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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | At The Poetry Library
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
For summer 2019 the riverside terrace next to Somerset House is partnering with San Miguel beer to offer a summery menu of Spanish-inspired ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind... More
 
 
 
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration
London > Nightlife > Bars
1A Bedford Street, WC2E | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Mr Fogg's adventures around the globe (well, London, more like) continue apace with the opening of... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some... More
 
 
 
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Eve Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
34 Southampton Street, WC2E | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
A short hop below Frog, Adam Handling's restaurant in Covent Garden, is Eve Bar, the chef's first stand-alone cocktail joint. He's brought in talented mixologist... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Sussex
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Baylis Road, SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium Green gives locals a warm and welcoming place to... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
This bar is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the Rockwell bar within the Trafalgar St. James hotel is a lush affair from... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Pioneering mixology maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana shook the industry as hard as he shakes his cocktails in 2018 when he announced the closure of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Parrot
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton. It's all very... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the faƧade of a boutique tea counter and a secret... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 11 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 11 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held... More
 
 
 
 
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Paul Lewis
Concerts | On 15th October 2019 

Southbank Centre

The pianist plays Haydn's Sonata In E Minor, Brahms's 3 Intermezzi and Beethoven's 33 Variations On A Waltz by Diabelli....More

London Sinfonietta
Concerts | On 15th October 2019 

Southbank Centre

Geoffrey Paterson conducts Cheryl Frances-Hoad's Bouleumeta For Solo Clarinet with Mark Van De Wiel, Edward Nesbit's Viola Concerto with Paul ...More

Costume at the National Theatre
Costume at the National Theatre
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

Featuring costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits ...More

 
Translations
Translations
Theatre | Until 18th December 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

Following a sold-out run last year, Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns to the National Theatre. Ciaran Hinds once again ...More

 
'Master Harold'... and the boys
'Master Harold'... and the boys
Theatre | Until 17th December 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

A semi-autobiographical play by Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, 'Master Harold'... and the boys comes to the National Theatre this ...More

 
Hansard
Hansard
Theatre | Until 24th October 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

A new play by Simon Woods, Hansard is a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Set on a ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 13th September 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 4 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
The Guinea Pig Club
Comedy | On 15th October 2019 

Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

New material from top acts on the circuit and rising stars....More

Red Palace
Red Palace
Theatre | Until 12th January 2020 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

Following on from last year's Divine Proportions, Shotgun Carousel return to The Vaults with another immersive experience, this time presenting ...More

 
The Permanent Way
The Permanent Way
Theatre | Until 17th November 2019 

The Vaults 5 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

David Hare's award-winning play, The Permanent Way, comes to The Vaults this September in a brand-new site-specific production. Having originally ...More

 

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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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Dining 

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

Halloween at King's Cross
Halloween at King's Cross
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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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

Halloween Afternoon Tea at Roast
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Roast

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Where's Wally: The Big Museum Hunt
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London Transport Museum

Children are invited to join in on a special Play Trail this half term with Where’s 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

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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
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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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