Children's Book Week  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 7TH OCTOBER 2012

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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

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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
 
 
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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 £112  24% 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 £127  41% 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 £325  41% 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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Trevor Ashley: Liza's Back! (Is Broken)
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 27th Jun to 2nd Jul 2017 - Various Times
Children's Book Week, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Children's Book Week
Tribute to the iconic Liza Minnelli that explores the roles that Minnelli should have played over the last 40 years....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Tours  Dates: Friday 30th June 2017 - 7pm
Children's Book Week, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Children's Book Week
Attractions & Museums, Guided Tour....More
 
 
 
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Alice's Adventures Underground
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th April to 10th September 2017
Children's Book Week, 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Children's Book Week
Les Enfants Terribles and ebp's Olivier Award nominated wonderland, a huge hit here at the the Vaults deep underneath Waterloo Station two years ago, returns. Invited ...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 > Food and Drink Shops
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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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Children's Book Week
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... 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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The best pubs near London Children's Book Week.
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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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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

 
English National Ballet: Romeo and JulietEnglish National Ballet: Romeo and JulietEnglish National Ballet: Romeo and JulietCreated especially for English National Ballet in 1977 to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, Rudolf Nureyev's award-winning Romeo and Juliet comes to the Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall this summer. Performed by the English National Ballet, it brings together Shakespeare's heartbreaking love story with Nureyev's passionate choreography and 2017-08-01T00:00:00+01002017-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
PRICING  £12-£55
DATES  1st to 5th Aug 2017
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
Created especially for English National Ballet in 1977 to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, Rudolf Nureyev's award-winning Romeo and Juliet comes to the Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall this summer. Performed by the English National Ballet, it brings together Shakespeare's heartbreaking love story with Nureyev's passionate choreography and ... More about this event
 
 

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Belief and Beyond Belief
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Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

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Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday ...More

 
Festival of Love
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Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

Southbank Centre

Back at the Southbank Centre for a fourth year, the summer-long Festival of Love celebrates love in all its guises ...More

 
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

Jeremy Herrin directs DC Moore's darkly funny drama starring Anne-Marie Duff as incorrigible rogue and thief Mary, who becomes embroiled ...More

 
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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

The sobering repercussions of betrayal and excess send shockwaves through New York and force a deeper understanding of the AIDS ...More

 
Angels In America: Part One: Millennium Approaches
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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

The first instalment of a new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America, comes to the ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Jubilee Gardens 4 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

This year, the Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground merge together to form the Underbelly Festival. Taking place in the same ...More

 
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Les Enfants Terribles and ebp's Olivier Award nominated wonderland, a huge hit here at the the Vaults deep underneath Waterloo ...More

 
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Adventures in Wonderland
Kids Events | Until 3rd September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

Further to the main adult show, Alice's Adventures Underground, the Vaults under Waterloo also hosts the return of the children's ...More

 
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Doon Street Car Park 6 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in ...More

 
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The Kite Runner
Theatre | Until 26th August 2017 

Playhouse Theatre 6 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

Adapted by Matthew Spangler from the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner charts the heartrending story of friends ...More

 

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