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The ForumOnce a gorgeous art deco cinema, The Forum is now an essential mid-sized rock venue. It's got everything you want from the North London rock scene, with superb bands week-in week-out, and a fully-lubricated, enthusiastic and music-loving crowd. Well-designed and well-organised it manages to avoid the bar queues that are a feature of so much London gigging, while the main stage has great sound and a design that brings bands far closer to their audiences than you have any reason to expect in a venue this size.

 

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Fields Of The NephilimFields Of The NephilimThe iconic Goth-rock legends present Saturnalia, their exclusive 2017 UK performance taking place on winter solstice.2017-12-22T19:00:00+00002017-12-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
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Twisted Circus NYE FestivalTwisted Circus NYE FestivalAn immersive, dark circus experience featuring aerial and pyrotechnic acts.2017-12-31T21:00:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
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Twisted Circus NYE Festival
Songhoy BluesSonghoy BluesDesert punk/blues group from Timbuktu, Mali who were formed in Bamako after they were forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition of Sharia Law.2018-01-25T19:00:00+00002018-01-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
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Songhoy Blues
Season5 &Tattoo ColourSeason5 &Tattoo ColourThe pop bands share a headlining show.2018-01-27T18:00:00+00002018-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
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Season5 &Tattoo Colour
HatebreedHatebreedThe five-piece metal outfit will set their sights on a headline date in London as part of the EMP Persistence Tour.2018-01-28T16:00:00+00002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
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Hatebreed
The Sounds Of Black Uhuru (1977-1985) With Mykal RoseThe Sounds Of Black Uhuru (1977-1985) With Mykal RoseThe Jamaican singer-songwriter performs the reggae songs of the classic trio.2018-02-02T21:00:00+00002018-02-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
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The Sounds Of Black Uhuru (1977-1985) With Mykal Rose
Alien Ant FarmAlien Ant FarmThe California rockers performs hits from its back catalogue, including Smooth Criminal and Movies.2018-02-07T19:00:00+00002018-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
Category: event
 
Alien Ant Farm
Highly SuspectHighly SuspectThe band originate from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and perform their own take on the blues-rock style.2018-02-08T19:00:00+00002018-02-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
Category: event
 
Highly Suspect
Petit BiscuitPetit BiscuitThe French musician and songwriter plays electronic music.2018-02-10T19:00:00+00002018-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
Category: event
 
Petit Biscuit
SuicideboysSuicideboysScrim and Ruby from New Orleans bring their hip hop and rap across the Atlantic to the UK's stages.2018-02-12T19:00:00+00002018-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Forum, 9-17  Highgate Road      NW51JY
Category: event
 
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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  42% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 16 minutes from The Forum
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Euston Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  23% off
43 Cardington Street, NW1 | 31 minutes from The Forum
Within three minutes walk of Euston Station, between Regent's Park and the British Museum and close to Kings Cross Station, this modern hotel offers guests a ... More
 
 
 
ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £69  23% off
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 33 minutes from The Forum
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest The Forum

Nearest to The Forum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barfly Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 13 minutes from The Forum
Of the huge tally of pubs and clubs that line Camden's streets, Barfly stands out thanks to the predominant quality of the live acts, in spite ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 14 minutes from The Forum
Not the easiest of places to find yet Camden Proud has quickly found a place in the hearts of many. This art gallery by day becomes ... More
 
 
 
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Dingwalls
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Camden Lock, Camden Town, London NW1 | 14 minutes from The Forum
This small Camden venue, known as Dingwalls, has a bar at the back, a stage at the front and room for a couple of hundred people ... More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Forum

Near The Forum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Collection, Above The Lord Stanley Pub
London > Entertainment > Theatres
51 Camden Park Road, NW1 | 12 minutes from The Forum
The Theatre Collection above the Lord Stanley pub in Camden was founded by Victor Sobchak and Shaban Arifi who between them have produced over 100 productions ... More
 
 
 
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Roundhouse
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 14 minutes from The Forum
It's great to see this fabulous arts venue re-open its doors after a stunning refurbishment. Boasting a colourful history, the Roundhouse initially started life as ... More
 
 
 
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Hampstead Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Eton Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 27 minutes from The Forum
The Hampstead Theatre has existed in various forms since 1959, when it opened in a Scout Hall and its opening season in 1959 included two new ... More
 
 
 
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Fields Of The Nephilim
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 22nd December 2017 - 7pm
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | Same location as The Forum
The iconic Goth-rock legends present Saturnalia, their exclusive 2017 UK performance taking place on winter solstice....More
 
 
 
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Twisted Circus NYE Festival
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 31st December 2017 - 9pm-4am
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | Same location as The Forum
An immersive, dark circus experience featuring aerial and pyrotechnic acts....More
 
 
 
Songhoy Blues
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 25th January 2018 - 7pm
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | Same location as The Forum
Desert punk/blues group from Timbuktu, Mali who were formed in Bamako after they were forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Forum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Forum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
176 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 12 minutes from The Forum
A welcome addition to the North London arts scene which, until 176 opened, was not overwhelmed with great galleries. This is the new home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Painted Earth
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Arch 65, The Catacombs, Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 14 minutes from The Forum
As well as housing a renowned ceramic art gallery, Painted Earth offers kids a fantastic opportunity to test their own artistic talents. Supervised by friendly staff ... More
 
 
 
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Jewish Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 20 minutes from The Forum
The Jewish Museum in Camden reopened on Wednesday 17th March 2010 following a £10 million transformation which brought the collections of the Jewish Museum and the ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Forum

The best shops and markets near The Forum
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Dots
London > Shopping > Musician Supplies
132 St Pancras Way, Camden Town, NW1 | 11 minutes from The Forum
Just a couple of minutes from Camden Town tube station this harmonic haven is a convenient stop-off when faced with any dissonant difficulties. The staff are ... More
 
 
 
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Escapade
London > Shopping > Hire Shops
45-46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 13 minutes from The Forum
Excellent costume shop for buying and hiring all manner of outlandish gear. This place is highly recommended by our readers. The staff are friendly, it's fairly ... More
 
 
 
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Warren Evans Furniture
London > Shopping > House and Garden
158a Camden Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 14 minutes from The Forum
Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Forum

What are the best dining options near The Forum London?
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Queen of Sheba
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
12 Fortess Road, NW5 | 1 minute from The Forum
Ethiopian cuisine.... More
 
 
 
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Kentish Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
300 Kentish Town Road, NW5 | 2 minutes from The Forum
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Pane Vino
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
323 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, NW5 | 2 minutes from The Forum
You might need a little motivation to trek all the way up to the dreary top end of Kentish Town Road, so how does a great ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Forum

Near The Forum
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 19 minutes from The Forum
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
 
 
 
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 24 minutes from The Forum
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 25 minutes from The Forum
Only the French could come up with an art form so bizarrely fascinating. Mime is as relaxing as Tai Chi, as healthy as yoga, and as ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Forum

The Forum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Parliament Hill
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Highgate Road, NW5 | 3 minutes from The Forum
Originally a point of defense for troops loyal to parliament during the English Civil War, Parliament Hill (previously known as Traitor's Hill) is now a favoured ... More
 
 
 
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Caroline Pick Yoga
London > Leisure > Fitness
131 Brecknock Road, N19 | 6 minutes from The Forum
Yoga from within from one of the UK's foremost practitioners. Caroline Pick uses yoga to exercise the body as an extension of the mind, and her ... More
 
 
 
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Parliament Hill Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
Parliament Hill Fields, Gordon House Road, NW5 | 13 minutes from The Forum
The gorgeous unheated Parliament Hill Lido on Hampstead Heath (also called 'Hampstead Heath Lido') was upgraded not so long ago when it had a generous £2.9million ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Forum

The best pubs near London The Forum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Pineapple
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
51 Leverton Street, NW5 | 3 minutes from The Forum
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The Junction Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
101 Fortess Road, NW5 | 4 minutes from The Forum
Having been voted North London pub of the Year 2008 by CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale for those of you who don't know your ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Vine
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Highgate Road, NW5 | 5 minutes from The Forum
Gastropub with a large fireflace and patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Forum

The Forum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Forum
At 90 metres, The Champagne Bar at St Pancras International is Europe's longest and presents a very glamourous way to start your journey to Paris before ... More
 
 
 
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 13 minutes from The Forum
The Lock Tavern would be a great place to drop in and escape the tiresome, tie-dye-clad vendors of Camden's famous street market. Unfortunately that wouldn't do ... More
 
 
 
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Yumchaa
London > Nightlife > Bars
91-92 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 | 15 minutes from The Forum
Selling loose leaf tea (Chaa) that tastes yummy gave the tea enthusiasts behind Yumchaa, Trinh and Sean, an idea of what to call their unique brand ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Forum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Forum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 14 minutes from The Forum
Can accommodate up to 1800 people.... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 29 minutes from The Forum
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 32 minutes from The Forum
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
 

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Peter Hook & The Light
Concerts | On 18th December 2017 

Roundhouse 14 minutes walk from The Forum

The ex-New Order and Joy Division bassist performs classic Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer at this exclusive London ...More

Enzo Avitabile
Concerts | On 18th December 2017 

Dingwalls 14 minutes walk from The Forum

The Italian saxophonist and singer-songwriter plays a fusion of world music and jazz fusion music, rooted in Neapolitan traditions....More

New Age Boxing
Theatre | On 18th December 2017 

Etcetera Theatre 16 minutes walk from The Forum

Theatre, Non-Professional Theatre....More

Nick Helm's Xmas F*ck-Fest 3.
Comedy | On 18th December 2017 

Pleasance Theatre 17 minutes walk from The Forum

A stand-up show from the artist in aid of Shelter....More

Tobacco Road
Theatre | Until 19th December 2017 

Pleasance Theatre 17 minutes walk from The Forum

Incognito Theatre shows its work in progress about a gang of young criminals in the 1920s....More

Biters
Concerts | On 18th December 2017 

Underworld 18 minutes walk from The Forum

This young rock group blends the alchemical mixture of louder than Hendrix volume with pure brutality....More

Maxi Priest
Concerts | Until 18th December 2017 

The Jazz Cafe 18 minutes walk from The Forum

South east London-born reggae fusion vocalist with a career spanning over 30 years, and known for the songs Close To ...More

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Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

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Exhibitions | From 24th October 

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Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 11th October 

Tate Modern

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
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Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 2nd May 

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Theatre | From 29th March 

The Donmar Warehouse

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett as Lady Wishfort in William ...More

 
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Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

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Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
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Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

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Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

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Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

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