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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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Tavener Ikon Of The Nativity And Rachmaninoff All-Night VigilTavener Ikon Of The Nativity And Rachmaninoff All-Night VigilThe choir will perform John Tavener's Ikon of the Nativity and Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil.2016-12-09T19:30:00+00002016-12-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Tavener Ikon Of The Nativity And Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil
The Choir of King's College LondonThe Choir of King's College LondonJoseph Fort conducts a performance of Tavener's Ikon Of the Nativity and Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil Op 37.2016-12-09T19:30:00+00002016-12-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Choir of King's College London
The Gesualdo SixThe Gesualdo SixThe six voices blend together in harmony in an a cappella performance of Byrd's Vigilate and works by Taverner and Rutter.2016-12-10T19:30:00+00002016-12-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Gesualdo Six
City Of London ChoirCity Of London ChoirHilary Davan Wetton conducts the choir for its annual much-loved celebration of Christmas.2016-12-11T18:30:00+00002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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City Of London Choir
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral, OxfordThe Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral, OxfordA programme of some of the most-loved and beautiful Christmas music ever written, performed by one of the greatest cathedral choirs in the world. The concert is presented by Howard Goodall in informative and entertaining festive form.2016-12-12T19:30:00+00002016-12-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Choir Of Merton College, OxfordChoir Of Merton College, OxfordThe choir's programme contrasts two polychoral masterpieces from the Renaissance period with Poulenc's popular Christmas motets, and a sequence of well-known carols by Darke and Rutter amongst others.2016-12-13T19:30:00+00002016-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Choir Of Merton College, Oxford
The Cardinall's MusickThe Cardinall's MusickWork by Renaissance composers Lassus, Victoria, Byrd and Palestrina, inspired by The Virgin Mary.2016-12-14T19:30:00+00002016-12-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Cardinall's Musick
David TitteringtonDavid TitteringtonThe organist performs Messiaen's La Nativite Du Seigneur.2016-12-15T13:05:00+00002016-12-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music By CandlelightEx Cathedra: Christmas Music By CandlelightJeffrey Skidmore conducts a wide range of Christmas music from Away In A Manger to MacMillan.2016-12-15T19:30:00+00002016-12-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music By Candlelight
Choir Of Clare CollegeChoir Of Clare CollegeGraham Ross conducts a sumptuous programme of music for the last week in Advent and the birth of the Christ child on Christmas Day.2016-12-16T19:30:00+00002016-12-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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St James's Park 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  30% 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  39% 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 £59  36% 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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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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Tavener Ikon Of The Nativity And Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
The choir will perform John Tavener's Ikon of the Nativity and Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil....More
 
 
 
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The Choir of King's College London
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
Joseph Fort conducts a performance of Tavener's Ikon Of the Nativity and Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil Op 37....More
 
 
 
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Monica Ross: A Critical Fine Art Practice
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th Dec 2016 - 11am-5pm
St John's Smith Square, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P | 5 minutes from St John's Smith Square
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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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Bella Cora
Concerts | On 9th December 2016 

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

The ensemble performs an eclectic mix of seasonal music....More

London Bach Singers & The Feinstein Ensemble: Bach Christmas Oratorio By Candlelight
Concerts | On 9th December 2016 

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

The ensembles perform Parts 1, 2, 3 and 6 from Bach's Christmas Oratorio....More

St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

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

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
Beyond Caravaggio
Beyond Caravaggio
Exhibitions | Until 15th January 2017 

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

The National Gallery hangs its Caravaggio masterpiece, 'Supper at Emmaus', alongside approximately 50 paintings by the great Italian Baroque artist ...More

 
Luc Tuymans: Glasses
Luc Tuymans: Glasses
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

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

"Glasses bring a kind of distortion to the face," says Antwerp-based artist, Luc Tuymans, whose paintings of spectacle wearing sitters ...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

 
Picasso Portraits
Picasso Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

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

Picasso's portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on ...More

 
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

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

Claudio Rasano's photograph of a Johannesburg schoolboy won this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize prize while other shortlisted entries ...More

 
The Covent Garden Comedy Club @ Heaven
Comedy | On 9th December 2016 

Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Arches 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Comedy, Stand-Up....More

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Seasonal | Until 5th January 2017 

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Since 1947, stately Trafalgar Square receives a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, ...More

 
 
 
 
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