Entertainment in Central London

Central London Entertainment by category: Theatres (99), Cinemas (44), Comedy Clubs (29), Live Music (16), Jazz Clubs (13), Classical Music (12), Arts Centres (11), 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
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
Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Central London, London WC2B | in Central London
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched in between them, the Aldwych and Novello (formerly the Strand) theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The... 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
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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
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Central London, London WC2H | in Central London
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was... 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
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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
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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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Kimchi And Chips: Halo
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

In this new installation, for the neoclassical courtyard around 200 mirrors will reflect the light of the sun through the ...More

Print! Tearing It Up - Independent British Magazines Changing The World
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

An exploration of the history and impact of the British independent magazine scene today....More

Complex Value$
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

The works in the exhibition by Studio resident artists Alan Warburton, AlbumCorp and Fraud take a critical look at systematic ...More

Es Devlin: Mask
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

A new projection-mapped sculptural work made specifically for Somerset House and Photo London....More

Artists At Work
Exhibitions | Until 15th July 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Central London

Drawn principally from a specialist private collection of drawings, the display focuses on depictions of artists' studios - symbolic, actual ...More

Translations
Translations
Theatre | Until 11th August 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Thirteen years after it was last staged at the National Theatre, Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns. Ciaran Hinds and ...More

 
Macbeth
Macbeth
Theatre | Until 23rd June 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in this revival of Shakespeare's intense and terrifying tragedy, directed ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
An Octoroon
An Octoroon
Theatre | Until 18th July 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman 4 minutes walk from Central London

In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to ...More

 
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
Exhibitions | Until 23rd June 2018 

National Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first ...More

 

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The Royal Oak
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Drinking 

In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
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The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
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Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
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Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
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Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
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Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
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Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
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Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
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Sporting Events | From 2nd July 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

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