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TroyBe 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 and stories of Troilus and Cressida as the British Museum opens the gates to the ancient city. Through beautifully painted classical Greek vases and and later Bronze Age discoveries, the exhibition wades in on a debate on the history of Troy that is still ongoing today. It shows how the remarkable archaeological evidence from excavations in the 1870s persuaded the world that Troy had existed and was not just a myth. The extensive exhibition also looks to literature to reveal how Troy's story has been reworked and retold in the literary world, through the works of Virgil, Chaucer and Shakespeare.

 

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Euston Railway Station
 
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Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
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Holborn NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange White Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  35% off
2-5 Montague Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Troy
The Grange White Hall Hotel is uniquely located in a quieter part of London's busy West End area, overlooking the world famous British Museum. With its ... More
 
 
 
Grange Blooms Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  27% off
7 Montague Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Troy
An impressive looking 18th century townhouse, the Grange Blooms Hotel is located in the heart of London's trendy Bloomsbury area, adjacent to the British Museum. Just ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  38% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Troy
Welcoming hotel in historic Bloomsbury offering comfortable, stylish rooms with cityscape views and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Scoff and Banter serves a superb menu ... More
 
 
 
 
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Near Troy
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Big the Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September to 2nd November 2019
Troy, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from Troy
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
 
 
 
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TCR Presents: An Evening with Caroline Kepnes
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 23rd September 2019 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Troy, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from Troy
At the start of 2019, Netflix smash-hit YOU, based on Caroline Kepnes's debut novel, quickly became one of the most watched shows of the year. Caroline ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 5th January 2020
Troy, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes from Troy
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
 
 
 
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Near Troy
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Troy
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Troy
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a �6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Troy
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Troy

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Troy
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Troy
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
63 Wells Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Troy
Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Troy
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Troy

The best shops and markets near Troy
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Troy
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Troy
... More
 
 
 
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Troy
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Troy London?
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The Great Court Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Troy
International cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Court Cafe at the British Museum
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Troy
The Great Court at the British Museum is a fabulous place to drain a mug of coffee while admiring the renovations of architect Sir Norman Foster.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Court Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Troy
... More
 
 
 
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Near Troy
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Troy
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Troy
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 5 minutes from Troy
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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Troy gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Troy
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Troy
On the site of the old St Paul's Hospital in Covent Garden, hip private members' club h Club London has been designed specifically for the creative ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Troy
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Troy

The best pubs near London Troy.
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Troy
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Troy
... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Troy
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Troy clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Flight Club Bloomsbury
London > Nightlife > Bars
55 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 3 minutes from Troy
Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've hit ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Coral Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Troy
Acclaimed designer Martin Brudnizki - responsible for the interiors at Dean Street Townhouse, Hix and Scarfes Bar - has breathed new life into The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bloomsbury Club Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Troy
Taking inspiration from the 1920s and '30s - the golden era of cocktails - The Bloomsbury Club Bar is an inviting Art Deco retreat serving ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Troy.
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Troy
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Troy
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from Troy
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 

British Museum events

 
Nara: sacred images from early JapanNara: sacred images from early JapanNara: sacred images from early JapanFifteen 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 Japan. The display features objects from Nara Prefecture that have never before been seen in the UK, shown alongside related Japanese and Chinese paintings from the British Museum's own collection. 2019-10-03T00:00:00+01002019-11-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  3rd October to 24th November 2019
VENUE  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 Japan. The display features objects from Nara Prefecture that have never before been seen in the UK, shown alongside related Japanese and Chinese paintings from the British Museum's own collection. ... More about this event
 
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtInspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtInspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western ArtCovering 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 the Islamic world. The diverse selection of objects includes ceramics, photography, glass, jewellery and clothing and finishes with four contemporary reactions to the imagery of 2019-10-10T10:00:00+01002020-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  £14, mems/under 16s Free
DATES  10th October 2019 to 26th January 2020
VENUE  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 the Islamic world. The diverse selection of objects includes ceramics, photography, glass, jewellery and clothing and finishes with four contemporary reactions to the imagery of ... More about this event
 
TroyTroyTroyBe 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 and stories of Troilus and Cressida as the British Museum opens the gates to the ancient city. Through beautifully painted classical Greek vases and and later Bronze Age discoveries, the exhibition wades in 2019-11-21T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print
DATES  21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020
VENUE  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 and stories of Troilus and Cressida as the British Museum opens the gates to the ancient city. Through beautifully painted classical Greek vases and and later Bronze Age discoveries, the exhibition wades in ... More about this event
 
 

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Big the Musical
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Theatre | Until 2nd November 2019 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from Troy

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 Troy

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

TCR Presents: An Evening with Caroline Kepnes
Exhibitions | On 23rd September 2019 

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road 5 minutes walk from Troy

At the start of 2019, Netflix smash-hit YOU, based on Caroline Kepnes's debut novel, quickly became one of the most ...More

School of Rock
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Theatre | Until 5th January 2020 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from Troy

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Come From Away
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from Troy

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

Appropriate
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Theatre | Until 5th October 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from Troy

After wowing audiences with The Octoroon at the National Theatre, American writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns to London with the UK ...More

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

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from Troy

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

 
Kelly Everitt
Concerts | On 23rd September 2019 

Pizza Express Dean Street 8 minutes walk from Troy

The former classical ballet dancer-turned-vocalist performs new arrangements of songs by classic artists with her band Soul Baby....More

What Girls Are Made Of
What Girls Are Made Of
Theatre | Until 28th September 2019 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from Troy

Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from the girl she was to ...More

 
Elf Lyons: Love Songs To Guinea Pigs
Comedy | Until 28th September 2019 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from Troy

The 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show-nominee presents her latest show featuring singing, dancing and clowning....More

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The legacy of the late French chef, Joel Robuchon, can be found in this Mayfair ...More

 
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Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula comes to the Royal Opera House but before ...More

 
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