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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 7 minutes walk from British Council
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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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Council
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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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Council
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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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 8 minutes walk from British Council
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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes walk from British Council
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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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 9 minutes walk from British Council
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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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 9 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 10 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 10 minutes walk from British Council
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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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 10 minutes walk from British Council
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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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 11 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 11 minutes walk from British Council
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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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 11 minutes walk from British Council
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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David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from British Council

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
The Philanthropist
The Philanthropist
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from British Council

Simon Callow directs an all-star cast in Christopher Hampton's comedy set in a fictitious English university town where out of ...More

 
Vaisakhi Festival 2017
Vaisakhi Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 29th April 2017 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from British Council

This year, the official Vaisakhi Festival celebrations in London take place in Trafalgar Square in the heart of ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Her Majesty's Theatre 2 minutes walk from British Council

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 3 minutes walk from British Council

Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? ...More

 
Michelangelo & Sebastiano
Michelangelo & Sebastiano
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

This major exhibition at the National Gallery focuses on the artistic relationship between the two Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo ...More

 
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Chris Ofili, the artist who famously won the Turner Prize in 1998 using elephant dung on his paintings, unveils ...More

 
Cagnacci's Repentant Magdalene
Cagnacci's Repentant Magdalene
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

The National Gallery displays Cagnacci's Italian Baroque masterpiece, The Repentant Magdalene, this February - the first time the piece has ...More

 
Life, Death and Memory
Life, Death and Memory
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 
Gillian Wearing And Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask
Gillian Wearing And Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask
Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

The National Portrait Gallery brings together the work of French surrealist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing for ...More

 

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London Wing Fest
London Wing Fest
Foodie Events | From 5th August 

The Printworks

A celebration of the chicken wing, the London Wing Fest is inspired by the National ...More

 
Canham
Dining 

Canham Restaurant serves up delicious British cuisine served using fresh ingredients in addition to wines sourced from small wineries....More

The Real Greek - Muswell Hill
Dining 

The Real Greek is passionate about authentic, traditional Greek food, and boasts unique sites across London...More

Valentina Battersea
Dining 

Founded back in 1991 in East Sheen, Valentina sees the Zoccola and Arcari families showcase their lifelong love of food and wine...More

Margarita Rumble
Foodie Events | On 30th April 

The Yard

Make the most of the bank holiday weekend with the Margarita Rumble on Sunday....More

Nightfall
Nightfall
Theatre | From 28th April 

The Bridge Theatre

Laurie Sansom stars in Barney Norris' bruising drama set on a family farm outside Winchester, ...More

 
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Theatre | From 20th January 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs a promenade staging of Shakespeare's bloodthirsty tragedy in which Caesar returns to ...More

 
Young Marx
Young Marx
Theatre | From 18th October 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere staging of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's historical comedy ...More

 
Mildmay Festival Of Nature
Kids Events | From 6th May 

Newington Green

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More

Bold Tendencies
Bold Tendencies
Exhibitions | From 19th May 

Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park

The disused Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park is put to good use over the summer ...More

 
VRX Europe 2017
VRX Europe 2017
Exhibitions | From 11th May 

Park Plaza Victoria Hotel

UK and Europe's most senior leadership enterprise VR/AR conference and expo, VRX Europe comes to ...More

 
Art Beats
Art Beats
Exhibitions | On 12th May 

Old Spitalfields Market

New one-day event Art Beats launches at Old Spitalfields Market this May. ...More

 
London Pizza Festival
London Pizza Festival
Foodie Events | On 28th May 

Borough Market

Launched to celebrate London's transformation into a pizza-mad metropolis, the London Pizza Festival returns this ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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