Entertainment in Central London

Central London Entertainment by category: Theatres (95), Cinemas (42), Comedy Clubs (29), Jazz Clubs (14), Live Music (13), Classical Music (12), Arts Centres (9), 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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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
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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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
Barbican Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Central London, London EC2Y | in Central London
While the Barbican Screen is hardly one of London's plushest cinemas (it's housed in the bowels of the Barbican Centre building), it's well worth a... 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
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
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
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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
The Borderline
London > Entertainment
16 Manette Street, Central London, London W1D | in Central London
This subterranean Soho music venue has played host to numerous big name acts in its 14 year history. Tiny and unbelievably intimate, you're guaranteed a... More
Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
20 Kingly Street, Central London, London W1B | in Central London
... 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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Our Country's Good
Our Country's Good
Theatre | Until 17th October 2015 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, an award-winning play first performed 25 years ago which celebrates the redemptive power of art, ...More

 
The Beaux' Stratagem
The Beaux' Stratagem
Theatre | Until 20th September 2015 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar's uproarious comedy of love and wealth about two charming bounders, Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, ...More

 
Gypsy
Gypsy
Theatre | Until 28th November 2015 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

Imelda Staunton stars as Mama Rose in the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of ...More

 
Three Days in the Country
Three Days in the Country
Theatre | Until 21st October 2015 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

John Simm leads the cast of the National Theatre's production of Three Days in the Country, adpated for the London ...More

 
People, Places and Things
People, Places and Things
Theatre | Until 4th November 2015 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

The latest collaboration between Headlong and the National, following the acclaimed 'Earthquakes in London' and 'The Effect', People, Places and ...More

 
The Red Lion
The Red Lion
Theatre | Until 30th September 2015 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

Patrick Marber returns to the National Theatre, where his previous work includes Dealer's Choice and Closer, to premiere ...More

 
Carsten Holler: Decision
Carsten Holler: Decision
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

The Hayward Gallery 4 minutes walk from Central London

Especially-commissioned slides invite courageous visitors to Carsten Holler's summer exhibition at the Hayward to travel from the gallery's iconic glass ...More

 
Kit Kat Kabaret
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th September 2015 

CellarDoor 4 minutes walk from Central London

Cabaret and burlesque tunes from DJs....More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

Novello Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2016 

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

 
 
 
 
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