Southwark Playhouse

 
 
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77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 6BD 
 
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Southwark PlayhouseThe Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in the heart of Southwark, a five minute walk from Borough Tube and Elephant and Castle Tube stations. The theatre returns to its original London Bridge Station location in 2018 but in the meantime the new space gives the theatre 2,000 more square feet to play with including a 240-capacity Main House, a 120 seat Studio Space and - for the first time - its own bar and cafe. The theatre was founded in 1993 and has a reputation for presenting an eclectic mix of classics and works from emerging writers. Past performances have included everything from works by Shakespeare and The Canterbury Tales to puppetry and multimedia. Productions standards are high and the theatre has been nominated for the prestigious Peter Brook / Empty Space Award three times. They are also very much involved in the local community, providing a busy programme of education and workshops.

 

Southwark Playhouse events

 
Bat Boy: The MusicalBat Boy: The MusicalA musical about a group of teenagers who discover a pointy-eared, bright-eyed bat child in a cave in the West Virginia Hills and bring him into the sleepy town of Hope Falls, which both intrigues and shocks the inhabitants. Suggested for over 16s.9th January 2015Saturday 31st January 2015 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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Bat Boy: The Musical
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  9th to 31st January 2015
A musical about a group of teenagers who discover a pointy-eared, bright-eyed bat child in a cave in the West Virginia Hills and bring him into the sleepy town of Hope Falls, which both intrigues and shocks the inhabitants. Suggested for over 16s.
Upper CutUpper CutProvocative and raw, Upper Cut unravels the fight for diversity and black representation through today's coalition politics, the hope and rebirth of New Labour and delves into the troubled heart of a Labour party struggling under the might of Thatcher's Tory revolution.14th January 2015Saturday 7th February 2015 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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Upper Cut
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  14th January to 7th February 2015
Provocative and raw, Upper Cut unravels the fight for diversity and black representation through today's coalition politics, the hope and rebirth of New Labour and delves into the troubled heart of a Labour party struggling under the might of Thatcher's Tory revolution.
Courting DramaCourting DramaA performance of four new collaborative partnerships and the four pieces that they create and mould together over a two-week period.25th January 2015Sunday 25th January 2015 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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Courting Drama
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  Sunday 25th January 2015 at 5pm and 8pm
A performance of four new collaborative partnerships and the four pieces that they create and mould together over a two-week period.
Gods And MonstersGods And MonstersRussell Labey's drama imagines the final days of reclusive film director James Whale, one of the most interesting directors of the 1930s but long since abandoned by the studios. Based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram.5th February 2015Saturday 7th March 2015 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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Gods And Monsters
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  5th February to 7th March 2015
Russell Labey's drama imagines the final days of reclusive film director James Whale, one of the most interesting directors of the 1930s but long since abandoned by the studios. Based on the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram.
How I Learned To Drive: Fools & KingsHow I Learned To Drive: Fools & KingsProduction of a Pulitzer Prize winning play.11th February 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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How I Learned To Drive: Fools & Kings
event > Theatre > Community Theatre
DATES  11th February to 14th March 2015
Production of a Pulitzer Prize winning play.
The Cutting Of The ClothThe Cutting Of The ClothMichael Hastings's drama set in the workroom of a Savile Row tailors during the 1950s, a time when the old methods were giving way to the new. Presented by Two's Company Theatre and directed by Tricia Thorns.11th March 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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The Cutting Of The Cloth
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  11th March to 4th April 2015
Michael Hastings's drama set in the workroom of a Savile Row tailors during the 1950s, a time when the old methods were giving way to the new. Presented by Two's Company Theatre and directed by Tricia Thorns.
These Trees Are Made Of BloodThese Trees Are Made Of BloodTheatre Bench presents a cabaret-style performance which casts light on Argentina's Dirty War of the 1970s and 1980s through the story of one woman's search for her missing daughter.18th March 2015Saturday 11th April 2015 Where:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85  Newington Causeway      SE1 6BD
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These Trees Are Made Of Blood
event > Theatre > Specialist
DATES  18th March to 11th April 2015
Theatre Bench presents a cabaret-style performance which casts light on Argentina's Dirty War of the 1970s and 1980s through the story of one woman's search for her missing daughter.
 

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Southwark Playhouse - Shivered rehearsal photo by Helen Murray

Southwark Playhouse Shivered rehearsal photo by Helen Murray 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Southwark Playhouse

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The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £21  37% off
30 Borough Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Located just south of the River Thames, The Bridge Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for those wishing to explore the many sights and attractions London ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  29% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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
 
 
 
Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £77  23% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Southwark Playhouse

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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August through ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, SE1 | 10 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every stage ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Southwark Playhouse

Near Southwark Playhouse
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 
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Shortwave Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
10 Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Shortwave films, a company whose primary objective was to promote emerging film and video artists, have set up this independent cinema in Bermondsey Square. As you'd ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Southwark Playhouse

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Let's Be Cops
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Sunday 28th December 2014 - 8pm
Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Ryan O'Malley and best friend Justin Miller misread the dress code for their college reunion party and turn up dressed as police officers. On the way ...More
 
 
 
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High Society
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th April to 22nd August 2015
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 11 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Maria Friedman directs this latest production of the Cole Porter musical, High Society, staged at the Old Vic in the round, in which the socialite Tracy ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Albert Renger-Patzsch
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th to 31st Dec 2014 - Various Times
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 13 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
An exhibition of works by the influential 20th-century photographer, whose unsentimental images, frequently of the industrial world, aimed to redefine notions of beauty. Curated by Simon ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Southwark Playhouse

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southwark Playhouse
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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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Shopping near Southwark Playhouse

The best shops and markets near Southwark Playhouse
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Southwark Playhouse

What are the best dining options near Southwark Playhouse London?
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Unit 4, Metro Central, 119 Newington Green Causway, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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El Vergel
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
132 Webber Street, SE10QL | 4 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Tiny Latino restaurant and café tucked away behind Borough tube which is much loved by local office workers and residents. Owned and run by a lovely ... More
 
 
 
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The Goldsmith
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
96 Southwark Bridge Rd, SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Southwark Playhouse

Near Southwark Playhouse
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 29 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 34 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 35 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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Southwark Playhouse gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 13 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 13 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Southwark Playhouse

The best pubs near London Southwark Playhouse.
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 5 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
, The Breakfast Club, SE1 | 11 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Southwark Playhouse

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Southwark Playhouse.
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
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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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Southwark Playhouse
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
 

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First World War Galleries
First World War Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 9 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Visitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new ...More

 
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 9 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

The first major retrospective of British First World War art for almost 100 years, featuring 110 paintings, sculptures and drawings ...More

 
Horrible Histories: Spies
Horrible Histories: Spies
Kids Events | Until 4th January 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 9 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

The IWM London (Imperial War Museums) in London re-opened on 19th July 2014, having closed its doors for redevelopment in ...More

 
Assassins
Assassins
Theatre | Until 7th March 2015 

Menier Chocolate Factory 10 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Jamie Lloyd directs Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical about the various men and women who have attempted - sometimes ...More

 
Sonia Delaunay
Sonia Delaunay
Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

The first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde who became ...More

 
Richard Tuttle: Commission
Exhibitions | Until 6th April 2015 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

A newly commissioned fabric sculpture by American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle fills Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall from 14th ...More

Conflict, Time, Photography
Conflict, Time, Photography
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Taking place to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, this exhibition at Tate Moden concerns the relationship between ...More

 
Sigmar Polke: Alibis
Sigmar Polke: Alibis
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2015 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Hailed as "one of the best shows MoMA has ever done" by The Guardian when it opened in New York ...More

 
Winter's Tales: D. H. Lawrence
Theatre | On 28th December 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 14 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

Seasoned actors perform a selection of works by DH Lawrence, including Odour Of Chrysanthemums....More

The Knight of the Burning Pestle
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 14 minutes walk from Southwark Playhouse

The Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, an uproarious play about a grocer and ...More

 
 

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March in London 2015
March in London 2015

Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty comes to the V&A in March 2015, Sam Smith plays two sell-out shows at the ...More

 
May in London 2015
May in London 2015

Bend It Like Beckham goes from screen to London stage in May 2015, just one of the LondonTown top ...More

 
Measure For Measure
Measure For Measure
Theatre | 15th April 2015 - 25th April 2015 

Barbican Centre

Cheek by Jowl presents Measure for Measure at the Barbican this April. Hailed in Moscow as a 'shattering portrait of ...More

 
Shoes: Pleasure And Pain
Exhibitions | 13th June 2015 - 31st January 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From a sandal decorated in pure gold lead from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers, Shoes: ...More

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Concerts | 26th June 2015 - 4th July 2015 

Hyde Park

British Summer Time Hyde Park is back for its third summer in June 2014 with The Who, Paul Weller, Kaiser ...More

 
London Collections: Men
Exhibitions | 15th June 2015 - 17th June 2015 

Various Venues London

Three-day fashion festival London Collections: Men returns and is more popular than ever. The male equivalent of London Fashion Week ...More

Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain
Theatre | 3rd January 2015 - 9th January 2015 

St James Theatre

Focusing on the famous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain presents Davis on ...More

Deluxe
Deluxe
Opened 14th November 2014 

Don't tell Rudolph! They're serving smoked reindeer with pickled blackberries, mascarpone and rocket at Deluxe, a temporary restaurant in Ely's ...More

 
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
Opened 7th November 2014 

Viktor Wynd launched his Little Shop of Horrors in 2009 and in 2014 it re-opened as a museum of rare ...More

 
Pisco Embassy
Pisco Embassy
Opened 21st November 2014 

The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks ...More

 
 
 
 
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