Entertainment in Central London  

 

Central London Entertainment by category: Theatres (97), Cinemas (44), Comedy Clubs (29), Live Music (16), Jazz Clubs (13), Classical Music (12), Arts Centres (10), Bars (1)

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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Central London, London W1D | in Central London
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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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Central London, London SW1Y | in Central London
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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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Central London, London WC2R | in Central London
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld... More
 
 
 
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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Central London, London W1D | in Central London
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
 
 
 
Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Central London, London WC2E | in Central London
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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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Central London, London WC2H | in Central London
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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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Central London, London EC4A | in Central London
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with... More
 
 
 
The Donmar Warehouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Central London, London WC2H | in Central London
Housed in an impressive red-brick industrial building - at various times a brewery, a banana warehouse and a film studio - this tiny repertory theatre... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Central London, London W1U | in Central London
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances.... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in... More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Central London, London SW1P | in Central London
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one... More
 
 
 
BFI Southbank
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Belvedere Road, South Bank, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Originally the National Film Theatre, the BFI Southbank is the perfect film buff's cinema, with three large screens and a smaller studio space showing up... More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Central London, London WC2R | in Central London
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, Central London, London W1D | in Central London
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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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Central London, London WC2B4LD | in Central London
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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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Central London, London W1D | in Central London
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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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Central London, London SW1E | in Central London
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch,... More
 
 
 
Leicester Square Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6 Leicester Place, Central London, London WC2H | in Central London
In 2002 this compact, 350 seater opened with Taboo, Boy George's musical trawl through Thatcher's 80s and his own turbulent career, a production that ran... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, Central London, London EC2Y | in Central London
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Central London, London WC2N | in Central London
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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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Central London, London SW1P | in Central London
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky.... More
 
 
 
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment
147 Tooley Street, More London, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300... More
 
 
 
CellarDoor
London > Entertainment > Bars
Zero Aldwych, Central London, London WC2E | in Central London
The Victorians built their public buildings on a grand scale and they built to last, which is why this former public toilet makes a surprisingly... More
 
 
 
Queen's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Central London, London W1D | in Central London
The paradox of the Queen's Theatre, so ugly outside, so gorgeous within, is explained by a German bomb, which destroyed the faade and foyer in... More
 
 
 
12 Bar Club
London > Entertainment > Live Music
22-23 Denmark Place, Central London, London WC2H | in Central London
Averaging four acts a night, seven nights a week, this busy bar/restaurant is a great place to check out the variety of London's live music... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, Central London, London EC2Y | in Central London
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Central London, London WC2B | in Central London
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making... More
 
 
 

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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd December 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Vintage Jitterbug Contest
Vintage Jitterbug Contest
Sporting Events | Until 28th August 2017 

Underbelly Festival 5 minutes walk from Central London

Dress in your finest vintage threads and bring your dancing shoes as the Vintage Arts Asylum hosts a swing dance ...More

 
Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic
Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic
Theatre | Until 28th July 2017 

Underbelly Festival 5 minutes walk from Central London

A seductive and exhilarating night of hilarious physical comedy and intense audience interaction from the internationally acclaimed cabaret femme fatale....More

 
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Kids Events | Until 24th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 5 minutes walk from Central London

Let your under-5s loose on the dance floor as Adelaide's own DJ Monski Mouse plays the tunes....More

 
Briefs: Close Encounters
Briefs: Close Encounters
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 5 minutes walk from Central London

Over the past four years Briefs has become one of the highlights of summer on London's South Bank. Now they're ...More

 
The Hunting Of The Snark
The Hunting Of The Snark
Theatre | Until 2nd September 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 5 minutes walk from Central London

Director Gemma Colclough brings to life Lewis Carroll's classic poem as RGM Productions' staging of The Hunting of the Snark ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 6 minutes walk from Central London

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Gangsta Granny
Gangsta Granny
Theatre | Until 3rd September 2017 

Garrick Theatre 9 minutes walk from Central London

Neil Foster adapts the popular children's book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams for the stage in 2017. Transferring to the ...More

 
David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 10 minutes walk from Central London

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

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 14th January 2018 

New London Theatre 10 minutes walk from Central London

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 

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The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
The Jump Off
Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
Dining 

Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
Foodie Events | On 1st August 

Lights Of Soho

Currently taking residence at Lights of Soho, Fiz ...More

 
Stoke Newington Overground Station
Transport 

London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

Mint Gun Club
Mint Gun Club
Dining 

Specialising in delicious apeĢritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
James Cochran N1
James Cochran N1
Dining 

Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Seasonal | From 4th August 

Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
Bang Bang Oriental
Bang Bang Oriental
Dining 

London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
Percolate Open Air
Percolate Open Air
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th July 

Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
The Coal Shed
The Coal Shed
Dining 

The team behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room in Brighton go from coast ...More

 
Lucky & Joy
Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to ...More

 
The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new ...More

 
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
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Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
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Luxury Hotels in London
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From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the ...More

 
Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
Article 

Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
Article 

London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
Best Beaches in London
Best Beaches in London
Article 

There's no need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
Article 

London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
 
 
 
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