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City Co-Labs: Re-Making PlaceCity Co-Labs: Re-Making PlaceDesign-based works emerging from collaborations between makers and the public, reimagining the role of public space in future cities.2019-09-18T09:00:00+01002019-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Gallery 31: BondsGallery 31: BondsWorks in a diverse range of media from FAKA, Nick Ryan, Anna Mikkola, Hannah Perry, Flora Yin-Wong and Laura Grace Ford. The theme of Bonds, explores the idea of connection beyond the physical, and the mystical qualities of certain acts of communicating.2019-09-18T11:00:00+01002019-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Water Life By Aida MulunehWater Life By Aida MulunehThe photographer engages in issues of water scarcity and ecological emergency in a series of 12 large-scale images shot in Ethiopia.2019-09-24T10:00:00+01002019-10-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair1-54 Contemporary African Art FairThe fair brings a selection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora for sale.2019-10-03T00:00:00+01002019-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsMary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsMary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsSomerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo exhibition in the UK. One of South Africa's most prominent artists, Sibande uses this exhibition to explore the power of imagination and constructive anger in a post-colonial world, using a series of photographic and sculptural works. The 2019-10-03T00:00:00+01002020-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd October 2019 to 5th January 2020
Somerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo exhibition in the UK. One of South Africa's most... More about this event
 
24/724/724/7Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our modern lives, Somerset House presents 24/7, a new exhibition inspired by Jonathan Crary's book, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep. Bringing together a line-up of contemporary artists 2019-10-31T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £14. Concessions £11.
DATES  31st October 2019 to 8th March 2020
Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our mo... More about this event
 
Skate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseThe grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town, and 2019 will see the rink return for its 20th year. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ea2019-11-13T00:00:00+00002020-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  From £11 (Adults), From £8.50 (Children 12 years or under) plus £2.95 transaction fee
DATES  13th November 2019 to 12th January 2020
The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town, and 2019 will see the rink r... More about this event
 
 
 

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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 19th September 2020 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2020 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
9 To 5 The Musical
9 To 5 The Musical
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Aram Store And The Aram Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2019 

The Aram Gallery 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Aram Store celebrates the Bauhaus centenary with work from the art school, produced by Tecnolumen....More

Untangling the Tracks
Untangling the Tracks
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | Until 4th January 2020 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | Until 8th October 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare's epic new production of ...More

 

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The London HQ for Beano, the UK's longest running weekly comic, first published in 1938....More

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

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

 
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Tower Bridge

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The Collective
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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

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

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

NOW Gallery

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

 
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
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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
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Exhibitions | From 10th October 

British Museum

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

 
Shot in Soho
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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
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Concerts | From 14th October 

Royal Opera House

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

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
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Dance | From 1st November 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

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

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

Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Angela's Ashes: The Musical
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Croydon Fairfield Halls

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Decimo
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Luigi's Bar
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