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Entertainment near British Library

ADDRESS
, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 2DB
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, late night Tue till 8pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm | Bank Holidays 11am-5pm | Tours: Mon, Wed & Fri 11am & 7pm, Sat 11am & 3pm
PRICES
FREE (Adult), FREE (Child) | Donations appreciated. Tours 6-7 (Adults), 4.50-5.50 (Concs).
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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway... More
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes walk from British Library
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces... More
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm.... More
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes walk from British Library
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... More
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes walk from British Library
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... More
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes walk from British Library
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... More
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The Magic Circle
London > Entertainment
12 Stephenson Way, NW1 | 9 minutes walk from British Library
The purpose built headquarters of The Magic Circle in Euston houses a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery.... More
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 10 minutes walk from British Library
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... More
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London Welsh Centre
London > Entertainment
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 10 minutes walk from British Library
A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London... More
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 11 minutes walk from British Library
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
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clueQuest
London > Entertainment
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 12 minutes walk from British Library
Launched in 2013 with PLAN52, clueQuest has since become one of London's most popular live escape games and top tourist attractions. Moving from its original... More
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 13 minutes walk from British Library
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please... More
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The New Diorama Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 15 minutes walk from British Library
The New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat performance space located in central London, close to Great Portland Street, dedicated to presenting the work of theatre... More
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The Forge Arts Venue
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 15 minutes walk from British Library
The Forge is a purpose-built acoustically-designed concert venue in the heart of London's Camden Town. Housed in a sustainable, architecturally designed building, boasting both a... More
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
London > Entertainment
10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, N1 | 17 minutes walk from British Library
Bringing the fantasies of... More
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The Black Heart
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3 Greenland Place, Camden Town, London NW1 | 17 minutes walk from British Library
Off the beaten tourism ridden main streets of Camden, this almost local has risen in popularity since its takeover from a sports led pub. The... More
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes walk from British Library
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national... More
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes walk from British Library
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of... More
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 17 minutes walk from British Library
Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped... More
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 18 minutes walk from British Library
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a �6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used... More
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes walk from British Library
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach... More
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes walk from British Library
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach... More
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The Jazz Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 18 minutes walk from British Library
The youngest and funkiest of London's live jazz venues is everything a jazz bar should be - small, friendly and in love with music. The... More
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 18 minutes walk from British Library
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a... More
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 18 minutes walk from British Library
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was... More
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 18 minutes walk from British Library
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take ... More
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The Dublin Castle
London > Entertainment > Live Music
94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 18 minutes walk from British Library
Internationally famous music venue and pub offering cheap drinks, dancing and live music from up-and-coming bands. Legendary on the indie scene, the Dublin Castle, thanks... More
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 20 minutes walk from British Library
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making... More
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 20 minutes walk from British Library
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi... More
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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 20 minutes walk from British Library
If stuffy auditoriums aren't your thing, the Open Air Theatre in the heart of Regent's Park offers a chance to enjoy quality theatre under a... More
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Pom Poko
Concerts | On 23rd October 2019 

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The quartet from Norway their own style of punky pop tunes....More

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Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain
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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
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Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
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Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
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Exhibitions | Until 7th March 2020 

Grant Museum of Zoology 11 minutes walk from British Library

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The Debut Fiction Showcase: Alexander Allison, Liz Hyder & Lara Williams
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2019 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 11 minutes walk from British Library

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The Lexington 13 minutes walk from British Library

The four-piece from London performs its post-punk originals....More

Strazzanti Sicilian Supper Club: Al Mare
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd November 2019 

The Collective 14 minutes walk from British Library

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Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Opera House

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