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The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to the development of film education in Britain and across the world and counts directors Michael Mann and Mike Leigh among its alumni. It's international in its outlook with over 60 per cent of the school's students originating from outside the UK. In late 2017, the school moves from Covent Garden to a purpose-built space on London City Island in East London with two cinemas, offices and a studio.

 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £134  39% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from The London Film School
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
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £219  31% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from The London Film School
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Kingsway Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  24% off
Great Queen Street, WC2B | 4 minutes from The London Film School
Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from The London Film School
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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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 10 minutes from The London Film School
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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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from The London Film School
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, ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from The London Film School
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from The London Film School
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 13 minutes from The London Film School
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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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
The London Film School, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The London Film School
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
The London Film School, Catherine Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from The London Film School
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
The London Film School, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The London Film School
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The London Film School
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The London Film School
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The London Film School
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The London Film School
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The London Film School
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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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from The London Film School
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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Bow Wow London
London > Shopping > Pet Care
50a Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The London Film School
With its countless stylish boutiques and trendy high street stores, Covent Garden has everything needed for the discerning Londoner to preen themselves from top ... More
 
 
 
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Natural Shoe Store
London > Shopping > Shoes
21 Neal Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The London Film School
These are shoes that stay resolutely the same whatever the trends. The designs reflect the name, with comfort as the watchword - most are ergonomic and ... More
 
 
 
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The Tea House
London > Shopping > Specialists
15 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The London Film School
Neal Street's famous Tea House sells more than 100 different type of teas from all around the world as well as various teapots, crockery and accessories. ... More
 
 
 
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Belgo Centraal
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The London Film School
Covent Garden branch of this popular franchise. Huge range of lovely Belgian beer served by men dressed as Trappist monks in a buzzing, noisy atmosphere helped ... More
 
 
 
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
11 Langley Street, Seven Dials, , Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The London Film School
Will Beckett and Huw Gott's Hawksmoor steakhouse, whose flagship venture in Spitalfields fast became a favourite amongst the capital's meat lovers. gets a West End makeover ... More
 
 
 
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Strada - Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
13-15 Tavistock Street, The Opera Quarter, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The London Film School
Strada on Tavistock Street in Covent Garden is a part of the well known group of contemporary Italian restaurants serving good quality, simple, freshly prepared dishes ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The London Film School
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 | 2 minutes from The London Film School
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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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The London Film School
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The London Film School
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The London Film School
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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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from The London Film School
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The London Film School
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The London Film School
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The London Film School
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The London Film School
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The London Film School
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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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from The London Film School
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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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 1 minute walk from The London Film School

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

 
The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui
The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui
Theatre | Until 17th June 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 1 minute walk from The London Film School

Lenny Henry makes his Donmar Warehouse debut this April in Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Written ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Carlo
Concerts | Until 29th May 2017 

Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from The London Film School

Nicholas Hytner's production of Verdi's opera on love, ambition and intrigue in 16th-century Spain, featuring Bryan Hymel and Kristin Lewis. ...More

Judy!
Judy!
Theatre | Until 17th June 2017 

Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from The London Film School

This May, the Arts Theatre stages Ray Rackham's biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse Judy ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 3 minutes walk from The London Film School

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

 
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

St Martin's Theatre 3 minutes walk from The London Film School

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 
The Girls
Theatre | Until 15th July 2017 

Phoenix Theatre 3 minutes walk from The London Film School

Members of a Women's Institute group fundraise for a local hospital by posing for a tasteful nude calendar in a ...More

Half A Sixpence
Theatre | Until 6th May 2017 

Noel Coward Theatre 4 minutes walk from The London Film School

Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, is staged ...More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from The London Film School

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

 
The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from The London Film School

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

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Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known productions by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe....More

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | From 26th May 

House of Illustration

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. ...More

Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape....More

Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
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Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Nora
Nora
Dance | From 1st June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A programme of duets by renowned choreographers Lizz Aggiss's Bloody Nora!, Simon Tanguy's Digging, Jonathan ...More

 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus: Rain
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus: Rain
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

Dance set to Steve Reich's masterpiece, the minimalist ...More

 
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Modern British interpretation of traditional dim sum restaurants from the co-founders of Pidgin...More

 
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Americana diner classics with a twist - think lobster and prawn donuts - are served ...More

 
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