St John's Smith Square

 
 
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St John's Smith SquareSituated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of London's finest concert venues, attracting internationally renowned artists and performers. With its four pillared towers, St John's Smith Square is a Baroque masterpiece - although it was badly damaged by firebombing during World War II. The reconstruction was able to open out the interior a little, while retaining the booming acoustic, and it is now a hugely successful classical music venue, focused particularly on chamber and choral music, as well as symphony orchestras and solo instumental recitals. There are also a number of art exhibitions, plus a top notch cafe and restaurant.

 

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London Mozart PlayersLondon Mozart PlayersThe chamber orchestra, conducted by Howard Shelley, performs Mozart's Concerto For Piano No 21 In C Major, K 467.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
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Orchestra Of St John'sOrchestra Of St John'sJohn Lubbock conducts Mozart's Divertimento No 11 In D and Violin Concerto No 5 In A, Walton's Two Pieces From Henry V and Haydn's Symphony 44 In E Minor, 'Trauer' with Jan Schmolck, violin.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
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Clare HammondClare HammondThe pianist performs Bach-Brahms's Chaconne in D minor for the left hand, Joseph Howard's 'Rupture', Scriabin's Prelude and Nocturne for the left hand and Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
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JourneyJourneyHarpist Claire Jones performs pieces from her album Journey, including Haydn's Symphony No 19 in D, Trad. Scarborough Fair, Trad. Si Hei Lwli, Mozart's Concerto For Flute And Harp K299, Trad. Toss The Feathers and Mozart's Symphony No 40 In G Minor K550. The flautist is Juliette Bausor.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
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Jailal Academy Of MusicJailal Academy Of MusicA concert of Indian classical music featuring vocalists and tabla players trained by leading North Indian classical musicians Chandrima Misra and Rajkumar Misra. The repertoire includes ragas presented in the Khyal style of vocal music.6th March 2015Friday 6th March 2015 Where:
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Wycombe AbbeyWycombe AbbeyLawrence Tubb and Nicholas Hadwen conduct Brahms's Tragic Overture, Saint-Saens's Introduction Et Rondo Capriccioso, Magnard's Suite D'orchestre Dans Le Style Ancient, Francaise, Sarabande and Gigue,7th March 2015Saturday 7th March 2015 Where:
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Wycombe Abbey
London Soloists EnsembleLondon Soloists EnsembleThe chamber group performs Beethoven's Symphony No 2 In D Op 36 (arr Beethoven for piano trio), Schubert's Introduction And Variations On Trockne Blumen For Flute And Piano D802, Handel's Passacaglia From Harpsichord Suite No 7 In G Minor (arr Halvorsen for violin and cello) and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 In D Minor K466 (arr Hummel for flute, v8th March 2015Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
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South East SchoolsSouth East SchoolsEnsembles from schools in London and the South East region perform chamber music.10th March 2015Tuesday 10th March 2015 Where:
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Young Musicians Symphony OrchestraYoung Musicians Symphony OrchestraJames Blair conducts Walton's Spitfire Prelude And Fugue, Cecil Forsythia's Viola Concerto and Elgar's Symphony No 1, with Timothy Readout, viola.11th March 2015Wednesday 11th March 2015 Where:
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Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra
TritticoTritticoThe group performs Madeleine Dring's Trio For Flute, Oboe And Piano, Malcolm Arnold's Sonatina and Suite Bourgeoise, Eugene Bozza's Aria, John Hawkins's Tatiesque and Arvo Part's Dances For A Children's Play and Fur Alina.12th March 2015Thursday 12th March 2015 Where:
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Westminster Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
2 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Royal Wedding Service

The Wedding Music For the service, a fanfare by The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry marked the arrival of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh...

 
 
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Love's Proper Exercise St John's, Smith Square, W1P 3HA Valentine's Day, 14th February 2008 The music of Henry Purcell, John Dowland and other 17th-century composers accompanies the dancers...

 
 
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The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra Valentine's Concert St John's Smith Square, SW1P 3HA 12th February 2010 The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra will perform a special Valentine's Concert of...

 
 
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Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  34% off
    30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
     
     
     
    Conrad London St. James
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £174  38% off
    22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
     
     
     
    Grange Rochester Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  35% off
    69 Vincent Square, SW1P | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    The Grange Rochester is situated in Westminster's peaceful Vincent Square, within walking distance of some of London's most notable landmarks. With 80 en-suite rooms spread across ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Alternative Classical Music nearest St John's Smith Square

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    Westminster Cathedral
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
     
     
     
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    Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    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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    Cadogan Hall
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 26 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
     
     
     
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    Curzon Victoria
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    58 Victoria Street, SW1E | 11 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
     
     
     
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    The Vaults
    London > Entertainment >
    Leake Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events.... More
     
     
     
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    The Slug And Lettuce
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect place ... More
     
     
     
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    London Mozart Players
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 4th March 2015 - 1.05pm
    St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
    The chamber orchestra, conducted by Howard Shelley, performs Mozart's Concerto For Piano No 21 In C Major, K 467....More
     
     
     
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    Wicked
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 7th November 2015 - Various Times
    Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing ...More
     
     
     
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    Billy Elliot
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd March 2005 to 19th December 2015
    Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award 2013. This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants to become a dancer is even ...More
     
     
     
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    Jewel Tower
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
     
     
     
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    Westminster Abbey
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is also ... More
     
     
     
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    House of Lords
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ... More
     
     
     
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    William Curley, Harrods
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X | 9 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
     
     
     
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    Cornucopia
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
     
     
     
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    Crockatt and Powell
    London > Shopping > Books
    119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
     
     
     
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    Quirinale
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    North Court, 1 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
    Quirinale is an upmarket Italian consistently voted by Harden's and Zagat as one of the top three Italian restaurants in London. "It is smart without being ... More
     
     
     
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    Crussh
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    4 Millbank, Westminster, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
    This chain of juice bars squishes together a delightful variety of flavoursome, healthy drinks. They press fresh juice fruit right in front of you, and blend ... More
     
     
     
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    The Marquis of Granby
    London > Restaurants >
    41 Romney Street, SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
    Named after Lieutenant-General John Manners, the eldest son of the 3rd Duke of Rutland, The Marquis of Granby is a real ale pub with a wide ... More
     
     
     
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    Education near St John's Smith Square

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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 28 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 30 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
     
     
     
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    Chocolate Films Ltd
    London > Education >
    Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 31 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
     
     
     
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    Urban Retreat at Harrods
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 9 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
     
     
     
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    London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    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 | 11 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    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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    Two Chairmen Public House
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
     
     
     
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    Red Lion Pub
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
     
     
     
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    The Clarence
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    53 Whitehall, SW1A | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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    The Tapster
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Wine Bar ... More
     
     
     
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    Cask & Glass
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 12 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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    Bassoon Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 14 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
     
     
     
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    Emmanuel Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
     
     
     
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    Emmanuel Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
     
     
     
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    Westminster Abbey
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More
     
     
     

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    Orchestra Of St John's
    Concerts | On 4th March 2015 

    St John's Smith Square

    John Lubbock conducts Mozart's Divertimento No 11 In D and Violin Concerto No 5 In A, Walton's Two Pieces From ...More

    London Mozart Players
    Concerts | On 4th March 2015 

    St John's Smith Square

    The chamber orchestra, conducted by Howard Shelley, performs Mozart's Concerto For Piano No 21 In C Major, K 467....More

    Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
    Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

    Houses of Parliament 5 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    One of the world's most iconic buildings is The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ...More

     
    BP Spotlights: 'Poor Man's Picture Gallery': Victorian Art And Stereoscopic Photography
    Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

    Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    Queen guitarist and astronomer Brian May unveils his collection of 3D images for Poor Man's Picture Gallery: Victorian Art and ...More

    Sculpture Victorious
    Sculpture Victorious
    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

    Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    An exhibition devoted to the innovative sculpture of Queen Victoria's reign, Sculpture Victorious at Tate Britain celebrates lavish work produced ...More

     
    Salt And Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860
    Salt And Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860
    Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2015 

    Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    First championed by British inventor William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 salted paper prints were one of the earliest forms ...More

     
    The Nest Collective
    Concerts | Until 8th March 2015 

    The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    A collective of folk bands and musicians performs....More

    Silent Opera: Giovanni
    Concerts | Until 8th March 2015 

    The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    A new version of Mozart's masterpiece, featuring audience interaction through a mobile app specifically created for the performance....More

    Blushed
    Theatre | Until 8th March 2015 

    The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    Loosely inspired by The Red Shoes, this bonkers and brilliant adult fairytales told through tap dance explore adulthood, beauty, making ...More

    Down The Rabbit Hole
    Theatre | Until 8th March 2015 

    The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    Come and join the Mad Hatter as he still holds court over the tea party that never ends whilst wonderland ...More

     
     
     
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