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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 1 minute from Books etc
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to... More
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Church of St Mary Aldermary
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Watling Street, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes walk from Books etc
A church rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, approximately 1680, in the Gothic style after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. It is,... More
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 2 minutes walk from Books etc
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was... More
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 2 minutes walk from Books etc
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent... More
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 2 minutes walk from Books etc
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public... More
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 3 minutes walk from Books etc
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 4 minutes walk from Books etc
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard ... More
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes walk from Books etc
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of... More
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R | 6 minutes walk 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... More
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 7 minutes walk 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... More
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes walk 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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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her... More
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 7 minutes walk 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... More
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Books etc
This sleek, 18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate... More
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 8 minutes walk from Books etc
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it... More
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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 8 minutes walk from Books etc
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as 'The Cheesegrater' due to... More
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Books etc
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks... More
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and... More
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you... More
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So... More
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Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by... More
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one... More
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The Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called The Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created... More
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The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 10 minutes walk from Books etc
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies... More
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from Books etc
Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials... More
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 10 minutes walk 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... More
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Books etc
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect... More
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Books etc
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part... More
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Books etc
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the... More
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All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 12 minutes walk from Books etc
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts.... More
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WaterAid Christmas Concert
WaterAid Christmas Concert
Seasonal | On 10th December 2019 

Church of St Mary Aldermary 2 minutes walk from Books Etc

Enjoy favourite carols and mulled wine in the beautiful setting of St Mary Aldermary Church and join celebrities including comedian ...More

 
The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 5 minutes 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

 
Cancer Research UK: Carol Concert at St Paul's Cathedral
Cancer Research UK: Carol Concert at St Paul's Cathedral
Seasonal | On 10th December 2019 

St Paul's Cathedral 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

Celebrities including Jeremy Irons, Dominic West and Emily Watson come together with St Paul's Cathedral Choir and The Band of ...More

 
St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 28th December 2019 

St Paul's Cathedral 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

Few places are better for traditional Christmas services and carols than St Paul's, the spiritual home of Great Britain. St ...More

 
Carol Concert
Concerts | On 10th December 2019 

St Paul's Cathedral 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

The concert will feature seasonal readings by Emily Watson OBE, Luke Evans, Helen George and Dominic West, and exclusive performances ...More

Private Eye - Signing Copies of the Private Eye Annual 2019
Exhibitions | On 10th December 2019 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

The Private Eye Annual 2019 presents the year's best cartoons, jokes, parodies and topical sketches from the UK's most successful ...More

Beasts of London
Beasts of London
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective ...More

 
Santa's Victorian Grotto at the Museum of London
Santa's Victorian Grotto at the Museum of London
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2019 

Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

This Christmas, travel back in time at the Museum of London at the Victorian Santa's Grotto. The grotto is set ...More

 
Richard III
Theatre | Until 26th January 2020 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

Power-hungry Richard is determined to prove himself a villain as he plots and schemes a path to the crown in ...More

Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Exhibitions | Until 19th January 2020 

Barbican Art Gallery 9 minutes walk from Books Etc

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Educating Rita
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Rose Theatre Kingston

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The Doctor
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Duke of York's Theatre

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Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
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Exhibitions | From 20th February 

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Message In A Bottle
Dance | From 6th February 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

In a first-time collaboration between Sadler's Wells and Universal Music, Message In A Bottle is a brand-new dance show from triple Olivier Award-nominee Kate Prince. Set to the music of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, ...More

British Baroque: Power and Illusion
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Exhibitions | From 5th February 

Tate Britain

In 2020, Tate Britain presents the first-ever exhibition ...More

 
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | From 13th February 

Piccadilly Theatre

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End with a run at the Piccadilly Theatre. The direction and ...More

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Seasonal | On 31st December 

Greenwich Grind

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A Number
Theatre | From 14th February 

Bridge Theatre

Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a run at Bridge Theatre starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan. An exploration of identity, intimacy and belonging, it sees an ...More

Manor
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Theatre | From 7th April 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben ...More

 
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Theatre | From 15th April 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Oliver Chris and Richard Bean - the writer responsible for One Man, Two Guvnors - ...More

 
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Glass House Brick Lane
Glass House Brick Lane
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A coffee bar by day, serving cocktails till midnight and offering a creative co-working space ...More

 
Akoko
Dining 

Serving dishes from across West Africa in Fitzrovia, in a room that reflects the natural beauty, simplicity and earthiness of the country....More

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Hoppers King's Cross
Dining 

With a much larger bar than previous sites, Hoppers King's Cross offers beers on tap ...More

 
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Goodman's Fields
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