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St John's Smith SquareSituated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of London's finest concert venues, attracting internationally renowned artists and performers. With its four pillared towers, St John's Smith Square is a Baroque masterpiece - although it was badly damaged by firebombing during World War II. The reconstruction was able to open out the interior a little, while retaining the booming acoustic, and it is now a hugely successful classical music venue, focused particularly on chamber and choral music, as well as symphony orchestras and solo instumental recitals. There are also a number of art exhibitions, plus a top notch cafe and restaurant.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 84 26% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from 188 34% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 104 27% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 9 minutes from St John's Smith Square
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
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Alternative Classical Music nearest St John's Smith Square

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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 26 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
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Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 11 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
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The Vaults
London > Entertainment >
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events. Prime among them is the annual ... More
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
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Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is also ... More
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ... More
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 9 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from St John's Smith Square
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
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Quirinale
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
North Court, 1 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
Quirinale is an upmarket Italian consistently voted by Harden's and Zagat as one of the top three Italian restaurants in London. "It is smart without being ... More
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Crussh
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
4 Millbank, Westminster, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
This chain of juice bars squishes together a delightful variety of flavoursome, healthy drinks. They press fresh juice fruit right in front of you, and blend ... More
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The Marquis of Granby
London > Restaurants >
41 Romney Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
Named after Lieutenant-General John Manners, the eldest son of the 3rd Duke of Rutland, The Marquis of Granby is a real ale pub with a wide ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 21 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 22 minutes from St John's Smith Square
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 23 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 9 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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 heated ... More
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Wine Bar ... More
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 12 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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Pavlova's
London > Nightlife > Bars
Victoria Street, Victoria Palace Theatre, SW1E | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Add a sense of theatrics to your interval drinks at Pavlova's, the Victoria Palace Theatre bar by Jason Atherton, in partnership with the ... More
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
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Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More

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Aubrey Beardsley
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2020 

Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

More than 200 works by the late-Victorian artist known for his erotic, humorous and grotesque depictions, in a show spanning ...More

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2020 

Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Tate Britain presents the first major survey of London-based painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye with a showcase of more than 80 paintings ...More

 
After Empire: Photographing Britain and the World
Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2020 

Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Covering the period from the end of the Second World War to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979, After ...More

Nightingale In 200 Objects: Leader, Icon And Pioneer
Exhibitions | Until 7th March 2021 

Florence Nightingale Museum 10 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

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

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 11 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

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

 
Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Tours | Until 4th October 2020 

Buckingham Palace 14 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Every summer inquisitive visitors get the chance to look around Buckingham Palace and admire the grand State Rooms used by ...More

 
George IV: Art & Spectacle
Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2020 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 14 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Better known in his role as Prince Regent, when George IV ascended the throne, he amassed an unrivalled collection of ...More

A Doll's House
A Doll's House
Theatre | Until 5th September 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 15 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain will make her West End debut in 2020, starring in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's ...More

 
Among The Trees
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2020 

Southbank Centre 15 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Artworks from the late 1960s up to present day that highlight and explore our relationships with trees and forests, with ...More

Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 15 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary ...More

 
 
 
 
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