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Harry Potter: A History of Magic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th October 2017 to 28th February 2018
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library presents Harry Potter: A History of Magic this autumn. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th April to 29th August 2017
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
The British Library marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with a major exhibition this year. Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths will shed new light ...More
 
 
 
Comics And Cartoon Art From The Arab World
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th June to 29th October 2017 - Various Times
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Explore the art, history and significance of Arab comics, cartoons, caricatures and graphic novels through original examples taken from the British Library's collections....More
 
 
 
Celebrating The Centenary Of Gwendolyn Brooks
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 29th June 2017 - 7pm-9.30pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
Gay UK: Love, Law And Liberty
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd June to 19th September 2017 - Various Times
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
From the trial of Oscar Wilde to the Same Sex Marriage Act, through personal testimony, public protest, art and culture, explore original manuscripts, rare printed items, ...More
 
 
 
The Old Puppet Joruri: The Tale Of High Priest Kochi
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 2nd June 2017 at 7pm & Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 2pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Old Joruri, a traditional Japanese puppet theatre which originated in the 17th century, is rarely performed outside Japan. Featuring realistic puppets with lifelike features and beautifully ...More
 
 
 
Gothic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th May, 6th June and 13th June 2017 - 6pm-8pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
Russomania: The Russian Revolution And British Literature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 1st June 2017 - 6pm-8pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
Discovering Literature: Shakespeare And His Contemporaries
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 31st May and Wednesday 7th June 2017 - 2pm-4pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
Beyond The Senses - Atmospheric Music Theatre By Law Wing-fai
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 15th July 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 100-110 Euston Road, NW1 | 2 minutes walk from British Library
Literary & Education, Poetry....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scottish Dance Theatre: Dreamers TuTuMucky
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
High-energy contemporary dance and hip hop in Dreamers by Slovakian choreographer Anton Lachky and London-based choreographer Botis Seva's TuTuMucky. Scottish Dance Theatre has commissioned hot new ...More
 
 
 
21CC
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 21st June 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A double bill of dance performances entitled The Ballad Of The Apathetic Son And His Narcissistic Mother and 43 Percent....More
 
 
 
EDge: London
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 27th June 2017 at 7.30pm & 28th and 29th June 2017 at 1pm and 7.30pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Three freshly created works by Tony Adigun, Patricia Okenwa, Karen and Allen Kaeja appear alongside Strange Blooms, a restaging of the Shobana Jeyasingh creation that explores ...More
 
 
 
Jessica And Me
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Saturday 10th June 2017 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Cristiana Morganti offers a tantalising glimpse into her career. This solo show is a self-portrait in two voices: her inner self (Cristiana) and her alter-ego (Jessica). ...More
 
 
 
London Contemporary Dance School: Graduation Performances 2017
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 7th & 8th and 10th to 14th Jul 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
The highlight of London Contemporary Dance School's performance calendar sees students perform works by a line-up of four national and international choreographers. Watch premieres by Liz ...More
 
 
 
Hannah Buckley And Lea Tirabasso
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Saturday 3rd June 2017 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A double bill of new dance performances including Hannah Buckley's duet S/He, reflecting on gender constructs in modern life and Lea Tirabasso's Toys....More
 
 
 
May-We-Go-Round'/Comebacks I Thought Of Later
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 7th June 2017 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A double bill of dance performances from The Hiccup Project and Eleanor Sikorski....More
 
 
 
Frauke Requardt: Mothers
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 8pm & Thursday 1st June 2017 at 11am and 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
In this new performance Requardt is joined by Neil Callaghan and Jacob Ingram-Dodd for a dance across sticky surfaces with slippery bodies....More
 
 
 
NTOTO Dance 2017
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June 2017 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Works performed by the talented undergraduate dancers from London Studio Centre, one of the country's most prestigious performing arts colleges....More
 
 
 
Jack Lukeman
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 7pm
British Library, Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes walk from British Library
The Kildare-born singer-songwriter performs his alternative rock originals in a cabaret style that incorporates folk and Celtic elements....More
 
 
 
Sam Russell
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 20th July 2017 - 1.15pm
British Library, Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes walk from British Library
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wine Car Boot
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: Saturday 10th June 2017
British Library, King's Cross, N1C | 5 minutes walk from British Library
Kicking off the closing weekend of London Wine Week, the Wine Car Boot comes to the West Handyside Canopy in Kings Cross this weekend. Providing visitors ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
DesignJunction
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Sep 2017
British Library, Good's Way, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 5 minutes walk from British Library
DesignJunction returns to London for a seventh year in 2017, bringing together a series of exhibitions and installations. Held during, and a big part of, the ...More
 
 
 
Alexandra Savior
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 30th May 2017 - 7.30pm-11pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
Self-penned indie and dream pop comes from this Portland, Oregon, singer, Alexandra Savior McDermott....More
 
 
 
Joyce Manor
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 4th July 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
The pop-punk outfit performs in support of its album Cody. Support from Martha....More
 
 
 
Killing Joke
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 12th June 2017 - 7pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
Post punk and rock band originally formed in 1978....More
 
 
 
Sandy Alex G
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 24th October 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
The Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter performs in support of his eighth album, Rocket....More
 
 
 
Deep Throat Choir
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 20th June 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
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Minus The Bear
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 6th June 2017 - 8pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
The indie-rock outfit performs in support of its album Voids....More
 
 
 
Ibibio Sound Machine
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 23rd October 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
West-African funk and disco from the eight-piece collective, led by vocalist Eno Williams....More
 
 
 
 
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Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2017 

British Library

The British Library marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with a major exhibition this year. Russian Revolution: Hope, ...More

 
Electricity: The Spark of Life
Electricity: The Spark of Life
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

Don't be shocked... the Wellcome Collection's new spring 2017 exhibition, Electricity, may be full of surprises but it's also an ...More

 
Gazel
Concerts | On 29th May 2017 

The Lexington 13 minutes walk from British Library

The London-based singer and violinist performs a fusion of electronic and folk music accompanied by projected illustrations. With support from ...More

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga: Tushauriane - Let's Talk About It
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2017 

October Gallery 13 minutes walk from British Library

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#LondonTrending
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

Guildhall Art Gallery 14 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Echoes Across The Century
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

Guildhall Art Gallery 14 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave
Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave
Exhibitions | Until 13th August 2017 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a ...More

 
Where The Thunderbird Lives: Cultural Resilience On The Northwest Coast Of North America
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2017 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

Traditional objects from Northwest Coast Peoples spanning thousands of years, including ceremonial masks and rattles, woven robes and baskets, contemporary ...More

The American Dream: Pop to Present
The American Dream: Pop to Present
Exhibitions | Until 18th June 2017 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of ...More

 
Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2017 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

Watercolour landscapes from both the Victorian era and modern times by James McNeil Whistler, Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Muirhead ...More

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Red Rooster
Dining 

A Harlem institution that boasts Paul McCartney and the Obamas as some of its fans, Red Rooster comes to London in 2017. ...More

Prince of Peckham
Prince of Peckham
Drinking 

Caribbean food from Street Feast regulars White Men Can't Jerk along with beer and rum ...More

 
Circus West Village
Circus West Village
Attractions 

On the western side of Battersea Power Station, connecting the riverfront with Battersea Park, Circus ...More

 
Pedler Peckham Rye
Dining 

Pedler peddles plates of griddled squid and frizzle chicken in Peckham Rye....More

No 29 Power Station West
Dining 

Darwin and Wallace adds to its portfolio of bars and restaurants - which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station - with No 29....More

Fiume
Fiume
Dining 

Italian chef Francesco Mazzei brings Fiume, a new modern Italian restaurant in the Circus West ...More

 
Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
Drinking 

The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in Charlotte Street in the heart of Fitzrovia....More

Vagabond Wines Fulham
Drinking 

The first and original Vagabond, this Fulham wine bar was set up in September 2010....More

CLAW
CLAW
Dining 

Serving delicious British seafood, sourced from traceable and sustainable sources in Salcombe, Devon, in a ...More

 
WOLF II
WOLF II
Dining 

After 10 months at WOLF in Stoke Newington, chef Mattia Antonioni heads up WOLF II, ...More

 
Sonder Presents: NeverFolk
Theatre | From 1st June 

The Nursery Theatre

A collection of improvised stories of everyday lives....More

Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
Theatre | On 23rd June 

Cutty Sark Gardens

The opening night production of the Greenwich and ...More

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn ...More

 
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist ...More

 
Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | From 12th September 

Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Nora
Nora
Dance | From 1st June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A programme of duets by renowned choreographers Lizz Aggiss's Bloody Nora!, Simon Tanguy's Digging, Jonathan ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
Article 

London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
Best Pizza Restaurants in London
Best Pizza Restaurants in London
Article 

Discover the best pizza in London, where ...More

 
 
 
 
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