pink Street Party
Seasonal | On 17th August 

Finsbury Park

The Mighty Hoopla organisers and Sink The Pink ...More

 
BA 2119: Flight of the Future
BA 2119: Flight of the Future
Exhibitions | From 1st August 

Saatchi Gallery

British Airways celebrates 100 years of flying this ...More

 
Sunset Cinema: Film Nights with Samsung Screenings
Sunset Cinema: Film Nights with Samsung Screenings
Film Events | From 23rd July 

John Lewis Rooftop

As part of this year's John Lewis Roof ...More

 
Wembley Park Market
Wembley Park Market
Shopping 

An indoor, permanent market, Wembley Park Market brings together a line-up of independent and local ...More

 
The Fellowship and Star
The Fellowship and Star
Drinking 

Historic pub the Fellowship Inn was given a new lease of life in 2019 when ...More

 
Boiler Room Festival
Boiler Room Festival
Concerts | From 9th October 

Copeland Park

Just because summer is over doesn't mean the festival fun has to end. Launching this ...More

 
Idles
Idles
Concerts | On 7th December 

Alexandra Palace

With their last shows selling out in minutes, political post-punk Bristolian five-piece Idles is a ...More

 
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Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Boots Covent Garden
Boots Covent Garden
Services 

Having undergone a makeover in summer 2019, Boots in Covent Garden is a state of ...More

 
Officina 00
Dining 

This fresh pasta restaurant near Old Street is centred on a spianatoia, a traditional wooden work-bench, where chefs make the food....More

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen
Dining 

Mediterranean and Japanese influences can be seen in everything from the food to the design at Bloomsbury Street Kitchen....More

Heritage
Heritage
Dining 

Fondue, raclette and rosti are just three of the Swiss dishes on the menu at ...More

 
Triyoga Chelsea
Leisure 

The spacious and light-filled centre Triyoga Chelsea is located on the King's Road offering an idyllic sanctuary and three light filled studios....More

Triyoga Camden
Triyoga Camden
Leisure 

Triyoga in Camden has five yoga studios housed in a beautifully renovated Victorian warehouse which ...More

 
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