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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 1 minute from Russell Square
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes walk from Russell Square
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage... More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from Russell Square
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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London Welsh Centre
London > Entertainment
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 8 minutes walk from Russell Square
A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London... More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from Russell Square
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 8 minutes walk from Russell Square
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a �6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes walk from Russell Square
Bloomsbury Theatre main auditorium closed until Summer 2016. Bloomsbury Theatre Studio is unaffected and continues to operate as normal. ... More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from Russell Square
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from Russell Square
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi... More
 
 
 
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 9 minutes walk from Russell Square
Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped... More
 
 
 
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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Russell Square
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road.... More
 
 
 
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The Magic Circle
London > Entertainment
12 Stephenson Way, NW1 | 11 minutes walk from Russell Square
The purpose built headquarters of The Magic Circle in Euston houses a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery.... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Russell Square
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the... More
 
 
 
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes walk from Russell Square
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's... More
 
 
 
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Soho Square
London > Entertainment
1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides... More
 
 
 
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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
Found111 is a temporary theatre space housed at 111 Charing Cross Road, the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. Having... More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The... More
 
 
 
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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
The Soho Theatre Company was formed in 1969 by Verity Bargate and Fred Proud, but it didn't have a permanent home until 2000, when its... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco... More
 
 
 
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm.... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years... More
 
 
 
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 12 minutes walk from Russell Square
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes walk from Russell Square
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on... More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 13 minutes walk from Russell Square
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 13 minutes walk from Russell Square
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday... More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 13 minutes walk from Russell Square
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes walk from Russell Square
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... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes walk from Russell Square
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... More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 14 minutes walk from Russell Square
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take ... More
 
 
 

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I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

British Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. ...More

 
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

British Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

Journalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories ...More

 
The Choir Of King's College London
Concerts | On 18th January 2019 

British Museum 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

Led by Joe Fort, the choir performs the 40-part Renaissance motet Spem In Alium composed by Thomas Tallis around 1570....More

Willow Vidal-Hall / Amy Morvell Dance / Emily Robinson Dance
Dance | On 18th January 2019 

The Place 8 minutes walk from Russell Square

A triple bill of contemporary dance works featuring Willow Vidal-Hall's Physical Language, Amy Morvell Dance's Turtle Dove and Emily Robinson ...More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th April 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 8 minutes walk from Russell Square

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

 
Steve Hensby
Concerts | On 18th January 2019 

The Harrison 8 minutes walk from Russell Square

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Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Seasonal | Until 27th January 2019 

Tropicana Beach Club 9 minutes walk from Russell Square

This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 9 minutes walk from Russell Square

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Living with Buildings
Living with Buildings
Exhibitions | Until 3rd March 2019 

Wellcome Collection 9 minutes walk from Russell Square

Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have created a clinic especially commissioned for Wellcome Collection's major autumn exhibition, Living with ...More

 
Key
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th January 2019 

The Roxy 10 minutes walk from Russell Square

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Don McCullin
Exhibitions | From 5th February 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display of his most powerful images from the past 60 years. Following the publication of his photograph of a local gang, ...More

Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | From 8th February 

Adelphi Theatre

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere ...More

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | From 9th February 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's ...More

 
Art Night 2019
Art Night 2019
Exhibitions | On 22nd June 

Walthamstow Town Square

Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | From 27th June 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David ...More

 
Tree
Tree
Theatre | From 29th July 

The Young Vic

Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of ...More

 
The Trick
The Trick
Theatre | From 19th February 

Bush Theatre

Before going on tour across the country, the world premiere of Eve Leigh's The Trick ...More

 
Brick Wonders
Brick Wonders
Exhibitions | From 16th February 

Horniman Museum

More than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new ...More

 
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Exhibitions | From 13th February 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first-ever exhibition outside ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

London Transport Museum

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 ...More

 
SpiceBox
SpiceBox
Dining 

Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
The Biltmore, Mayfair
The Biltmore, Mayfair
Hotels 

The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in spring 2019 as The ...More

 
Lincoln Plaza London
Lincoln Plaza London
Hotels 

A new build block among the high rises of Canary Wharf, Lincoln Plaza London is ...More

 
Lucknow Social
Dining 

Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Dining 

In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
Boki Seven Dials
Boki Seven Dials
Dining 

Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green
Dining 

It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
Royal Wharf Pier
Royal Wharf Pier
Transport 

Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier ...More

 
Best New Openings in London in 2019
Best New Openings in London in 2019
Article 

A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
Dining 

The debut restaurant, bar and bakery from Kelly Landesberg, this opulent Marylebone bakery takes inspiration ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

 
 
 
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