Entertainment near Barbican Centre

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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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 The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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 | 2 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back... More
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Village Underground
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It... More
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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 | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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 | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of ... More
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests... More
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Sonos Studio London
London > Entertainment
21 Club Row, E2 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
High-end audio brand Sonos opens the Sonos Studio London, their new permanent cultural space, in late 2015. Building on their space in LA, which has... More
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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 Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 19 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host... More
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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 | 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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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Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery EC2 8DS EC2Y 8DS - 0 minute walk from Barbican Centre

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
BBC Singers: Total Immersion: Julian Anderson
Concerts | On 21st October 2017 

St Giles Church, Cripplegate 2 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Nicholas Kok conducts a performance of Anderson's music of massed unaccompanied voices in a programme of sacred works that contains ...More

The Cherry Orchard
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 2 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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BBC SO Total Immersion: Julian Anderson
Concerts | On 21st October 2017 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 2 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Guildhall Musicians perform smaller-scale choral works by Anderson....More

The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
Your Paddington Story
Tours | On 21st October 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Perfect Paddington Pictures
Tours | On 21st October 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Perfect Paddington Pictures
Tours | On 21st October 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Bonus Levels
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

This multimedia installation by visual artist Lawrence Lek imagines a future London through a series of play-able video games that ...More

Fabric 18th Birthday Weekend
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 21st October 2017 

Fabric 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Drum'n'bass, jungle and grime from Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Ricardo Villalobos, Abdulla Rashim, Ben UFO, Blawan and many more....More

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Smoking Goat
Smoking Goat
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Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat is a popular side ...More

 
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
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Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, in ...More

 
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
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The Watch House
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A former spice factory near Tower Bridge has become a cool coffee shop, offering signature cocktails at night....More

The Watch House
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Once a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night, now a cosy Bermondsey Street coffee shop....More

The Watch House
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Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine ...More

 
Claw Carnaby
Dining 

Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist....More

The Good Egg
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Chefs Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke ...More

 
Bombay Bustle
Bombay Bustle
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The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home ...More

 
Picasso
Theatre | From 1st November 

The Playground Theatre

The refurbished London theatre opens with Terry d'Alfonso's biographical drama, which explores the professional triumphs and personal tribulations of the revered Spanish painter and sculptor. Peter Tate plays the title role, directed by Michael Hunt....More

The Playground Theatre
The Playground Theatre
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200 seat Ladbroke Grove theatre house in a former bus depot....More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
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No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
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Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or ...More

 
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December in London 2017
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