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Hackney EmpireRenowned East London entertainment venue designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham. Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin both trod the boards here in the Hackney Empire's music hall heyday but the unique domed building was reduced to being used as a bingo hall for much of the 60s and 70s. The theatre was revived and reopened in 1986 and saw a return to its former glories, becoming Britain's premiere black theatre, as well as a great venue for new theatre, variety shows, music, comedy and a fantastic annual pantomime.

 

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English Touring Opera: Elizabeth IEnglish Touring Opera: Elizabeth IThe company presents a fully staged production of Rossini's opera Elizabeth I (Elisabetta), featuring Mary Plazas in the title role and is directed by ETO's General Director James Conway. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.2019-03-02T19:30:00+00002019-03-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera: Elizabeth I
English Touring Opera: IdomeneoEnglish Touring Opera: IdomeneoJames Conway directs Mozart's opera following King Idomeneo whose only son is granted ill-fate after Idomeneo promises to sacrifice the first person he meets in return for safe passage over the roaring sees. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.2019-03-08T19:30:00+00002019-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera: Idomeneo
English Touring Opera: MacbethEnglish Touring Opera: MacbethA version of Verdi's intense adaptation of the famous drama with Grant Doyle as Macbeth. Sung in English.2019-03-09T19:30:00+00002019-03-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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English Touring Opera: Macbeth
Live At The EmpireLive At The EmpireJohn Robins is the MC introducing headliner Rob Delaney, plus Nina Conti and Ed Gamble.2019-03-15T19:00:00+00002019-03-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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I'm With HerI'm With HerThe American trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan performs its contemporary folk tunes.2019-03-19T19:45:00+00002019-03-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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I'm With Her
Freedom SongFreedom SongTo celebrate the Fisk Jubilee Singers' visit to the venue in 1871, two local community choirs and a band perform a piece by Harvey Brough (music) and Justin Butcher (words).2019-03-24T18:00:00+00002019-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Freedom Song
Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy YourselvesNish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy YourselvesIntelligent and thought-provoking humour about timely issues from the affable two-time Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.2019-03-29T19:30:00+00002019-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves
Touch Of Class - Mother's Day SpecialTouch Of Class - Mother's Day SpecialA celebration of mothers is the basis of this variety show. The performers on the night include comedians Slim, Felicity Ethnic and Dizzle, plus music from Carroll Thompson, Omar and Top Cat. The host for the night is Stamina.2019-03-31T19:30:00+01002019-03-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Touch Of Class - Mother's Day Special
World Comedy ClashWorld Comedy ClashDizzle hosts a showcase for stand-up acts from a range of countries. Those appearing include White Yardie, Quincy, Axel Blake, Special P, Mr Cee, Glenda Jaxson, Junior Booker, Marcus Simmons, Jason Patterson, Smash, Christopher Savage, Leroy Brito and Righteous Lion.2019-04-06T20:00:00+01002019-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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World Comedy Clash
Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!The Radio 5 presenter, comedy writer and journalist returns to the stage for his second live tour, with fresh anecdotes.2019-05-17T19:30:00+01002019-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back!
 

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Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Homerton Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  32% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 20 minutes from Hackney Empire
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  42% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 32 minutes from Hackney Empire
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £119  29% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 33 minutes from Hackney Empire
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Hackney Empire

Nearest to Hackney Empire
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Arcola Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 | 16 minutes from Hackney Empire
This renowned community theatre is at the heart of Hackney and Dalston's flourishing arts scene, and one of the best places in London to see new ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stoke Newington International Airport
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1-15 Leswin Place, N16 | 21 minutes from Hackney Empire
No airplanes take off from Stoke Newington International Airport. And there's no point looking up departure times here. Instead turn up for live performances by local ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 28 minutes from Hackney Empire
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Hackney Empire

Near Hackney Empire
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Empire
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Netil House
London > Entertainment >
1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 12 minutes from Hackney Empire
A stone's throw from London Fields, Netil House is home to 94 creative studios, a market, gallery and Netil360, a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney Downs Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Amhurst Terrace, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
A 70,000 sq ft centre for creativity and collaboration in East London, Hackney Downs Studios was established in 2011, transforming a redundant printworks into an arts ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Hackney Empire

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English Touring Opera: Elizabeth I
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 2nd March 2019 - 7.30pm
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 | Same location as Hackney Empire
The company presents a fully staged production of Rossini's opera Elizabeth I (Elisabetta), featuring Mary Plazas in the title role and is directed by ETO's General ...More
 
 
 
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Dancing In The Dark (80s Night)
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 9pm
Hackney Empire, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 1 minute from Hackney Empire
The night's selectors play a heady mix of 1980s music....More
 
 
 
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Cake March
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Monday 4th March 2019 - 7.30pm-10pm
Hackney Empire, 352 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Comedy, Sketch....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Hackney Empire

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hackney Empire
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Sutton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 5 minutes from Hackney Empire
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ... More
 
 
 
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Core Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, E9 | 10 minutes from Hackney Empire
With over 23 years of experience providing mental health creative day care, Core Arts is a registered charity that promotes the artistic and creative abilities of ... More
 
 
 
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Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, Hackney, London E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
Turner Shortlisted British artist Yinka Shonibare has bought this former office block, in need of some attention, and hardly changed a thing. While the artist decides ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Hackney Empire

The best shops and markets near Hackney Empire
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E5 Bakehouse
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 395 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, London E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Ben Mackinnon brings the art of sourdough baking to Hackney through his E5 Bakehouse located in a spruced up railway arch near London Fields in East ... More
 
 
 
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Violet Cakes
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
47 Wilton Way, E8 | 8 minutes from Hackney Empire
Claire Ptak started her baking business as a market stall on Broadway Market before opening this cafe in 2010. But in 2018 Violet Cakes ... More
 
 
 
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Netil Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Westgate Street, E8 | 12 minutes from Hackney Empire
Next door to Netil House, Netil Market is home to a permanent community of independent businesses operating every day of ... More
 
 
 
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Night Tales
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
14 Bohemia Place, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Having popped up all over London, Night Tales now presents its first permanent residence, setting up home in two railway arches and a 4,000-square-foot garden on ... More
 
 
 
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Palm Vaults
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
411 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
With pastel pink and marble touches, beetroot, turmeric and matcha lattes, palm trees, and a retro pin board menu, it's like Palm Vaults ... More
 
 
 
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Oslo
London > Restaurants >
1A-1C Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Situated next to Hackney Central Station on Amhurst Road, Oslo is a Nordic inspired music and dining destination with capacity of up to 600 over two ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Hackney Empire

Near Hackney Empire
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 15 minutes from Hackney Empire
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 24 minutes from Hackney Empire
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 30 minutes from Hackney Empire
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving rich ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
 
 
 
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POPfit Studio
London > Leisure > Gyms
19 Sidworth Street, E8 | 9 minutes from Hackney Empire
Set up by actress Kate Hudson and dancer Stephanie Burrows, POPfit's boutique UK studio includes the UK's first Fabletics store and can be found on Sidworth ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Hackney Empire

The best pubs near London Hackney Empire.
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The Vincent
London > Nightlife > Pubs
2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 | 6 minutes from Hackney Empire
After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End institution, the team have now set their sights on ... More
 
 
 
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Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 7 minutes from Hackney Empire
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ... More
 
 
 
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Prince George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Empire
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Hackney Central
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Hackney’s freshest venue is a converted railway station with a plush bar / restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub upstairs. The kitchen serves excellent ... More
 
 
 
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Behind This Wall
London > Nightlife > Bars
Basement, 411 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Empire
Putting a different spin on hipster minimalism, Behind This Wall replaces Edison bulbs and copper touches with white walls and wooden stalls. ... More
 
 
 
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Our/London
London > Nightlife > Bars
Arch 435 & 436, Spurstowe Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Empire
Located in two adjoining arches underneath Hackney Downs train station, Our/London is a micro-distillery producing ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Hackney Empire

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Hackney Empire.
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 miles from Hackney Empire
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 16 minutes from Hackney Empire
... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 33 minutes from Hackney Empire
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
 

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Zkeletonz
Concerts | On 22nd February 2019 

The Victoria 12 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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Oto Nove Swiss II
Music | Until 23rd February 2019 

Cafe OTO 16 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

The three-day event features a number of musicians and bands from Switzerland and the UK. Friday has Andrew Weatherall, Louis ...More

Seeds: The Round Shape of All Things Red
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2019 

Arcola Theatre 16 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Theatre, Non-Professional Theatre....More

A Day In The Life
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2019 

Arcola Theatre 16 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

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Women Of Troy
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2019 

Arcola Theatre 16 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Theatre, Non-Professional Theatre....More

Jacob Collier
Concerts | On 22nd February 2019 

EartH 18 minutes walk from Hackney Empire

Grammy Award-winning jazz multi-instrumentalist and singer based in London....More

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A vast event space next to the Thames and overlooking Canary Wharf, Magazine London is ...More

 
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Adam Handling, the award-winning chef behind the Frog restaurants in Hoxton and Covent Garden, has ...More

 
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Inside the former Fountain Studios, Troubadour Wembley Park ...More

 
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A new multi-purpose state-of-the-art 1,200-seat theatre comes to ...More

 
Slug and Lettuce Minories
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Bold prints, touches of neon and flashes of gold give this Slug and Lettuce located ...More

 
Near & Far Camden
Near & Far Camden
Drinking 

The third Near & Far from the group behind The Magic Roundabout, and The Good ...More

 
Motley
Motley
Dining 

Located in the Qbic hotel in Whitechapel, Motley is an all-day bar and restaurant which ...More

 
Brixton Disco Festival
Brixton Disco Festival
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th April 

Electric Brixton

Horse Meat Disco and Some Voices Choir get the party started at Brixton's multi-venue disco ...More

 
Lazinc
Attractions 

Lazinc was first established in 2006 by contemporary art specialist Steve Lazarides....More

Stewart Copeland Lights Up The Orchestra
Stewart Copeland Lights Up The Orchestra
Concerts | On 30th March 

Southbank Centre

An orchestral celebration of Stewart Copeland's legendary career, ...More

 
David Gray
David Gray
Concerts | On 17th March 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, David Gray, whose 1998 album White Ladder was the fifth ...More

 
The Zutons
The Zutons
Concerts | On 30th March 

Roundhouse

After nine years apart, Liverpool indie-rock band The Zutons celebrates the 15th anniversary of its ...More

 
David Rodigan & the Outlook Orchestra
Concerts | On 12th March 

Royal Albert Hall

After the success of the Royal Festival Hall and Somerset House with the Outlook Orchestra last year, Reggae star and veteran DJ David Rodigan performs Jamaican classics with ...More

Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019
Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019
Dance | On 31st March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala, an annual fixture ...More

 
Saburo Teshigawara's The Idiot
Saburo Teshigawara's The Idiot
Dance | From 20th March 

The Print Room at the Coronet

A man, a woman and a rat move ...More

 
Gatsby Brunch
Gatsby Brunch
Foodie Events | On 23rd February 

Quaglino's

This Saturday, Mayfair restaurant Quaglino's is transporting Londoners back to the 1920s with its Gatsby ...More

 
Barbican OpenFest: Art 50
Barbican OpenFest: Art 50
Exhibitions | On 23rd February 

Barbican Centre

Part of Sky Arts' Art 50, the Barbican is presenting a day of free activities ...More

 
Queen's Yard Summer Party
Queen's Yard Summer Party
Foodie Events | From 4th May 

Various Venues East London

Expanding to a two-day event in 2019, the Queen's Yard Summer Party sees 20 venues ...More

 
Vapiano Centre Point
Vapiano Centre Point
Dining 

Located within the Centre Point development, Vapiano is a pasta place where you top up ...More

 
London Events 2019
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Best New Openings in London in 2019
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