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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in... More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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 | 5 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound... More
 
 
 
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on... More
 
 
 
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a... More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 6 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 7 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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 | 8 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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 | 8 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The... More
 
 
 
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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 8 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
Found111 is a temporary theatre space housed at 111 Charing Cross Road, the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. Having... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 9 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 9 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road.... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square
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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Mantegna and Bellini
Mantegna and Bellini
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, ...More

 
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters ...More

 
St Martin's Voices
Concerts | On 10th December 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

The choir performs programme of arias and ensembles for Christmas, including works by Handel and Bach....More

St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 30th December 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
Gainsborough's Family Album
Gainsborough's Family Album
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

The National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A mother holding her baby, a child from a remote village in the jungle in Sierra Leone, a series on ...More

 
Nine Night
Nine Night
Theatre | Until 9th February 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Following a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's "remarkable debut play" (Evening Standard) transfers ...More

 
Hot Gay Time Machine
Comedy | Until 5th January 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Lucy Moss directs Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow in a cabaret comedy about coming out and dealing with navigating the ...More

Don Quixote
Don Quixote
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2019 

Garrick Theatre 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

David Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, and Rufus Hound reprise their roles as Don Quixote ...More

 
The Band
The Band
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

With the music of Take That and featuring the winners of the BBC's Let It Shine TV talent search, Tim ...More

 

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The Animals and Children took to the Streets
Theatre | From 19th February 

Lyric Hammersmith

Avant-garde theatre quartet 1927 bring their show, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, to the Lyric Hammersmith this winter following sell-out runs at the National Theatre ...More

Leave to Remain
Leave to Remain
Theatre | From 18th January 

Lyric Hammersmith

An exciting new production from TV writer Matt Jones, the world premiere of Leave to ...More

 
The Winter's Tale
Kids Events | From 6th February 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

After a successful run in 2017, Justin Audibert's child-friendly version of The Winter's Tale returns to the National Theatre this February, just in time for half term. Created to introduce young audiences to Shakespeare, the ...More

Downstate
Downstate
Theatre | From 12th March 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Coming to the National Theatre direct from its debut at Steppenwolf, Chicago, Downstate is a ...More

 
Top Girls
Top Girls
Theatre 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

More than three decades since it premiered at the Royal Court, Caryl Churchill's powerful feminist ...More

 
Tartuffe
Tartuffe
Theatre 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Director Blanche McIntyre and writer John Donnelly present a new take on Moliere's comic masterpiece, ...More

 
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Theatre | From 1st May 

The Young Vic

The Old Vic is staging an Arthur Miller double bill in 2019 with The American ...More

 
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Theatre | From 14th February 

The Young Vic

Following his success with The Motherfucker with the ...More

 
Wild East
Wild East
Theatre | From 6th February 

The Young Vic

Directed by Genesis Award Winner Lekan Lawal, April De Angelis' Wild East is staged at ...More

 
All My Sons
Theatre | From 15th April 

Old Vic Theatre

The second in an Arthur Miller double-bill, The Old Vic presents an all-star production of All My Sons. Co-produced with Headlong and directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production sees Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman ...More

Bussey Rooftop Bar
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Drinking 

Parallel to Frank's Cafe on the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar ...More

 
Dabbers Social Bingo
Dabbers Social Bingo
Entertainment 

The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime ...More

 
Lambs Conduit Street
Attractions 

This charming Bloomsbury shopping street follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit....More

St Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
St Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
Shopping 

St-Germain, makers of French elderflower liqueur, offer a ...More

 
Art Street Kitchen
Art Street Kitchen
Dining 

Found within the DoubleTree by Hilton, Westminster on Art Street, the restaurant serves modern international ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Article 

From Storystock at Battersea Power Station to The ...More

 
London Hotels for Art Lovers
London Hotels for Art Lovers
Article 

Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
 
 
 
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