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.

 

LondonTown.com - The Poetry School Location Map

 
 
 
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 > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  21% off
    Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  25% off
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    London > Entertainment >
    Leake Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Poetry School
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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
     
     
     
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    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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    High Society
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th April to 22nd August 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 11 minutes from The Poetry School
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    Clare Hammond
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 5th March 2015 - 1.05pm
    St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes from The Poetry School
    The pianist performs Bach-Brahms's Chaconne in D minor for the left hand, Joseph Howard's 'Rupture', Scriabin's Prelude and Nocturne for the left hand and Ravel's Le ...More
     
     
     
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    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Thursday 5th March 2015 - 6.30pm
    Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
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    Newport Street Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Newport Street, SE11 | 3 minutes from The Poetry School
    Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking ... More
     
     
     
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    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, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from 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
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    London > Shopping > Clothing
    106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
    82 kennington road, SE11 | 3 minutes from The Poetry School
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    49-51 Black Prince Road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    89 Westminster Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Poetry School
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    Chocolate Films Ltd
    London > Education >
    Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 27 minutes from 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
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 32 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Leisure > Activities
    33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 7 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 7 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 14 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 10 minutes from The Poetry School
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    Corsica Studios
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 13 minutes from The Poetry School
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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Belvedere Road, SE1 | 15 minutes from The Poetry School
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    Imperial War Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
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    Always Be Comedy
    Comedy | On 5th March 2015 

    The Tommyfield 8 minutes walk from The Poetry School

    Stories, anecdotes and audience banter from Paul McCaffrey. Also featuring Joel Dommett, Matt Forde and MC James Gill....More

    West End Wendies
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2015 

    Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 10 minutes walk from The Poetry School

    An open stage for performers with hosts that include Jamie Anderson, Champagne Charlie and Paul L Martin....More

    The Church
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 5th March 2015 

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

    From theatre company Legs Akimbo, 'The Church' is a non-stop party church service featuring the best soul, blues and disco ...More

    West End Wendies
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th April 2015 

    Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 10 minutes walk from The Poetry School

    An open stage for performers with hosts that include Jamie Anderson, Champagne Charlie and Paul L Martin....More

    Rogue Elephant
    Theatre | Until 5th March 2015 

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

    Work-in-progress performances of Richard Marsh's sitcom in which a poet is forced to scrape a living writing rhymes for greetings ...More

    Journey
    Concerts | On 5th March 2015 

    St John's Smith Square 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

    Harpist Claire Jones performs pieces from her album Journey, including Haydn's Symphony No 19 in D, Trad. Scarborough Fair, Trad. ...More

    Clare Hammond
    Concerts | On 5th March 2015 

    St John's Smith Square 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

    The pianist performs Bach-Brahms's Chaconne in D minor for the left hand, Joseph Howard's 'Rupture', Scriabin's Prelude and Nocturne for ...More

    Lights On
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 5th March 2015 

    The LightBox 14 minutes walk from The Poetry School

    A full spectrum of House & Techno rhythms to keep you moving until early hours of friday morning. With DJ's, ...More

    Tune Yards
    Concerts | On 5th March 2015 

    Southbank Centre 15 minutes walk from The Poetry School

    The American duo, also known as Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner, performs indie-electro and experimental pop....More

    Gamelan Intermediate Course
    Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2015 

    Southbank Centre 15 minutes walk from The Poetry School

    Introductory gamelan workshops....More

     
     
     
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