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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
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
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
 
 
 
The BP Exhibition: Troy: Myth And Reality
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Ancient archaeological artefacts intermingle with paintings, sculpture and ceramics, exploring the validity of the 3,000-year-old legend of a great city and the decade-long war precipitated by ...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
...More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
& Juliet
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Prince of Egypt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th February to 12th September 2020
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film to the Dominion stage. Journey through ...More
 
 
 
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th November 2019 to 4th January 2020 - Various Times
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Two ex-army pals and two sisters team up to stage a show that could save an ailing Vermont ski lodge in Berlin's season musical with a ...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
 
 
 
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
...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
 
 
 
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 all of the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize: the UK's most prestigious award for ...More
 
 
 
TCR's Boozy Book Club
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 19th November 2019 - 7pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join TCR's famous Boozy Book Club to discuss a choice paperback over a specially-designed cocktail. The group will be discussing 'The Princess Bride, by William Goldman ...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
 
 
 
Lost Plays - The Shrike
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th November 2019 - 3.30pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
...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
 
 
 
An Evening With Armistead Maupin And Laura Linney
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 10th December 2019 - 7.30pm
British Museum, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The author of the Tales Of The City series takes a trip down Barbary Lane with actress Laura Linney....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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Forgotten Fiction: 'Double Standards'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 27th November 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Forgotten Fiction is a monthly book club where we travel back in time to rediscover 'lost' literary gems of the 20th Century. Our final Club of ...More
 
 
 
Feminist Book Society: 'Let's Talk About Sex'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 27th November 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
In our last Feminist Book Society of the decade, co-founders Eleanor Dryden and Katy Loftus will discuss the topic that's on everyone's minds, but we still ...More
 
 
 
Launching Fleabag: The Scriptures, with Bolu Babalola, Charly Cox, Rick Edwards & Monica Heisey
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 11th November 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
On the eve of its publication, we are celebrating Fleabag: The Scriptures with Bolu Babalola, Charly Cox, Rick Edwards, Monica Heisey, and the book's editor Emma ...More
 
 
 
An evening with Deborah Frances-White
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 6th December 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Why do we find it so hard to say 'No'? What does poker teach us about power structures? How can feminism be more inclusive? Join bestselling ...More
 
 
 
Women on Food, with Kate Young and Charlotte Druckman
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 26th November 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
One of our last events of the season will bring together food writer Kate Young, author of The Little Library Year, in conversation with Charlotte Druckman, ...More
 
 
 
The Short Story Salon: Linda Mannheim & Irenosen Okojie
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 12th November 2019 - 6.15pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
For our Autumn Short Story Salon, regular host Alice Slater will be will be speaking to two authors about their second collection of stories: Linda Mannheim ...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

 
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
Seasonal | Until 1st December 2019 

Beaufort Bar at The Savoy 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 ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 5th January 2020 

New London Theatre 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 ...More

 
Launching Fleabag: The Scriptures, with Bolu Babalola, Charly Cox, Rick Edwards & Monica Heisey
Exhibitions | On 11th November 2019 

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

On the eve of its publication, we are celebrating Fleabag: The Scriptures with Bolu Babalola, Charly Cox, Rick Edwards, Monica ...More

Come From Away
Come From Away
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2020 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Christopher Ashley directs the UK premiere staging of the Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of a small Newfoundland community, ...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

 
The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London
The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London
Seasonal | Until 29th February 2020 

Rosewood London 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The Rosewood hotel's stunning courtyard is transformed into a Swedish winter wonderland with a wooden lodge where fairy lights and ...More

 
Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early
Comedy | Until 23rd November 2019 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

Raw and raucous anecdotes and advice from the 2015 Funny Women-winner with frank observations on sex and social stigma....More

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Lightopia
Seasonal | From 22nd January 

Chiswick House and Gardens

A brand-new interactive light festival from the creators of the Magic Lantern Festival, Lightopia brings light installations, acrobats and musicians to Chiswick House & Gardens. The installations have been created using ancient Chinese lantern making ...More

Bourne & Hollingsworth New Year's Eve Fireworks Party
Seasonal | On 31st December 

B&H Garden Room

Floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramic views of central London make the B&H Garden Room one of the best venues to see in the new year and the Bourne & ...More

Soho 2020: New Year's Eve at Boulevard Theatre
Seasonal | On 31st December 

Boulevard Theatre

London's newest theatre, Boulevard Theatre, will be inviting Londoners to celebrate New Year's Eve 'the old Soho way' with a special 1950's themed evening of entertainment. Some of ...More

New Year's Eve at Madison: 20/20 Vision
Seasonal | On 31st December 

Madison

Boasting a prime location on a rooftop overlooking St Paul's Cathedral, Madison is the perfect location to see in the New Year with the chance to enjoy spectacular ...More

Champagne and Chandeliers NYE Cabaret Show and Party
Seasonal | On 31st December 

Cafe de Paris

Add a dash of naughtiness to your New Year's Eve celebrations with the Champagne & Chandeliers NYE Cabaret Show and Party at Café de Paris. Miss Polly-Rae will ...More

Professor Green
Concerts | On 28th November 

The Forum

Hip hop, rap and grime artist Stephen Manderson from Hackney, who reached number one with the single Read All About It....More

The Candlelight Club New Year's Eve Party
The Candlelight Club New Year's Eve Party
Seasonal | On 31st December 

Secret Location

Take a journey back in time while celebrating ...More

 
New Year's Eve at The Gold Mansion
Seasonal | On 31st December 

Secret Location

Renowned for their exclusive and outrageous themed parties, The Mansion London will be hosting one of the capital's sexiest parties this New Year's Eve. Sticking to the tradition ...More

New Year's Eve at The Gherkin
New Year's Eve at The Gherkin
Seasonal | On 31st December 

Helix and Iris

See in the new decade atop one of ...More

 
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | From 5th February 

Dominion Theatre

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production ...More

 
Plonk Crazy Golf Hoxton
Plonk Crazy Golf Hoxton
Sport 

Created by a troop of film industry set designers, Plonk Crazy Golf has placed a ...More

 
Mr Ji Soho
Mr Ji Soho
Dining 

Following a successful pop-up in Camden Samuel Haim, who's behind sustainable seafood restaurant Hook in ...More

 
Amazonico London
Amazonico London
Dining 

Owned by husband and wife team, Sandro Silva and Marta Seco - two of Madrid's ...More

 
Market Hall West End
Market Hall West End
Dining 

Market Halls' third and most ambitious site, the largest food hall in the UK is ...More

 
Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen
Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen
Dining 

Winners of My Million Pound Menu with BBQ ...More

 
VyTA Covent Garden
VyTA Covent Garden
Dining 

In the heart of Covent Garden - and with a stunning balcony overlooking the main ...More

 
Church of St Mary Aldermary
Church of St Mary Aldermary
Attractions 

The only surviving church by Sir Christopher Wren ...More

 
Ugly Butterfly
Ugly Butterfly
Dining 

All of the dishes at Ugly Butterfly, Adam Handling's restaurant with sustainability at its core, ...More

 
Megan's Kensington High Street
Megan's Kensington High Street
Dining 

Serving sunny Mediterranean food in their all-day cafes ...More

 
Puttshack Bank
Puttshack Bank
Sport 

Putting a swing into your social life and bringing mini golf into the 21st century, ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best ...More

 
Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
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Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
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Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
 
 
 
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