Entertainment in Central London

Central London Entertainment by category: Theatres (96), Cinemas (44), Comedy Clubs (29), Live Music (15), Jazz Clubs (14), Classical Music (12), Arts Centres (9), Bars (1)

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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Central London, London WC2B | in Central London
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, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Central London, London WC2B | in Central London
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Central London, London WC2R | in Central London
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
Adelphi Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, Central London, London WC2R | in Central London
The Adelphi Theatre is a London institution - an historic venue with a long history of staging upscale musicals. Now a West End stalwart,... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Central London, London WC2N | in Central London
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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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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
Duchess Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Central London, London WC2B | in Central London
The Duchess Theatre is one of the smallest in The West End, which is not entirely a bad thing. The seating is almost on top... More
The Lyceum Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Wellington Street, Central London, London WC2E | in Central London
A few theatres have previously inhabited The Lyceum's site, including one which was famed for being the first in London to be lit by gas... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Central London, London WC2B | in Central London
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
Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall at Southbank Centre, presenting a diverse programme that covers the whole range of music and performing... More
Vaudeville Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
404 Strand, Central London, London WC2R | in Central London
Designed by CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville is the third theatre to be built on this site. The current Vaudeville opened on 23rd February 1926 with... More
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
The Lyttelton is one of three theatres which make up the National Theatre. It was built in a proscenium style, but has thoroughly... More
Tattershall Castle
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Central London, London SW1A | in Central London
A floating pub may sound like a recipe for disaster but the Tattershall Castle is one of London's most intriguing venues. The passenger ferry-cum-restaurant-cum-waterhole offers... More
National Theatre Foyer
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Upper Ground, South Bank, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
The spacious foyer of the National Theatre offers a programme of free music, art and performance.... More
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
The largest of the National Theatre's three auditoriums, the Olivier Theatre lends itself to grand spectacles staged by the National. The imposing theatre on the... More
South Bank Big Top
London > Entertainment
Behind the National Theatre Upper Ground, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
A glorious art deco Spiegeltent by the National Theatre, the South Bank Big Top is a pop-up venue set up in autumn 2010 to house... More
The Roadhouse
London > Entertainment > Live Music
35 The Piazza, Covent Garden Market, Central London, London WC2E | in Central London
Sometimes the music is supplied by DJs, sometimes its live with bands playing rock and pop songs and keeping the party atmosphere going until late.... More
Movie Magic at the NFT
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
NFT3, National Film Theatre, South Bank, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Children's cinema... More
Linbury Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, Central London, London WC2E | in Central London
Part of the Royal Opera House, the Linbury Theatre seats up to 394 people in theatre style. The studio can also be hired for private... More
The Courtyard at Covent Garden
London > Entertainment
Wellington Street, Covent Garden, Central London, London WC2E | in Central London
... More
Monday Club
London > Entertainment
Tattershall Castle, Central London, London SW1A | in Central London
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Central London

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Central London

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Treasure Island
Theatre | Until 27th August 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Central London

Iris Theatre's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's swash-buckling novel as an immersive outdoor promenade production. Pirate costumes encouraged....More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Central London

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Central London

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 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

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 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

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
 
 
 
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