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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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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  24% 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 London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  36% off
6 Hercules Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Poetry School
With attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium on its doorstep as well as Covent Garden and the West End just a short walk ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  29% 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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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 Short Film Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th to 26th November 2017
The Poetry School, Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
Part of the Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 exhibition, the IWM Short Film Festival showcases a series of imaginative, edgy and challenging films responding to ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Afghanistan: Reflections On Helmand
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st December 2016 to 26th November 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Poetry School, Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
Objects, photography and video and audio interviews examine the British arrival in Helmand province and how this led to escalated conflict....More
 
 
 
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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th October 2017 to 28th May 2018
The Poetry School, Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11th September ...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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Oasis Farm Waterloo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
18 Carlisle Lane, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Poetry School
This half-acre farm transforms a strip of wasteland in Waterloo into a garden and a haven for ... 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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The best shops and markets near The Poetry School
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Poetry School
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... 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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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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Florentine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
6 Hercules Rd, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
Bringing all-day dining to Lambeth, Florentine is ideal for everything from breakfast and brunch through to lunch, dinner and evening drinks. The ... More
 
 
 
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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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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Poetry School
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Poetry School
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... 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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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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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 12 minutes from The Poetry School
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... 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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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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IWM Short Film Festival
IWM Short Film Festival
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2017 

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

Part of the Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 exhibition, the IWM Short Film Festival showcases a series of imaginative, ...More

 
Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
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Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2018 

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This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since ...More

 
Afghanistan: Reflections On Helmand
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2017 

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

Objects, photography and video and audio interviews examine the British arrival in Helmand province and how this led to escalated ...More

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

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Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 20th November 2017 

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

Russell Keable conducts Schoenberg's colourful Five Orchestral Pieces and other works....More

LCC Postgraduate Shows: Show 1
Exhibitions | Until 20th November 2017 

London College Of Communication 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

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A Christmas Carol
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Old Vic Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

Rhys Ifans plays penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic at the Old Vic. ...More

 
Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Tours | Until 30th December 2017 

Houses of Parliament 11 minutes walk from The Poetry School

One of the world's most iconic buildings is The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ...More

 
Impressionists In London: French Artists In Exile (1870-1904)
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

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Marguerite Humeau: Echoes
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Tate Britain 12 minutes walk from The Poetry School

A large-scale installation by the London-based, French artist, exploring the lethal powers of nature by evoking the death of Cleopatra ...More

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