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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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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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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 14 minutes walk from Russell Square
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's... More
 
 
 

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SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2019 

The Wiener Library 3 minutes walk from Russell Square

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Bloomsbury Festival
Bloomsbury Festival
Exhibitions | Until 21st October 2018 

Various Venues, Bloomsbury 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

Five days of artistic, scientific and literary events, immersive exhibitions and performances in unusual locations, the Bloomsbury Festival brings more ...More

 
Stranger Things Halloween at All Star Lanes
Stranger Things Halloween at All Star Lanes
Seasonal | Until 4th November 2018 

All Star Lanes, Holborn 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

Step into the Upside Down this Halloween with the special Stranger Things themed menu at All Star Lanes. Running from ...More

 
Nocturnal Union: A View On The Surreal
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2018 

Austin/Desmond Fine Art 4 minutes walk from Russell Square

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....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

 
Ladies Of Quality & Distinction
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 5 minutes walk from Russell Square

Marking 100 years of female suffrage, this landmark exhibition highlights the hidden stories of women in the history of the ...More

First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 5 minutes walk from Russell Square

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
Lily Cole: Balls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd December 2018 

The Foundling Museum 5 minutes walk from Russell Square

Balls takes as its starting point Heathcliff, the foundling character central to Wuthering Heights, and explores links between the Foundling ...More

Kitty Clive: The Creation Of A Female Celebrity
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 5 minutes walk from Russell Square

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The Blake Society presents: Jerusalem - Blake, Parry and the Fight for Englishness
Exhibitions | On 17th October 2018 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 6 minutes walk from Russell Square

Join Professor Jason Whittaker this evening to explore explore several ways in which William Blake's poem 'Jerusalem' has been used ...More

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Imperial War Museums Marks 100 Years Of Remembrance
Tours | On 11th November 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The Imperial War Museummarks 100 Years of Remembranceon Sunday 11th November with a two minute silence followed by Breaking the Silence - with performances from young musicians and ...More

Remembrance Lecture
Exhibitions | On 6th November 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

Asking "Why are we silent when conflict is loud?", this year's Remembrance Lecture questions the power and purpose of two minute silences. In 1919, the first national silence was observed to commemorate the end of ...More

Discount Suit Company
Discount Suit Company
Drinking 

In a former suit tailor's storeroom on Wentworth Street near Petticoat Lane you'll find the ...More

 
The Snowman
The Snowman
Theatre | From 22nd November 

Peacock Theatre

Bill Alexander directs Birmingham Repertory Theatre's musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's story about the ...More

 
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Exhibitions | From 2nd February 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged ...More

 
Carols for Shelter
Carols for Shelter
Concerts | On 28th November 

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Join celebrity readers Simon Callow and Brenda Blethyn, special guests, choirs and hundreds of fellow ...More

 
Choral Scholars Of St Martin-In-The-Fields
Concerts | On 12th November 

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Andrew Earis conducts a programme of Baroque works for solo and ensemble....More

Ideal Home Show Christmas
Ideal Home Show Christmas
Exhibitions | From 21st November 

Olympia Exhibition Centre

From fairy lights to food, gifts to winter garden advice, the Ideal Home Show Christmas ...More

 
The Lore of the Land
Exhibitions | From 20th October 

Horniman Museum

An immersive, multi-sensory installation is the first exhibition in the Horniman's new arts space. Opening The Studio, a space for showcasing social arts projects, the inaugural exhibition, The Lore of the Land features new work ...More

I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of Assyria
Exhibitions | From 8th November 

British Museum

Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the ...More

 
Marvel's Avengers Station
Marvel's Avengers Station
Tours | From 29th November 

ExCeL London

Delve into the super-workings and backstory of The Avengers as you train to become an ...More

 
IT Ibiza London
IT Ibiza London
Dining 

A popular eatery on the White Isle, IT Ibiza comes to the UK with the ...More

 
Redchurch Townhouse
Redchurch Townhouse
Hotels 

A new addition to Soho House with 37 stylish bedrooms and a Cecconi's Italian restaurant....More

 
De Vere Selsdon Estate
De Vere Selsdon Estate
Hotels 

Part of Principal Hotel Company's De Vere portfolio, De Vere Selsdon Estate is a historic, ...More

 
MEATliquor KX
Dining 

In an old tram shed on St. Chad's Place, MEATliquor KX is (as the name suggests) mad about two things: burgers and booze....More

EartH Kitchen
EartH Kitchen
Dining 

Housed in an old art deco cinema in Dalston, EartH Kitchen is a sunny, 150-seat ...More

 
EartH
Entertainment 

Multi-arts space in what was once the derelict Savoy Cinema on Dalston's bustling Stoke Newington Road....More

Cattivo
Dining 

Laid back Italian cafe in Brixton with a basement cocktail bar, from the team behind Canova Hall next door....More

Due East
Due East
Dining 

Due East, the all-day restaurant and bar The East London Hotel, has partnered with local ...More

 
The East London Hotel
The East London Hotel
Hotels 

An affordable, stylish place to stay, The East London Hotel has an informal bar and ...More

 
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