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The Horse HospitalAs 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 to its former life remain: a horse ramp to enter via, tethering rings (for unruly visitors), cast iron pillars and cobbled floor. Now you're more likely to find weird and wonderful work by artists who practice outside the mainstream - whether it's painting, film, music or performance art. Unlike so many stuffy galleries all ideas are welcomed and there's a good chance of being exhibited. In addition, the first floor gallery can be hired for private parties and presentations. It's also home to The Contemporary Wardrobe Collection, set up by costume designer and stylist Roger K. Burton. The collection is famous within the film, TV, music and fashion industries for its supply of iconic, vintage clothes; films like 'Quadrophenia', 'Absolute Beginners' and 'Sid & Nancy' have raided their rails to gain their convincing, 'of the era' look. Not only that, the collection has also appeared in prestigious museums including The Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art, Victoria & Albert Museum and The Barbican.

 

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Russell Square Tube Station
 
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Holborn Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Camden Road Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Russell Court NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  27% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  33% off
Southampton Row, WC1B | 3 minutes from The Horse Hospital
The gorgeous Victorian building that houses the Thistle Bloomsbury Park is tall enough to offer great views of London from the top rooms. Located between the ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £165  22% off
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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
 
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 15 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 24 minutes from The Horse Hospital
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Horse Hospital
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes from The Horse Hospital
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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London Welsh Centre
London > Entertainment >
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 7 minutes from The Horse Hospital
A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since ... 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
The Horse Hospital, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 3 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019 - Various Times
The Horse Hospital, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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Lasting Impressions
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th September to 22nd October 2019 - Various Times
The Horse Hospital, Euston Road, NW1 | 8 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Contemporary crafts and design, from tableware to clay animation, from a culturally and artistically diverse group of artists from Central Saint Martins....More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from The Horse Hospital
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 Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
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School of Life
London > Shopping > Specialists
70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Horse Hospital
The School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop ... More
 
 
 
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Neptune
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Guilford Street, WC1B | 1 minute from The Horse Hospital
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 | 2 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Crussh
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
U28 The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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, ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 6 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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 | 7 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 6 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 3 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from The Horse Hospital
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 9 minutes from The Horse Hospital
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Horse Hospital
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 8 minutes from The Horse Hospital
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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London Cabaret Club: Queen Of Roses
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Dance | Until 2nd November 2019 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom 5 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

The queens of England - the real ones, not drag queens - provide the inspiration for the latest immersive ...More

 
Venus
Dance | On 21st September 2019 

The Place 7 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

Dan Watson's work explores his losing a dancing contest as a child....More

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

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 8 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

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

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

Wellcome Collection 9 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

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

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

Dominion Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

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

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

Wellcome Collection 9 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

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

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 5th January 2020 

New London Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Appropriate
Appropriate
Theatre | Until 5th October 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 12 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

After wowing audiences with The Octoroon at the National Theatre, American writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns to London with the UK ...More

 
Come From Away
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

Phoenix Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Horse Hospital

Christopher Ashley directs the UK premiere staging of the Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of a small Newfoundland community, ...More

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