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Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldAlbukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldWorks revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of the world. This new gallery represents a shared vision between the British Museum and the Malaysia-based Albukhary Foundation and will give visitors an understanding of the diverse and wide-ranging cultures o2019-09-17T10:00:00+01002019-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
 
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:
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DATES  3rd October to 24th November 2019
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. ... 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:
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PRICING  £14, mems/under 16s Free
DATES  10th October 2019 to 26th January 2020
Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western artists have long been... 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:
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DATES  21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020
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 T... More about this event
 
 
 

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Big the Musical
Big the Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd November 2019 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

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 British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Life Through Extraordinary Mirrors
Exhibitions | Until 23rd November 2019 

October Gallery 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, ...More

TCR's Boozy Book Club
Exhibitions | On 17th September 2019 

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road 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 ...More

Come From Away
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

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

Appropriate
Appropriate
Theatre | Until 5th October 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

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 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

 
Wild Card
Concerts | On 17th September 2019 

Pizza Express Dean Street 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The group, led by the French guitarist Clement Regert, fuses urban rhythms, hard-bop and grooves with Latin and jazz attitude....More

Courtney Pauroso: Gutterplum
Comedy | Until 21st September 2019 

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The American comedian presents a feminist allegory underscored with character clowning. It has been developed with Dr Brown....More

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

Soho Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 

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Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho
Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho
Dining 

Underneath the London HQ of British artist Damien Hirst, Sticks'n'Sushi in Soho specialises in sushi ...More

 
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
Drinking 

Two years after the first behind-bars cocktail bar ...More

 
Wilder Restaurant & Bar
Wilder Restaurant & Bar
Dining 

Modern British restaurant at Boundary London run by Richard McLellan, former chef at the Typing ...More

 
World Car Free Day in London
World Car Free Day in London
Exhibitions | On 22nd September 

Tower Bridge

Turn off your engines and leave the petrol ...More

 
The Collective
The Collective
Business 

Set within a Victorian house, The Collective are a collection of beautifully designed and finished ...More

 
Vegan Oktoberfest
Foodie Events | On 4th October 

Greenwich Market

Proving that you don't need meat to to enjoy Oktoberfest, Greenwich Market will once again host its Vegan Oktoberfest in 2019. From vegan wurstl and knodel to a refreshing variety of vegan-friendly beers, it will ...More

Old Bengal Bar
Old Bengal Bar
Drinking 

Located in a beautiful Grade II listed building originally owned by the East India Company, ...More

 
Human Stories: Circa No Future
Human Stories: Circa No Future
Exhibitions | From 4th October 

NOW Gallery

West Indian photographer Nadia Higgins is given her ...More

 
The Builders Arms
The Builders Arms
Dining 

Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since ...More

 
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
Theatre | From 19th September 

Coronet Theatre

Oscar-winning dramatist Christopher Hampton writes a shocking allegorical ...More

 
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Exhibitions | From 10th October 

British Museum

Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by ...More

 
Shot in Soho
Shot in Soho
Exhibitions | From 18th October 

Photographers' Gallery

Soho, the gritty, colourful cousin to Mayfair, its well heeled neighbour, is continually captured on ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
Concerts | From 14th October 

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera presents a new production of ...More

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
Dance | From 1st November 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Coralli ...More

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme
Dance | From 29th October 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Before the arrival of Carlos Acosta as its ...More

 
Angela's Ashes: The Musical
Angela's Ashes: The Musical
Theatre | From 24th September 

Croydon Fairfield Halls

A musical adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling 1996 ...More

 
Decimo
Decimo
Dining 

Sitting on the 10th floor of The Standard, London, Decimo is Peter Sanchez-Iglesias' first restaurant ...More

 
Luigi's Bar
Luigi's Bar
Drinking 

On Shoreditch High Street, beneath the co-working office spaces of Forge & Co, is Spelzini, ...More

 
Stoney Street by 26 Grains
Stoney Street by 26 Grains
Dining 

After five successful years with 26 Grains in ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
Feature 

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

 
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
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Looking for the best places to fill up ...More

 
Best Food Halls in London
Best Food Halls in London
Article 

With Market Halls, Arcade and Seven Dials Market opening in one year, food halls ...More

 
December in London 2019
December in London 2019
Article 

The National Theatre adapts Neil Gaiman's modern myth for its Christmas show, joining much ...More

 
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
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London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Where to Celebrate Pride in London
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Follow the rainbow flags to find out where ...More

 
 
 
 
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