The Poetry School

 
 
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81 Lambeth Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 6DX 
 
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In 1997 three poets - Mimi Khalvati, Jane Duran and Pascale Petit - set up The Poetry School with the intention of teaching poetry to adults. Through courses, workshops and talks by leading poets you can learn to read, write or translate poetry but most of all to enjoy it. Poetry School activities take place at the London school, through their website and at select towns and cities nationwide including Manchester, Liverpool,
Exeter, Bath, Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Norwich and
Cambridge.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Kennington Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Library Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near The Poetry School

Near The Poetry School
Novotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  39% off
113 Lambeth Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Poetry School
A modern hotel with multilingual staff and some rooms that offer marvellous views of the Houses of Parliament. It's not as close to Waterloo as the ... More
 
 
 
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  33% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Poetry School
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
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  37% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Poetry School
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Poetry School

Near The Poetry School
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Vaults
London > Entertainment >
Leake Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Poetry School
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events.... More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes from The Poetry School
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Poetry School
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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Events near The Poetry School

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Electra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th September to 20th December 2014
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 11 minutes from The Poetry School
Kristin Scott Thomas stars in Ian Rickson's production of Electra, the tragedy of Electra and Orestes's revenge on their father's killers, as written by Sophocles. Scott ...More
 
 
 
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Rep Ur Mas Band
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 31st August 2014 - 12midnight-6am
The Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 13 minutes from The Poetry School
The group performs soca music....More
 
 
 
Today Only
J Balvin
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th August 2014 - 7pm
The Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 13 minutes from The Poetry School
A performance by the reggaeton superstar directly from Medellin, Colombia....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Poetry School

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Poetry School
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
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 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
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 The Poetry School

The best shops and markets near The Poetry School
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Poetry School
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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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Poetry School
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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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from The Poetry School
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Poetry School

What are the best dining options near The Poetry School London?
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Koza Restaurant and Bar
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
82 kennington road, SE11 | 3 minutes from The Poetry School
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Zeitgeist at the Jolly Gardeners
London > Restaurants >
49-51 Black Prince Road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
... More
 
 
 
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Cotto
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
89 Westminster Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Poetry School
... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Poetry School

Near The Poetry School
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 31 minutes from The Poetry 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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 32 minutes from The Poetry 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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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 34 minutes from The Poetry 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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Leisure near The Poetry School

The Poetry School 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 | 7 minutes from The Poetry School
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
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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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Poetry School

The best pubs near London The Poetry School.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 7 minutes from The Poetry School
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes from The Poetry School
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 14 minutes from The Poetry School
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Poetry School

The Poetry School clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 10 minutes from The Poetry School
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 13 minutes from The Poetry School
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 15 minutes from The Poetry School
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Poetry School

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Poetry School.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
... More
 
 
 
 

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Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Beaconsfield 3 minutes walk from The Poetry School

An installation exploring the hotly debated issue of climate change and its many possible causes, encouraging the public and Glasgow's ...More

A History Of Gardening In 100 Objects Curated By Alan Titchmarsh
A History Of Gardening In 100 Objects Curated By Alan Titchmarsh
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Garden Museum 5 minutes walk from The Poetry School

Writer, TV personality and gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh has been asked to curate this new exhibition for 2014 at the ...More

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

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 5 minutes walk from The Poetry School

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) 5 minutes walk from The Poetry School

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

 
Mark Neville
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2014 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 5 minutes walk from The Poetry School

A specially-commissioned exhibition featuring photographic and film images of British soldiers and the Afghan civilian population....More

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

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 5 minutes walk from The Poetry School

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

 
The Reel Deal Band
Concerts | On 30th August 2014 

Primo Bar 8 minutes walk from The Poetry School

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Teatime Wonder Game
Teatime Wonder Game
Theatre | On 30th August 2014 

Tea House Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Poetry School

A mix between Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Peter Pan, the Teatime Wonder Game transports guests into ...More

 
Alex Tyrrell - 10 Empty Boxes
Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2014 

The Vaults, Arch 233 10 minutes walk from The Poetry School

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Club Aloha
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2014 

South London Pacific 10 minutes walk from The Poetry School

Marshmallow Mike and Tasty Lopez provide, pop, rock, quirky hits and mash ups....More

 
 
 
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