Entertainments near The Black Friar

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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
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in... More
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is... 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 in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer... 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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Randy's Wing Bar Pop-Up
Leisure | Until 22nd May 2015 

Voltaire 1 minute walk from The Black Friar

Celebrate the tastes of the street this spring at Voltaire with the Randy's Wing Bar pop-up! Delicious American-style chicken wings ...More

Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

St Paul's Cathedral 5 minutes walk from The Black Friar

The first moving-image artwork to be installed in a British cathedral or church on a long-term basis comprises four colour ...More

Jamaica Hidden Histories Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2015 

The gallery@oxo 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Artefacts, memorabilia, oral histories, archival photographs and video installations exploring the hidden histories of Jamaica. Also featuring works by Jamaican-born ...More

Capture And Consumption: Images And Digital Culture
Exhibitions | On 6th May 2015 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

This panel discussion examines the ways in which artists are using social media platforms like Instagram and the role it ...More

Nam June Paik
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

A display featuring rarely-seen work on paper, and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career, and acquired ...More

Beyond Painting
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Works exploring the constituent elements of putting paint on canvas, and the nature of a painting as an object in ...More

Pino Pascali
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Mark Godfrey curates an exhibition of works by one of the most important 1960s Italian artists, who favoured using steel ...More

Charlotte Posenenske
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

An exhibition curated by Jessica Morgan and Kyla McDonald, exploring the German artist's journey from geometric abstractions to free-standing industrial ...More

Realisms
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Exhibition exploring how many 20th-century artists resisted the onslaught of abstractionism, and how the realist movement was hijacked by political ...More

The Reclining Nude
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from The Black Friar

An exhibition of works exploring this artistic tradition in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how it evolved from exotic ...More

 
 
 
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