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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Waterloo Tube Station
 
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Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
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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 £99  42% 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 £130  28% 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  39% 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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The End of Longing
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd February to 14th May 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
Perhaps in an attempt to shake off his association with Chandler forever (unlikely), Friends star Matthew Perry has written his first ever play. ...More
 
 
 
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1984
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th June to 3rd September 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan revive their production of George Orwell's seminal novel 1984 this year. After premiering at the Nottingham Playhouse in ...More
 
 
 
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Funny Girl
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th April to 8th October 2016
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Children's Book Week
Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith makes her much awaited return to the West End in 2016 to star in Funny Girl, which transfers from ...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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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Children's Book Week
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Children's Book Week
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... More
 
 
 
Institution of Electrical Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Savoy Place, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Children's Book Week
... 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.
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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
 
 
 
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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

 
Bernadette PetersBernadette PetersBernadette Peters Appearing on Broadway since the age of 11, Bernadette Peters performs songs from some of her greatest stage roles, including Gypsy, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George in her first UK solo concerts for over 15 years. Coming to the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 3rd June 2016, the renowned Broadway star will perform songs by Sondhe2016-06-03T00:00:00+01002016-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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event > Concerts > Classical - Easy Listening
PRICING  £29.50
DATES  Friday 3rd June 2016
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
Appearing on Broadway since the age of 11, Bernadette Peters performs songs from some of her greatest stage roles, including Gypsy, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George in her first UK solo concerts for over 15 years. Coming to the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 3rd June 2016, the renowned Broadway star will perform songs by Sondhe... More about this event
 
Richard HawleyRichard HawleyRichard HawleyThe singer and guitarist Richard Hawley performs at Royal Festival Hall as part of Guy Garvey's Meltdown festival this June. Sheffield through and through, Hawley ("the country's most accomplished songwriter" - The Telegraph) is the consummate collaborator, having left his mark on the Britpop era with both Longpigs and Pulp, and worked alongside th2016-06-16T00:00:00+01002016-06-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Thursday 16th June 2016
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
The singer and guitarist Richard Hawley performs at Royal Festival Hall as part of Guy Garvey's Meltdown festival this June. Sheffield through and through, Hawley ("the country's most accomplished songwriter" - The Telegraph) is the consummate collaborator, having left his mark on the Britpop era with both Longpigs and Pulp, and worked alongside th... More about this event
 
Laura MarlingLaura MarlingLaura MarlingLaura Marling performs an intimate concert drawn from her hugely popular albums Once I Was an Eagle and Short Movie.2016-06-18T00:00:00+01002016-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 18th June 2016
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
Laura Marling performs an intimate concert drawn from her hugely popular albums Once I Was an Eagle and Short Movie.... More about this event
 
Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music with Damon AlbarnSyrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music with Damon AlbarnSyrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music with Damon AlbarnThe Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music reunites with Damon Albarn and guests in a special Southbank Centre concert, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme marking the centenary of World War One. The orchestra and former Blur frontman first performed in Damascus in 2008 before appearing on a Gorillaz record and Albarn later jo2016-06-25T00:00:00+01002016-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock
PRICING  £35, £40, £45
DATES  Saturday 25th June 2016
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
The Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music reunites with Damon Albarn and guests in a special Southbank Centre concert, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme marking the centenary of World War One. The orchestra and former Blur frontman first performed in Damascus in 2008 before appearing on a Gorillaz record and Albarn later jo... More about this event
 
Mandela TrilogyMandela TrilogyMandela TrilogyTwo years after his death, Mandela Trilogy, a large-scale opera pays tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela, shown for the first time in London at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Written and directed by Michael Williams with music by Peter Louis van Dijk and Mike Campbell, the opera tells the story of Nelson Mandela's inspirational life.2016-08-31T00:00:00+01002016-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  31st Aug, 1st Sep, 2nd Sep and 3rd Sep 2016
VENUE  Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 
Two years after his death, Mandela Trilogy, a large-scale opera pays tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela, shown for the first time in London at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Written and directed by Michael Williams with music by Peter Louis van Dijk and Mike Campbell, the opera tells the story of Nelson Mandela's inspirational life.... More about this event
 
 

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The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Children's Book Week

After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Children's Book Week

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Tannhauser
Concerts | Until 15th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Children's Book Week

Tim Albery's critically acclaimed 2010 production of Wagner's early opera, Tannhauser, returns to the Royal Opera ...More

Lucia Di Lammermoor
Lucia Di Lammermoor
Concerts | Until 19th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Children's Book Week

Diana Damrau and Aleksandra Kurzak lead a world-class cast in Katie Mitchell's new production of Lucia di ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Hand to God
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

Taking into account its favour with the critics and several Tony nominations, irreverent puppet comedy ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 29th May 2016 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd July 2016 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Elegy
Elegy
Theatre | Until 18th June 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Children's Book Week

Part of the Donmar Warehouse 2016 season, this world premiere of Elegy , Nick Payne's ...More

 
 
 
 
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