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RoundhouseIt'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 an engine shed. It was later transformed into a bonded warehouse for Gilbey's Gin before Arnold Wesker the playwright came along in 1964 and established Centre 42 here, insisting it became one of the most cutting-edge performing arts venue in the country. Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd played several memorable concerts there and it is these performances that have sealed the Roundhouse's legendary reputation. London seems to hold a fondness for her curvaceous walls - the blend of industrial past and Victorian grandeur means it grabs your attention on the way down Chalk Farm Road. By the 1980s it was a crumbling wreck of its former self and it has taken £27 million to buff it up so to speak. A shiny, angular, glass three-storey extension has been attached to the original, windowless, dark-grey drum. As many as 4,000 people can now cram into the building at once, as many as the National Theatre. Underneath the auditorium, hidden among a labyrinth of rooms and corridors, are a raft of recording studios, edit suites, television studios and rehearsal spaces. Referred to as the Roundhouse studios, this area is exclusively for young people aged 13-25. Tickets for main performances here can be a little steep but you can rest assured that you're supporting one of the best artistic initiatives in north London.

 

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Public Service BroadcastingPublic Service BroadcastingThe London-based two-piece blend samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material with electronica and rock.2015-05-07T19:00:00+01002015-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Public Service Broadcasting
Louder, Brighter, MoreLouder, Brighter, MorePerformances by choirs, featuring B.I.G. Choir, Birmingham City Council Choir, Chaps Choir,2015-05-08T19:30:00+01002015-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Louder, Brighter, More
Saturday SessionsSaturday SessionsTraditional music old and new with North London's very own 60-strong Boyband, plus the Magnificent AK47, the Holst Singers and friends from across the British and Emerald Isles.2015-05-09T19:30:00+01002015-05-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Sunday World ServiceSunday World ServiceChoral sounds from around the world for the final night of Voices Now. Take in music from across Africa, Bulgaria, Georgia, the UK and all points in between.2015-05-10T19:30:00+01002015-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Sunday World Service
Tyler, The CreatorTyler, The CreatorAmerican rapper and co-founder of Odd Future.2015-05-14T19:00:00+01002015-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Tyler, The Creator
Electric WizardElectric WizardDorset doom metallers Electric Wizard headline the Roundhouse in the wake of their most successful album release to date, Time To Die.2015-05-15T19:00:00+01002015-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Electric Wizard
Roisin MurphyRoisin MurphyElectronica, disco and pop singer-songwriter and former member of dance duo Moloko.2015-05-16T19:00:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Roisin Murphy
Back Down by Polar BearBack Down by Polar BearThe story of three friends who enjoy a final adventure before they split up for university.2015-05-16T20:00:00+01002015-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Back Down by Polar Bear
Words In ProgressWords In ProgressAn evening of inventive new scratch work that combines spoken word, theatre and more, to a panel of industry experts for the chance to be awarded with a development package at Roundhouse.2015-05-19T19:30:00+01002015-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Words In Progress
MewMewAlternative pop band from Denmark.2015-05-20T19:00:00+01002015-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Underground Stations

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Chalk Farm Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Camden Town Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

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St John's Wood Masterpark
 
21 minutes walk
 
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24 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  38% off
    30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Roundhouse
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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  32% off
    154 Haverstock Hill, NW3 | 11 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Cardington Street, NW1 | 22 minutes from Roundhouse
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    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 27 minutes from Roundhouse
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    JW3
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    Finchley Road, NW3 | 30 minutes from Roundhouse
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    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 35 minutes from Roundhouse
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    The Barfly Camden
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
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    Proud Camden
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Dingwalls
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    Camden Lock, Camden Town, London NW1 | 5 minutes from Roundhouse
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    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 27th April 2015 - 7pm-11pm
    The Barfly Camden, 49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
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    San Fermin
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 27th April 2015 - 7pm
    Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, NW1 | 9 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Ivor's Comedy Drop-in
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 27th April 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
    The Camden Head, 100 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 | 11 minutes from Roundhouse
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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as Roundhouse
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    Painted Earth
    London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
    Arch 65, The Catacombs, Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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    176 Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 4 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Escapade
    London > Shopping > Hire Shops
    45-46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
    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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    London > Shopping > Eyewear
    Arche 67 The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
    Specialising in quality unused vintage eyewear from 1950-1989, Arckiv has a particular penchant for hand-made sixties and seventies British men's frames. Statement sunglasses include luxury brands ... More
     
     
     
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    Melrose and Morgan
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    42 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Made In Camden at the Roundhouse
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as Roundhouse
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    Cottons
    London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
    55 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
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    Belgo Noord
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    72 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
    Going into Belgo Noord feels like being whisked away to some Northern European drinking den. Fat men with moustaches smile at you from the walls, strangely ... More
     
     
     
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    Out of the Bloom
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 11 minutes from Roundhouse
    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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    The Bartlett School of Architecture
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 28 minutes from Roundhouse
    The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Place
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 28 minutes from Roundhouse
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    triyoga
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    6 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 5 minutes from Roundhouse
    triyoga is considered one of the top yoga centres in London - Sadie Frost and Kate Moss are said to come here - and this Primrose ... More
     
     
     
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    The London School of Yoga (Hampstead)
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    213 Haverstock Hill, NW3 | 17 minutes from Roundhouse
    The London School of Yoga attempts to demystify Yoga, eliminating the intimidating jargon and self-important ritual that so often attaches itself to the activity. Skilled instructors, ... More
     
     
     
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    Parliament Hill
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Highgate Road, NW5 | 17 minutes from Roundhouse
    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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    The Lansdowne
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    90 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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    The Pembroke Castle
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    150, Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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    The Engineer
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    65 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 4 minutes from Roundhouse
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    The Lock Tavern
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Yumchaa
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    91-92 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 | 5 minutes from Roundhouse
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    The Champagne Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Roundhouse
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as Roundhouse
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 27 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Kings Place
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 27 minutes from Roundhouse
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    Concerts | Until 29th June 2015 

    Primrose Hill Community Centre 5 minutes walk from Roundhouse

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    Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2015 

    Primrose Hill Community Centre 5 minutes walk from Roundhouse

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    The Beau Zeaux
    Comedy | On 27th April 2015 

    Etcetera Theatre 7 minutes walk from Roundhouse

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    Concerts | On 27th April 2015 

    The Green Note Cafe 9 minutes walk from Roundhouse

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