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The CollegeFormerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011, The College is a large site with period Victorian halls and interconnecting rooms available to hire. The venue hosted designjunction in 2015 when 180 cutting-edge brands temporarily set up shop and showcase their latest products. In October 2018 it provides a second site for The Other Art Fair, which marks its 30th edition with this strand wholly dedicated to showcasing women artists.

 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  41% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 2 minutes from The College
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £391  35% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 3 minutes from The College
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £115  32% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 4 minutes from The College
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
 
 
 
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 2 minutes from The College
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
 
 
 
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Museum Of Freemasonry
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
Aimed at freemasons and non-freemasons alike, the Museum of Freemasonry provides the chances to learn all about freemasonry and its cultural richness. The museum is ... More
 
 
 
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from The College
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally practice. ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The College
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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Lambs Conduit Street
London > Attractions >
WC1N | 5 minutes from The College
This charming Bloomsbury shopping street, linking Coram's Fields to Theobald's Road, follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit. Some of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
63 Wells Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from The College
Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, ... More
 
 
 
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Arctic: Culture and Climate
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th May to 23rd August 2020
The College, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from The College
On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British Museum exhibition this spring. Select tools ...More
 
 
 
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th October to 12th December 2020
The College, 166 Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
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& Juliet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd November 2019 to 3rd October 2020
The College, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 6 minutes from The College
Luke Sheppard directs a jukebox musical which reimagines Shakespeare's Juliet as a feisty survivor of love's vicissitudes. "A fun, feminist makeover of Romeo and Juliet chooses ...More
 
 
 
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Museum Of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Bloomsbury Way, St Georges Church, WC1A | 4 minutes from The College
Opened in spring 2014, the Museum of Comedy is "particularly strong on the history of British comedy" (Evening Standard). Combining live ... More
 
 
 
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Gillian Lynne Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
166 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the Gillian Lynne Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The College
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The College
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The College
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Simon Carter Bloomsbury
London > Shopping > Menswear
36A Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The College
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
 
 
 
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Orchard
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
11 Sicilian Avenue, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The College
A wonderful vegetarian cafe on the stunning Sicilian Avenue in Holborn, Orchard is a sister site to Vanilla Black in Chancery Lane, maintaining the same quality ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe L'oscar Saint and Sinner Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
L'oscar Hotel, 2-6 Southampton Row, WC1B | 1 minute from The College
Inspired by the L'oscar hotel's Baptist Bar, which is housed within a former chapel dating back to 1903, Café L'oscar takes on a Saint & Sinner ... More
 
 
 
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The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23 Southampton Row, WC1B | 1 minute from The College
Renowned as one of London's best, and first, speciality coffee shops The Espresso Room serves some of the finest coffee in town. ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 2 minutes from The College
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The College
The London HQ of famed culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu , the cookery school widely considered as the guardian of French culinary techniques, trains ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from The College
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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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The College
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 3 minutes from The College
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 3 minutes from The College
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The College.
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 2 minutes from The College
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The College
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from The College
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn area. ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The College
During The Savoy's �220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The College
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The College.
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The College
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from The College
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from The College
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Arctic: Culture and Climate
Arctic: Culture and Climate
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2020 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The College

On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British ...More

 
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Comedy | Until 27th July 2020 

Fortune Theatre 7 minutes walk from The College

Following a smash-hit season earlier this year and another sold-out visit to the Edinburgh Fringe, Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 7 minutes walk from The College

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | Until 31st October 2020 

Dominion Theatre 8 minutes walk from The College

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 9 minutes walk from The College

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 9 minutes walk from The College

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 9 minutes walk from The College

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 10 minutes walk from The College

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
No Comply: Skate Culture and the Community
Exhibitions | Until 18th August 2020 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from The College

Through a display of works by leading filmmakers, photographers and designers, No Comply at Somerset House explores the popularity of ...More

 
Magic Goes Wrong
Magic Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

Vaudeville Theatre 11 minutes walk from The College

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, join forces with master magicians Penn & Teller to conjure an ...More

 
 
 
 
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