Entertainments near The Poetry Library

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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique... More
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London Wonderground Spiegeltent
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Each summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to... More
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see the site redeveloped, with a greater capacity, more... More
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect... More
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The Vaults
London > Entertainment
Leake Street, SE1 | 5 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events.... More
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one... More
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From... More
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide... More
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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 | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, SE1 | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every... More
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes walk from The Poetry 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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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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 | 12 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 13 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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 | 13 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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 | 14 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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There Was An Old Woman: Oily Cart
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Oily Cart's beautiful new show will delight children aged 3 to 5, taking young ones on a journey through the ...More

The Boat Show Comedy Club + Night Club
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Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

An evening of hilarity aboard a refurbished paddle steamer with MC Jim Smallman, Nathan Caton, Andrew Bird and Chris McCausland....More

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Somerset House 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

With more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer ...More

 
Skate At Somerset House
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Seasonal | Until 11th January 2015 

Somerset House 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks ...More

 
Free Live Music, Night Out
Concerts | On 19th December 2014 

Primo Bar 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 31st August 2015 

Charing Cross Hotel 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

An interactive comedy drama inspired by the TV programme, offering the chance to dine with neurotic Basil, domineering Sybil and ...More

Dazzle@Oxo
Dazzle@Oxo
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

The gallery@oxo 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

If you're looking for something special and sparkly this Christmas, you might want to take a trip to the annual ...More

 
Friday Folies Bergere
Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

CellarDoor 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

A cabaret and burlesque show starring legendary performer Holly Penfield and beautiful piano virtuoso Chrys Columbine, plus other femmes fatales....More

Handel: Messiah By Candlelight
Concerts | On 19th December 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

The Belmont Ensemble of London and English Chamber Choir perform Handel's masterpiece. Conducted by Peter G Dyson....More

The Tide
Concerts | Until 19th December 2014 

The Roadhouse 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

The band plays a selection of pop and rock covers....More

 

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Piccadilly Theatre

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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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Spandau Ballet: Soulboys of the Western World Tour
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The O2 Arena

The 1980s group Spandau Ballet perform hits from their repertoire, including Gold and True. One of Britain's great iconic bands, ...More

 
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
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Opened 7th November 2014 

Viktor Wynd launched his Little Shop of Horrors in 2009 and in 2014 it re-opened as a museum of rare ...More

 
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The Tommy Tucker
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Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
 
 
 
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