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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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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  28% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £165  24% off
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  33% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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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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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Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The London HQ of famed culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu , the cookery school widely considered as the guardian of French culinary techniques, trains ... 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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Arctic: Culture and Climate
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th May to 23rd August 2020
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British Museum exhibition this spring. Select tools ...More
 
 
 
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On Happiness
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th April to 4th October 2020
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 183 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Turn that frown upside down and put on your happy face. The Wellcome Collection explores happy feelings in 2020. For five months, the On Happiness season ...More
 
 
 
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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th September 2019 to 1st September 2021
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 183 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes 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 fresh approach to health, science, art ...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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Do You Like Chocolate? Afternoon Tea at Kimpton Fitzroy London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Kimpton Fitzroy London, 1-8 Russell Square, WC1B | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Forget counting the calories and indulge your sweet tooth at Fitz's, the glamorous bar at Kimpton Fitzroy London, a grand terracotta hotel on Bloombury's Russel Square. ... 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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Bubbledogs
London > Nightlife > Bars
70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Having originally opened back in 2012, Bubbledogs - London's only champagne and hot dog bar - relaunched in 2019 with a fresh revamp and a brand-new ... 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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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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Arctic: Culture and Climate
Arctic: Culture and Climate
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2020 

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

On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British ...More

 
On Happiness
On Happiness
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2020 

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

Turn that frown upside down and put on your happy face. The Wellcome Collection explores happy feelings in 2020. For ...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

 
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | Until 31st October 2020 

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

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
Mary Poppins
Theatre | Until 20th September 2020 

Prince Edward Theatre 12 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival ...More

Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th December 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 12 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about ...More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 12 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 31st January 2021 

Arts Theatre 14 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 14 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Comedy | Until 27th July 2020 

Fortune Theatre 14 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Following a smash-hit season earlier this year and another sold-out visit to the Edinburgh Fringe, Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen ...More

 
 
 
 
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