Entertainments near The Black Friar

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The Black Friar, 174 Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC4V 4EG
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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes walk from The Black Friar
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically... More
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new... More
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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... More
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts... More
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam... More
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre,... More
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see the site redeveloped, with a greater capacity, more... More
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were... More
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had... More
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image... More
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide... More
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted... More
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance... More
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly... More
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from... More
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every... More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a 100 million revamp that will see the 1960s... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique... More
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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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London Wonderground Spiegeltent
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Each summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to... More
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From... More
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 15 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable... More
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from The Black Friar
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of... More
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, EC2N | 15 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of... More
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 16 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as... More
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The Mini Picture Show
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

Bankside Gallery 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar

A sale of contemporary watercolours and original prints, both framed and unframed....More

Dazzle@Oxo
Dazzle@Oxo
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

The gallery@oxo 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar

If you're looking for something special and sparkly this Christmas, you might want to take a trip to the annual ...More

 
A Christmas Carol
Theatre | Until 30th December 2014 

Middle Temple Hall 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar

A musical adaptation, from Antic Disposition's Ben Horslen and John Risebero, of Charles Dickens' festive moral tale. With David Burt ...More

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales For Young And Old (Over 8s)
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales For Young And Old (Over 8s)
Theatre | Until 15th February 2015 

Bargehouse 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Philip Wilson directs this immersive fairytale adapted from Philip Pullman's reimaginings of the Brothers Grimm, which shepherds the audience through ...More

 
Abstraction And The Sublime
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Works exploring affinities between the approach of American post-war abstractionists such as Jackson Pollock, and the European landscape painting tradition ...More

Constructionism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

An art exhibition curated by Tanya Barson and Matthew Gale, focusing on mid-20th century artists whose work explored geometric structures, ...More

Elegies
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Works by Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell and Lee Ufan, all of which explore meditative approaches to abstraction....More

Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

An exhibition exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured ...More

Minimalism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

An art exhibition curated by Helen Sainsbury, exploring the development of an aesthetic sensibility characterised by austerity and restraint....More

Vanessa Bell And Saluoa Raouda Choucair
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2015 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Works by two artists from different periods and different locations who were both pioneers of abstraction in their own place ...More

 

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January in London 2015
January in London 2015

Cirque Du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall, The Nether transfers to the West End and James McAvoy ...More

 
London West End Shows this Christmas
London West End Shows this Christmas

With both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice launching musicals in London this Christmas - plus two wonderful Roald ...More

 
Christmas Lights at Westfield London
Christmas Lights at Westfield London
Seasonal | Until 5th January 2015 

Westfield London - Shepherd's Bush

Rita Ora is to switch-on the Christmas lights at Westfield London on Monday 3rd November from 6pm, ...More

 
Temple
Temple
Theatre | 21st May 2015 - 25th July 2015 

The Donmar Warehouse

Steve Waters' new play, Temple, takes audiences to the heart of 2011's Occupy London crisis at St Paul's Cathedral. The ...More

 
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company: Bayadere - The Ninth Life
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company: Bayadere - The Ninth Life
Dance | 25th March 2015 - 28th March 2015 

Linbury Studio Theatre

In a new Royal Opera House commission pioneering British Asian choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh makes a fascinating return to her roots, ...More

 
The Hard Problem
The Hard Problem
Theatre | 21st January 2015 - 16th April 2015 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Sir Nicholas Hytner's last production at the National before he steps down as Artistic Director will be Tom Stoppard's neuroscience ...More

 
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Concerts | On 27th June 2015 

Hyde Park

Global superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift is the first headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time ...More

 
Fields
Fields
Opened 30th November 2014 

An all-day cafe on Clapham Common located next to the skate park on Rookery Road SW4, Fields is the brainchild ...More

 
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
Opened 7th November 2014 

Viktor Wynd launched his Little Shop of Horrors in 2009 and in 2014 it re-opened as a museum of rare ...More

 
Deluxe
Deluxe
Opened 14th November 2014 

Don't tell Rudolph! They're serving smoked reindeer with pickled blackberries, mascarpone and rocket at Deluxe, a temporary restaurant in Ely's ...More

 
 
 
 
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