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.

 

St John's Smith Square events

 
Smith Quartet And Joby BurgessSmith Quartet And Joby BurgessThe group performs Steve Martland's Starry Night For String Quartet And Marimba and Graham Fitkin's new work for string quartet and percussion.10th July 2014Thursday 10th July 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Smith Quartet And Joby Burgess
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 10th July 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
The group performs Steve Martland's Starry Night For String Quartet And Marimba and Graham Fitkin's new work for string quartet and percussion.
Cyprus SinfoniaCyprus SinfoniaMichael Thorne conducts Bernstein's Candide Overture, Copland's El Salon Mexico and Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Britten's Les Illuminations and Michael Torke's Bright Blue Music, with Elaine McKrill, soprano.11th July 2014Friday 11th July 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Cyprus Sinfonia
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Friday 11th July 2014 - 7pm
Michael Thorne conducts Bernstein's Candide Overture, Copland's El Salon Mexico and Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Britten's Les Illuminations and Michael Torke's Bright Blue Music, with Elaine McKrill, soprano.
Hillingdon Music ServicesHillingdon Music ServicesFeaturing the bands, choirs and orchestras of the Hillingdon Music Service.12th July 2014Saturday 12th July 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Hillingdon Music Services
event > Music
DATES  Saturday 12th July 2014 - 7.30pm
Featuring the bands, choirs and orchestras of the Hillingdon Music Service.
Royal College Of Music Junior Department Chamber And Symphony Orchestras And Concert ChoirRoyal College Of Music Junior Department Chamber And Symphony Orchestras And Concert ChoirChris Hirons and Richard Dickins conduct Britten's13th July 2014Sunday 13th July 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Royal College Of Music Junior Department Chamber And Symphony Orchestras And Concert Choir
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 13th July 2014 - 7.30pm
Chris Hirons and Richard Dickins conduct Britten's
National Youth Wind Orchestra Of Great BritainNational Youth Wind Orchestra Of Great BritainThe ensemble performs a selection of classical works.10th August 2014Sunday 10th August 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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National Youth Wind Orchestra Of Great Britain
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 10th August 2014 - 2.30pm
The ensemble performs a selection of classical works.
Artur PizarroArtur PizarroThe pianist performs Rachmaninoff's 10 Preludes, Song Without Words In D Minor, 2 Pieces, 4 Improvisations in collaboration with Arensku, Taneyer and Glasunor, Canon In E Minor and Morceaux De Fantaisie.24th September 2014Wednesday 24th September 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Artur Pizarro
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Wednesday 24th September 2014 - 7.30pm
The pianist performs Rachmaninoff's 10 Preludes, Song Without Words In D Minor, 2 Pieces, 4 Improvisations in collaboration with Arensku, Taneyer and Glasunor, Canon In E Minor and Morceaux De Fantaisie.
Sheaffer Sunday Matinees With Lucy ParhamSheaffer Sunday Matinees With Lucy ParhamThe pianist performs works by Debussy. Includes a post-concert Q&A session hosted by Radio 3's Petroc Trelawny.19th October 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Sheaffer Sunday Matinees With Lucy Parham
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 19th October 2014 - 3pm
The pianist performs works by Debussy. Includes a post-concert Q&A session hosted by Radio 3's Petroc Trelawny.
Artur PizarroArtur PizarroThe pianist performs Rachmaninoff's Suite In D Minor and Daises, Lilacs, plus his arrangements of Smith'sThe Star-Spangled Banner, Mussorgsky's Gopak, Tchaikovsky's Lullaby, Rimsky-Korsakoff's Flight Of The Bumblebee, Bach's Suite from Patita In E Major and Liebesleid, Liebesfreud, Schubert's Wohin?, Mendelssohn's19th November 2014Wednesday 19th November 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Artur Pizarro
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Wednesday 19th November 2014 - 7.30pm
The pianist performs Rachmaninoff's Suite In D Minor and Daises, Lilacs, plus his arrangements of Smith'sThe Star-Spangled Banner, Mussorgsky's Gopak, Tchaikovsky's Lullaby, Rimsky-Korsakoff's Flight Of The Bumblebee, Bach's Suite from Patita In E Major and Liebesleid, Liebesfreud, Schubert's Wohin?, Mendelssohn's
Sheaffer Sunday Matinees With Lucy ParhamSheaffer Sunday Matinees With Lucy ParhamThe pianist performs works by Chopin. Includes a post-concert Q&A session hosted by Radio 3's Sean Rafferty.23rd November 2014Sunday 23rd November 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Sheaffer Sunday Matinees With Lucy Parham
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 23rd November 2014 - 3pm
The pianist performs works by Chopin. Includes a post-concert Q&A session hosted by Radio 3's Sean Rafferty.
Artur PizarroArtur PizarroThe pianist performs Rachmaninoff's 4 Pieces, Etudes Tableaux and his Piano Sonata No 1.10th December 2014Wednesday 10th December 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
Category: event
 
Artur Pizarro
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Wednesday 10th December 2014 - 7.30pm
The pianist performs Rachmaninoff's 4 Pieces, Etudes Tableaux and his Piano Sonata No 1.
 

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Underground Stations

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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

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

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Hotels near St John's Smith Square

Near St John's Smith Square
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
 
 
 
InterContinental London Westminster
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £159  23% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
InterContinental London Westminster opened its doors in November 2012, injecting a new lease of life into an historic former government building, Queen Anne's Chambers. In an ... More
 
 
 
Novotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  27% off
113 Lambeth Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
A modern hotel with multilingual staff and some rooms that offer marvellous views of the Houses of Parliament. It's not as close to Waterloo as the ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Classical Music nearest St John's Smith Square

Nearest to 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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Entertainment near St John's Smith Square

Near St John's Smith Square
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The Vaults, Arch 233
London > Entertainment >
10 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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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More
 
 
 
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Events near St John's Smith Square

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Smith Quartet And Joby Burgess
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 10th July 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
The group performs Steve Martland's Starry Night For String Quartet And Marimba and Graham Fitkin's new work for string quartet and percussion....More
 
 
 
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Wicked
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August 2010 to 21st March 2015 - Various Times
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. One of them is a clever, ...More
 
 
 
Now On
The Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th to 11th Jul 2014 - Various Times
St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Oscar Wilde's perennially popular comedy of manners set in the late Victorian era. Directed by Kevin More....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near St John's Smith Square

The best museums, galleries, attractions near St John's Smith Square
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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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Shopping near St John's Smith Square

The best shops and markets near St John's Smith Square
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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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Restaurants near St John's Smith Square

What are the best dining options near St John's Smith Square London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

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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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 32 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 32 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near St John's Smith Square

St John's Smith Square gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Pubs near St John's Smith Square

The best pubs near London St John's Smith Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near St John's Smith Square

St John's Smith Square clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
... More
 
 
 
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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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Meeting venue hire near St John's Smith Square

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near St John's Smith Square.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Smith Quartet And Joby Burgess
Concerts | On 10th July 2014 

St John's Smith Square

The group performs Steve Martland's Starry Night For String Quartet And Marimba and Graham Fitkin's new work for string quartet ...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

 
A History Of Gardening In 100 Objects Curated By Alan Titchmarsh
A History Of Gardening In 100 Objects Curated By Alan Titchmarsh
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Garden Museum 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Writer, TV personality and gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh has been asked to curate this new exhibition for 2014 at the ...More

 
Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

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

The annual Tate Britain Commission, which fills Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries with a piece of specially created contemporary art, will ...More

 
British Folk Art
British Folk Art
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

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

Overlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk ...More

 
Kenneth Clark
Kenneth Clark
Exhibitions | Until 10th August 2014 

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

Tate Britain turns the tables and instead of focussing on an artist, looks at the influence of revered art historian ...More

 
Adrift: A Sonic Trail For Dock By Dan Scott
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2014 

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

Adrift uses the sounds of materials used in dock to take listeners on a dream-like sonic journey deep under water. ...More

Thames Barrier Voyage
Thames Barrier Voyage
Tours | Until 31st October 2014 

London RIB Voyages 11 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Travel to the Thames Barrier by boat and take in some of London's top attractions from the river en route ...More

 
It Ends Hear
Exhibitions | Until 12th July 2014 

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

Text-based public art that draws inspiration from aspects of popular culture and planet of the apes, exploring themes of war ...More

World Cup Carnival
World Cup Carnival
Sporting Events | Until 13th July 2014 

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

Don't worry if you're not able to travel to Brazil for the World Cup 2014, the World Cup Carnival is ...More

 
 
 
 
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