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What to do in London throughout 2019

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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £162  35% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from British Council
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  23% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 2 minutes from British Council
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  21% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 2 minutes from British Council
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near British Council.
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from British Council
... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from British Council
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from British Council
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
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Events near British Council

Near British Council
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th January to 2nd May 2020
British Council, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from British Council
Toby Jones plays the disaffected Uncle Vanya while Richard Armitage is the local doctor Astrov as Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson - who directed a landmark production ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
British Council, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from British Council
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February 2019 to 4th July 2020
British Council, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from British Council
Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelley, Waitress the musical tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town who dreams ...More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18 Suffolk Street, Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes from British Council
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from British Council
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from British Council
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near British Council

The best museums, galleries, attractions near British Council
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as British Council
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription reads ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe. The ... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from British Council
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near British Council

The best shops and markets near British Council
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from British Council
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from British Council
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from British Council
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near British Council

What are the best dining options near British Council London?
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Thai Square - Trafalgar Square
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
21 - 24 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
Thai food is everywhere these days. The spicy, clean flavours are all over pub menus, either as green or red curries or influences on more European ... More
 
 
 
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Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their Shoreditch canteen, have brought Rochelle Canteen, cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
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Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from British Council
Scotland combines some of the finest ingredients in the world with some of the most atrocious cooking, but this Scottish-themed bar-restaurant is trying to change all ... More
 
 
 
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Education near British Council

Near British Council
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 9 minutes from British Council
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 12 minutes from British Council
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 14 minutes from British Council
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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British Council gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from British Council
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from British Council
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from British Council
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near British Council

The best pubs near London British Council.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from British Council
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 Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from British Council
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from British Council
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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British Council clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from British Council
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 2 minutes from British Council
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from British Council
... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from British Council
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from British Council
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
 

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Sake Bar Takeovers at Rochelle Canteen ICA
Sake Bar Takeovers at Rochelle Canteen ICA
Foodie Events | Until 12th December 2019 

Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts 1 minute walk from British Council

This autumn, Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts hosts a series of food, drink and art takeovers. Against ...More

 
A Taste Of Honey
A Taste Of Honey
Theatre | Until 29th February 2020 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from British Council

Covering race, class, gender and sexual orientation, A Taste of Honey was a great defining and taboo-breaking play of the ...More

 
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Seasonal | Until 25th December 2019 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from British Council

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

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Her Majesty's Theatre 2 minutes walk from British Council

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece
Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece
Exhibitions | Until 12th January 2020 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Get an insight into the mind of Leonardo da Vinci and explore his masterpiece, The Virgin of the Rocks, through ...More

 
Gauguin Portraits
Gauguin Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

For the first time ever the National Gallery stages an exhibition on the portraits of French artist Paul Gauguin. From ...More

 
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

This autumn, internationally-renowned artist Elizabeth Peyton will become the first artist ever to be given the run of the entire ...More

 
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

A major new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, tells the untold stories of twelve women depicted in ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

With his honest portraits of his late mother, Goldie, Los Angeles-based photographer Pat Martin has won the prestigious Taylor Wessing ...More

 
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 30th December 2019 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from British Council

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

 

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Bridge Theatre

Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a run at Bridge Theatre starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan. An exploration of identity, intimacy and belonging, it sees an ...More

Manor
Theatre | From 7th April 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels take to the National Theatre stage. When a violent storm sweeps the coast, several strangers seek refuge in Diana ...More

Jack Absolute Flies Again
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Oliver Chris and Richard Bean - the writer responsible for One Man, Two Guvnors - present their new play, Jack Absolute Flies Again, at the National Theatre this April. Based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The ...More

Hairspray the Musical
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The London Coliseum is transformed into 1962 Baltimore this spring when the Tony Award-winning production ...More

 
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Tate Modern

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual ...More

 
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Olivier Award-winning actress Eileen Atkins and rising star Timothée Chalamet, whose recent film credits include ...More

 
Bags: Inside Out
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Serving dishes from across West Africa in Fitzrovia, in a room that reflects the natural beauty, simplicity and earthiness of the country....More

Among the Trees
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The Hayward Gallery

From their verdant green leaves that magically morph into brilliant orange, yellow and red to their majestic trunks that soar from the ground, no one can doubt the beauty and wonder of trees, and the ...More

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