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, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
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Selected galleries are open late Thu & Fri | Closed 1 January, Good Friday, 24, 25, 26 December
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nara: sacred images from early Japan
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 3rd October to 24th November 2019
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Fifteen major Buddhist and Shinto sacred images go on display at the British Museum this autumn in a free display titled Nara: sacred images from early ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 10th October 2019 to 26th January 2020
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western artists have long been inspired by ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Troy
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020
British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bankside, London WC1B | At British Museum
Be enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad ...More
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 14th to 18th Oct 2019 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Works revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of the world. This new gallery represents ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 3rd January to 15th December 2019
British Museum, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production featuring the neurotic Basil Fawlty, his ...More
Christmas With Faulty Towers
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 5th September to 15th December 2019 - Various Times
British Museum, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Strazzanti Sicilian Supper Club: Al Mare
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 25th September to 22nd November 2019
British Museum, 14 Bedford Square, WC1B | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
Be transported to the Italian coastline as Strazzanti, the supper club founded by Emilia Strazzanti, brings squid, prawns and pasta paired with Peroni to central London. ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
A Haunted House at Bloomsbury Ballroom
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 24th, 25th and 26th October 2019
British Museum, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The haunted 1920's Bloomsbury Ballroom takes inspiration from The Shining for three especially spooky nights as the London Cabaret Club presents a weird and wonderful showcase ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Cabaret Club: Queen Of Roses
London > Events > Dance Dates: 5th September to 2nd November 2019
British Museum, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The queens of England - the real ones, not drag queens - provide the inspiration for the latest immersive cabaret experience by the London Cabaret ...More
& Juliet: Her Musical
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 2nd November 2019 to 28th March 2020 - Various Times
British Museum, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Luke Sheppard directs a jukebox musical which reimagines Shakespeare's Juliet as a feisty survivor of love's vicissitudes. The book is by David West Read with a ...More
Big the Musical
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 6th September to 2nd November 2019
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, Big the Musical is a heart-warming show about 12 year-old Josh Baskin who longs to be big and ...More
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs Of Gerty Simon
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th October 2019 - 10am-5pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
London > Events > Seasonal Dates: 16th October to 1st December 2019
British Museum, The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
If you want to add some class to your Halloween celebrations, gets your fangs into one of the most glamorous hotels in London, The Savoy. Just ...More
Life Through Extraordinary Mirrors
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 12th September to 23rd November 2019 - 12.30pm-5.30pm
British Museum, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
A group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by Romuald Hazoume, Cyrus Kabiru, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Zak Ove, Alexis Peskine, LR Vandy and Cosmo Whyte....More
Cabarets, Cafes & Clubs in Modern Art
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Tuesday 26th November 2019 - 9.45am-12noon
British Museum, 6 Queen Square, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More
Hey good looking! Ways to look at a painting.
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Wednesday 27th November 2019 - 9.45am-12noon
British Museum, 6 Queen Square, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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Painting secrets of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Wednesday 22nd January 2020 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 6 Queen Square, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
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TCR Book Club: The Testaments
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - 7pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for the official Waterstones TCR Book Club!Run by our very own booksellers, we are meeting in the bar of Waterstones Tottenham Court Road to ...More
November LGBTQ Book Club
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Wednesday 27th November 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for our monthly discussion of the best classic and contemporary queer fiction....More
October LGBTQ Book Club
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Wednesday 30th October 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for our monthly discussion of the best classic and contemporary queer fiction....More
TCR Presents: An Evening with The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlist 2019
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Monday 18th November 2019 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us at Waterstones TCR for an evening with the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize: the UK's most prestigious award for non-fiction writing....More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 24th October 2016 to 5th January 2020
British Museum, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
Thurston Moore
London > Events > Concerts Dates: Saturday 19th October 2019 - 7.30pm
British Museum, Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The former frontman of Sonic Youth supports his brand new album Spirit Counsel....More
Slaves
London > Events > Concerts Dates: 5th & 6th and 12th to 14th Dec 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The Mercury Music Prize nominated punk duo of Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman unveil songs from the album Acts Of Fear And Love....More
Slade
London > Events > Concerts Dates: Friday 20th December 2019 - 7.30pm
British Museum, Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The glam-pop-rock'n'roll veterans perform all their hits, including Cum On Feel The Noize and Coz I Luv You....More
Knocked Loose
London > Events > Concerts Dates: Sunday 1st December 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Hardcore punk band from Kentucky....More
Miraa May
London > Events > Concerts Dates: Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The sassy and decently-clad Algerian-born, Tottenham-based singer-songwriter performs contemporary R&B with hip hop attitude....More
'Give Birth Like a Feminist: Your body, your baby, your choices''
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Tuesday 5th November 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Join Elizabeth Morris, Milli Hill, Rebecca Schiller, Dr Emma Svanberg and Kemi Johnson to discuss how we can shift the power imbalance on the labour ward ...More
Black Ballad presents: Beauty and inclusivity with Tobi Oredein, Funmi Fetto & Hani Sidow
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Tuesday 15th October 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Join co-founder of Black Ballad Tobi Oredein as she leads an honest and timely discussion about where the beauty industry has been, where it's at now ...More
Normalise! African Literature in Focus
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Thursday 31st October 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for an evening of thought provoking literary discussions in honour of Africa's literary history, with authors Sulaiman Addonia, Leye Adenle, and Ola Awonubi...More
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Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 15th December 2019 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production ...More

 
Strazzanti Sicilian Supper Club: Al Mare
Strazzanti Sicilian Supper Club: Al Mare
Exhibitions | Until 22nd November 2019 

The Collective 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Be transported to the Italian coastline as Strazzanti, the supper club founded by Emilia Strazzanti, brings squid, prawns and pasta ...More

 
Big the Musical
Big the Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd November 2019 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, Big the Musical is a heart-warming show about 12 year-old Josh Baskin ...More

 
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs Of Gerty Simon
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2019 

The Wiener Library 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Life Through Extraordinary Mirrors
Exhibitions | Until 23rd November 2019 

October Gallery 5 minutes walk from British Museum

A group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by Romuald Hazoume, Cyrus Kabiru, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Zak Ove, Alexis Peskine, ...More

Black Ballad presents: Beauty and inclusivity with Tobi Oredein, Funmi Fetto & Hani Sidow
Exhibitions | On 15th October 2019 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Join co-founder of Black Ballad Tobi Oredein as she leads an honest and timely discussion about where the beauty industry ...More

Blank
Theatre | Until 30th November 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Staged in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Clean Break theatre company, which works with women affected by the criminal ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 
Dutchman
Theatre | Until 26th October 2019 

Tristan Bates Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

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Mites
Theatre | Until 26th October 2019 

Tristan Bates Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

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Following on from London's original Workshop Coffee Co, the White Collar Factory Coffeebar sits on the ground floor of the east London factory....More

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Flat white, corner fritters and toasted banana bread are the order of the day at trendy Australian cafe Lantana....More

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Good flat whites and tasty corn fritters can be found at Lantana, a trendy Aussie-run cafe....More

Halloween at King's Cross
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Seasonal | On 31st October 

Granary Square

Shining a light on the dance of the dead, the skeleton squad will rise from ...More

 
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Halloween Afternoon Tea at Roast
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Seasonal | From 28th October 

Roast

Classic British restaurant Roast in Borough Market is ...More

 
Where's Wally: The Big Museum Hunt
Kids Events | From 19th October 

London Transport Museum

Children are invited to join in on a special Play Trail this half term with Whereâs Wally? The Big Museum Hunt at the London Transport Museum. The journey ...More

Fujifilm: My Life Exhibition
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Exhibitions | From 24th October 

The Old Truman Brewery

Providing a snapshot of what life is like ...More

 
Festival of the Dead
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Seasonal | On 19th October 

Troxy

A spectacular cabaret show inspired by the Day Of The Dead festival, with skull processions, ...More

 
Chiswick Park Fireworks Extravaganza
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Seasonal | On 7th November 

Chiswick Park

Chiswick Park welcomes the return of its Fireworks ...More

 
Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
Brian May's Halloween Exhibition
Seasonal | On 28th October 

Century Club

For one day only, Brian May, together with ...More

 
Bjork: Cornucopia Tour
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Concerts | On 19th November 

The O2 Arena

The Icelandic singer-songwriter, known for her eclectic music style that gambols through electro, art-pop and ...More

 
Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Family Rave
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The Queen Of Hoxton

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