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, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA
 
 
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Courtauld Gallery: £5 (Adults), £4 (Concs), FREE (Mondays 10am-2pm excl Public Holidays) | Embankment Galleries: £8 (Adults), £6 (Concs)
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The Mark
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st January to 22nd April 2018
Somerset House, Strand, WC2R | At Somerset House
A new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats or civil engineering and the workings of ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
North: Fashioning Identity
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th November 2017 to 4th February 2018
Somerset House, Strand, WC2R | At Somerset House
Somerset House explores the contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England with new exhibition, North: Fashioning Identity. With over 100 photographs, fashion garments ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th April to 6th May 2018
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | At Somerset House
The World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 11th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards at ...More
 
 
 
Antoine Caron: Drawing for Catherine De Medici
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th January to 15th April 2018 - 10am-6pm
Somerset House, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R | At Somerset House
This focused international loan exhibition, the first dedicated to the drawings of Caron, brings together a celebrated group of the artist's drawings for his patron Queen ...More
 
 
 
The IET Harvey Prize Lecture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 20th March 2018 - 6pm-9pm
Somerset House, 2 Savoy Place, WC2R | 2 minutes walk from Somerset House
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 20th October 2018
Somerset House, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th September - 25th March 2018
Somerset House, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Katie Piper: What's in My Head
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 21st May 2018 - 7.30pm
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The media personality discusses inner beauty and her journey to self-confidence following a brutal acid attack....More
 
 
 
Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 4th June 2018 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The beloved voice of international cricket shares previous unheard anecdotes....More
 
 
 
99 Club Covent Garden: Late Show
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Saturday 24th February 2018 - 9.30pm
Somerset House, 372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Raw and raucous observations and advice from 2015 Funny Women-winner, Desiree Burch. Plus Marlon Davis and Darren Harriott....More
 
 
 
99 Club Covent Garden
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Saturday 10th March 2018 - 8.30pm
Somerset House, 372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Biting observations and caustic wit from TV and radio regular Jo Caulfield. Plus Mike Wilmot and Mike Gunn....More
 
 
 
99 Club Covent Garden: Early Show
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Saturday 27th January 2018 - 7pm
Somerset House, 372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Smart observations and social and political anecdotes from Nathan Caton. Plus Jo Caulfield and a guest act....More
 
 
 
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Dreamgirls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th November 2016 to 10th February 2018
Somerset House, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony Award-winningmusical was first staged.The story, based ...More
 
 
 
Eric Bibb
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 6th May 2018 - 7.30pm
Somerset House, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The American-born singer and versatile guitarist performs blues infused with gospel and soul....More
 
 
 
Sunday At The Savoy
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Sunday 28th January 2018 - 7pm
Somerset House, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
A classical ballet gala bringing together Xander Parish, lead principal from the Mariinsky Theatre, Iana Salenko, lead principal Stattsballet Berlin, and Joseph Gatti, with dancers from ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tina
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st March to 16th June 2018
Somerset House, Aldwych, WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Soiree
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th November 2017 to 3rd February 2018
Somerset House, Aldwych, WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Olivier Award-winning La Soiree cabaret switches its spiegeltent for the West End this winter, taking up residency at the Aldwych Theatre. Billed as the same ...More
 
 
 
La Petite Soiree
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th Dec 2017, 2nd Jan 2018, 6th Jan 2018, 13th Jan 2018, 20th Jan 2018, 27th Jan 2018 and 3rd Feb 2018 - 3pm
Somerset House, Aldwych, WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
A family-friendly version of the Olivier Award-winning cabaret spectacular. This afternoon show includes many of the same performers as La Soiree, minus all of the sauce ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th January to 22nd April 2018
Somerset House, 2 Temple Place, WC2R | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Marking 100 years since jazz reached Britain in the aftermath of the First World War, Two Temple Place, a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment, ...More
 
 
 
INK Fair London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 2pm-9pm & Thursday 20th September 2018 at 12noon-7pm
Somerset House, 2 Temple Place, WC2R | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Exhibitions & Art, Art Fair....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
February Half Term: Myths and Fairytales, London Transport Museum
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 10th to 18th February 2018
Somerset House, 39 Wellington Street, WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
This February half term families can delve into myth and magic at London Transport Museum with a week of family activities. Taking the posters in the ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Year of Engineering: London Transport Museum
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd March to 24th September 2018
Somerset House, 39 Wellington Street, WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
In 2018 the London Transport Museum hosts a Year of Engineering exploring engineering feats like Crossrail and the Brunel tunnel. Opening on 23rd March 2018, The ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Poster Girls
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2017 to 2nd January 2019
Somerset House, 39 Wellington Street, WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic designers, revealing the contribution they have ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
42nd Street
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th March 2017 to 10th February 2018
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the multi-Tony-Award-winning musical opens at Theatre Royal ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Woman In Black
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st July 2009 to 3rd March 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since 1989 through word of mouth alone. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lady Windermere's Fan
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th January to 7th April 2018
Somerset House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Kathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the new theatre company from the former ...More
 
 
 
An Ideal Husband
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th April to 14th July 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville continues with the enduring popular comedy of class and political chicanery about an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern, ...More
 
 
 
The Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th July to 20th October 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Classic Spring's Oscar Wilde Season concludes with the evergreen comedy of romantic entanglements and dual identities, in which the imperious Lady Bracknell casts a baleful eye ...More
 
 
 
The Selfish Giant
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th to 14th Apr 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Bill Buckhurst directs a concert staging of a family-friendly folk opera composed by three-time BRIT and Ivor Novello award winner Guy Chambers, adapted from Oscar Wilde's ...More
 
 
 
 
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Antoine Caron: Drawing for Catherine De Medici
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art

This focused international loan exhibition, the first dedicated to the drawings of Caron, brings together a celebrated group of the ...More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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 25th March 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
La Soiree
La Soiree
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Olivier Award-winning La Soiree cabaret switches its spiegeltent for the West End this winter, taking up residency at the ...More

 
Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2019 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic ...More

42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Lady Windermere's Fan
Lady Windermere's Fan
Theatre | Until 7th April 2018 

Vaudeville Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Kathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 

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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Theatre | From 19th February 

Kensington Central Library

An immersive theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley's famous novel, specially designed for library spaces. In ...More

 
Kensington Central Library
Services 

Library full of books for lending and reference, CDs and DVDs, computers and community events....More

Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 26th January 

Brixton Rooftop

Before closing its doors to make way for ...More

 
Kaleidoscope Festival
Concerts | On 21st July 

Alexandra Palace

This summer, Alexandra Palace presents brand new music and arts festival, Kaleidoscope. The details are still vague but it's billed as the first festival of its kinds at the venue, with live music from an ...More

Great British Bab Off
Great British Bab Off
Foodie Events | On 11th February 

Le Bab

Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho's gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab, present the ...More

 
Le Bab
Le Bab
Dining 

Everyone's favourite post-drinking snack has been given a revamp at London's first gourmet kebab restaurant, ...More

 
Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The Potato Puppet Playground
The Potato Puppet Playground
Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

The humble potato becomes the root of spud-related ...More

 
Valentine's DIY Porn Workshop
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

The CentrE17
Entertainment 

CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

The Coach Makers Arms
The Coach Makers Arms
Dining 

The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
Dining 

Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Shopping 

Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

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

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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