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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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Ron Arad's Curtain CallRon Arad's Curtain CallRon Arad's Curtain CallAfter receiving critical acclaim for Curtain Call, his 360 degree interactive installation, in 2011 Ron Arad reinvents the piece for the Roundhouse's 50th anniversary celebrations. New artists for 2016 include Kutiman, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Universal Everything. Returning from 2011 will be Babis Alexiadis, Mat Colishaw and David Shrigley, am2016-08-28T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
PRICING  Curtain Call: Adult standard (pre 6pm) £5, Adult standard (after 6pm and weekends) £7 | BBC Proms £6, Concerts from £16.50
DATES  6th to 29th August 2016
After receiving critical acclaim for Curtain Call, his 360 degree interactive installation, in 2011 Ron Arad reinvents the piece for the Roundhouse's 50th anniversary celebrations. New artists for 2016 include Kutiman, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Universal Everything. Returning from 2011 will be Babis Alexiadis, Mat Colishaw and David Shrigley, am... More about this event
 
Camden BeachCamden BeachCamden BeachChampioning the staycation since 2012, Camden Beach returns to the Roundhouse once again this year. Bringing practically everything associated with a beach holiday in England to central London, the terrace will be filled with sand, pop-up restaurants, bars, deckchairs, beach huts, beach games and much more. Partnering with Virgin Holidays, this yea2016-08-28T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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event > Seasonal > Summer | PRICING  Free  
DATES  29th July to 29th August 2016
Championing the staycation since 2012, Camden Beach returns to the Roundhouse once again this year. Bringing practically everything associated with a beach holiday in England to central London, the terrace will be filled with sand, pop-up restaurants, bars, deckchairs, beach huts, beach games and much more. Partnering with Virgin Holidays, this yea... More about this event
 
Lost And FoundLost And FoundSpeech, song and recorded sound presented through an immersive journey from Africa, Iran and Cuba.2016-09-02T19:00:00+01002016-09-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Lost And Found
Barenaked LadiesBarenaked LadiesRock courtesy of the Canadian four-piece, composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart.2016-09-09T19:00:00+01002016-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Barenaked Ladies
Oh WonderOh WonderElectronic duo from London made up of Anthony and Josephine.2016-09-13T19:00:00+01002016-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Oh Wonder
Wild BeastsWild BeastsMelodramatic indie-rockers from Kendal, distinguished by the falsetto of lead singer Hayden Thorpe.2016-10-04T19:00:00+01002016-10-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Wild Beasts
The KillsThe KillsAnglo-American indie rock duo Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart unveil the firth studio album Ash & Ice with a flourish.2016-10-07T19:00:00+01002016-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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The Kills
White DenimWhite DenimThe experimental indie-rock outfit from Texas play tracks from the seventh studio album Stiff including the lead single Holda You (I'm Psycho).2016-10-11T19:00:00+01002016-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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White Denim
FeederFeederThe Platinum-selling trio from Wales comprising of Grant Nicholas, Taka Hirose and Karl Brazil plays uplifting indie rock from its latest album. Generation Freakshow.2016-10-12T19:00:00+01002016-10-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Feeder
James Vincent McMorrowJames Vincent McMorrowThe Irish singer-songwriter performs songs from his first and second albums.2016-10-17T19:00:00+01002016-10-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Roundhouse,   Chalk Farm Road      NW1 8EH
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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

Car Parks

 
St John's Wood Masterpark
 
21 minutes walk
 
Arcade Car Parks
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £65  32% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Roundhouse
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
 
 
 
Best Western Swiss Cottage Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  21% off
4 Adamson Road, Swiss Cottage, NW3 | 18 minutes from Roundhouse
The BEST WESTERN Swiss Cottage Hotel is ideally situated for business and leisure travellers, yet on a quiet street just two minutes from the tube station ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Euston Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  40% off
43 Cardington Street, NW1 | 22 minutes from Roundhouse
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
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Roundhouse

Near Roundhouse
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barfly Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
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 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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 | 5 minutes from Roundhouse
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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Camden Beach
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 29th July to 29th August 2016
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as Roundhouse
Championing the staycation since 2012, Camden Beach returns to the Roundhouse once again this year. Bringing practically everything associated with a beach holiday in England to ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Now On
Ron Arad's Curtain Call
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th to 29th August 2016
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as Roundhouse
After receiving critical acclaim for Curtain Call, his 360 degree interactive installation, in 2011 Ron Arad reinvents the piece for the Roundhouse's 50th anniversary celebrations. ...More
 
 
 
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Spiritual Records Summer Festival
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 29th August 2016 at 3pm-1am & Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 1am
The Monarch, 40-42 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2 minutes from Roundhouse
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Sights and Attractions near Roundhouse

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Roundhouse
Various Venues Camden
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
NW1 | 1 minute from 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
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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176 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 4 minutes from Roundhouse
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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Shopping near Roundhouse

The best shops and markets near 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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General Eyewear
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
With the majority of produce sourced from the British Isles, Melrose and Morgan work with producers who use traditional methods of farming, curing, baking or cheese ... More
 
 
 
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Made In Camden at the Roundhouse
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as Roundhouse
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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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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Cottons
London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
55 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
Cottons is a slightly upmarket version of a traditional Caribbean restaurant. It's still very informal, friendly in fact, and there's plenty of music and laughter, but ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Roundhouse

Near Roundhouse
Camden College of English
London > Education > English Language Courses
61 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
Under £200, less than 12 per group.... More
 
 
 
Higher Marks Tutoring
London > Education > Evening Classes
83 Eton Hall, Eton College Road, NW3 | 5 minutes from Roundhouse
Qualified and experienced tutors for primary, GCSE and A-level students.... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Roundhouse

Roundhouse gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
FitnessFirst
London > Leisure > Fitness
81 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
Escuela De Baile
London > Leisure > Fitness
24 Haverstock Hill, Camden,, NW3 | 3 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 best pubs near London Roundhouse.
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The Lansdowne
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
A lovely place for an informal low-key dinner or a noisy, buzzy meal out, The Lansdowne is well known as a good gastropub in Primrose Hill ... More
 
 
 
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The Pembroke Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
150, Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
Everyone knows that Primrose Hill has one of the best views in the city. On a summer's eve why not take a walk to the summit, ... More
 
 
 
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The Engineer
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
65 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW1 | 4 minutes from Roundhouse
Popular Primrose Hill gastropub with an excellent draught beer selection and a small but mouth-watering menu drawing on influences all around the world. Beer garden makes ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Roundhouse

Roundhouse clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Lounge-Jing
London > Nightlife > Bars
88 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Roundhouse
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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 | 5 minutes from Roundhouse
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 Roundhouse

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Roundhouse.
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | Same location as Roundhouse
Can accommodate up to 1800 people.... More
 
 
 
Gilgamesh
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Stables Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
Gilgamesh is a restaurant, bar, lounge and traditional tearoom all under one roof. And what a spectacular roof it is too - floating 40ft above the ... More
 
 
 
Proud Galleries - Camden
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Roundhouse
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Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl
Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl
Exhibitions | Until 16th October 2016 

Jewish Museum 1.92 miles from Roundhouse

In 1887 German-Jewish emigrant Emil Berliner patented his gramophone and changed the world. The Jewish Museum London takes this moment ...More

 
Strung Out
Concerts | On 28th August 2016 

Underworld 1.97 miles from Roundhouse

The Southern Californian tech-punk quintet fires up the engines after a six-year break. With support from Spoilers, DARKO and Layman's ...More

Camden Beach
Camden Beach
Seasonal | Until 29th August 2016 

Roundhouse 2.42 miles from Roundhouse

Championing the staycation since 2012, Camden Beach returns to the Roundhouse once again this year. Bringing practically everything associated with ...More

 
Ron Arad's Curtain Call
Ron Arad's Curtain Call
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2016 

Roundhouse 2.42 miles from Roundhouse

After receiving critical acclaim for Curtain Call, his 360 degree interactive installation, in 2011 Ron Arad reinvents the piece for ...More

 
 
 
 
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