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TranslationsFollowing a sold-out run last year, Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns to the National Theatre. Ciaran Hinds once again leads a strong cast in this powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community. Owen, the prodigal son, returns to rural Donegal from Dublin, working as translator for the British army and, "short-sightedly erasing his own country" (Independent). Tasked with creating a map of the area, the army officers set about replacing the Gaelic names with English ones...

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £450† 32% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Translations
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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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Translations
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
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £119† 39% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Translations
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
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Underbelly Festival
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 3rd April to 27th September 2020
Translations, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Translations
The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary theatre on the South Bank, between ...More
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Among The Trees
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 1st August to 31st October 2020 - Various Times
Translations, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Translations
Artworks from the late 1960s up to present day that highlight and explore our relationships with trees and forests, with works by Robert Adams, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, ...More
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Good
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th October to 19th December 2020
Translations, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from Translations
David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in Good, the first play from the ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Translations
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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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from Translations
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... 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 Translations
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 | 7 minutes from Translations
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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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Translations
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... 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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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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Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Translations
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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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Translations
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 Translations
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 Translations
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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Death Of England: DelroyDeath Of England: DelroyA Black working class man confronts his relationship with White Britain in present day London in Clint Dyer and Roy Williams' incendiary one-person drama, written in response to their play Death Of England. Giles Terera plays the hero in crisis.2020-10-21T19:30:00+01002020-11-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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