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The BorderlineThis subterranean Soho music venue has played host to numerous big name acts since opening in the late '80s. Tiny and unbelievably intimate, you're guaranteed a decent view of the stage, and the eclectic line-up encompasses all musical styles. With post-gig club nights throughout the week The Borderline is truly is one of the most exciting small venues in the capital. Taken over by the DHP Family in 2017 - who also run Oslo in Hackney and The Garage in Islington - the venue has been given a revamp with a cocktail lounge area, tucked away in the corner, featuring brushed brass fittings and surfaces, burgundy and teal textures on the walls and soft furnishings. A great place to see both up-and- coming musicians and huge stars. R.E.M, Rage Against The Machine, PJ Harvey, Rolling Stones, Oasis and Eric Clapton have all graced the Borderline's stage.

 

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EmarosaEmarosaAmerican post-hardcore four-piece from Lexington, Kentucky.2019-01-19T19:00:00+00002019-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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Amy HelmAmy HelmThe singer-songwriter, daughter of The Band's drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer-songwriter Libby Titus, draws on a range of American musical traditions for her compositions.2019-01-23T19:00:00+00002019-01-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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Man: The BandMan: The BandThe veteran rock band from South Wales performs West Coast psychedelia, progressive rock and blues.2019-01-25T19:00:00+00002019-01-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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Blood Red ShoesBlood Red ShoesThe Brightonian twosome consisting of Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell performs its own brand of alternative rock.2019-01-26T19:00:00+00002019-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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The Pete Wylie Show!The Pete Wylie Show!The Liverpool-born originator of Wah! and subsequent outfits, performs his new wave and post-punk songs.2019-01-27T19:00:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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The Pete Wylie Show!
Andrew CombsAndrew CombsThe Nashville-based country soul singer/songwriter brings his original material to the UK's stages.2019-01-28T19:00:00+00002019-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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Free ThrowFree ThrowThe band from Nashville performs its self-penned emo songs.2019-01-30T19:00:00+00002019-01-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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The RiflesThe RiflesThe Chingford-based outfit plays mod-influenced indie-rock.2019-01-31T19:00:00+00002019-02-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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Broken Brass EnsembleBroken Brass EnsembleThe eight-piece collective from Leeuwarden combine brass, funk, hip hop, jazz and New Orleans.2019-02-06T19:00:00+00002019-02-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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Broken Brass Ensemble
Rusty ShackleRusty ShackleThis sextet, formed in Caldicot in early 2010, brings its self-penned folk-rock material to the live stage.2019-02-09T19:00:00+00002019-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Borderline, 16  Manette Street      W1D 4JB
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
China Town Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2019 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2019 London events.

 
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  31% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from The Borderline
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £116  22% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from The Borderline
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £108  21% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from The Borderline
Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest The Borderline

Nearest to The Borderline
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from The Borderline
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 17 minutes from The Borderline
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 21 minutes from The Borderline
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Borderline

Near The Borderline
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Borderline
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Borderline
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from The Borderline
Found111 is a temporary theatre space housed at 111 Charing Cross Road, the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. Having been ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Borderline

Near The Borderline
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 20th April 2019
The Borderline, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Borderline
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 2
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2018 to 19th January 2019
The Borderline, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from The Borderline
Hearts are broken and emotional wounds salved as young gay men in modern-day New York continue to wrestle with their feelings in the closing chapter of ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 1
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st September 2018 to 19th January 2019
The Borderline, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from The Borderline
Following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez's new play, The Inheritance, comes to the West End for a strictly limited season. Directed by ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Borderline

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Borderline
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Borderline
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available for ... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Borderline
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Borderline
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Borderline

The best shops and markets near The Borderline
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Grant & Cutler at Fowles
London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Borderline
Originally a foreign language book shop (indeed arguably the best in London), Grant & Cutler at Fowles now stocks an impressive array of World Cinema titles ... More
 
 
 
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Milroy's of Soho
London > Shopping > Specialists
3 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Borderline
If pirates hoarded whiskey, rather than gold doubloons, this would be their island hideaway. This veritable treasure trove of malts has a truly international contingent to ... More
 
 
 
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The Outsiders
London > Shopping > Art and Design
8 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Borderline
This Greek Street SHOP was the original home of Steve Lazarides' gallery - best known as home to a group of contemporary artists that includes Jamie ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe at Foyles
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Borderline
... More
 
 
 
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10 Greek Street
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
10 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Borderline
"A bit of a diamond" is how Jay Rayner described 10 Greek Street in The Observer when a team from The Wapping Project first opened the ... More
 
 
 
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Bo Drake
London > Restaurants > Korean restaurants
6 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The Borderline
This casual-dining Korean restaurant is the brainchild of Jan Lee, alumni of the award-winning Roka, who grew up in his parent's restaurants along the Scottish borders. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Borderline

Near The Borderline
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Borderline
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from The Borderline
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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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 8 minutes from The Borderline
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Borderline

The Borderline gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Borderline
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Borderline
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Borderline
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Borderline

The best pubs near London The Borderline.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Borderline
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The Borderline
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Borderline
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Borderline

The Borderline clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Borderline
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 1 minute from The Borderline
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where ... More
 
 
 
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Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 2 minutes from The Borderline
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Borderline

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Borderline.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Borderline
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Borderline
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from The Borderline
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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Aladdin
Aladdin
Theatre | Until 9th February 2019 

Prince Edward Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Borderline

The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrived in London in summer 2016. The story of ...More

 
Viva Cuba
Concerts | On 18th January 2019 

Ronnie Scott's 2 minutes walk from The Borderline

Live Cuban bands and DJs reaffirm the historical association between Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and the island of Cuba....More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 7th April 2019 

Palace Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Borderline

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

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

Palace Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Borderline

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

Sarah Gillespie
Concerts | On 18th January 2019 

Pizza Express Dean Street 2 minutes walk from The Borderline

The Anglo-American singer and guitarist and her band mix elements of jazz, folk and blues, performing songs from her album ...More

Key
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th January 2019 

The Roxy 3 minutes walk from The Borderline

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Blow Up
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st May 2019 

St Moritz 4 minutes walk from The Borderline

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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 10th February 2019 

Cambridge Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Borderline

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th April 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Borderline

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Queen's Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Borderline

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 

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Don McCullin
Exhibitions | From 5th February 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display of his most powerful images from the past 60 years. Following the publication of his photograph of a local gang, ...More

Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | From 8th February 

Adelphi Theatre

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere ...More

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | From 9th February 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's ...More

 
Art Night 2019
Art Night 2019
Exhibitions | On 22nd June 

Walthamstow Town Square

Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | From 27th June 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David ...More

 
Tree
Tree
Theatre | From 29th July 

The Young Vic

Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of ...More

 
The Trick
The Trick
Theatre | From 19th February 

Bush Theatre

Before going on tour across the country, the world premiere of Eve Leigh's The Trick ...More

 
Brick Wonders
Brick Wonders
Exhibitions | From 16th February 

Horniman Museum

More than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new ...More

 
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Exhibitions | From 13th February 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first-ever exhibition outside ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

London Transport Museum

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 ...More

 
SpiceBox
SpiceBox
Dining 

Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
The Biltmore, Mayfair
The Biltmore, Mayfair
Hotels 

The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in spring 2019 as The ...More

 
Lincoln Plaza London
Lincoln Plaza London
Hotels 

A new build block among the high rises of Canary Wharf, Lincoln Plaza London is ...More

 
Lucknow Social
Dining 

Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Dining 

In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
Boki Seven Dials
Boki Seven Dials
Dining 

Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green
Dining 

It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
Royal Wharf Pier
Royal Wharf Pier
Transport 

Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier ...More

 
Best New Openings in London in 2019
Best New Openings in London in 2019
Article 

A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
Dining 

The debut restaurant, bar and bakery from Kelly Landesberg, this opulent Marylebone bakery takes inspiration ...More

 
London Events 2019
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

 
 
 
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