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The AlbanyOriginally established in 1894 as the Deptford Fund, The Albany has a long history of entertaining within the Deptford community. But it was in the early 1970s that the theatre in its current guise really got going when a fringe theatre group set up home here under the direction of Paul Curno. The community work and performing arts programme set up then still runs in much the same way at The Albany today. Following a fire and the destruction of the old Albany Empire in the 1970s Prince Charles laid the foundation stone in Douglas Way for a purpose built centre. The new Albany was officially opened by its new patron, Diana, Princess of Wales in 1982 and, thanks to improvements in 2001 by the Art of Regeneration, a project run by the education department of the Royal National Theatre, continues to thrive today.

 

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Heart N Soul's Big 30 Summer TakeoverHeart N Soul's Big 30 Summer Takeover2017-07-24T12:00:00+01002017-07-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Heart N Soul's Big 30 Summer Takeover
The Big 30 Summer TakeoverThe Big 30 Summer Takeover2017-07-26T13:00:00+01002017-08-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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The Big 30 Summer Takeover
Love2Dance Street Dance Arts AwardLove2Dance Street Dance Arts Award2017-08-03T11:00:00+01002017-08-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Love2Dance Street Dance Arts Award
An Audience With Cece And FriendsAn Audience With Cece And FriendsThe afro-soul singer performs in support of the release of her first ever EP, featuring a live band and special guests appearances.2017-08-18T18:30:00+01002017-08-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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An Audience With Cece And Friends
#Armingtheworld#Armingtheworld2017-09-13T13:00:00+01002017-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Concoct-a-TaleConcoct-a-Tale2017-09-13T19:00:00+01002017-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Concoct-a-Tale
Story JamStory Jam2017-09-14T19:30:00+01002017-09-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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Story Jam
KokorokoKokorokoThis London-based septet brings its Afrobeat and highlife originals to the stage.2017-09-21T19:00:00+01002017-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Albany,   Douglas Way      SE8 4AG
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  39% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 9 minutes from The Albany
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  24% off
South Quay, E14 | 31 minutes from The Albany
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  31% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 36 minutes from The Albany
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The Albany

Nearest to The Albany
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Trinity Laban building, a place where excellence in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bonnie Bird Theatre @ Laban
London > Entertainment > Theatres
30 Creekside, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
The Bonnie Bird Theatre is the Laban centre's chic modern performance space. Designed by Tate Modern architects, Herzog & de Meuron, the Laban building is a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 10 minutes from The Albany
The Greenwich Playhouse is one of the most modern theatres in the London area. It's certainly not the biggest - it has seating capacity for 84 ... More
 
 
 
 
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Near The Albany
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Utrophia
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
136a Tanners Hill, SE8 | 8 minutes from The Albany
The Utrophia project space gives artists, musicians and filmmakers the chance to get together and gives them the space to present their works to the public. Anyone ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 13 minutes from The Albany
This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ... More
 
 
 
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Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 14 minutes from The Albany
Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
 
 
 
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Heart N Soul's Big 30 Summer Takeover
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th to 30th July 2017 - 12noon
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
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The Big 30 Summer Takeover
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th Jul, 28th Jul, 6th Aug, 13th Aug and 20th Aug 2017 - Various Times
The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 | Same location as The Albany
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Absent Kelly Introducing: Ciara Donnelly
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th July 2017 - 7pm-11pm
The Albany, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
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Giffin Square
London > Attractions >
9 Giffin Street, SE8 | 3 minutes from The Albany
Situated a two minute walk from Deptford Station and five minutes from New Cross Overground, Giffin Square is a public space that is also regularly used ... More
 
 
 
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Paynes and Borthwick Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
15 Borthwick Street, SE8 | 4 minutes from The Albany
Two wharves, Paynes, built in 1860, and Borthwick, built in 1934, both mostly demolished in 2004, have been incorporated into a £120 million riverside development. The ... More
 
 
 
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APT Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Harold Works, 6 Creekside, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
Charity organisation and gallery A.P.T. in Harold Wharf, on the banks of Deptford Creek, was set up in 1995 by a group of artists to provide ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Albany

The best shops and markets near The Albany
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Deptford Market Yard
London > Shopping > Markets
Market Yard, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
A lovely collection of shops, bars and restaurants, Deptford Market Yard makes good use of the 14 railway arches next to Deptford ... More
 
 
 
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The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
 
 
 
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The Creaky Shed
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ... More
 
 
 
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The Deptford Project Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
121-123 Deptford High Street, SE8 | 1 minute from The Albany
For once, you won't care that this train carriage isn't going anywhere. Pitched on Deptford High Street, the disused 1960s South East Train carriage has been ... More
 
 
 
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Buster Mantis
London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
3-4 Resolution Way, SE8 | 2 minutes from The Albany
A Jamaican restaurant, bar and a work space for creatives, all within two converted railway arches in a tiny alleyway on Deptford High ... More
 
 
 
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The Big Red Pizza & Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
30 Deptford Church Street, Deptford, SE8 | 5 minutes from The Albany
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Albany

Near The Albany
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 3.4 miles from The Albany
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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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.6 miles from The Albany
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 21 minutes from The Albany
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Albany

The Albany gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 24 minutes from The Albany
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
 
 
 
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The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 36 minutes from The Albany
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ... More
 
 
 
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Crossrail Place Roof Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 37 minutes from The Albany
With its semi open-air timber lattice roof the Crossrail Place Roof Garden on top of the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf provides a welcoming public space, ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Albany.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
460 New Cross Road, Deptford, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
Freehouse very well received by the locals who include Goldsmith's Art College students and indie kids. Under its previous guise (as the Paradise Bar), Bloc Party, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Amersham Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 4 minutes from The Albany
... More
 
 
 
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The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from The Albany
... More
 
 
 
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The Albany clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 17 minutes from The Albany
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
 
 
 
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The Printworks
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 | 30 minutes from The Albany
In the halls that once housed the printing presses for the Metro and Evening Standard, The Printworks has created a soundproofed warehouse, custom-made for clubbing. ... More
 
 
 
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 36 minutes from The Albany
Due to a fire in August 2016, Studio 338 is currently undergoing a major refurb . In the meantime, check out their ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Albany.
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 6 minutes from The Albany
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 17 minutes from The Albany
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
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The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 37 minutes from The Albany
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Cuban Salsa
Dance | Until 18th April 2018 

Inc Bar 16 minutes walk from The Albany

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Greenwich Summer Splash
Kids Events | Until 26th July 2017 

Cutty Sark 17 minutes walk from The Albany

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 17 minutes walk from The Albany

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Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to a railway arch in East London....More

The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new social appetite for food photography. Now a cultural practice and social media phenomenon, the act of taking images of food ...More

Rolls-Royce Great Expectations
Rolls-Royce Great Expectations
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
Coal Rooms
Coal Rooms
Dining 

Originally part of Peckham Rye's train station in the 1930s Coal Room is a restaurant ...More

 
The Art of the Football Shirt
Exhibitions | From 26th July 

The Old Truman Brewery

Curated by fashion historian Neal Heard, The Art of the Football Shirt explores the relationship between football and popular culture. In the exhibition, Heard shares his vast knowledge, ...More

Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
Merchant Square
Merchant Square
Attractions 

Modern development at the heart of Paddington's waterways. Home to Thomas Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge and ...More

 
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Sport 

Go Ape at Cockfosters in Trent Park, in 413 acres of London's Green Belt, has ...More

 
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Attractions 

Join the Go Ape tree top adventure at Alexandra Palace and swing through the trees, ...More

 
Bar Elba
Bar Elba
Drinking 

The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop ...More

 
Minnow
Minnow
Dining 

Sseasonal, modern European dishes, with a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean from ...More

 
Sub Cult
Sub Cult
Dining 

Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
Lorde
Lorde
Concerts | On 27th September 

Alexandra Palace

Fresh from her storming Glastonbury performance, Lorde comes to Alexandra Palace promoting long-awaited new album ...More

 
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
Wonderland
Wonderland
Theatre | From 7th August 

Richmond Theatre

This is the last chance you have to see the critically acclaimed Wonderland, as Frank ...More

 
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Exhibitions | On 4th August 

Natural History Museum

Usually aimed at children, the Natural History Museum extends its late night Dino Snores event ...More

 
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