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British Library, London

British Library, London

British Library, London - The largest tapestry in the world - woven by the Master Weavers of the Edinburgh Tapestry Compan, after the painting 'If not, not' by R B Kitaj

British Library, London

British Library, London - British Library Interior

British Library, London

British Library, London - British Library

British Library, London - On the tower outside the Friends of Library and Readers' room.

British Library, London - The Restaurant

British Library, London

British Library, London - British Library Interior

British Library, London - The four donors to the collections

British Library, London - One of the few tree artwork outside the main entrance

British Library, London - British Library Main Entrance

British Library, London

British Library, London

British Library, London - Mr Punch Statue At The British Library

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St Pancras International Christmas Tree
St Pancras International Christmas Tree
Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2018 

St Pancras International Station 1 minute walk from British Library

Hand crafted from over 15,000 flowers, this year's Christmas tree at St Pancras is a stunning spectacle. Made by expert ...More

 
Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings
Concerts | On 22nd November 2017 

Scala 6 minutes walk from British Library

The multi-award-winning Bellowhead founder is back with his incredible 11 piece band....More

Raft Of The Medusa
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Sculpture....More

Basic Instincts
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

This September, the Wellcome Collection presents the first major exhibition exploring the relationship between graphic design and health. Can Graphic ...More

 
Ayurvedic Man: Encounters With Indian Medicine
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

This exhibition takes its title and inspiration from the 'Ayurvedic Man' an 18th-century Nepali painting depicting the organs and vessels ...More

Bompas & Parr: Curses!
Bompas & Parr: Curses!
Exhibitions | Until 16th December 2017 

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology 9 minutes walk from British Library

The latest installation from Bompas & Parr, Curses! casts a shadowy light on the heritage and sinister powers of curses. ...More

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known production designs by celebrated political ...More

 
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape. Lucinda ...More

 
John Yeoman And Quentin Blake: 50 Years Of Children's Books
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2018 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Viktor
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Viktor
Dance | From 8th February 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Deep in the muddy depths of a grave ...More

 
Sadler's Wells Sampled
Sadler's Wells Sampled
Dance | From 2nd February 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

An annual taster and a chance to dip into dance with tickets a mere £5 ...More

 
Picasso and The Ballets Russes
Exhibitions | On 14th March 

The Art Workers Guild

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

The Style, Loves and Art of Frida Kahlo
Exhibitions | On 24th May 

The Art Workers Guild

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Peter Kay
Peter Kay
Comedy | From 13th September 

The O2 Arena

Popular TV personality and comic, Peter Kay, who has given us hit shows Car Share ...More

 
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Comedy | On 6th June 

Hammersmith Apollo

The second of two Hammersmith Apollogigs by comedian ...More

 
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Comedy | On 5th May 

Hammersmith Apollo

Comedian Bill Bailey presents a compendium of travellers' ...More

 
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Comedy | On 12th February 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Comedian Bill Bailey presents a compendium of travellers' ...More

 
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
Comedy | From 23rd December 

Shepherd's Bush Empire

A compendium of travellers' tales and the general ...More

 
Ocean Liners: Speed & Style
Ocean Liners: Speed & Style
Exhibitions | From 3rd February 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Explore the romantic and remarkable age of ocean ...More

 
Butterscotch Bakery
Butterscotch Bakery
Dining 

Over ten years after she founded Bea's of Bloomsbury the Cordon Bleu trained chef, Bea ...More

 
Londrino
Londrino
Dining 

Londrino, Leandro Carreira's first standalone restaurant and wine bar, begins with the flavours, traditions and ...More

 
Indian Accent
Indian Accent
Dining 

The only restaurant in India to feature in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Indian ...More

 
Camden Town Brewery, Enfield
Business 

In May 2017 London craft brewer and makers of Hells Beer, Camden Town Brewery, launched its £30 million modern warehouse brewery in Enfield. ...More

Harry's Dolci
Harry's Dolci
Dining 

An all-day Italian restaurant from the Caprice group, Harry's Dolci emulates the glamour of 1950's ...More

 
Veeno St Paul's
Veeno St Paul's
Drinking 

Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing....More

 
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Drinking 

Italian wine bar in a listed building in ...More

 
Pickle and Toast
Dining 

Serving grilled cheese sandwiches in Soho, Pickle and Toast is open for breakfast, lunch, evening beers and late bites from dawn till dark....More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
Jack Solomons Club
Jack Solomons Club
Drinking 

Soho speakeasy bar on Great Windmill Street with live music, DJs and old school glamour....More

 
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Dining 

Cocktails and desserts, French bistro Sans Pere in Broadway Market has created a menu perfect ...More

 
January in London 2018
January in London 2018
Article 

Mary Stuart transfers to the West End where The Birthday Party gets an all-star ...More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
 
 
 
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