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Elms Lesters Painting RoomsElms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in contemporary artists who began their careers working on the street. The building still serves its original purpose as there's not only an exhibition space here but artists rooms and facilities for artists to work in residence. These affiliated artists often produce site specific work which is displayed in the gallery. Close to theatre land, the scenic painting studios have been used to create masterpieces for theatre backdrops for more than a hundred years. 

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  39% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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19 Greek Street
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19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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Isis Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
This Soho gallery is owned by John Marchant, friend and supporter of Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons fame. It was here that the ... More
 
 
 
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Lazarides Rathbone
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11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Steve Lazarides' Rathbone Place gallery spans just under 4,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, studios, and offices in a five-storey Georgian building. Home to ... More
 
 
 
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Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back streets, ... More
 
 
 
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available for ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 28th October 2017
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 14th January 2018
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 6th January 2018
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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Found111
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111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
100 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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1-3 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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9 Denmark Street, WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Like the Beak Street original and Covent Garden location, this Denmark Street branch of Flat Iron boasts a ... More
 
 
 
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59 St. Giles High Street, Charing Cross, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 8 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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2 Bateman Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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Yael Farber directs a revival of David Harrower's modern classic, Knives in Hens, a haunting and poetic thriller about "lust, ...More

 
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The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
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Evan Goldman is forced to move to a small town in Indiana after his parents divorce where he suffers the ...More

Motown The Musical
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Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
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The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
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A trio of Amsterdam-based musicians that employs live electronics, projected visuals and audience participation, in combination with jazz and improvised ...More

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