Entertainment in Central London

Central London Entertainment by category: Theatres (98), 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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Skate Lates: Nice Up! Records Present Ice Up!
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 15th December 2017 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

DJs from the record label supply roots and dub, hip hop, dancehall, bashment, dubstep, jungle, grime, garage and more....More

Chloe Lamford: Show Room
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

Site specific installation summoning a theatrical back-stage with abandoned architectural features, imagined vistas, theatrical props, shimmering curtains and transformative stages ...More

North: Fashioning Identity
North: Fashioning Identity
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

Somerset House explores the contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England with new exhibition, North: Fashioning Identity. ...More

 
Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion ...More

 
Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Central London

New exhibition Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys looks at the artist's fascination with the staff of French hotels and ...More

 
Skate At Somerset House
Skate At Somerset House
Seasonal | Until 14th January 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks ...More

 
Follies
Follies
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 10th February 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

 
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Theatre | Until 7th April 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

After co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will ...More

 
Network
Network
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee ...More

 

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The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
Anni Albers
Anni Albers
Exhibitions | From 11th October 

Tate Modern

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at ...More

 
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | From 2nd May 

Tate Modern

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the ...More

 
The Way Of The World
The Way Of The World
Theatre | From 29th March 

The Donmar Warehouse

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett as Lady Wishfort in William ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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