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August in London 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Hamlet for a 12-week run at the Barbican, the Notting Hill Carnival brings colour to W12 and SW4 brings beats...

November in London 2015

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Best Rooftop Bars in London

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London 2015: Fringe Theatre

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June in London 2015

Taylor Swift, The Who and Barbara Hepworth come to London in June 2015 when annual favourites the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Serpentine...

May in London 2015

Bend It Like Beckham goes from screen to London stage in May 2015, just one of the LondonTown top picks of the month. ...

Summer Events in London for Families

Find out the best family friendly events this summer, from the LolliBop Festival to the City of London Children's Parade featuring over 1,000 children. Plus...

The Metropolitan by COMO

With acclaimed in-house restaurant Nobu and celebrity hotspot The Met Bar, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivalled views of Mayfair, The Metropolitan by...

The Halkin by COMO

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Best Beer Gardens in London

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A Traditional London Picnic

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May in London 2014

With bank holidays top and tailing May there are two long weekends to enjoy. Highlights of the month include a star turn from actress Fiona...

August in London 2014

Plenty of sunshine is needed in London this August with a strong supply of al fresco events on the line-up - from the vibrant...

April in London 2014

Justin Timberlake returns to the O2 for his first solo performance since 2007 and the Bank of England Museum reopens with the Curiosities from the...

Church Services

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Historic House Museums in London

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Free Outdoor Spaces in London

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London Hotel Deals for Valentine's Day

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Views To Schmooze From

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Hands on Halloween in London

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London 2014: First World War

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March in London 2014

March is a big month for music, with Ellie Goulding, The Wanted, Drake and Tinie Tempah all performing live in London. Plus, the Designs...

Celebrity Chefs in London

When it comes to eating out, London has more than its fair share of restaurants where the chef is as well known as the...

February in London 2014

Tate Modern hosts the first major retrospective of Richard Hamilton, one of Britain's most influential 20th Century artists; the Natural History Museum looks back at...

February in London 2013

The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building, finally opens its viewing platform this month to offer spectacular views of the city and its surrounding areas....

London Parks

With eight stunning Royal Parks, around 110 square kilometres of parkland and gardens with over six million trees, London is one of the greenest...

London's Summer Theatre 2013

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London Hotels with Swimming Pools

London is home to some of the country's most luxurious hotels and with that comes some grand swimming pools and spas. So, if you're fond...

July in London 2013

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June in London 2013

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London Hotel Spas

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QEIICC: Things To See

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Halloween in London

The fright fest of Halloween is upon us, when†ghouls, ghosts, witches and†warlocks come out to spook the living and†the living dress up like the...

March in London 2013

Michael Caine, one of the capital's favourite Londoners, is celebrated this March with an exhibition for his 80th birthday and the 75th anniversary of...

London's Boroughs

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December in London 2012

London's landmark year draws to a close with a host of festive happenings including the Great Christmas Pudding Race, Santa Run and the Peter...

Olympic National Hospitality Houses

A guide to all the confirmed National Hospitality Houses set up by nations across the capital during the London Olympics. ...

Where to Watch Olympics

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London for Lovers

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December in London 2012

American Idiot Hammersmith Apollo, W6 9QH 4th December 2012 - 16th December 2012 When Green Day's Grammy award-winning multi-platinum album American Idiot was released in 2004, the unique 'rock opera'...

January 2011

Vernon God Little The Young Vic, SE1 8LZ 27th January 2011 - 5th March 2011 Rufus Norris directs this revived adaptation of DBC Pierre's satire Vernon God...

February 2011

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What's on in London 2015

Find out the best London 2015 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2015 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

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    Atelier EC1 Apartments By Bridgestreet
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £120† 31% off
    30 Greville Street, EC1N | 6 minutes from Escape
    Atelier EC1 by BridgeStreet is a new five star, environmentally friendly apartment development based in the heart of Londons thriving Jewellery Quarter, near the City of ... More
    Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £63† 36% off
    1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 6 minutes from Escape
    Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
    The Zetter Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £60† 38% off
    St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 7 minutes from Escape
    This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Charles Worthington
    London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
    28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes from Escape
    Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards are ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Aveda
    London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
    174-177 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 14 minutes from Escape
    Environmentally conscious hair and make-up brand with 'lifestyle' stores like this one in High Holborn - where there's even a herb garden on the roof terrace. ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Stuart Phillips
    London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
    25 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 16 minutes from Escape
    Less a hairdresser’s, more a mood enhancing experience, Phillips aims to offer his clients a positive haven from outside pressures. The cutting and colouring here is ... More
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    The best shops and markets near Escape
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    International Magic Shop
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Escape
    Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Leather Lane Market
    London > Shopping > Markets
    Leather Lane, Holborn, London EC1N | 3 minutes from Escape
    This down to earth market in Leather Lane is what traditional London street stalls should look like. A bit scruffy it may be but you never ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Ben Pentreath Ltd
    London > Shopping > House and Garden
    17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Escape
    Ben, the man behind this pretty interiors shop in Bloomsbury, is an architectural designer now based in London after spending five years in New York. His ... More
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    Events near Escape

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    Shaolin Monks
    London > Events > Dance †Dates: 29th September to 17th October 2015
    Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, WC2A | 11 minutes from Escape
    Kung Fu masters the Shaolin Monks return to the UK for the first time in seven years with a brand new show sure to delight the ...More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    English National Ballet: Lest We Forget
    London > Events > Dance †Dates: 8th to 12th Sep 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, City, London EC1R | 11 minutes from Escape
    Following a successful first showing at the Barbican in spring last year, the English National Ballet's "clever mix of experiment and accessibility" (The Guardian), Lest We ...More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 12 minutes from Escape
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
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    Theatre Delicatessen
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Escape
    Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
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    Theatre Delicatessen
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Escape
    Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Volupte Lounge
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 7 minutes from Escape
    Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
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    Sights and Attractions near Escape

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Escape
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    Charles Dickens Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Escape
    Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
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    Conway Hall
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 6 minutes from Escape
    Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    House of Detention
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Escape
    The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... More
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    Restaurants near Escape

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    The Real Man Pizza Company
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    91 ‚€“ 95 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Escape
    From the Isle of Man, The Real Man Pizza Company brings exciting twists to traditional Italian dishes. With their acclaimed pizzas made from their secret recipe ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Pret A Manger
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    100 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London WC1X | 1 minute from Escape
    Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Clerk and Well
    London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
    156 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Escape
    The Clerk & Well in the heart of EC1 may look like a pub and it certainly has a relaxed ambiance but it goes beyond the ... More
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    Education near Escape

    Near Escape
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    London Wine Academy
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Escape
    One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Career Energy
    London > Education > Career Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Escape
    Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 6 minutes from Escape
    Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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    Leisure near Escape

    Escape gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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    My Chocolate Workshops
    London > Leisure > Activities
    Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 3 minutes from Escape
    Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 6 minutes from Escape
    Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Spa Fields Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Escape
    A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
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    Pubs near Escape

    The best pubs near London Escape.
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    The Coach & Horses
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Escape
    Although the excellent food is the main attraction here that doesn't mean the beers aren't important too. A choice of Young's Special, Fuller's London Pride, Adnam's ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Hat & Tun
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    3 Hatton Wall, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 3 minutes from Escape
    There's a return to tradition with the takeover of The Hat & Tun pub by Tom and Ed Martin (owners of nearby pubs The Well and ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Duke (of York)
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Escape
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    Nightlife near Escape

    Escape clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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    Ghost Farringdon
    London > Nightlife >
    113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Escape
    Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Perseverance
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Escape
    Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Bleeding Heart Bistro
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 6 minutes from Escape
    Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
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    Meeting venue hire near Escape

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Escape.
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    Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from Escape
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    Bleeding Heart Yard
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Escape
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    Crypt on the Green
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Escape
    The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More

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    The Big Wednesday Comedy Club - Barbican
    Comedy | On 2nd September 2015 

    Charterhouse 10 minutes walk from Escape

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    Dr Johnsons Houses
    Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

    Dr Johnson's House 10 minutes walk from Escape

    A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

    Circo Do Guanabara
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2015 

    Guanabara 12 minutes walk from Escape

    Latin and dance music from resident and guest DJs, with circus acts, burlesque acts, samba ballerina and showgirls, fire breathers, ...More

    War Horse
    War Horse
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    New London Theatre 12 minutes walk from Escape

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

     
    Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    Aldwych Theatre 13 minutes walk from Escape

    Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

     
    Aero Flynn
    Concerts | On 2nd September 2015 

    The Lexington 13 minutes walk from Escape

    Five-piece indie rock outfit from Minneapolis led by Josh Scott....More

    The Woman In Black
    The Woman In Black
    Theatre | Until 16th January 2016 

    Fortune Theatre 13 minutes walk from Escape

    One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

     
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

    Theatre Royal Drury Lane 14 minutes walk from Escape

    Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

     
    Memphis The Musical
    Memphis The Musical
    Theatre | Until 31st October 2015 

    Shaftesbury Theatre 14 minutes walk from Escape

    Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ...More

     
    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia
    Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015 

    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 14 minutes walk from Escape

    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia at the Brunei Gallery within SOAS documents the London Missionary Society from 1792 to 1825, ...More

     
     
     
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