Children's Book Week †

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Children's Book WeekNational Children's Book Week takes place every year in the first full week of October. Designed to highlight the fun of reading and to gently encourage children to get excited about literature, the event has been running for almost 80 years. Themes in the past include Words and Pictures, which sparked a full programme of games, readings and book related events nationwide and in schools and libraries in London throughout the week. Also new in recent years was StarLit, a week-long festival of children's literature, organised by the Shoreditch Trust, when more than 70 authors, illustrators and poets will meet at Hoxton Square to celebrate the very best of writing for 5-15 year olds. This year's theme for Children's Book Week is Heroes and Heroines. The programme will cover topics such as: What attributes make some heroic? Who are your favourite heroic characters in fiction and throughout history? Are there difference between an unsung hero and someone who has found fame?

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Waterloo Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Lambeth North Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Waterloo Railway Station
5 minutes walk
Waterloo East Railway Station
5 minutes walk
Car Parks

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Union Car Park
13 minutes walk
Library Street NCP
13 minutes walk

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £93† 25% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £117† 26% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £244† 32% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
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Concrete Dreams Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 10th to 29th April 2018
Children's Book Week, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
Take an immersive audio-visual backstage journey with Concrete Dreams, a free tour which marks the reopening of Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and includes previously unseen ...More
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Underground Bingo Academy
London > Events > Sporting Events †Dates: 4th to 28th April 2018
Children's Book Week, 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Children's Book Week
After the success of the Social Bingo Academy in Camden, the same pioneering bingo team are taking over the Vaults underneath Waterloo with the Underground Bingo ...More
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Dreamgirls
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 19th November 2016 to 25th September 2018
Children's Book Week, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Children's Book Week
A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony Award-winningmusical was first staged.The story, based ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Children's Book Week
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Children's Book Week
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
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
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Children's Book Week
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Children's Book Week
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Children's Book Week
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Children's Book Week
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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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Children's Book Week
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Children's Book Week
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Children's Book Week
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Children's Book Week
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
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Children's Book Week clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Children's Book Week
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall events

Nigel KennedyNigel KennedyNigel KennedyNever one to shy away from breaking boundaries, violinist Nigel Kennedy has previously released an album of Jimi Hendrix-inspired compositions, he's tried his hand in Polish Klezmer music and now he performs new interpretations of George Gershwin. For someone whose violin is worth £2 million it's rather apt that the Gordon Ramsay of classical musi2018-05-19T00:00:00+01002018-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Never one to shy away from breaking boundaries, violinist Nigel Kennedy has previously released an album of Jimi Hendrix-inspired compositions, he's tried his hand in Polish Klezmer music and now he performs new interpretations of George Gershwin. For someone whose violin is worth ¬£2 million it's rather apt that the Gordon Ramsay of classical musi...†More about this event

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When Gloria passes away after a prolonged illness, her children and grandchildren mark her passing with a traditional Jamaican Nine ...More

 
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