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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, W1D | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals... More
 
 
 
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Isis Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
This Soho gallery is owned by John Marchant, friend and supporter of Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons fame. It was here that... More
 
 
 
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world... More
 
 
 
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Architectural Association School Of Architecture
London > Attractions > House and Garden
36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The Architectural Association School of Architecture, the UK's oldest school of architecture, was originally set up in 1847 and moved to Bedford Square in 1917.... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
W1D | 5 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its... More
 
 
 
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Lazarides Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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 ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 7 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current... More
 
 
 
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New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Located at The Building Centre in central London, New London Architecture prompts debate and discussion on architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. The... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, W1F | 7 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 8 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 8 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage.... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
 
 
 
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 9 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street,... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, WC1B | 9 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
 
 
 
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Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 9 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Crammed inside two townhouses (one 18th, the other 19th century) on a pretty sidestreet you'll find this historic haven for toys of all kinds. Named... More
 
 
 
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 9 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
 
 
 
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
 
 
 
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 10 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
 
 
 
 
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ZCO: Messiah In Aid Of Holy Cross Centre Trust
Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

St-Giles-In-The-Fields 1 minute walk from Forbidden Planet

Sam Poppleton conducts Handel's Messiah, performed by the Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra and Choir....More

Memphis The Musical
Memphis The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th March 2015 

Shaftesbury Theatre 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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

 
Tankus The Henge
Music | On 18th December 2014 

12 Bar Club 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

London six piece play carnival rock and roll, with support from The Fuzillis, Last Of The Barstools, Beau Bow Belles ...More

City Of Angels
City Of Angels
Theatre | Until 7th February 2015 

The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

A New York novelist is given the opportunity to adapt his detective character of his books into a big-screen hero ...More

 
Once
Once
Theatre | Until 4th July 2015 

Phoenix Theatre 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Having taken Broadway by storm, winning eight awards at the 2012 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and Best Actor, ...More

 
New Master Sounds
Music | On 18th December 2014 

The Borderline 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Legendary funk band with a modern take on vintage soul-jazz, funk and rock, with support from Crowd Company....More

Too High, Too Far, Too Soon
Theatre | Until 20th December 2014 

Tristan Bates Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Legendary Britpop party animal Simon Mason presents Cathy Sloan's adaptation of his own memoir....More

The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 27th June 2015 

St Martin's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 
L'Apartement Du Progres
Exhibitions | Until 16th January 2015 

19 Greek Street 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

An exhibition of upcycled goods from artists including Nina Tolstrup....More

White Christmas
White Christmas
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Dominion Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Aled Jones, who made his name as the voice of The Snowman, makes his West End debut in White Christmas, ...More

 
 

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SSE Arena, Wembley

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Troxy

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Jago Restaurant
Jago Restaurant
Opened Early December 2014 

Jago, the Shoreditch restaurant with Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences, is the first solo form Louis Solley ...More

 
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Opened 28th November 2014 

The first solo project from Martin Williams, who left his role as Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants after almost a ...More

 
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Sky Garden
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The free-to-access Sky Garden occupying the top three floors of Rafael Vinoly's 37 storey, 525ft 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the ...More

 
 
 
 
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