Entertainments near British Museum

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British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG†
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
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 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on... More
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
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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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
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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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
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 | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray‚€™s shop and caf√© on the first floor of Foyles‚€™ bookshop on Charing Cross Road.... More
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Renoir Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Almost invisible in the ridiculous 1960s sci-fi architecture of the Brunswick Centre, the two-screen arthouse Renoir Cinema is a firm favourite with London's film buffs.... More
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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
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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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
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 | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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 | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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 Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been... More
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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Most Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What... More
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Vue West End is located on the north east side of London's Leicester Square. The nine screen cinema shows all the latest releases and has... More
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once... More
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's... More
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top.... More
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
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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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day?... More
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from British Museum
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the... More
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 12 minutes walk from British Museum
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling... More
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Connecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade And Exchange
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

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A selection of objects, artworks and artefacts which are connected to the history of trade in the Indian Ocean....More

Amphorae, Bricks And Coins: Digging Up The Romans: Talk
Exhibitions | On 28th January 2015 

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Ancient Lives, New Discoveries
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2015 

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An installation of eight people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan, including a priest's daughter, a temple doorkeeper ...More

The Caricatures of Mark Boxer
The Caricatures of Mark Boxer
Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2015 

The Cartoon Museum 2 minutes walk from British Museum

The Caricatures of Mark Boxer at the Cartoon Museum is an exhibition dedicated to the British 60s cartoonist, who was ...More

 
The Montague Ski Lodge at Christmas
The Montague Ski Lodge at Christmas
Seasonal | Until 30th January 2015 

Montague Ski Lodge 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Add some festive sparkle to your Christmas celebrations this year with a visit to The Montague Ski Lodge at The ...More

 
Memphis The Musical
Memphis The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th March 2015 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ...More

 
Blues Jam
Concerts | Until 25th March 2015 

The Alley Cat 5 minutes walk from British Museum

An open stage for up-and-coming performers....More

X-Ray Audio: Forbidden Soviet Music
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

The Horse Hospital 5 minutes walk from British Museum

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Women At RADA 100 Play Readings
Theatre | On 28th January 2015 

The Drill Hall 6 minutes walk from British Museum

RADA graduates perform rehearsed readings of a wide range of new work that support, highlight and promote opportunities for women ...More

 

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There She Glows: Love Yourself First
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Exhibitions | On 14th February 2015 

The Book Club

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The Charlatans, Factory Floor, The Quietus DJs
Concerts | On 16th March 2015 

Roundhouse

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Anthony Browne's The Big Write
Kids Events | 7th March 2015 - 8th March 2015 

Discover Children's Story Centre

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The Charlatans
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Concerts | On 20th February 2015 

Brooklyn Bowl

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Building a Dialogue: The Architect and the Client
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Sir John Soane's Museum

With case studies including Sir John Soane's Dulwich Picture Gallery and Holy Trinity Church and Wren's Royal Naval College, Building ...More

Bleecker Street Burger
Bleecker Street Burger
Opened January 2015 

The stylish Bleecker Street Burger matt black truck has moved around town a bit - it was part of KERB, ...More

 
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
Opened Mid-January 2015 

Situated in the basement below Central & Co, on Great Marlborough Street, The Cocktail Trading Co Development Bar & Table, ...More

 
Duck & Rice
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Hakkasan and Wagamama founder Alan Yau opens 'Chinese gastropub' Duck & Rice on the Soho street famous ...More

 
 
 
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