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The CollegeFormerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011, The College is a large site with period Victorian halls and interconnecting rooms available to hire. The venue hosted designjunction in 2015 when 180 cutting-edge brands temporarily set up shop and showcase their latest products. In October 2018 it provides a second site for The Other Art Fair, which marks its 30th edition with this strand wholly dedicated to showcasing women artists.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Holborn Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Farringdon Rail
 
13 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
2 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What to do in London throughout 2019

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2019. From January to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  26% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 2 minutes from The College
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £350  24% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 3 minutes from The College
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
The Buckingham London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  35% off
39-40 Bedford Place, WC1B | 3 minutes from The College
A beautiful townhouse property located in London's peaceful Bloomsbury area, The Buckingham provides an intimate and comfortable setting with its luxury studios and suites. With all ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The College
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
 
 
 
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 2 minutes from The College
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
 
 
 
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Museum Of Freemasonry
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
Aimed at freemasons and non-freemasons alike, the Museum of Freemasonry provides the chances to learn all about freemasonry and its cultural richness. The museum is ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The College
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The College
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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Lambs Conduit Street
London > Attractions >
WC1N | 5 minutes from The College
This charming Bloomsbury shopping street, linking Coram's Fields to Theobald's Road, follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit. Some of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
63 Wells Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from The College
Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, ... More
 
 
 
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London Cabaret Club: Queen Of Roses
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 5th September to 2nd November 2019
The College, Victoria House, 37-63 Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 2 minutes from The College
The queens of England - the real ones, not drag queens - provide the inspiration for the latest immersive cabaret experience by the London Cabaret ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 5th January 2020
The College, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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ZooNation: Some Like It Hip Hop
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 23rd October to 9th November 2019 - Various Times
The College, Portugal Street, WC2A | 6 minutes from The College
Kate Prince, Tommy Franzen and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille draw inspiration from Twelfth Night and Some Like It Hot to choreograph a dance comedy of love, mistaken identity ...More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from The College
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The College

The best shops and markets near The College
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The College
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The College
... More
 
 
 
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Simon Carter Bloomsbury
London > Shopping > Menswear
36A Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The College
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near The College London?
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Orchard
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
11 Sicilian Avenue, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The College
A wonderful vegetarian cafe on the stunning Sicilian Avenue in Holborn, Orchard is a sister site to Vanilla Black in Chancery Lane, maintaining the same quality ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe L'oscar Saint and Sinner Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
L'oscar Hotel, 2-6 Southampton Row, WC1B | 1 minute from The College
Inspired by the L'oscar hotel's Baptist Bar, which is housed within a former chapel dating back to 1903, Café L'oscar takes on a Saint & Sinner ... More
 
 
 
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The Espresso Room, Southampton Row
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23 Southampton Row, WC1B | 1 minute from The College
Renowned as one of London's best, and first, speciality coffee shops The Espresso Room serves some of the finest coffee in town. ... More
 
 
 
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Near The College
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 2 minutes from The College
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from The College
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from The College
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The College gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The College
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 3 minutes from The College
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 3 minutes from The College
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The College

The best pubs near London The College.
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 2 minutes from The College
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The College
... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The College
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The College clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from The College
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The College
During The Savoy's �220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The College
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The College.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The College
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from The College
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from The College
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Hogarth: Place And Progress
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Sir John Soane's Museum 3 minutes walk from The College

All of the 18th-century artist's paintings and engravings are united for the first time, in this in-depth examination of his ...More

Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
Seasonal | Until 1st December 2019 

Beaufort Bar at The Savoy 4 minutes walk from The College

If you want to add some class to your Halloween celebrations, gets your fangs into one of the most glamorous ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 5th January 2020 

New London Theatre 5 minutes walk from The College

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The College

Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western ...More

 
Nara: sacred images from early Japan
Nara: sacred images from early Japan
Exhibitions | Until 24th November 2019 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from The College

Fifteen major Buddhist and Shinto sacred images go on display at the British Museum this autumn in a free display ...More

 
ZooNation: Some Like It Hip Hop
Dance | Until 9th November 2019 

Peacock Theatre 6 minutes walk from The College

Kate Prince, Tommy Franzen and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille draw inspiration from Twelfth Night and Some Like It Hot to choreograph a ...More

Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 15th December 2019 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 6 minutes walk from The College

Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Aldwych Theatre 8 minutes walk from The College

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
Concerts | Until 2nd November 2019 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from The College

The Royal Opera presents a new production of Donizetti's comedy, Don Pasquale, a domestic drama about a wealthy old bachelor ...More

 
Royal Ballet: Manon
Royal Ballet: Manon
Dance | Until 6th November 2019 

Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from The College

Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, which had its premiere in 1974, has been revived every few years for over 40 years and ...More

 

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Winter at Vinegar Yard
Winter at Vinegar Yard
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Vinegar Yard

Street food hotspot Vinegar Yard, which sits in the shadow of The Shard, is given ...More

 
Abigail's Bar
Abigail's Bar
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Abigail's Bar is a secret '70s cocktail den with a retro living room design inspired ...More

 
Other Side Fried
Other Side Fried
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The first bricks and mortar restaurant from fried chicken street food favourite Other Side Fried....More

 
Kin Cafe
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Founded by a father and son duo who wanted to create a comfortable, friendly space specialising in fresh and healthy food, Kin Café is a simple venue with strong principles....More

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Catering to vegans who are craving something naughty, Temple of Seitan serves a menu of plant-based junk food....More

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Catering to vegans who are craving something naughty, Temple of Seitan serves a menu of plant-based junk food....More

Lele's
Lele's
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Set up by former Pop Brixton Marketing Director Valentina Fois, Lele's is a vegan café ...More

 
Folie
Folie
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Taking diners on a journey from Marseille to Portofino through to St Tropez and Nice, ...More

 
Rosa's Thai Cafe Clapham Junction
Rosa's Thai Cafe Clapham Junction
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A south London branch of the popular Rosa's ...More

 
Muse
Muse
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A new venture from acclaimed chef Tom Aikens, Muse offers every guest a chefs' table ...More

 
Sam's Riverside
Sam's Riverside
Dining 

Overlooking Hammersmith Bridge and part of the redeveloped Riverside Studios, Sam's Riverside is a glamorous ...More

 
Christmas With Katherine Jenkins
Christmas With Katherine Jenkins
Concerts | On 12th December 

Royal Albert Hall

The Welsh singer's Christmas appearance at the Royal ...More

 
Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy
Concerts | On 14th November 

Royal Albert Hall

Grammy Award-winning collective fusing rock, jazz and funk elements....More

 
Royal Opera: Death In Venice
Royal Opera: Death In Venice
Concerts | From 21st November 

Royal Opera House

David McVicar directs a brand new Royal Opera ...More

 
Royal Opera: The Magic Flute
Royal Opera: The Magic Flute
Concerts | From 1st November 

Royal Opera House

David McVicar's classic production of Mozart's The Magic ...More

 
Dorrance Dance: Myelination and other works
Dorrance Dance: Myelination and other works
Dance | From 14th November 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Following the success of ETM: Double Down, performed ...More

 
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Theatre | From 27th November 

Playhouse Theatre

James McAvoy returns to the West End starring as the soldier and poet with a ...More

 
Halloween at King's Cross
Halloween at King's Cross
Seasonal | On 31st October 

Granary Square

Shining a light on the dance of the dead, the skeleton squad will rise from ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
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Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
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Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
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Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
 
 
 
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