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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Come And Sing MessiahCome And Sing MessiahA chance to take part in a performance of the work.2015-03-29T19:30:00+01002015-03-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Come And Sing Messiah
South Hampstead High SchoolSouth Hampstead High SchoolA performance by student musicians.2015-03-30T19:00:00+01002015-03-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Etcetera ChoirEtcetera ChoirStephen Hall conducts Haydn's Te Deum No 2 In C, plus Mozart's Laudate Dominum From Vesperae Solennes De Confessore and Mass In C, 'Coronation Mass', with Elizabeth Karani,2015-03-31T13:05:00+01002015-03-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Amade PlayersThe Amade PlayersNick Newland conducts music by Ditters and Moravian emigre Wanhal with Dominika Feher, George Clifford and Carl Ditters, to accompany the launch of the Forgotten Vienna CD recorded at St John's for Resonus Classics.2015-03-31T19:30:00+01002015-03-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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London Mozart Players: Mozart ExploredLondon Mozart Players: Mozart ExploredHoward Shelley, piano, performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 In D Minor.2015-04-01T13:05:00+01002015-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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London Mozart Players: Mozart Explored
Chapelle Du RoiChapelle Du RoiA performance of Palestrina's, Lamentations, Victoria's Lamentations and Tenebrae Responds, Tallis's In Jejunio and Derelinquit Impius, plus Byrd's Emendemus In Melius and Guerrero's O Domine Jesu.2015-04-01T19:30:00+01002015-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Goldfield EnsembleGoldfield EnsembleThe group performs Robin Holloway's String Trio and Brahms's Clarinet Quintet In B Minor.2015-04-02T13:05:00+01002015-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Whitehall ChoirThe Whitehall ChoirPaul Spicer conducts Schubert's Stabat Mater In F Minor and Mozart's Mass In C Minor.2015-04-02T19:30:00+01002015-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PolyphonyPolyphonyStephen Layton conducts Bach's St John Passion, with Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano, Iestyn Davies, alto, Gwilym Bowen, tenor and Robert Davies, bass.2015-04-03T15:30:00+01002015-04-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The National Youth Wind Orchestra Of Great BritainThe National Youth Wind Orchestra Of Great BritainMark Heron conducts Percy Grainger's Marching Song Of Democracy, Adam Gorb's Bohemian Revelry, Kit Turnbull's Blue Rider, Gary Carpenter's Runcorn Bridge, Bernard Rands's2015-04-05T14:30:00+01002015-04-05T00:00:00+0100 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

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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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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  28% 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 £133  30% 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  36% 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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    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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    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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    Bathhouse The Musical - By Tim Evanicki And Esther Daack
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th and 28th March 2015 at 7.30pm-9.15pm & 29th March 2015 at 6pm-7.45pm
    Above The Stag Theatre, 15 Bressenden Place, SW1E | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    Join Billy on his 1st visit to the bathhouse in this rib tickling, toe tapping, towel flicking musical comedy for mature audiences with adult themes, language, ...More
     
     
     
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    Sights and 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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    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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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 26 minutes from St John's Smith Square
    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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    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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    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
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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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    Come And Sing Messiah
    Exhibitions | On 29th March 2015 

    St John's Smith Square

    A chance to take part in a performance of the work....More

    Benjamin Bloor
    Concerts | On 29th March 2015 

    Westminster Cathedral 10 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    An opportunity to enjoy a selection of classical works played by the organist....More

    Dawn Afterhours
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th March 2015 

    The LightBox 14 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    Residents and guests play house and techno....More

    The Bach Choir: St Matthew Passion (In English)
    Concerts | On 29th March 2015 

    Southbank Centre 15 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

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    Kevin Spacey In Conversation
    Exhibitions | On 29th March 2015 

    Old Vic Theatre 17 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    The out-going Artistic Director of The Old Vic reminisces about his career on stage and screen....More

    Spring Surprise!
    Kids Events | Until 31st March 2015 

    National Gallery 17 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    Seasonal drop-in art activities....More

    Comedy Store Players
    Comedy | On 29th March 2015 

    Comedy Store 19 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    Improvisational humour from Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, Lee Simpson and Suki Webster....More

    Singers Cabaret Workshop: Taster Day
    Exhibitions | On 29th March 2015 

    Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 21 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    A chance to work with professionals in the cabaret industry to discover your on-stage persona and interpret repertoire in a ...More

    Mascariciul
    Theatre | On 29th March 2015 

    Leicester Square Theatre 21 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    A satirical comedy performance in Romanian....More

    Flair Competition
    Leisure | On 29th March 2015 

    The Roadhouse 22 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

    Flair bartenders battle it out for the prize of world's best bartender....More

     
     
     
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