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Les BlancsIt may be lesser known than A Raisin in the Sun, but Les Blancs was considered by Lorraine Hansberry as potentially her most important work. Staged at the National in 2016, her final drama follows Tshembe, who returns home to Africa from England for his father's funeral. As a society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future, he finds himself in the eye of a storm. Racial tensions boil over and a family and a nation fall apart in this illuminating and powerful play. New York Times described the original production as "Incredibly moving. Towering, magnificent."

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £325  35% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  32% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  32% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Philharmonia Chamber Players: Mozart & Arensky
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 19th October 2017 - 6pm-6.45pm
Les Blancs, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
Violinist Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay, violist Richard Waters, cellists Karen Stephenson and Richard Birchall and oboist Gordon Hunt play Mozart's Oboe Quartet In F and Anton Stephanovich Arensky's ...More
 
 
 
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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
Les Blancs, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
 
 
 
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 24th March 2018
Les Blancs, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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 Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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 | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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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 Les Blancs
Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival at ... 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 Les Blancs
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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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Les Blancs
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Les Blancs
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 | 10 minutes from Les Blancs
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 | 11 minutes from Les Blancs
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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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 | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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 Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Les Blancs
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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
 
 
 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre events

 
Saint George And The DragonSaint George And The DragonSaint George And The DragonFor his National Theatre debut writer Rory Mullarkey brings the folk tale of wandering knight and freedom fighter Saint George into the 21st century. 'A folk tale for an uneasy nation', Saint George and the Dragon is a new take on the mythical dragon-slaying story, having been reworked for today's social media obsessed, post-Brexit age. Lyndsey Tur2017-10-19T19:30:00+01002017-12-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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For his National Theatre debut writer Rory Mullarkey brings the folk tale of wandering knight and freedom fighter Saint George into the 21st century. 'A folk tale for an uneasy nation', Saint George and the Dragon is a new take on the mythical dragon-slaying story, having been reworked for today's social media obsessed, post-Brexit age. Lyndsey Tur... More about this event
 
AmadeusAmadeusLucian Msamati sinks his teeth into the meaty role of scheming Salieri in Peter Shaffer's seminal battle of wits between the court composer and his rowdy young prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, played by Adam Gillen. Directed by Michael Longhurst.2018-01-11T19:30:00+00002018-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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Saint George And The Dragon
Saint George And The Dragon
Theatre | Until 2nd December 2017 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

For his National Theatre debut writer Rory Mullarkey brings the folk tale of wandering knight and freedom fighter Saint George ...More

 
Philharmonia Orchestra
Concerts | On 19th October 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Yuri Temirkanov conducts the orchestra, with pianist Eliso Virsaladze, for Mozart's Overture from The Marriage Of Figaro and Piano Concerto ...More

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Mozart & Arensky
Concerts | On 19th October 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Violinist Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay, violist Richard Waters, cellists Karen Stephenson and Richard Birchall and oboist Gordon Hunt play Mozart's Oboe Quartet ...More

Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 5 minutes walk from Les Blancs

New exhibition Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys looks at the artist's fascination with the staff of French hotels and ...More

 
Graeme Of Thrones
Theatre | Until 11th November 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre 6 minutes walk from Les Blancs

A fan of the book and TV programme Game Of Thrones attempts to re-create the show on a non-existent budget ...More

Benjamin Franklin's Network Of Innovation
Exhibitions | On 19th October 2017 

Benjamin Franklin House 6 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Wilde Talks: Stephen Fry
Exhibitions | On 19th October 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 6 minutes walk from Les Blancs

The celebrated wit and former host of QI delivers an illuminating pre-show talk about Oscar Wilde....More

Oliver Wass (harp) - Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital
Concerts | On 19th October 2017 

1901 Arts Club 7 minutes walk from Les Blancs

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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 25th March 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 7 minutes walk from Les Blancs

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

 
Feinstein Ensemble: Bach Brandenburg Concertos By Candlelight
Concerts | On 19th October 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 8 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Director Martin Feinstein and the ensemble present Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5 and Brandenburg Concerto No 4, Vivaldi's Concerto For ...More

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The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home cooked meals across the city with this Maddox Street restaurant....More

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