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British Library, London

British Library, London

British Library, London - The largest tapestry in the world - woven by the Master Weavers of the Edinburgh Tapestry Compan, after the painting 'If not, not' by R B Kitaj

British Library, London

British Library, London - British Library Interior

British Library, London

British Library, London - British Library

British Library, London - On the tower outside the Friends of Library and Readers' room.

British Library, London - The Restaurant

British Library, London

British Library, London - British Library Interior

British Library, London - The four donors to the collections

British Library, London - One of the few tree artwork outside the main entrance

British Library, London - British Library Main Entrance

British Library, London

British Library, London

British Library, London - Mr Punch Statue At The British Library

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Spectra Ensemble: Liturgie
Dance | On 25th July 2017 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

The world premiere of the whimsical ballet-opera first conceived by Diaghilev and left unfinished for over a century. With choreography ...More

Soosan Lolavar: ID, Please
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

An opera for the age of Brexit and Trump, exploring themes of immigration, identity and xenophobia....More

Opera North Youth Company: Dr Ferret's Bad Medicine Roadshow
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

A selection of mischievous children's tales told by the doctor and his Sweetheart Singers, inspired by Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales....More

Tony Furtado & Benji Kirkpatrick
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

The Harrison 6 minutes walk from British Library

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Miss Smith's Books
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2017 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop....More

A Museum of Modern Nature
A Museum of Modern Nature
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

The second part of a year-long exploration by the Wellcome Collection into how humans relate to other animals and the ...More

 
Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. Focusing ...More

 
Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

Usakos: Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 10 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

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Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to a railway arch in East London....More

The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new social appetite for food photography. Now a cultural practice and social media phenomenon, the act of taking images of food ...More

Rolls-Royce Great Expectations
Rolls-Royce Great Expectations
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
Coal Rooms
Coal Rooms
Dining 

Originally part of Peckham Rye's train station in the 1930s Coal Room is a restaurant ...More

 
The Art of the Football Shirt
Exhibitions | From 26th July 

The Old Truman Brewery

Curated by fashion historian Neal Heard, The Art of the Football Shirt explores the relationship between football and popular culture. In the exhibition, Heard shares his vast knowledge, ...More

Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
Merchant Square
Merchant Square
Attractions 

Modern development at the heart of Paddington's waterways. Home to Thomas Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge and ...More

 
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Sport 

Go Ape at Cockfosters in Trent Park, in 413 acres of London's Green Belt, has ...More

 
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Attractions 

Join the Go Ape tree top adventure at Alexandra Palace and swing through the trees, ...More

 
Bar Elba
Bar Elba
Drinking 

The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop ...More

 
Minnow
Minnow
Dining 

Sseasonal, modern European dishes, with a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean from ...More

 
Sub Cult
Sub Cult
Dining 

Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
Lorde
Lorde
Concerts | On 27th September 

Alexandra Palace

Fresh from her storming Glastonbury performance, Lorde comes to Alexandra Palace promoting long-awaited new album ...More

 
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Article 

Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
Wonderland
Wonderland
Theatre | From 7th August 

Richmond Theatre

This is the last chance you have to see the critically acclaimed Wonderland, as Frank ...More

 
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Exhibitions | On 4th August 

Natural History Museum

Usually aimed at children, the Natural History Museum extends its late night Dino Snores event ...More

 
Luxury Hotels in London
Luxury Hotels in London
Feature 

From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the ...More

 
Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
Article 

Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
Article 

London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
Best Beaches in London
Best Beaches in London
Article 

There's no need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
Article 

London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
 
 
 
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