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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Lana Trotovsek & Yoko MisumiLana Trotovsek & Yoko MisumiSlovenian violinist Lana Trotovsek performs Debussy's Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, Bach's Violin Sonata in G minor BWV 1001 and Brahms's Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108.18th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Lana Trotovsek & Yoko Misumi
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 18th September 2014 - 1.05pm
Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovsek performs Debussy's Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, Bach's Violin Sonata in G minor BWV 1001 and Brahms's Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108.
Lunchtime TalkLunchtime TalkTopical debate.19th September 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Lunchtime Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 19th September 2014 - 1.05pm
Topical debate.
Richard Strauss And Hubert Parry: Endings And BeginningsRichard Strauss And Hubert Parry: Endings And BeginningsTo mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss The Epiphoni Consort and Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra perform the Deutsche Motette for unaccompanied 16-part choir. Plus works by Brahms and Parry.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Richard Strauss And Hubert Parry: Endings And Beginnings
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 7.30pm
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss The Epiphoni Consort and Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra perform the Deutsche Motette for unaccompanied 16-part choir. Plus works by Brahms and Parry.
Songsmiths Present “Journeys”Songsmiths Present “Journeys”Songsmiths Nicky Spence, Marcus Farnsworth and Audrey Hyland perform songs about journeys, including Vaughan Williams, Britten, Schubert, Buxton Orr, Faure and Strauss.21st September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Songsmiths Present “Journeys”
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 21st September 2014 - 3pm
Songsmiths Nicky Spence, Marcus Farnsworth and Audrey Hyland perform songs about journeys, including Vaughan Williams, Britten, Schubert, Buxton Orr, Faure and Strauss.
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.
Margaret PhillipsMargaret PhillipsOrganist Margaret Phillips launches the 2014/15 Organ Recital Series with an all Bach programme.25th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Margaret Phillips
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 25th September 2014 - 1.05pm
Organist Margaret Phillips launches the 2014/15 Organ Recital Series with an all Bach programme.
From Leipzig To LondonFrom Leipzig To LondonFeaturing Bach's Trio Sonata in C major, BWV 529, Handel's Violin Sonata in D major HWV 371, Handel's Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 5, Bach's Trio Sonata from A Musical Offering BWV 1079 and Handel Trio Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 628th September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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From Leipzig To London
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 28th September 2014 - 3pm
Featuring Bach's Trio Sonata in C major, BWV 529, Handel's Violin Sonata in D major HWV 371, Handel's Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 5, Bach's Trio Sonata from A Musical Offering BWV 1079 and Handel Trio Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 6
Claire Wickes & Joe HoustonClaire Wickes & Joe HoustonThis programme celebrates the work of CPE Bach and music by emerging composer Christian Mason. Claire Wickes and Joe Houston perform CPE Bach Flute Sonata in A minor and Christian Mason Heaven's Chimes Are Slow.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Claire Wickes & Joe Houston
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 1.05pm
This programme celebrates the work of CPE Bach and music by emerging composer Christian Mason. Claire Wickes and Joe Houston perform CPE Bach Flute Sonata in A minor and Christian Mason Heaven's Chimes Are Slow.
Northern Lights Symphony OrchestraNorthern Lights Symphony OrchestraPresenting a program featuring Grieg's Symphonic Dance No 1, Op 64 Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18 and Christian Sinding's Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 21.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 7.30pm
Presenting a program featuring Grieg's Symphonic Dance No 1, Op 64 Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18 and Christian Sinding's Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 21.
Amira MedunjaninAmira MedunjaninThe singer and her accompanying musicians perform in aid of the charity, Our Kids.3rd October 2014Friday 3rd October 2014 Where:
St John's Smith Square,   Smith Square      SW1P 3HA
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Amira Medunjanin
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fundraising Event
DATES  Friday 3rd October 2014 - 7.30pm
The singer and her accompanying musicians perform in aid of the charity, Our Kids.
 

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

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Victoria Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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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...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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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 £78  42% 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 £212  25% 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
 
 
 
Novotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  33% 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
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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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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Spectacle: A Portrait Of Stuart Sherman + Discussion
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 12th to 18th Sep 2014
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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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
 
 
 
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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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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?
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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

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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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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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.
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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
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.
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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
... 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.
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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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Lana Trotovsek & Yoko Misumi
Concerts | On 18th September 2014 

St John's Smith Square

Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovsek performs Debussy's Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, Bach's Violin Sonata in G minor ...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

 
Gardens And War
Exhibitions | Until 24th December 2014 

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

Exhibition at the Garden Museum examining the way in the which the domestic garden has been utilised by the state ...More

Art In Focus: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

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

Fifteen minute talk on artwork....More

Late Turner: Painting Set Free
Late Turner: Painting Set Free
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

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

Well timed to coincide with the movie of Turner, this major survey of the last works of the influential British ...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

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

Source to Sea River Relay
Source to Sea River Relay
Kids Events | Until 30th September 2014 

River Thames 9 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

A bottle of water, filled at the source of the Thames in the Gloucester hills, arrives in London on 1st ...More

 
Totally Thames
Totally Thames
Kids Events | Until 30th September 2014 

River Thames 9 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Taking place for the first time throughout September, Totally Thames is an exciting new, month-long arts and cultural celebration of ...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

 
 
 
 
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