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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes walk from Books etc
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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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Books etc
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, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Books etc
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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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
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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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
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 | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
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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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
1 Milton Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The 89 million building on... More
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
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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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Books etc
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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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 11 minutes walk from Books etc
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen... More
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from Books etc
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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The Bunker
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 12 minutes walk from Books etc
An Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge, The Bunker is a small 110-seater studio theatre... More
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from Books etc
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is... More
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 13 minutes walk from Books etc
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling,... More
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 13 minutes walk from Books etc
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing... More
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Books etc
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 Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Books etc
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August... More
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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 14 minutes walk from Books etc
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, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Books etc
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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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from Books etc
This 14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300... More
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from Books etc
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture... More
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 16 minutes walk from Books etc
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth... More
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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 17 minutes walk from Books etc
The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live music venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice -... More
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 17 minutes walk from Books etc
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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Village Underground
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 18 minutes walk from Books etc
Easily recognisable for its disused tube carriages elevated well above the ground, Village Underground is an evolving project in Shoreditch building... More
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 18 minutes walk from Books etc
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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The Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes walk from Books etc
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up.... More
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 19 minutes walk from Books etc
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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Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 19 minutes walk from Books etc
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather... More
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 19 minutes walk from Books etc
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for... More
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Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 1 minute walk from Books Etc

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 6 minutes walk from Books Etc

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Votes for Women
Votes for Women
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 
Fatberg!
Fatberg!
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

This will make you think before you flush. Fatberg! puts the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg on display ...More

 
London Visions
London Visions
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 7 minutes walk from Books Etc

See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future scenarios of the city. Artists, ...More

 
The Captive Queen
Theatre | Until 4th March 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from Books Etc

Barrie Rutter, Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides, directs a bold reimagining of John Dryden's Restoration drama about an ageing Emperor, ...More

Modigliani
Modigliani
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 11 minutes walk from Books Etc

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of ...More

 
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 11 minutes walk from Books Etc

Danish collective Superflex has been chosen to create this year's Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern's massive Turbine Hall. In the ...More

 
Barnum
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Menier Chocolate Factory 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

Gordon Greenberg directs a revival of the razzle dazzle musical, which charts the rise of the greatest showman on Earth, ...More

Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 12 minutes walk from Books Etc

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 

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Mick's Garage
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Tacita Dean: Portrait
Tacita Dean: Portrait
Exhibitions | From 15th March 

National Portrait Gallery

The first National Portrait Gallery exhibition to be devoted to the medium of film, this ...More

 
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Exhibitions | From 15th March 

National Gallery

An exploration of still life by leading contemporary artist Tacita Dean featuring a new film ...More

 
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
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Exhibitions | From 1st March 

National Portrait Gallery

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Action Against Hunger: Moveable Feast - The City
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Foodie Events | On 12th March 

Duck & Waffle

Enjoy fine dining surrounded by 15 different types ...More

 
Soft Cell
Soft Cell
Concerts | On 30th September 

The O2 Arena

The sound of the '80s, synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell reunite for one last time at ...More

 
Everything Everything
Everything Everything
Concerts | On 10th March 

Alexandra Palace

The Manchester quartet, Everything Everything, praised by The Guardian for its "nerd-rock" and by the ...More

 
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
Foodie Events | From 4th April 

The Ugly Duck

Tom Sellers is keeping himself busy while his Michelin-starred Restaurant Story is being refurbished (closed ...More

 
The Bloomsbury Club Bar
Drinking 

Taking inspiration from the 1920s and '30s - the golden era of cocktails - The Bloomsbury Club Bar is an inviting Art Deco retreat serving delectable classic and contemporary cocktails. ...More

Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson
Concerts | From 27th March 

Royal Albert Hall

Grammy-nominated progressive rock musician and record producer Steven Wilson ("the most successful British artist you've ...More

 
The Coral Room
The Coral Room
Drinking 

A thing of beauty, The Coral Room breathes new life into The Bloomsbury Hotel with ...More

 
Stereophonics
Stereophonics
Concerts | From 2nd March 

SSE Arena, Wembley

Welsh rockers Stereophonics, led by Kelly Jones, known for their hits including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow ...More

 
Downing Street
Downing Street
Attractions 

Closed to ordinary members of the public, the entrance to Downing Street is gated and ...More

 
Amber
Dining 

Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean food is served against a backdrop of dusky pinks, ash wood tables and succulent greens at Amber, the all-day Aldgate East restaurant....More

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London Events 2018
London Events 2018
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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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