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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th October 2019 to 26th January 2020
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western artists have long been inspired by ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nara: sacred images from early Japan
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd October to 24th November 2019
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Fifteen major Buddhist and Shinto sacred images go on display at the British Museum this autumn in a free display titled Nara: sacred images from early ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Troy
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020
British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bankside, London WC1B | At British Museum
Be enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad ...More
 
 
 
The BP Exhibition: Troy: Myth And Reality
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Ancient archaeological artefacts intermingle with paintings, sculpture and ceramics, exploring the validity of the 3,000-year-old legend of a great city and the decade-long war it was ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd January to 15th December 2019
British Museum, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production featuring the neurotic Basil Fawlty, his ...More
 
 
 
Christmas With Faulty Towers
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September to 15th December 2019 - Various Times
British Museum, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Strazzanti Sicilian Supper Club: Al Mare
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th September to 22nd November 2019
British Museum, 14 Bedford Square, WC1B | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
Be transported to the Italian coastline as Strazzanti, the supper club founded by Emilia Strazzanti, brings squid, prawns and pasta paired with Peroni to central London. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
A Haunted House at Bloomsbury Ballroom
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th, 25th and 26th October 2019
British Museum, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The haunted 1920's Bloomsbury Ballroom takes inspiration from The Shining for three especially spooky nights as the London Cabaret Club presents a weird and wonderful showcase ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Cabaret Club: Queen Of Roses
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 5th September to 2nd November 2019
British Museum, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The queens of England - the real ones, not drag queens - provide the inspiration for the latest immersive cabaret experience by the London Cabaret ...More
 
 
 
& Juliet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd November 2019 to 28th March 2020 - Various Times
British Museum, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Luke Sheppard directs a jukebox musical which reimagines Shakespeare's Juliet as a feisty survivor of love's vicissitudes. The book is by David West Read with a ...More
 
 
 
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th November 2019 to 4th January 2020 - Various Times
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Two ex-army pals and two sisters team up to stage a show that could save an ailing Vermont ski lodge in Berlin's season musical with a ...More
 
 
 
Big the Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September to 2nd November 2019
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, Big the Musical is a heart-warming show about 12 year-old Josh Baskin who longs to be big and ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 16th October to 1st December 2019
British Museum, The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
If you want to add some class to your Halloween celebrations, gets your fangs into one of the most glamorous hotels in London, The Savoy. Just ...More
 
 
 
Life Through Extraordinary Mirrors
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th September to 23rd November 2019 - 12.30pm-5.30pm
British Museum, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
A group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by Romuald Hazoume, Cyrus Kabiru, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Zak Ove, Alexis Peskine, LR Vandy and Cosmo Whyte....More
 
 
 
Cabarets, Cafes & Clubs in Modern Art
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 26th November 2019 - 9.45am-12noon
British Museum, 6 Queen Square, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More
 
 
 
Hey good looking! Ways to look at a painting.
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 27th November 2019 - 9.45am-12noon
British Museum, 6 Queen Square, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
...More
 
 
 
Painting secrets of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 22nd January 2020 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 6 Queen Square, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
...More
 
 
 
October LGBTQ Book Club
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 30th October 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for our monthly discussion of the best classic and contemporary queer fiction....More
 
 
 
TCR Presents: 'A Puff of Smoke', An Evening with Graphic Novelist Sarah Lippett
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 7th November 2019 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for a wonderfully engaging and interesting event with Sarah Lippett, who will be in conversation discussing her moving, often very funny graphic memoir about ...More
 
 
 
TCR Presents: An Evening with The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlist 2019
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 18th November 2019 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us at Waterstones TCR for an evening with the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize: the UK's most prestigious award for non-fiction writing....More
 
 
 
November LGBTQ Book Club
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 27th November 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for our monthly discussion of the best classic and contemporary queer fiction....More
 
 
 
TCR Book Club: The Testaments
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - 7pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for the official Waterstones TCR Book Club!Run by our very own booksellers, we are meeting in the bar of Waterstones Tottenham Court Road to ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 5th January 2020
British Museum, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
Knocked Loose
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 1st December 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Hardcore punk band from Kentucky....More
 
 
 
Slaves
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 5th & 6th and 12th to 14th Dec 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The Mercury Music Prize nominated punk duo of Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman unveil songs from the album Acts Of Fear And Love....More
 
 
 
Slade
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 20th December 2019 - 7.30pm
British Museum, Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The glam-pop-rock'n'roll veterans perform all their hits, including Cum On Feel The Noize and Coz I Luv You....More
 
 
 
Miraa May
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - 7pm
British Museum, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The sassy and decently-clad Algerian-born, Tottenham-based singer-songwriter performs contemporary R&B with hip hop attitude....More
 
 
 
The Debut Fiction Showcase: Alexander Allison, Liz Hyder & Lara Williams
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Lucy Scholes will introduce three exciting new novelists making their debuts, including the Showcase's first ever debut children's author: Alexander Allison (The Art of the Body, ...More
 
 
 
Forgotten Fiction: 'Double Standards'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 27th November 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Forgotten Fiction is a monthly book club where we travel back in time to rediscover 'lost' literary gems of the 20th Century. Our final Club of ...More
 
 
 
Normalise! African Literature in Focus
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 31st October 2019 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for an evening of thought provoking literary discussions in honour of Africa's literary history, with authors Sulaiman Addonia, Leye Adenle, and Ola Awonubi...More
 
 
 
 
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Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 15th December 2019 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 2 minutes walk from British Museum

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

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

The Collective 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Be transported to the Italian coastline as Strazzanti, the supper club founded by Emilia Strazzanti, brings squid, prawns and pasta ...More

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

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
Seasonal | Until 1st December 2019 

Beaufort Bar at The Savoy 4 minutes walk from British Museum

If you want to add some class to your Halloween celebrations, gets your fangs into one of the most glamorous ...More

 
TCR Book Club: The Testaments
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2019 

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road 5 minutes walk from British Museum

Join us for the official Waterstones TCR Book Club!Run by our very own booksellers, we are meeting in the bar ...More

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

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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

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

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Lucy Scholes will introduce three exciting new novelists making their debuts, including the Showcase's first ever debut children's author: Alexander ...More

Come From Away
Come From Away
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2020 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 
Blank
Theatre | Until 30th November 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Staged in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Clean Break theatre company, which works with women affected by the criminal ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2020 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 

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Winter at Vinegar Yard
Winter at Vinegar Yard
Seasonal | From 25th October 

Vinegar Yard

Street food hotspot Vinegar Yard, which sits in the shadow of The Shard, is given ...More

 
Abigail's Bar
Abigail's Bar
Drinking 

Abigail's Bar is a secret '70s cocktail den with a retro living room design inspired ...More

 
Other Side Fried
Other Side Fried
Dining 

The first bricks and mortar restaurant from fried chicken street food favourite Other Side Fried....More

 
Kin Cafe
Dining 

Founded by a father and son duo who wanted to create a comfortable, friendly space specialising in fresh and healthy food, Kin Café is a simple venue with strong principles....More

Temple of Seitan Camden
Dining 

Catering to vegans who are craving something naughty, Temple of Seitan serves a menu of plant-based junk food....More

Temple of Seitan Hackney
Dining 

Catering to vegans who are craving something naughty, Temple of Seitan serves a menu of plant-based junk food....More

Lele's
Lele's
Dining 

Set up by former Pop Brixton Marketing Director Valentina Fois, Lele's is a vegan café ...More

 
Folie
Folie
Dining 

Taking diners on a journey from Marseille to Portofino through to St Tropez and Nice, ...More

 
Rosa's Thai Cafe Clapham Junction
Rosa's Thai Cafe Clapham Junction
Dining 

A south London branch of the popular Rosa's ...More

 
Muse
Muse
Dining 

A new venture from acclaimed chef Tom Aikens, Muse offers every guest a chefs' table ...More

 
Sam's Riverside
Sam's Riverside
Dining 

Overlooking Hammersmith Bridge and part of the redeveloped Riverside Studios, Sam's Riverside is a glamorous ...More

 
Christmas With Katherine Jenkins
Christmas With Katherine Jenkins
Concerts | On 12th December 

Royal Albert Hall

The Welsh singer's Christmas appearance at the Royal ...More

 
Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy
Concerts | On 14th November 

Royal Albert Hall

Grammy Award-winning collective fusing rock, jazz and funk elements....More

 
Royal Opera: Death In Venice
Royal Opera: Death In Venice
Concerts | From 21st November 

Royal Opera House

David McVicar directs a brand new Royal Opera ...More

 
Royal Opera: The Magic Flute
Royal Opera: The Magic Flute
Concerts | From 1st November 

Royal Opera House

David McVicar's classic production of Mozart's The Magic ...More

 
Dorrance Dance: Myelination and other works
Dorrance Dance: Myelination and other works
Dance | From 14th November 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Following the success of ETM: Double Down, performed ...More

 
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Theatre | From 27th November 

Playhouse Theatre

James McAvoy returns to the West End starring as the soldier and poet with a ...More

 
Halloween at King's Cross
Halloween at King's Cross
Seasonal | On 31st October 

Granary Square

Shining a light on the dance of the dead, the skeleton squad will rise from ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best ...More

 
Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Article 

Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
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Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
 
 
 
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