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The Old Vic Tunnels have now been taken over by the House of VANS. The Old Vic Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of tunnels that offer a unique venue space for club nights, gigs, exhibitions and film screenings in their underground cinema. Built especially to screen the UK premiere of Banksy's film Exit through the Gift Shop, the cinema now hosts a number of film festivals.

 

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Library Street NCP
 
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Park Plaza London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  30% off
6 Hercules Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
With attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium on its doorstep as well as Covent Garden and the West End just a short walk ... More
 
 
 
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  35% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  23% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
 
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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A Monster Calls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th July to 25th August 2018
The Old Vic Tunnels, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Sally Cookson - the director behind Jane Eyre and Peter Pan at the National Theatre - creates a stage version of Patrick Ness's magical realist novel, ...More
 
 
 
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A Christmas Carol
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th November 2017 to 20th January 2018
The Old Vic Tunnels, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Rhys Ifans plays penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic at the Old Vic. In this joyous new adaptation by ...More
 
 
 
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Now On
The Brothers Size
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th January to 14th February 2018
The Old Vic Tunnels, 66 The Cut, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Bijan Sheibani directs the long-awaited revival of this deeply moving fable about the rarely spoken bond between brothers by Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight Tarell Alvin McCraney. ...More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John ... More
 
 
 
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an ... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Cotto
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
89 Westminster Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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Florentine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
6 Hercules Rd, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Bringing all-day dining to Lambeth, Florentine is ideal for everything from breakfast and brunch through to lunch, dinner and evening drinks. The ... More
 
 
 
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Inshoku
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
23 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Japanese cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 22 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel) elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
 
 
 

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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2018 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since ...More

 
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Old Vic Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Rhys Ifans plays penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic at the Old Vic. ...More

 
The Brothers Size
The Brothers Size
Theatre | Until 14th February 2018 

The Young Vic 6 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Bijan Sheibani directs the long-awaited revival of this deeply moving fable about the rarely spoken bond between brothers by Oscar-winning ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 11th March 2018 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 9 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth and must prove his innocence in director Lucy ...More

 
The Here And This And Now
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Southwark Playhouse 10 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Theatre Royal Plymouth presents Glenn Waldron's darkly comic interrogation of office workplace culture and the cataclysmic consequences of antibiotic resistance. ...More

ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2018 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

This December, the Southbank Centre presents major new exhibition Abba: Super Troupers. Created in association with ABBA The Museum in ...More

 
Johann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: Johann Strauss Gala
Concerts | On 20th January 2018 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

John Rigby conducts works by members of the Strauss family and others, including eternal favourites Blue Danube Waltz and the ...More

John
John
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016, is back with John, ...More

 
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Theatre | Until 7th April 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

After co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will ...More

 
Network
Network
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee ...More

 

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Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

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Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
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The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

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The CentrE17

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The Book Club

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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Mixing modern and traditional Japanese forms of storytelling and inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu ...More

 
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Southbank Centre

A storytelling experience complete with puppetry, original music ...More

 
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Sporting Events | On 27th January 

180 Arlington Road

Having already pioneered bingo for young people with Rebel Bingo, the same team now present ...More

 
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The gallery@oxo

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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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