Entertainments near National Portrait Gallery

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National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE†
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Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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 | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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 | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.... More
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still... More
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is... More
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of... More
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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 | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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The Hospital Club
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording... More
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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 | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 9 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
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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Snowdon: A Life in View
Snowdon: A Life in View
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review ...More

 
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Jessica Fulford-Dobson, Birgit Puve, Blerim Racaj, and David Titlow are the four photographers shorlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic ...More

 
The Drawing Room: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors....More

Rembrandt: The Late Works
Rembrandt: The Late Works
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints from Rembrandt's final creative period are featured in Rembrandt: The Late Works, ...More

 
Botticelli: The Adoration of the Kings: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 29th December 2014 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

An in-depth talk about a single painting....More

The Scottsboro Boys
The Scottsboro Boys
Theatre | Until 21st February 2015 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for ...More

 
Neville's Island
Neville's Island
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Four businessmen, on a team-building exercise, find themselves battling wildlife, the weather and each other, with their so-called togetherness descending ...More

 
Viennese Christmas By Candlelight
Concerts | On 29th December 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Pianist Daniel Grimwood joins the London Concertante under the direction of Martin Smith for performances of Strauss' Tales From The ...More

Bromley Boy Singers
Concerts | On 29th December 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The choir performs a selection of seasonal pieces....More

 

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March in London 2015
March in London 2015

Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty comes to the V&A in March 2015, Sam Smith plays two sell-out shows at the ...More

 
February in London 2015
February in London 2015

Maxine Peake, Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Stevenson make February 2015 a strong month for new theatre in London. Beatles ...More

 
Julio le Parc
Julio le Parc
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2015 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

If winter can be a bit gloomy, look no further than the light installations of Julio Le Parc at the ...More

 
English National Opera: Between Worlds
English National Opera: Between Worlds
Concerts | 11th April 2015 - 25th April 2015 

Barbican Centre

The highly anticipated operatic debut from composer Tansy Davies, Between Worlds is inspired by the events of 9/11. A sensitive ...More

 
Rambert with Tredegar Town Band and the Rambert Orchestra
Rambert with Tredegar Town Band and the Rambert Orchestra
Dance | 12th May 2015 - 16th May 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Live on the Sadler's Wells stage, the full ranks of Tredegar Town Band accompany Rambert's dancers in the world premiere ...More

 
Reiner Ruthenbeck
Reiner Ruthenbeck
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2015 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A major retrospective of German sculptor and conceptual artist Reiner Ruthenbeck, who transforms space with such unconventional materials as crumpled ...More

 
Missing
Missing
Theatre | 4th March 2015 - 21st March 2015 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Acclaimed physical dance theatre company Gecko present Missing at the Battersea Arts Centre. The visceral performance looks at the warped ...More

 
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Opens 5th January 2015 

High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) ...More

 
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Opened 28th November 2014 

Named after the 19th century English architect Sir James Pennethorne, the man who designed the Somerset House New Wing in ...More

 
Cereal Killer Cafe
Cereal Killer Cafe
Opened 10th December 2014 

It's breakfast all day at the Cereal Killer Cafe where 100 cereals from all over the world can be customized ...More

 
 
 
 
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