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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, in the field of African and Arabic culture and language studies, it is the best. The school offers a stunning array of courses from the History of Cambodian art to a five-step course in Swahili. The lecturers are superb and almost every course boasts a wealth of fascinating additional modules. Every course is as exciting and informative as it sounds and the sheer quality of the teaching and resources available in London makes this one of the most exciting places in the world to study. The university also includes possibly the smallest bookshop in London and is home to the Brunei Gallery. Exit from the first floor of the gallery and you'll find a delightful Japanese-inspired roof garden available for peaceful meditation, tea ceremonies and to hire for private functions, it's also often used as a venue for exhibition openings.

 

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Camden Road Overground Station
 
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Russell Court NCP
 
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Regency House Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  24% off
71 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
For those who fancy staying in a hotel with a piece of English history, the Regency House Hotel should be first pick. Dating back to the ... More
 
 
 
The Academy Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  33% off
21 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Thick carpets, antique furniture, free-standing claw-foot baths and delicate floral fabrics create an atmosphere of intimate country house elegance throughout this 49-room boutique hotel owned by ... More
 
 
 
Grange White Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  29% off
2-5 Montague Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Grange White Hall Hotel is uniquely located in a quieter part of London's busy West End area, overlooking the world famous British Museum. With its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 10 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 13 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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Forgotten Fiction #2: The Surrealists
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 2 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Forgotten Fiction is a new bi-monthly reading group where we will go in search of lost literary gems from the 20th Century. The theme for our ...More
 
 
 
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Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival 2017
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 25th July to 13th August 2017 - Various Times
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th May to 13th August 2017
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other ...More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Bloomsbury Theatre main auditorium closed until Summer 2016. Bloomsbury Theatre Studio is unaffected and continues to operate as normal. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and ... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, ... More
 
 
 
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Heal's, Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. First opened in 1854, their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Store Street Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Store Street , Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
With artisan coffee and a great selection of sandwiches and pastries, Store Street Espresso is popular with local students and residents as well as tourists. Their ... More
 
 
 
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Junction Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street - Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Blue Door Bistro
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Montague Hotel, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Blue Door Bistro is an informal eatery located within Bloomsbury's Montague Hotel. Light and relaxed at lunch, cosy and candlelit by night. They serve simple ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 9 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
 
 
 
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Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
25 Charlotte Street, W1T | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading as ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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
 
 
 

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Forgotten Fiction #2: The Surrealists
Exhibitions | On 26th July 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 2 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Forgotten Fiction is a new bi-monthly reading group where we will go in search of lost literary gems from the ...More

Jack Lukeman
Concerts | On 26th July 2017 

St Pancras Church 6 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

The Kildare-born singer-songwriter performs his alternative rock originals in a cabaret style that incorporates folk and Celtic elements....More

The Agitprop Allstars: The United Kingdom Of Earth: A Brexit Opera
Concerts | On 26th July 2017 

The Place 7 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

A comedy set in a post-apocalyptic near-future, in which post-Brexit Britain is the only surviving island. Commissioned by Worm, Rotterdam....More

Pterodactyls Of Ptexas
Concerts | On 26th July 2017 

The Place 7 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Stephen Crowe directs a modern, electronic production set in the Wild West, following an ambitious young woman as she navigates ...More

Choke
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th December 2017 

The Roxy 8 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Wednesday's filling of upbeat hip hop, pop and R&B sounds from resident DJs....More

John Kearns And Mat Ewins - The Schadenfreude Cabaret Edinburgh Preview Season
Comedy | On 26th July 2017 

The Harrison 10 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Comedy, Sketch....More

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Concerts | On 26th July 2017 

Pizza Express Dean Street 10 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Bassist Alyn Shipton and accompanying musicians re-create the sound of the American big band along with a singer who performs ...More

School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 14th January 2018 

New London Theatre 11 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Spencer Jones: Edinburgh Preview
Comedy | Until 27th July 2017 

Soho Theatre 11 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

The multi award-winning, BAFTA-nominated star presents a mash-up of visual comedy, strange music, props and characters....More

Jack Rooke: Happy Hour: Edinburgh Preview
Theatre | On 26th July 2017 

Soho Theatre 11 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

The performer tests out his latest one-man show that sets out to explain what happiness means....More

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