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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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The Music Scholars Of Eton CollegeThe Music Scholars Of Eton CollegeTim Johnson conducts 13 senior music scholars in their final year at one of the most famous schools in the world.2018-09-21T19:30:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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CoMA: Slap OnCoMA: Slap OnSteve Dummer, Txemi Etxebarria, Stuart Hazelton, Janet Oates and Gregory Rose conduct contemporary and experimental works by Georgina Bowden, Howard Cheeseman, Adam Gorb, Howard Jones, Zoe Martlew, Cathy Milliken, Janet Oates, Naomi Pinnock, James Saunders, Howard Skempton, Judith Weir and others.2018-09-22T13:00:00+01002018-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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ComachordComachordMembers of CoMA and partner ensembles based in the UK, Eindhoven and Maastricht join forces with KNM Campus, Berlin and CoMA Singers to perform Diana Burrell's Four Temperaments, Tansy Davies's Feather and Groove, Andrew Toovey's Acrobats, Joanna Lee's Whipoorwill and Nigel Osborne's I Am Swimming.2018-09-22T20:00:00+01002018-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Villiers QuartetVilliers QuartetOxford University's Quartet In Residence performs Wynton Marsalis's String Quartet No 1 'At The Octoroon Balls', Delius's Late Swallows Original Version, Barber's Dover Beach with baritone Geoff Williams and Dvorak's String Quartet No 14 in A Flat.2018-09-23T15:00:00+01002018-09-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Peter WrightPeter WrightThe organist performs Simon Preston's Alleluyas, Bach's Alla Breve In D, Searle Wright's Prelude On Brother James's Air and Vierne's Symphony No 4 In G Minor.2018-09-27T13:05:00+01002018-09-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Warren Mailley-SmithWarren Mailley-SmithThe pianist performs Beethoven's Sonata No 11 In B Flat, Chopin's Nocturne In D Flat and Waltz In A Flat, Ravel's Sonatine, Schubert's Sonata No 21 in B Flat and Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase.2018-09-28T19:30:00+01002018-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Warren Mailley-Smith
LGT Young Soloists Make London DebutLGT Young Soloists Make London Debut2018-10-02T19:30:00+01002018-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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LGT Young Soloists Make London Debut
London Mozart Players: Piano ExploredLondon Mozart Players: Piano ExploredLeader Ruth Rogers and Principal Cellist Sebastian Comberti join Howard Shelley, here conducting the orchestra for Beethoven's Concerto For Violin, Cello And Piano In C.2018-10-17T13:05:00+01002018-10-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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London Mozart Players: Piano Explored
Alberto ReyesAlberto Reyes2018-10-17T19:30:00+01002018-10-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science ShowMark Thompson's Spectacular Science ShowExplore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant's toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringles tubes.2018-10-18T14:00:00+01002018-10-18T00:00:00+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 £86  31% 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  24% 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  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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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
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. Prime among them is the annual ... More
 
 
 
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The Music Scholars Of Eton College
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 21st September 2018 - 7.30pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
Tim Johnson conducts 13 senior music scholars in their final year at one of the most famous schools in the world....More
 
 
 
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CoMA: Slap On
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 1pm
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, SW1P | Same location as St John's Smith Square
Steve Dummer, Txemi Etxebarria, Stuart Hazelton, Janet Oates and Gregory Rose conduct contemporary and experimental works by Georgina Bowden, Howard Cheeseman, Adam Gorb, Howard Jones, Zoe ...More
 
 
 
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Flower Fairies: Botanical Magic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th August to 30th September 2018
St John's Smith Square, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from St John's Smith Square
Enchanting and magical, Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies have been an inspiration to generations and this summer the Garden Museum presents an exhibition featuring more than ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Flower Fairies: Botanical Magic
Flower Fairies: Botanical Magic
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Garden Museum 6 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Enchanting and magical, Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies have been an inspiration to generations and this summer the Garden Museum ...More

 
Tate Britain Commission: Anthea Hamilton
Tate Britain Commission: Anthea Hamilton
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

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

Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2016, Anthea Hamilton is the next artist to undertake the Tate Britain Commission. Renowned ...More

 
Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One
Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One
Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2018 

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

A century since the end of WWI Tate Britain takes a look at how artists responded to the physical and ...More

 
Totally Thames
Totally Thames
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

River Thames 9 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Month-long event Totally Thames returns this September with river-related events taking place along the river's entire 42-mile course through the ...More

 
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 11 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
Divine Proportions
Divine Proportions
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

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

Renowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience ...More

 
Sounds and Sorcery celebrates Disney FANTASIA
Sounds and Sorcery celebrates Disney FANTASIA
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

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

In the year Mickey Mouse celebrates his 90th anniversary, Sounds and Sorcery presents a new immersive experience of Disney's FANTASIA ...More

 
Hamilton
Hamilton
Theatre | Until 15th December 2018 

Victoria Palace Theatre 13 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander ...More

 
Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 25th May 2019 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 13 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Prince and Patron
Prince and Patron
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Buckingham Palace 14 minutes walk from St John's Smith Square

To mark The Prince of Wales's 70th birthday this year the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace includes a special display ...More

 

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Tom Dixon Shop London
Tom Dixon Shop London
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Combining shop, workshop and office under one roof, Tom Dixon's shop in Coal Drops Yard ...More

 
Charming Baker: So It Goes
Exhibitions | From 28th September 

The Vinyl Factory

A student of Central St Martin's, Charming Baker presents bronze sculpture, painting and prints and inspired by life, vulnerability and humanity at The Vinyl Factory. In the past ...More

Ribera: Art of Violence
Ribera: Art of Violence
Exhibitions | From 26th September 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

The first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe De ...More

 
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Exhibitions | From 28th September 

Saatchi Gallery

An exhibition for these uncertain times, Black Mirror shows the importance of art when the ...More

 
The Parrot
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Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton....More

Bean & Wheat
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Adam Handling's Bean & Wheat coffee shop and deli in Hoxton houses a craft beer ...More

 
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London Transport Museum's Depot Open Weekend - Moving London
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London Transport Museum Depot

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Thousand Island
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Thousand Island is a new self-contained music venue and late, late night club, in what used to be Upstairs at The Garage on Highbury Corner....More

Sin Gusano
Sin Gusano
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It started as a pop up and now Sin Gusano, London's only dedicated agave bar, ...More

 
 
 
 
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