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The WelkinMaxine Peake returns to the National for the first time since 2002 to star in Lucy Kirkwood's new play, The Welkin. The playwright first came to our attention with Chimerica - the hottest ticket in the West End in 2013. She sets this new drama in Suffolk in 1759 whenSally Poppy has been sentenced to hang for murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of twelve matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she's telling the truth. With only one midwife, Lizzy Luke (played by Maxine Peake), prepared to believe the defendant the matrons debate the correct course of action. Directed by James Macdonald, the cast also includes Natasha Cottriall, Cecilia Noble - a "Windrush Lady Bracknell" as Telegraph critic Dominic Cavendish described her in Nine Night - Dawn Sievewright and Ria Zmitrowicz.

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Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Welkin
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from The Welkin
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 38% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from The Welkin
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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Lawrence Ferlinghetti: A 21st Century Ferlinghetti
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 12th to 17th Nov 2019 - 11am-8pm
The Welkin, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Welkin
Celebrate the 100th birthday of the Beat poet, publisher, painter and activist with examples of his visual work, and video and audio of him reading his ...More
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Jonathan Radford (saxophone) & Ashley Fripp (piano) - Hattori Foundation early evening concert
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Wednesday 13th November 2019 - 7pm
The Welkin, 7 Exton Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Welkin
...More
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th September - 30th May 2020
The Welkin, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from The Welkin
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Welkin
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the ... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Welkin
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged ... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Welkin
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. ... More
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Welkin
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Welkin
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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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Welkin
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... 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 | 3 minutes from The Welkin
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
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Welkin
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Welkin
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Welkin
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Welkin
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
London > Restaurants >
Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Welkin
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four glass igloos are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River created by ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Welkin
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 The Welkin
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 | 13 minutes from The Welkin
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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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Welkin
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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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Welkin
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Welkin
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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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Welkin
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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Welkin
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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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Welkin
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Welkin
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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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Welkin
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
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Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Welkin
For summer 2019 the riverside terrace next to Somerset House is partnering with San Miguel beer to offer a summery menu of Spanish-inspired ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Welkin
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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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Welkin
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Welkin
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

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre events

'Master Harold'... and the boys'Master Harold'... and the boys'Master Harold'... and the boysA semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this September. Set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, the play tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Sam and Willie and Master Harold. On a long rainy afternoon in St George's Park Tea Room, Port Eliza2019-11-13T00:00:00+00002019-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
PRICING£15-£89
DATES21st September to 17th December 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
A semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this September. Set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, the play tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Sam and Willie and Master Harold. On a long rainy afternoon in St George's Park Tea Room, Port Eliza...†More about this event
Three SistersThree SistersThree siblings mourn the loss of their father months after two brutal military coups plunged their country into chaos into Inua Ellams's drama of love and longing in 1960s Nigeria after Chekhov. Nadia Fall directs a National Theatre co-production with Fuel.2019-12-03T19:30:00+00002020-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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The WelkinThe WelkinThe WelkinMaxine Peake returns to the National for the first time since 2002 to star in Lucy Kirkwood's new play, The Welkin. The playwright first came to our attention with Chimerica - the hottest ticket in the West End in 2013. She sets this new drama in Suffolk in 1759 whenSally Poppy has been sentenced to hang for murder. When she claims to be pregnant, 2020-01-05T00:00:00+00002020-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES5th January to 10th February 2020
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
Maxine Peake returns to the National for the first time since 2002 to star in Lucy Kirkwood's new play, The Welkin. The playwright first came to our attention with Chimerica - the hottest ticket in the West End in 2013. She sets this new drama in Suffolk in 1759 whenSally Poppy has been sentenced to hang for murder. When she claims to be pregnant, ...†More about this event

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London Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerts | On 13th November 2019 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from The Welkin

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Wagner's Prelude To Act 1 from Tristan Und Isolde, R Strauss's Das Rosenband, No 1, Standchen, No ...More

Bridget Riley
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from The Welkin

A comprehensive survey of the artist's work from early paintings and drawings to the iconic black-and-white works of the 1960s, ...More

The Lion King
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Theatre | Until 30th May 2020 

The Lyceum Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Welkin

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

 
Ragtime
Theatre | Until 23rd November 2019 

Bridewell Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Welkin

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Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 16th January 2020 

Royal Opera House 12 minutes walk from The Welkin

Petipa's classic ballet, a long-time part of the Royal Ballet's repertoire and accruing additional choreography by Ashton, Dowell and Wheeldon ...More

Northern Ballet: Dracula
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Dance | Until 16th January 2020 

Royal Opera House 12 minutes walk from The Welkin

Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula comes to the Royal Opera House but before it does it's screened live ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 5th January 2020 

New London Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Welkin

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 14 minutes walk from The Welkin

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

 
Hogarth: Place And Progress
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Sir John Soane's Museum 14 minutes walk from The Welkin

All of the 18th-century artist's paintings and engravings are united for the first time, in this in-depth examination of his ...More

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B&H Garden Room

Floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramic views of central London make the B&H Garden Room one of the best venues to see in the new year and the Bourne & ...More

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