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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)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, in the field of African and Arabic culture and language studies, it is the best. The school offers a stunning array of courses from the History of Cambodian art to a five-step course in Swahili. The lecturers are superb and almost every course boasts a wealth of fascinating additional modules. Every course is as exciting and informative as it sounds and the sheer quality of the teaching and resources available in London makes this one of the most exciting places in the world to study. The university also includes possibly the smallest bookshop in London and is home to the Brunei Gallery. Exit from the first floor of the gallery and you'll find a delightful Japanese-inspired roof garden available for peaceful meditation, tea ceremonies and to hire for private functions, it's also often used as a venue for exhibition openings.

 

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The Academy Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  33% off
21 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Thick carpets, antique furniture, free-standing claw-foot baths and delicate floral fabrics create an atmosphere of intimate country house elegance throughout this 49-room boutique hotel owned by ... More
 
 
 
Grange White Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  36% off
2-5 Montague Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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  26% off
7 Montague Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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
 
 
 
 
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 10 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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
 
 
 
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Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs Of Gerty Simon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th May to 15th October 2019 - 10am-5pm
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 1 minute from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019 - Various Times
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Works 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 ...More
 
 
 
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Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th April to 15th September 2019
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 183 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mind games and masters of deception, the secret world of magicians is revealed at Smoke and Mirrors, a free exhibition at the Wellcome Collection which focuses ...More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 2 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and ... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, ... More
 
 
 
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Heal's, Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. First opened in 1854, their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Store Street Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Store Street , Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
With artisan coffee and a great selection of sandwiches and pastries, Store Street Espresso is popular with local students and residents as well as tourists. Their ... More
 
 
 
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Neptune
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Guilford Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Brett Redman and Margaret Crow, the duo behind The Richmond in Hackney, have moved in with the Principal London to give ... More
 
 
 
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Junction Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street - Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 9 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
 
 
 
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The Coral Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Acclaimed designer Martin Brudnizki - responsible for the interiors at Dean Street Townhouse, Hix and Scarfes Bar - has breathed new life into The ... More
 
 
 
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The Bloomsbury Club Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2019 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Works revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of ...More

Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

Wellcome Collection 6 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Mind games and masters of deception, the secret world of magicians is revealed at Smoke and Mirrors, a free exhibition ...More

 
Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Wellcome Collection 6 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Two artists who have lived with chronic illnesses explore how debilitating disease can shape the way we think about the ...More

 
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 6 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
Past & Present Tense
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

The Crypt Gallery 6 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

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Christmas With Faulty Towers
Theatre | Until 15th December 2019 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 7 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

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Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 7 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production ...More

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

Dominion Theatre 7 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, Big the Musical is a heart-warming show about 12 year-old Josh Baskin ...More

 
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Concerts | On 15th September 2019 

The 100 Club 10 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

The event showcases a range of boogie woogie and jive artists, including King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, The Jive ...More

I Musicanti
Concerts | On 15th September 2019 

Conway Hall 10 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

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