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The Cat EmpireThe outrageous Australian collective The Cat Empire play the fourth gig of the perennially popular Somerset House Summer Series concerts. On 13th July the jazz/reggae/funk/latin/gypsy/hip hop/multi-genre band from Melbourne touch down for their Summer Series debut and are guaranteeing an evening that will get everyone dancing. Renowned all around the globe as one of the world's best festival bands, The Cat Empire are booked to play at festivals across Europe this summer including Portugal's Super Bock Super Rock, Reggae Sun Ska Festival in France, and our own Boomtown Festival in Winchester. At this, their only London gig of the year, you can expect "a spontaneous explosion of melody and rhythm that contains many flavours" according to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival where they're heading off to directly after this Somerset House gig.

 

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Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  34% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from The Cat Empire
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £56  26% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
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
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  30% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 11th September 2016
The Cat Empire, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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Young Chekhov: Platonov
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th July to 8th October 2016
The Cat Empire, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Cat Empire
A new version of Chekhov's comedy about the schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov by David Hare and produced by Chichester Festival Theatre. "A major work in its own ...More
 
 
 
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 14th January 2017
The Cat Empire, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from The Cat Empire
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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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from The Cat Empire
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiralty
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
In the evenings, approach this restaurant through the fountained courtyard of Somerset House to get yourself in the mood for a magical meal. The Admiralty is ... More
 
 
 
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Admiralty Deli at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
This cafe can fulfil all your snack requirements while you peruse the exhibits at beautiful 18th century Somerset House.... More
 
 
 
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Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
This riverside cafe commands wonderful views of the Thames from outside the 18th-century Somerset House. Large sunshades shield customers from the sun's reflective glare, while cooling ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from The Cat Empire
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
 
 
 
Modern Language Centre, King's College London
London > Education > Language Courses
170 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from The Cat Empire
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from The Cat Empire
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Leisure > Activities
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Cat Empire
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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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Cat Empire
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from The Cat Empire
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from The Cat Empire
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from The Cat Empire
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Cat Empire
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Cat Empire
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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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from The Cat Empire
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as The Cat Empire
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The Cat Empire
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 

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Bjork DigitalBjork DigitalBjork DigitalIt doesn't get much more immersive than the inside of Bjork's mouth. But that's exactly where Bjork Digital, an immersive virtual reality exhibition on the Icelandic pop star and artist, will take you. This exhibition of digital and video works, resulting from collaborations with some of the world's finest visual artists, uses the latest virtual re2016-09-30T00:00:00+01002016-10-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Now On

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
PRICING  £15 (Adults), £12.50 (Concs)
DATES  1st September to 23rd October 2016
VENUE  Somerset House 
It doesn't get much more immersive than the inside of Bjork's mouth. But that's exactly where Bjork Digital, an immersive virtual reality exhibition on the Icelandic pop star and artist, will take you. This exhibition of digital and video works, resulting from collaborations with some of the world's finest visual artists, uses the latest virtual re... More about this event
 
Paths To UtopiaPaths To UtopiaCelebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational book Utopia, this collection of new art works resulted from collaborations between artists, performers, architects, technologists and King's College London academics.2016-09-30T12:00:00+01002016-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Ongoing
Paths To Utopia
Utopia 2016Utopia 2016To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational text a host of contemporary artists present works inspired by the narrative and themes.2016-09-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
Utopia 2016
Contemporary African Art FairContemporary African Art FairThe event will showcase about 40 exhibitors, presenting over 150 African and African diasporan artists who will be exhibiting a wide variety of works for sale.2016-10-06T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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On Soon
Contemporary African Art Fair
Malick Sidibe: The Eye Of Modern MaliMalick Sidibe: The Eye Of Modern MaliThe first UK solo exhibition of photography works by the African photographer, who gives a glimpse into African youth culture.2016-10-06T10:00:00+01002017-01-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Malick Sidibe: The Eye Of Modern Mali
Hair by Sam McKnightHair by Sam McKnightHair by Sam McKnightSomerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The first exhibition of its kind, it shines the spotlight on McKnight's 40-year career, highlighting how he has been instrumental in helping develop the images of Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campb2016-11-02T00:00:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
PRICING  £12.50, £10 concessions
DATES  2nd November 2016 to 12th March 2017
VENUE  Somerset House 
Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The first exhibition of its kind, it shines the spotlight on McKnight's 40-year career, highlighting how he has been instrumental in helping develop the images of Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campb... More about this event
 
 

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

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Cat Empire

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

 
Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee
Dance | Until 22nd October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Cat Empire

Frederick Ashton's romantic ballet about Lise, who is in love with Colas, a young farmer, however her mother has more ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Cat Empire

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

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

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from The Cat Empire

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

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Cat Empire

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Cat Empire

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Cat Empire

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 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Cat Empire

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

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Cat Empire

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Murder Ballad
Theatre | Until 3rd December 2016 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Cat Empire

Off-Broadway rock musical Murder Ballad transfers to the Arts Theatre this autumn for its UK premiere. Starring Kerry Ellis, Ramin ...More

 
 
 
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