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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Christmas Tree Cafe
Leisure | Until 4th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

This giant, illuminated Christmas tree-shaped structure with a woodland creatures print by design duo Studio-BOO, will include a cafe serving ...More

Southbank Winter Festival
Southbank Winter Festival
Seasonal | Until 11th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

The Southbank Winter Festival takes place this festive season at venues both within the Southbank Centre itself and across the ...More

 
Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

Now that the German Christmas Market has moved to Bankside, the Southbank Centre Christmas Market is on a much smaller ...More

 
Slava's Snowshow (Over 8s)
Slava's Snowshow (Over 8s)
Theatre | Until 5th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

The multi-award winning sensation, Slava's Snowshow has delighted audiences in over 80 cities around the world ...More

 
Meow Meow: Apocalypse Meow: Crisis Is Born
Theatre | Until 29th December 2014 

Southbank Centre

The cabaret star presents her latest show, featuring songs and a live band, special guest performers and a distinct, non-festive ...More

3 Winters
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2015 

National Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

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Eyeskate
Eyeskate
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

London Eye 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

In its fifth year on the South Bank this winter, the London Eye open air ice rink is ...More

 
A Dungeon's Christmas
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

London Dungeon 4 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

Celebrate Christmas in a grisly fashion as the dungeons take on a Yuletide flavour. Take part in a rotting Tudor ...More

Boat Show Comedy Club
Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 27th December 2014 

Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

For the past twelve years the Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has played host to some of ...More

 
 

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dollop New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Party
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Clubbing and Nightlife | 31st December 2014 - 1st January 2015 

Troxy

After two consecutive sell-out years, leading UK party promoters dollop are hosting another party at art deco theatre Troxy this ...More

 
Stevie
Stevie
Theatre | 6th March 2015 - 18th April 2015 

Hampstead Theatre

Zoƫ Wanamaker stars in this major revival of Hugh Whitemore's award-winning drama. Staged at the Hampstead Theatre, Stevie provides a ...More

 
The Seagull
Theatre | 19th June 2015 - 11th July 2015 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

The second production of the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2015 season, The Seagull begins with guests gathering at a ...More

Step Up Challenge
Step Up Challenge
Exhibitions | On 8th March 2015 

Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street

Climb the famous 'Walkie-Talkie' building and two other London landmarks with a 6.1km run in-between them for the capital's latest ...More

 
Ninagawa Company: Hamlet
Ninagawa Company: Hamlet
Theatre | 21st May 2015 - 24th May 2015 

Barbican Centre

As well as the highly anticipated production starring Benedict Cumberbatch later in the year, the Barbican is also staging a ...More

 
Brew Putney
Brew Putney
Opened 24th November 2014 

At 3,000 square feet Brew Putney on Lower Richmond Road is the fourth and largest Brew Cafe, offering not ...More

 
108 Brasserie
108 Brasserie
Opened 7th November 2014 

Located on Marylebone Lane, in The Marylebone Hotel on the corner of Bulstrode Street, the spacious and stylish 108 Brasserie ...More

 
Deluxe
Deluxe
Opened 14th November 2014 

Don't tell Rudolph! They're serving smoked reindeer with pickled blackberries, mascarpone and rocket at Deluxe, a temporary restaurant in Ely's ...More

 
 
 
 
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