Cheeky Northern bloke all-in-this-together comedy isn't everyone's cup of (Lancashire) tea but Jason Manford has built up quite a large following in recent years. A TV panel show regular, Manford is also a talented opera singer who has toured with Alfie Boe and performed in musicals on the West End. His last visit to the Apollo was somewhat soured, however: it was married Manford's first major appearance since quitting as co-host of The One Show, amid tabloid revelations of text and Twitter flirting with female fans (his wife was pregnant at the time of his virtual dalliances). Heckled mercilessly, Manford managed to hold his own - and returns to the scene of his grilling with a new show for 2013. "He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture," says The Telegraph. His Twitter followers may beg to differ.
Once London's largest all-seater venue, the Hammersmith Apollo has a 3,600 capacity for seated shows and a 5,000 capacity for standing-room-only gigs. It was renovated in 2002, and now works well as a venue for theatre (hosting a huge variety of shows from Riverdance to Thomas the Tank Engine) as well as rock concerts. More about Hammersmith Apollo
Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Bugsy Malone London > Events > Theatre†Dates: 11th April to 1st August 2015 Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford Sir Alan Parker's world famous musical Bugsy Malone comes to London in 2015. With the creator giving rare permission for a professional production of the gangster ...More
Paddington (Subtitled) London > Events > Film Events†Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th May 2015 - 10.30am Hammersmith Cineworld, 207 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 |
7 minutes from Jason Manford A young Peruvian bear with a passion for the British heads to London in search of a new home. At Paddington train station, he meets a ...More
Lyric Hammersmith London > Entertainment > Theatres Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford Frank Matcham's velvet and gilt theatre was saved from demolition - following a public outcry - by being carefully dismantled, moved from its location further down ...More
Riverside Studios - Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford Excellent small studio theatre staging innovative comedy and more serious productions. The Riverside's location on the Thames in Hammersmith makes it the local theatre of West ...More
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Maggie's Centre London > Attractions > Sights Fulham Palace Road, W6 |
7 minutes from Jason Manford Maggie's Centre next to Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith is the first cancer care hospice in England (there are several more in Scotland) for this charitable ...More
Warren Evans Furniture London > Shopping > House and Garden 240 Trussley Road, Hammersmith, W6 |
10 minutes from Jason Manford Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ...More
Pret A Manger London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis 8 King Street, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ...More
King Street College London > Education > English Language Courses 47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 |
17 minutes from Jason Manford This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults.
Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ...More
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Ravenscourt Park London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 |
12 minutes from Jason Manford Ravenscourt Park is a scenic green space with a selection of tennis courts - spread out in three areas of the park - basketball court, bowling ...More
The Queen's Club London > Leisure > Palliser Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14 |
12 minutes from Jason Manford Established in 1886 during the reign of Queen Victoria, the Queen's Club was the first multi-purpose sports complex to be built anywhere in the world. But ...More
Blue Anchor London > Nightlife > Pubs 13 Lower Mall, W6 |
5 minutes from Jason Manford Tucked away in the shadow of Hammersmith Bridge this small, but perfectly formed, traditional riverside pub offers a peaceful retreat from the chaos of Hammersmith’s relentless ...More
The Stonemasons Arms London > Restaurants > Gastropub 54 Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, W6 |
6 minutes from Jason Manford Hammersmith's original gastropub was highly rated for its bare brick walls, wooden furniture and no frills interior; what mattered was the food. Things have changed in ...More
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Riverside Studios Bar London > Nightlife > Bars Crisp Road, W6 |
3 minutes from Jason Manford West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ...More
Green Room London > Nightlife > Bars 45A Goldhawk Road, W12 |
15 minutes from Jason Manford Where the Bush Bar and Grill used to be - down a dingy alley off Goldhawk Road - we now have the Green Room. Gone is ...More
BrewDog Shepherd's Bush London > Nightlife > Bars 15-19 Goldhawk Road, W12 |
16 minutes from Jason Manford With 40 draught taps BrewDog bar in Shepherd's Bush by BrewDog, Scotland's largest independent brewery, is a veritable cathedral to craft beer. It has the biggest ...More
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Olympia London London > Business > Venue Hire Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 |
14 minutes from Jason Manford Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ...More
High Road House London > Business > Venue Hire 162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 |
25 minutes from Jason Manford Chiswick felt like it had truly arrived when Soho House owner Nick Jones decided 2006 was a good time to open up here - 'first Soho, ...More
Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown ShowSmokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown ShowThe Australian four-piece Human Nature - Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney - is supported by the American singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson who are accompanied by their band, The Funk Foundation in a show featuring many Motown favourites. Robinson, who was vice president of Motown records until the company was sold in 2015-05-15T19:30:00+01002015-05-15T00:00:00+0100
Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Soul DATES†
Friday 15th May 2015 VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The Australian four-piece Human Nature - Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney - is supported by the American singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson who are accompanied by their band, The Funk Foundation in a show featuring many Motown favourites. Robinson, who was vice president of Motown records until the company was sold in ...†More about this event
An Evening With PacinoAn Evening With PacinoThe Oscar-winning actor returns to London to reminisce about his extraordinary career.2015-05-22T20:00:00+01002015-05-22T00:00:00+0100
An Evening With Pacino event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures DATES†
Friday 22nd May 2015 - 8pm-10pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The Oscar-winning actor returns to London to reminisce about his extraordinary career.
Bill MaherBill MaherThe American satirist, comedian, humorous writer and TV host. With support from Bobby Mair.2015-05-23T19:00:00+01002015-05-23T00:00:00+0100
Bill Maher event > Comedy > Stand-Up DATES†
Saturday 23rd May 2015 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The American satirist, comedian, humorous writer and TV host. With support from Bobby Mair.
Desi RockstarsDesi RockstarsPunjabi film and music star Gippy Grewal with Sharry Mann and a live band, includes comedy from Jaswinder Bhalla and Bal Mukand Sharma hosted by Preeto, of Preeto Top 10 Fame.2015-05-24T19:00:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100
Desi Rockstars event > Theatre > Fringe DATES†
Sunday 24th May 2015 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Punjabi film and music star Gippy Grewal with Sharry Mann and a live band, includes comedy from Jaswinder Bhalla and Bal Mukand Sharma hosted by Preeto, of Preeto Top 10 Fame.
An Evening With TotoAn Evening With TotoThe rock band founded in California in the mid-1970s, returns to the UK to perform many of its familiar hits, including Roseanna and Africa.2015-05-26T19:00:00+01002015-05-26T00:00:00+0100
An Evening With Toto event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock DATES†
Tuesday 26th May 2015 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The rock band founded in California in the mid-1970s, returns to the UK to perform many of its familiar hits, including Roseanna and Africa.
Dylan Moran: Off The HookDylan Moran: Off The HookDry wit and surreal flights of fancy from the award-winning stand-up, actor, creator and star of Channel 4 sitcom Black Books.2015-05-29T20:00:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100
Dylan Moran: Off The Hook event > Comedy > Stand-Up DATES†
Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May 2015 - 8pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Dry wit and surreal flights of fancy from the award-winning stand-up, actor, creator and star of Channel 4 sitcom Black Books.
The Moody BluesThe Moody BluesRock and 1960s British invasion pop, with elements of progressive rock and psychedelia from the veteran outfit known for the songs Go Now, Question and Nights In White Satin.2015-06-12T00:00:00+01002015-06-12T00:00:00+0100
The Moody Blues event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock DATES†
Friday 12th June 2015 VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Rock and 1960s British invasion pop, with elements of progressive rock and psychedelia from the veteran outfit known for the songs Go Now, Question and Nights In White Satin.
The Piano GuysThe Piano GuysThe pianists play pop and classical music.2015-06-13T19:30:00+01002015-06-13T00:00:00+0100
Incubus event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock PRICING† phone for prices DATES†
Tuesday 16th June 2015 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† The alt rock outfit from California perform in support of the EP Trust Fall (Side A).
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much As Such event > Comedy > Stand-Up DATES†
Friday 26th June 2015 - 7pm VENUE† Hammersmith Apollo† Observational and provocative humour from the UK-based, Georgia-born stand-up.
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