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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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Lambeth North Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Kennington Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  34% 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
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  42% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Poetry School
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Poetry School
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from The Poetry School
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Arch 233
London > Entertainment >
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London 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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IWM Contemporary: Mahwish Chishty
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th October 2016 to 19th March 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Poetry School, Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
The first UK exhibition by the Pakistan-born artist, whose work combines silhouettes of military drones with decorative Pakistani folk art patterns to highlight the way in ...More
 
 
 
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Edmund Clark: War Of Terror
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th July 2016 to 28th August 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Poetry School, Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
A thought-provoking and immersive exhibition by the artist-photographer, which explores the hidden experiences of state control during the Global War On Terror....More
 
 
 
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The Alchemical Door Presents
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th January, 2nd February and 16th February 2017 - 8pm
The Poetry School, 61 Westmister Bridge Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Poetry School
Three works are shortlisted for this award are Save Game by Rachel Tookey, Night Delving by Ka Bradley and Lark Ascending by Narayani Menon and the ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Poetry School
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, Lambeth, London 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
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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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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Koza Restaurant and Bar
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
82 kennington road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 3 minutes from The Poetry School
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Pharmacy 2
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, SE11 | 3 minutes from The Poetry School
Eighteen years after the first Pharmacy, the seen-and-be-seen restaurant of the late '90s, Damien Hirst opens Pharmacy 2, buddying up with ... 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
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Poetry School
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 22 minutes from The Poetry 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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 27 minutes from The Poetry 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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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
 
 
 
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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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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 7 minutes from The Poetry School
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Poetry School
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes from The Poetry School
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry School clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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
 
 
 
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 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
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from The Poetry School
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near 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
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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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
 
 
 
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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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David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from The Poetry School

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from The Poetry School

A West End transfer for Theatre503's sell-out staging of Stuart Slade's brutal and uncomfortably funny London-set drama, which ebbs and ...More

 
Buried Child
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from The Poetry School

A West End transfer for The New Group's Broadway production of Sam Shepard's dark and macabre Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about ...More

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Her Majesty's Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Poetry School

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Carmel Buckley & Mark Harris: Sparrow Come Back Home
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 10 minutes walk from The Poetry School

An installation of printed ceramic tiles together with archive material, inspired by the calypso singer Mighty Sparrow, who's 1962 album ...More

Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Gamelan Group Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 20th July 2017 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

Explore the Javanese percussion instruments....More

Belief and Beyond Belief
Belief and Beyond Belief
Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday ...More

 
Adventures in Moominland
Adventures in Moominland
Kids Events | Until 23rd April 2017 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

The world of acclaimed Finnish author Tove Jansson and The Moomins is brought to life in immersive, interactive exhibition Adventures ...More

 
Film Scores Live
Film Scores Live
Concerts | Until 25th June 2017 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

Starting in October 2016, Southbank Centre presents Film Scores Live, a year-long series that shines a light on some of ...More

 

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