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Shooting War: Photography, History, RepresentationShooting War: Photography, History, RepresentationLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2017-02-21T18:00:00+00002017-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Shooting War: Photography, History, Representation
 
Global Conquest: How Railways Took Over The WorldGlobal Conquest: How Railways Took Over The WorldChristian Wolmar charts how the iron road spread so rapidly.2017-02-21T19:00:00+00002017-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Global Conquest: How Railways Took Over The World
 
Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the LineMaps and the 20th Century: Drawing the LineMaps and the 20th Century: Drawing the LineMaps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line looks into how maps made the world we live in. The exhibition at the British Library sheds light on 100 years of mapping technology - from the original sketch of today's London Underground to the satellite imagery of the 1990s - and how it has monitored and shaped the society we live in. From wars to moon2017-02-21T00:00:00+00002017-03-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Standard £12, under 18 Free
DATES  4th November 2016 to 1st March 2017
Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line looks into how maps made the world we live in. The exhibition at the British Library sheds light on 100 years of ma... More about this event
 
Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary PortraitsQuentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary PortraitsExhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration.2017-02-21T10:00:00+00002017-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Free EventOngoing
Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits
 
Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be FunVictorian Entertainments: There Will Be FunVictorian Entertainments: There Will Be FunThe British Library invites visitors to take a trip back in time this autumn with its new exhibition Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun. Through decorative original posters, handbills, advertisements and tickets, the exhibition will bring the world of performing pigs, magic tricks and pantomime to life, focusing on five colourful character2017-02-21T00:00:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  14th October 2016 to 12th March 2017
The British Library invites visitors to take a trip back in time this autumn with its new exhibition Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun. Through decor... More about this event
 
Julian Mitchell In Conversation With Polly ToynbeeJulian Mitchell In Conversation With Polly ToynbeeMitchell talks about his work.2017-02-23T19:00:00+00002017-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Julian Mitchell In Conversation With Polly Toynbee
 
Festival Of Maps Family DayFestival Of Maps Family DayCommunity & Lifestyle, Family Event.2017-02-25T12:00:00+00002017-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Free EventOn Soon
Festival Of Maps Family Day
 
Kenneth Baker: On The Burning Of BooksKenneth Baker: On The Burning Of BooksThe former Cabinet Minister and Home Secretary presents an illustrated lecture.2017-03-03T19:00:00+00002017-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Kenneth Baker: On The Burning Of Books
 
The Art Of Non-FictionThe Art Of Non-FictionLara Feigel, Olivia Laing and Hisham Matar converse with Lisa Appignanesi.2017-03-06T19:00:00+00002017-03-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Art Of Non-Fiction
 
The Mesmerist: Science Vs Superstition In The Victorian EraThe Mesmerist: Science Vs Superstition In The Victorian EraWendy Moore tells the extraordinary story of the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound.2017-03-06T19:15:00+00002017-03-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Mesmerist: Science Vs Superstition In The Victorian Era
 
Typesetting Feminism: Virago PressTypesetting Feminism: Virago PressCarmen Callil, Lennie Goodings and Claire Whalley discuss the journey of the feminist imprint.2017-03-07T19:00:00+00002017-03-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Typesetting Feminism: Virago Press
 
Rebels In The ArchivesRebels In The ArchivesMargaretta Jolly chairs a conversation between Jill Liddington, Abi Morgan, Heidi Safia Mirza and Deborah Withers.2017-03-08T19:00:00+00002017-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Rebels In The Archives
 
Turn Your Passion Into PoundsTurn Your Passion Into PoundsLiterary & Education, Conference.2017-03-09T18:45:00+00002017-03-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Turn Your Passion Into Pounds
 
Joseph Conrad Study DayJoseph Conrad Study DayLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2017-03-13T14:00:00+00002017-03-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Joseph Conrad Study Day
 
National Life Stories Lecture 2017: David KynastonNational Life Stories Lecture 2017: David KynastonLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2017-03-13T18:30:00+00002017-03-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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National Life Stories Lecture 2017: David Kynaston
 
The Idler Presents: In Praise of Unusual LibrariesThe Idler Presents: In Praise of Unusual LibrariesLiterary & Education, Author Event.2017-03-17T19:00:00+00002017-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Idler Presents: In Praise of Unusual Libraries
 
Stefan Zweig: European, Humanist, CollectorStefan Zweig: European, Humanist, CollectorLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2017-03-20T10:30:00+00002017-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Stefan Zweig: European, Humanist, Collector
 
Music And Poetry From The Zweig CollectionMusic And Poetry From The Zweig CollectionLiterary & Education, Music Workshop.2017-03-20T19:00:00+00002017-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Music And Poetry From The Zweig Collection
 
The Eccles British Library Writer's Award FestivalThe Eccles British Library Writer's Award FestivalLiterary & Education, Author Event.2017-03-23T19:00:00+00002017-03-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Eccles British Library Writer's Award Festival
 
On Being Archived: Will Self, Hanif Kureishi And GuestsOn Being Archived: Will Self, Hanif Kureishi And GuestsLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2017-03-24T19:00:00+00002017-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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On Being Archived: Will Self, Hanif Kureishi And Guests
 
Encore: The Phenomenon Of The Second NovelEncore: The Phenomenon Of The Second NovelLiterary & Education, Author Event.2017-03-28T19:00:00+01002017-03-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Encore: The Phenomenon Of The Second Novel
 
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, MythsRussian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, MythsRussian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, MythsThe British Library marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with a major exhibition this year. Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths will shed new light on the world-changing events of this period, putting a focus on the experiences of ordinary Russians living through the extraordinary times. Uniting the personal and the political,2017-04-28T00:00:00+01002017-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  28th April to 29th August 2017
The British Library marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with a major exhibition this year. Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths will shed... More about this event
 
Harry Potter: A History of MagicHarry Potter: A History of MagicHarry Potter: A History of MagicMarking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library presents Harry Potter: A History of Magic this autumn. With the structure of the exhibition inspired by the subjects that Harry and his friends study at Hogwarts, from Potions and Herbology to Astronomy and Care of Magical Creatures, it 2017-10-20T00:00:00+01002018-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  Tickets go on sale April 3rd.
DATES  20th October 2017 to 28th February 2018
Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library presents Harry Potter: A History of Magic this... More about this event
 
 
 

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Below Stairs
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2017 

Sir John Soane's Museum 7 minutes walk from British Library

The end of the seven-year restoration project at Sir John Soane's Museum is celebrated with Below Stairs, an exhibition which ...More

South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from British Library

Explore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the ...More

 
Transvangarde 2017
Exhibitions | Until 18th March 2017 

October Gallery 11 minutes walk from British Library

Works expressing trans-cultural experiences by contemporary international artists including Tian Wei, Alexis Peskine, Govinda Sah 'Azad', Brion Gysin and Kenji ...More

Emily Filler: Florilegium
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2017 

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery At Charlotte Street 13 minutes walk from British Library

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Fernanda Gomes
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2017 

Alison Jacques Gallery 13 minutes walk from British Library

The Brazilian artist presents her all-white abstract painting-sculpture hybrids....More

The Ladybird Life Of Dickens: An Illustrated Adventure
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2017 

Charles Dickens Museum 16 minutes walk from British Library

John Kenney's original illustrations alongside Peach's words, chronicling the life of the great English author....More

Child's Play
Child's Play
Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2017 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from British Library

Child's Play at the Foundling Museum brings together a series of powerful images by artist Mark Neville of children at ...More

 
Making Nature: How we see animals
Making Nature: How we see animals
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from British Library

Part of the Wellcome Collection's year-long exploration of our relationship with the natural world, Making Nature: How we see animals ...More

 
Watts Dance /John Livingston Dance/ Alice Weber And Ben Saffer
Dance | On 21st February 2017 

The Place 20 minutes walk from British Library

WLA No.657005 is staged by Watts Dance. John Livingston Dance ask Am I A Waste Of Space?, whilst Alice Weber ...More

HiddenCity: Moriarty's Game
HiddenCity: Moriarty's Game
Tours | Until 1st March 2017 

RIBA Cafe 21 minutes walk from British Library

Masters of city-wide, interactive treasure hunts, HiddenCity present a brand-new trail in 2015, just in time for Christmas. Inspired by ...More

 

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Shake Shack Victoria
Dining 

A critically acclaimed, modern day 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack started out as a small stand in NYC....More

Number 177 Bar Official Launch
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 5th March 

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

Party tunes from Andy Blake, Carlo Anderson, Elena Colombi, Hannah Holland, Jef K, Jess Farley, Josh Caffe, Medlar, Nicola Cima, Nostalgia of Mothership, Ross From Friends, Sami Daik, ...More

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
Dining 

Taking inspiration from the Berlin bar scene, Number 177 offers a lively mix of DJs, ...More

 
4MationZone Presents: Extractions
Concerts | On 10th March 

MostArt Centre

Forward thinking electronic music

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The Tickled Bean Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 16th March 

MostArt Centre

Comedy, Musical....More

Gente de Cuba by Isabella Palumbo
Gente de Cuba by Isabella Palumbo
Exhibitions | From 26th March 

MostArt Centre

A collection of street portraits made during Isabella ...More

 
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An arts centre creating links and communications between communities in Hackney through different art forms, from exhibitions to music....More

Pisqu
Pisqu
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Feeding London's new appetite for Peruvian food, Pisqu on Rathbone Street uses quality, fresh ingredients, ...More

 
Granger & Co Chelsea
Dining 

The fourth London branch of Bill Granger's restaurants, best known for its sunny breakfasts and brunch. ...More

Darjeeling Express
Darjeeling Express
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After running a number of popular residencies and pop-ups, Asma Khan presents a permanent restaurant ...More

 
Blacklock, Soho
Dining 

Jumping on the one dish trend, Blacklock has a menu dedicated entirely to chops....More

LASSCO Bar & Dining
LASSCO Bar & Dining
Dining 

Ropewalk on Maltby Street welcomes LASSCO Bar & Dining, a new permanent eatery from chef ...More

 
Andi's
Dining 

Andi's brings all day dining to Stoke Newington, acting as a brunch spot during the day and a brasserie at night....More

Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | From 3rd December 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be ...More

 
T.rex Grill
T.rex Grill
Dining 

The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, ...More

 
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
Concerts | On 31st March 

Roundhouse

Funk and acid jazz outfit, fronted by lead singer Jay Kay, perform works from their ...More

 
The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
Exhibitions | From 5th March 

Olympia London

Craft consumer show where more than 200 companies ...More

 
The Tattoo Collective
The Tattoo Collective
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 

The Old Truman Brewery

A partnership between Tattoo Life and The London Tattoo Convention, The Tattoo Collective at The ...More

 
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Sporting Events | On 2nd April 

Putney Bridge

The women's and men's crews of Oxford and ...More

 
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Exhibitions | On 17th February 

Studio Spaces

With a name like The Pancakes and Booze ...More

 
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
This weekend in London: 17th - 19th February
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New Hotels in London 2019
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London 2017: Theatre (January to June)
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