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King LearSimon Russell Beale is King Lear in the Sam Mendes directed production of Shakespeare's great tragedy at the National Theatre, staged from January 2014. The Skyfall director instructs a cast which includes Kate Fleetwood as Goneril and Anna Maxwell Martin as Regan, Lear's two fawning daughters while Olivia Vinall plays Cordelia, his third and favourite daughter who refuses to play along and profess blinding love for her father. In an act of brilliant casting Adrian Scarborough, who made his big-screen debut in 1994 in 'The Madness of King George', is the Fool to Russell Beale's Lear.

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £325† 41% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from King Lear
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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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £137† 27% off
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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
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £100† 22% off
18/21 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from King Lear
These fully-fitted apartments are hidden right in the heart of London's West End within easy reach of theatres, restaurants and iconic sights. Nearby Covent Garden is ... More
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Million Dollar Quartet
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December - 2nd January 2017
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Covent Garden, London SE1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
The story of how the world's first supergroup came together comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Million Dollar Quartet is the real-life tale of ...More
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Hobson's Choice
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Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, Regent's Park, London WC2R | 6 minutes from King Lear
Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Set in 1880s ...More
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Adelphi Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from King Lear
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical ...More
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Roundabout
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as King Lear
The Roundabout, an intimate in-the-round temporary theatre tent, pops up behind the Queen Elizabeth Hall and next to the Hayward Gallery for summer 2015. Between Sunday ... More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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
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South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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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London > Shopping > Books
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
A fine chain of bookshops, usually occupying smaller premises than Waterstones. Regularly has impressive reductions on new titles, and carries a fairly broad stock. ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from King Lear
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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Roti Chai: Chaat Shack and Chai Bar
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as King Lear
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from King Lear
Based at the Festival Terrace of the South Bank complex, Caffe Vergnano 1882 has long been famous for its sublime coffee honed to perfection by three ... More
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from King Lear
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables ... More
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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from King Lear
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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from King Lear
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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Jubilee Gardens
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from King Lear
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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from King Lear
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 Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from King Lear
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from King Lear
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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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from King Lear
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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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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 | 2 minutes from King Lear
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 King Lear
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

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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from King Lear

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Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from King Lear

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from King Lear

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Kinky Boots
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Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from King Lear

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Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from King Lear

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Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from King Lear

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