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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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Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Dohnanyi, DvorakYoung Musicians Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Dohnanyi, DvorakJames Blair conducts Wagner's Meistersinger Overture, Dohnanyi's Variations On A Nursery Song and Dvorak's Symphony No 7, with Ke Ma, piano.2016-09-28T19:30:00+01002016-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Leon Bosch & Sung-Suk Kang: Mozart, Paul Hanmer, SchubertLeon Bosch & Sung-Suk Kang: Mozart, Paul Hanmer, SchubertThe double bass and piano pairing performs Mozart's Sonata No 21 In E Minor, Paul Hanmer's Scratch-Pad-And-Six and Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata.2016-09-29T13:05:00+01002016-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Leon Bosch & Sung-Suk Kang: Mozart, Paul Hanmer, Schubert
La Nuova Musica: Dido And AeneasLa Nuova Musica: Dido And AeneasA production of Purcell's tragic tale of love and loss, as Dido, Queen of Carthage, is abandoned by the Trojan prince Aeneas and dies overwhelmed by grief. Featuring Dame Ann Murray DBE as Dido.2016-09-29T19:30:00+01002016-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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La Nuova Musica: Dido And Aeneas
Music Of The Spheres: Partsongs Of The British IslesMusic Of The Spheres: Partsongs Of The British IslesLive Music, Choir.2016-10-01T19:30:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Music Of The Spheres: Partsongs Of The British Isles
Kensington Symphony OrchestraKensington Symphony OrchestraConductor Russell Keable and the orchestra celebrate the 70th birthdays of two modern composers by performing John Adams's Slonimsky's Earbox and Colin Matthews's Horn Concerto alongside Bartok's Concerto For Orchestra.2016-10-03T19:30:00+01002016-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin GrosvenorBenjamin GrosvenorThe pianist performs a varied programme of works by Mozart, Scriabin, Granados and Liszt.2016-10-04T19:30:00+01002016-10-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Benjamin Grosvenor
Orchestra VitaeOrchestra VitaeMichael Cobb conducts a programme inspired by the work of Shakespeare, featuring Dani Howard's Arches, which draws upon the theme of Romeo And Juliet, Bernstein's Symphonic Dances From West Side Story and Prokofiev's Suite No 2.2016-10-05T19:30:00+01002016-10-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Benjamin Lewis/Isabella Gage/Eda SepparBenjamin Lewis/Isabella Gage/Eda SepparThe classical singers perform pieces by Rubinstein, Medtner, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Taneyev inspired by the vast Russian countryside.2016-10-06T13:05:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Benjamin Lewis/Isabella Gage/Eda Seppar
Nicholas WalkerNicholas WalkerThe pianist performs music from his latest CD including Mozart's Sonata, Liszt's Sonata In B Minor, Beethoven's Sonata and Balakirev's Nocturne In G Minor, Humoreske, Fantasiestucke and more.2016-10-06T19:30:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Concert 1: Holst SingersConcert 1: Holst SingersBenjamin Nicholas conducts the choir in a celebration of British classical music featuring Parry's I Was Glad, Stanford's Beati Quorum Via, Howells's Requiem, Holst's Nunc Dimittis, Vaughan Williams's Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge and Mass In G Minor and W Lloyd Webber's Gloria From Missa Santae Mariae Magdalenae.2016-10-07T19:30:00+01002016-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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St James's Park Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Westminster Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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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 £79  22% 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 £133  23% 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
 
 
 
St Ermin's Hotel - Autograph Collection
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £139  38% off
2 Caxton Street, SW1H | 7 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Retaining its classic architecture, evocative Art Nouveau styling and Rococco plaster work, the St Ermin's has been given a distinctive, modern and highly textural look and ... More
 
 
 
 
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Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Dohnanyi, Dvorak
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 28th September 2016 - 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
James Blair conducts Wagner's Meistersinger Overture, Dohnanyi's Variations On A Nursery Song and Dvorak's Symphony No 7, with Ke Ma, piano....More
 
 
 
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Leon Bosch & Sung-Suk Kang: Mozart, Paul Hanmer, Schubert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 29th September 2016 - 1.05pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
The double bass and piano pairing performs Mozart's Sonata No 21 In E Minor, Paul Hanmer's Scratch-Pad-And-Six and Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata....More
 
 
 
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The Smile by Alison Brooks Architects
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th September to 12th October 2016
St John's Smith Square, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P | 5 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Here's something cheer you up: step inside The Smile, one of the London Design Festival's landmark projects. Just like the real thing, The Smile curves up ...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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Watts and Company
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Faith House, 7 Tufton Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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Wine Cellar
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
41 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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Claire's Accessories
London > Shopping > Bags and Accessories
39 Strutton Ground, Victoria, Westminster, London SW1P | 6 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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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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Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
London > Education > Professional Training
62 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
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Livingwell
London > Leisure > Fitness
4 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
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Victoria Tower Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from St John's Smith Square
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Abbey Community Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
34 Great Smith Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from 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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Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 14 minutes from St John's Smith Square
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and ... More
 
 
 
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The Cinnamon Club Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Westminster Library, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from St John's Smith Square
In addition to the main dining room, The Cinnamon Club also houses two bars. The Cinnamon Club Bar is sleek and contemporary, contrasting heavily with the ... More
 
 
 
Page's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
75 Page Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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Shoeless Joe's
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Abbey Orchard Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from 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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Peter Aisher And Lucy Colquhoun
Concerts | On 26th September 2016 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Tenor Aisher and pianist Colquhoun perform a recital of Beethoven's An Die Ferne Geliebte and Schumann's Dichterliebe....More

Lunchtime Concert: Sofia Larsson (Soprano) And Lucy Colquhoun (Piano):Schubert, Wolf, Debussy, Schum
Concerts | On 26th September 2016 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

The soprano and her piano accompanist performs songs by Schubert, Wolf, Debussy and Schumann....More

The Secret Language Of Churches And Cathedrals
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Freelance lecturer Richard Stemp discusses the meaning, structure and history of churches across the world....More

George Shaw: My Back To Nature
George Shaw: My Back To Nature
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

George Shaw, the Coventry born artist nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, unveils the culmination of his two-year studio ...More

 
Antony Gormley: Object
Antony Gormley: Object
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall ...More

 
The Drawing Room: Painting The Artist: Van Dyck And Early Self-Portraiture In Britain
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2016 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Explore self-portraiture....More

1984
Theatre | Until 29th October 2016 

Playhouse Theatre 8 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Headlong's highly acclaimed adaptation of George Orwell's famously chilling novel, highlighting the detrimental effects of surveillance, identity and control in ...More

The Libertine
The Libertine
Theatre | Until 3rd December 2016 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 8 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

The History Boys actor Dominic Cooper plays notorious poet and playwright John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, who was ...More

 
Vanities - The Musical
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Lauren Samuels, Ashleigh Gray and Lizzy Connolly star in the European premiere staging of the 1960s-set musical with a book ...More

Young Chekhov: The Seagull
Young Chekhov: The Seagull
Theatre | Until 8th October 2016 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Jonathan Kent directs Chichester Festival Theatre's staging of Chekhov's tragi-comic meditation on how the old take revenge on the young, ...More

 
 
 
 
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