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Mapping the CityMapping the CityMapping the CityThe New Wing at Somerset House reopens in January 2015 with Mapping the City, an innovative exhibition presented in collaboration with arts organisation A(by)P. It will feature works by established and emerging artists from the street and graffiti art scenes, including Shepard Fairey and Swoon and Aryz. Each an individual response to the way the a27th January 2015Sunday 15th February 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On
Mapping the City
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd January to 15th February 2015
The New Wing at Somerset House reopens in January 2015 with Mapping the City, an innovative exhibition presented in collaboration with arts organisation A(by)P...†More about this event
PJ Harvey: Recording in ProgressPJ Harvey: Recording in ProgressPJ Harvey: Recording in ProgressFor four weeks, PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers will record her ninth album from inside a glass-encased studio in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House. Part gig, part installation, visitors can experience exactly what happens when Harvey and musicians, together with her longstanding producers Flood and John Parish, go thr27th January 2015Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Now On
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Performance and Body Art
DATES16th January to 14th February 2015
For four weeks, PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers will record her ninth album from inside a glass-encased studio in the recently opened New Wing at ...†More about this event
Guy Bourdin: Image MakerGuy Bourdin: Image MakerGuy Bourdin: Image MakerWith more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer Guy Bourdin this winter. Showcasing works from the photographer's estate from 1955 to 1987, Guy Bourdin: Image Maker charts Bourdin's distinguished 40-year career, from Man Ray's protégé to photography revo27th January 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Ongoing
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES27th November 2014 to 15th March 2015
With more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer Guy Bourdin this ...†More about this event
The Unseen EmporiumThe Unseen EmporiumExploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts.27th January 2015Tuesday 5th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
The Unseen Emporium
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art†|†PRICINGFree
DATES29th November 2014 to 5th May 2015
Exploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts.
Re-Moulded: Listen/Here: TourRe-Moulded: Listen/Here: TourA tour of the building with a series of immersive performances of music.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Re-Moulded: Listen/Here: Tour
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DATESThursday 29th January 2015 at 6.30pm-7.20pm, 6.50pm-7.40pm, 7.30pm-8.20pm and 7.50pm-8.40pm
A tour of the building with a series of immersive performances of music.
London Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekOver 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one of the world's leading designer fashion showcases. Taking place in February and September at Somerset House, the strictly invite-only LFW showcases the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, wi20th February 2015Tuesday 24th February 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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On Soon
London Fashion Week
event > Shopping
PRICINGInvite only
DATES20th to 24th Feb 2015
Over 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one of the world's leading designer fashion showc...†More about this event
London Fashion WeekendLondon Fashion WeekendLondon Fashion Weekend Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this February. This fashion-focused weekend is an opportunity for everyone to get access to the latest designer trends - even if they don't have a stylist's little black book. The frenzied London Fashion Week is all about w26th February 2015Sunday 1st March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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On Soon
London Fashion Weekend
event > Shopping
DATES26th Feb, 27th Feb, 28th Feb and 1st Mar 2015
Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this February. This fashion-focu...†More about this event
BeardBeardBeardHipster alert! Given their popularity in scene-making east London, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated an exhibition to the beauty of the beard. All of the 80 subjects in Beard sport facial growth on their chins. But what is more revealing is the enduring nature of the beard - which is not just a trend of the 2010s. The pogonophil5th March 2015Sunday 29th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Free Event
Beard
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th to 29th March 2015
Hipster alert! Given their popularity in scene-making east London, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated an exhibition to the beauty of the bea...†More about this event
Mr Elbank: BeardMr Elbank: BeardExhibition of photographs by Mr Elbank in which all of the subjects sport a beard.5th March 2015Sunday 29th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Free Event
Mr Elbank: Beard
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th to 29th March 2015 - 10am-6pm
Exhibition of photographs by Mr Elbank in which all of the subjects sport a beard.
The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - WasteThe Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - Waste11th March 2015Friday 10th April 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Free Event
The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - Waste
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES11th March to 10th April 2015 - 10am-6pm
Pick Me UpPick Me UpPick Me UpReturning for its 6th year in April 2015 (exact dates to be announced), graphic art festival Pick Me Up asks artists to 'Tell Your Story' for this year's fair. Responses to this - visual or conceptual - are presented through all the graphic arts in a diverse range of media. Bringing together exciting international talents, the 12-day Pick Me Up art23rd April 2015Monday 4th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Pick Me Up
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES23rd April to 4th May 2015
Returning for its 6th year in April 2015 (exact dates to be announced), graphic art festival Pick Me Up asks artists to 'Tell Your Story' for this year's fair....†More about this event
Sony World Photography Awards ExhibitionSony World Photography Awards ExhibitionSony World Photography Awards ExhibitionThe very best professional and amateur contemporary photography from around the world goes on display at Somerset House for the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. From over 130,000 entries, winning and shortlisted works have been chosen in professional, youth and Open Competition categories - for amateurs and enthusiasts - showcasing the bes24th April 2015Sunday 10th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES24th April to 10th May 2015
The very best professional and amateur contemporary photography from around the world goes on display at Somerset House for the Sony World Photography Awards E...†More about this event
Photo LondonPhoto LondonPhoto LondonSomerset House hosts the first edition of Photo London from 21st to 24th May - a major photography fair featuring nearly 70 leading international galleries with an emphasis on emerging talent and new work by established names. The inaugural edition of Londons new international photography fair combines a commercial art fair with a varied and well-b21st May 2015Sunday 24th May 2015 Where:
Somerset House, † Strand† † † WC2R 1LA
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Photo London
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2015
Somerset House hosts the first edition of Photo London from 21st to 24th May - a major photography fair featuring nearly 70 leading international galleries wit...†More about this event
 
 

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PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress
PJ Harvey: Recording in Progress
Concerts | Until 14th February 2015 

Somerset House

For four weeks, PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers will record her ninth album from inside a glass-encased studio ...More

 
Mapping the City
Mapping the City
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2015 

Somerset House

The New Wing at Somerset House reopens in January 2015 with Mapping the City, an innovative exhibition presented in collaboration ...More

 
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Somerset House

With more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer ...More

 
The Unseen Emporium
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2015 

Somerset House

Exploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts....More

The Courtauld Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery

Paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the early Renaissance period to the 20th century....More

Unseen
Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery

A collection of drawings throughout the centuries by lesser-known artists....More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th March 2015 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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

 
Goodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western Front
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2015 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

A major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and ...More

Goodbye Piccadilly
Goodbye Piccadilly
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2015 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport ...More

 
 

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London 2015: New Openings
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Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty comes to the V&A in March 2015, Sam Smith plays two sell-out shows at the ...More

 
Friday Late: Farewell Leicester Square
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Exhibitions | On 6th February 2015 

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum stays open late to commemorate and celebrate the end of the First World War with a 1920s ...More

 
Skylodge: Grimm Dinner
Foodie Events | Until 7th February 2015 

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Having done Apres Ski and Lumberjack themes, Skylodge has now moved location once more and returns to its Bavarian roots ...More

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
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Exhibitions | 24th April 2015 - 10th May 2015 

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The very best professional and amateur contemporary photography from around the world goes on display at Somerset House for the ...More

 
There She Glows: Love Yourself First
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Exhibitions | On 14th February 2015 

The Book Club

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Bounce Anti-Valentine's Party
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Seasonal | On 14th February 2015 

Bounce

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Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar
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Opens 3rd February 2015 

Nick Lloyd Webber (son of Andrew) has created his first original score for the stage for this musical version of ...More

 
Bleecker Street Burger
Bleecker Street Burger
Opened January 2015 

The stylish Bleecker Street Burger matt black truck has moved around town a bit - it was part of KERB, ...More

 
The Tommy Tucker
The Tommy Tucker
Opened January 2015 

Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
 
 
 
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