Entertainments near British Library

ADDRESS
British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 2DB†
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, late night Tue till 8pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm | Bank Holidays 11am-5pm | Tours: Mon, Wed & Fri 11am & 7pm, Sat 11am & 3pm
PRICES
FREE (Adult), FREE (Child) | Donations appreciated. Tours £6-£7 (Adults), £4.50-£5.50 (Concs).
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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, N1C | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway... More
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, N1C | 5 minutes walk from British Library
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces... More
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
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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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes walk from British Library
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The... More
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes walk from British Library
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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Renoir Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes walk from British Library
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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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 10 minutes walk from British Library
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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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 13 minutes walk from British Library
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please... More
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The New Diorama Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 15 minutes walk from British Library
The New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat performance space located in central London, close to Great Portland Street, dedicated to presenting the work of theatre... More
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The Forge Arts Venue
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 15 minutes walk from British Library
The Forge is a purpose-built acoustically-designed concert venue in the heart of London's Camden Town. Housed in a sustainable, architecturally designed building, boasting both a... More
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes walk from British Library
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national... More
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes walk from British Library
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of... More
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 17 minutes walk from British Library
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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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 18 minutes walk from British Library
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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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 18 minutes walk from British Library
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, EC1R | 18 minutes walk from British Library
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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Jazz Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 18 minutes walk from British Library
The youngest and funkiest of London's live jazz venues is everything a jazz bar should be - small, friendly and in love with music. The... More
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 18 minutes walk from British Library
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a... More
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 18 minutes walk from British Library
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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The Dublin Castle
London > Entertainment > Live Music
94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 18 minutes walk from British Library
Internationally famous music venue and pub offering cheap drinks, dancing and live music from up-and-coming bands. Legendary on the indie scene, the Dublin Castle, thanks... More
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 20 minutes walk from British Library
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 | 20 minutes walk from British Library
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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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 20 minutes walk from British Library
If stuffy auditoriums aren't your thing, the Open Air Theatre in the heart of Regent's Park offers a chance to enjoy quality theatre under a... More
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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 21 minutes walk from British Library
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 | 21 minutes walk from British Library
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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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 21 minutes walk from British Library
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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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 22 minutes walk from British Library
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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Dingwalls
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Camden Lock, Camden Town, London NW1 | 22 minutes walk from British Library
This small Camden venue, known as Dingwalls, has a bar at the back, a stage at the front and room for a couple of hundred... More
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 22 minutes walk from British Library
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the dinky Screen... More
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 22 minutes walk from British Library
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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