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St John's Smith SquareSituated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of London's finest concert venues, attracting internationally renowned artists and performers. With its four pillared towers, St John's Smith Square is a Baroque masterpiece - although it was badly damaged by firebombing during World War II. The reconstruction was able to open out the interior a little, while retaining the booming acoustic, and it is now a hugely successful classical music venue, focused particularly on chamber and choral music, as well as symphony orchestras and solo instumental recitals. There are also a number of art exhibitions, plus a top notch cafe and restaurant.

 

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Alexander MasonAlexander MasonThe organist performs Cochereau's Triptyque Symphonique Sur Deux Themes, William Bolcom's Gospel Prelude On 'Amazing Grace', Alain's Deuxieme Fantaisie and Variations Sur Un Theme De Clement Janequin, plus improvisations.2018-02-22T13:05:00+00002018-02-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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London Choral SinfoniaLondon Choral SinfoniaMichael Waldron conducts Byrd's Christe Qui Lux, Tallis's O Nata Lux, James Macmillan's O Radiant Dawn, Kodaly's Evening Song, John Rutter's Draw On Sweet Night and Requiem, Owain Park's new work, Eric Whitacre's Sleep, Water Night and Lux Aurumque, plus Morten Lauridsen's Nocturnes, with soprano Kim-Lillian Strebel.2018-02-22T19:30:00+00002018-02-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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London Choral Sinfonia
The Brook Street BandThe Brook Street BandThe group performs chamber works by Biber, Schmelzer, Muffat and Krieger.2018-02-23T19:30:00+00002018-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Brook Street Band
The Brook Street BandThe Brook Street BandThe group performs orchestral music inspired by the dance music idiom by Muffat, Lully, Handel, Fischer and Bach.2018-02-24T19:30:00+00002018-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Brook Street Band
The Brook Street BandThe Brook Street BandThe group performs solo and instrumental concertos for strings by Bach, Handel, Geminiani and Muffat.2018-02-25T11:00:00+00002018-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Brook Street Band
FlorilegiumFlorilegiumStephen Layton conducts Handel's Zadok The Priest, My Heart Is Inditing, Nisi Dominus, Piangero La Sorte Mia from Giulio Cesare, Let The Bright Seraphim from Samson, 'Fammi Combattere Mostri E Tifei' from Orlando, Ombra Mai Fu from Serse and Foundling Hospital Anthem, with soprano Mary Bevan and countertenor Tim Mead.2018-02-27T19:00:00+00002018-02-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Boris GiltburgBoris GiltburgThe pianist performs Brahms's 7 Fantasias, Shostakovich's String Quartet No 8 In C Minor and Rachmaninoff's Etudes-Tableaux.2018-02-28T19:30:00+00002018-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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St James's Park Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Westminster Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
2 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  37% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £174  26% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
 
 
 
Grange Rochester Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  34% off
69 Vincent Square, SW1P | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The Grange Rochester is situated in Westminster's peaceful Vincent Square, within walking distance of some of London's most notable landmarks. With 80 en-suite rooms spread across ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Classical Music nearest St John's Smith Square

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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 26 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 11 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Arch 233
London > Entertainment >
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events.... More
 
 
 
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Alexander Mason
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 1.05pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
The organist performs Cochereau's Triptyque Symphonique Sur Deux Themes, William Bolcom's Gospel Prelude On 'Amazing Grace', Alain's Deuxieme Fantaisie and Variations Sur Un Theme De Clement ...More
 
 
 
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London Choral Sinfonia
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
Michael Waldron conducts Byrd's Christe Qui Lux, Tallis's O Nata Lux, James Macmillan's O Radiant Dawn, Kodaly's Evening Song, John Rutter's Draw On Sweet Night and ...More
 
 
 
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The Brook Street Band
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 25th February 2018 - 3pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
The group performs solo and instrumental concertos for strings by Bach, Handel, Geminiani and Muffat....More
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is also ... More
 
 
 
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near St John's Smith Square

The best shops and markets near St John's Smith Square
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 9 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from St John's Smith Square
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near St John's Smith Square London?
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Quirinale
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
North Court, 1 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
Quirinale is an upmarket Italian consistently voted by Harden's and Zagat as one of the top three Italian restaurants in London. "It is smart without being ... More
 
 
 
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Crussh
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
4 Millbank, Westminster, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
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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The Marquis of Granby
London > Restaurants >
41 Romney Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
Named after Lieutenant-General John Manners, the eldest son of the 3rd Duke of Rutland, The Marquis of Granby is a real ale pub with a wide ... More
 
 
 
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Education near St John's Smith Square

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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 21 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 22 minutes from St John's Smith Square
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 23 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 9 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London St John's Smith Square.
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 13 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 8 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 12 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 14 minutes from St John's Smith Square
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near St John's Smith Square.
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More
 
 
 

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Marguerite Humeau: Echoes
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

A large-scale installation by the London-based, French artist, exploring the lethal powers of nature by evoking the death of Cleopatra ...More

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London delves into an overlooked chapter in the Impressionist story. Hosted by Tate Britain, it ...More

 
Impressionists In London: French Artists In Exile (1870-1904)
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

Tate Britain 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists such as Money, Tissot ...More

Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 11th March 2018 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 11 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth and must prove his innocence in director Lucy ...More

 
Soul In The Van
Concerts | Until 18th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

A soul-singer performs in the back of a van, to a handful of people, for 15 minutes....More

If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

One Duck presents a romantic drama set on a rooftop at Halloween....More

Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Satirical cabaret sending up the ex-Prime Minister on the eve of...More

Neverland
Theatre | Until 18th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

The Guild of Misrule and Theatre Deli present a Peter Pan-inspired immersive musical filled with mermaids, rum and glittering pirates. ...More

Lucy Pearman: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 25th February 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

A work-in-progress show from the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee....More

Rory O'Keeffe: Rorytelling Volume Two
Comedy | On 22nd February 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 12 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

A new storytelling show, with puns, by the award-winning comedian....More

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Tacita Dean: Portrait
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Exhibitions | From 15th March 

National Portrait Gallery

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Tacita Dean: Still Life
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Exhibitions | From 15th March 

National Gallery

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Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
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National Portrait Gallery

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Duck & Waffle

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Soft Cell
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Concerts | On 30th September 

The O2 Arena

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Concerts | On 10th March 

Alexandra Palace

The Manchester quartet, Everything Everything, praised by The Guardian for its "nerd-rock" and by the ...More

 
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
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The Ugly Duck

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The Bloomsbury Club Bar
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Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson
Concerts | From 27th March 

Royal Albert Hall

Grammy-nominated progressive rock musician and record producer Steven Wilson ("the most successful British artist you've ...More

 
The Coral Room
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A thing of beauty, The Coral Room breathes new life into The Bloomsbury Hotel with ...More

 
Stereophonics
Stereophonics
Concerts | From 2nd March 

SSE Arena, Wembley

Welsh rockers Stereophonics, led by Kelly Jones, known for their hits including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow ...More

 
Downing Street
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Closed to ordinary members of the public, the entrance to Downing Street is gated and ...More

 
Amber
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August in London 2018
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