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Union ChapelThis Grade II listed building just south of Highbury Corner functions not only as a place of worship, it is also one of London's most unique and enchanting live music venues with a diverse and enticing list of upcoming events. There's something quite magical about this place and you will be hard pushed to find a more memorable location to listen to live music in London. The Chapel has seen over a century's worth of visitors come through its doors and has welcomed artists such as Bjork, Tori Amos and Fionn Regan to the stage in recent years. Performers are framed by the stained glass window and the space is lit with the warm glow of church candles. A fully licensed bar is open on show nights, and a kiosk in the Chapel provides visitors with hot chocolates and snacks to keep hands warm in those chilly winter months. Apart from providing Islington with lots of fine entertainment the tireless Union Chapel volunteers also run a vital support service for local people facing homelessness and crisis, with a drop-in session on Sundays where visitors can receive a hot meal, a shower and some advice. Parts of this large rambling complex are also available for hire, so well worth considering if you're after something special for a private party, conference or festival.

 

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The Sons Of PitchesThe Sons Of PitchesInventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs, mixing harmonies, solos and beatboxing, from the multi award-winning YouTube stars.2017-06-29T19:00:00+01002017-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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The Sons Of Pitches
The Dylema CollectiveThe Dylema CollectiveThe London-based four-piece performs a poetry-flavoured mixture of soul, contemporary jazz and funk in its original material.2017-07-01T12:00:00+01002017-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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The Dylema Collective
Live At The Chapel With Ed ByrneLive At The Chapel With Ed ByrneThe observational comedy master as seen on Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You performs new material. Plus support.2017-07-01T18:30:00+01002017-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Live At The Chapel With Ed Byrne
DarlingsideDarlingside1960s-influenced pop and indie from the Massachusetts-based ensemble, featuring soaring harmonies, classical arrangements and rock vibes.2017-07-03T19:00:00+01002017-07-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Darlingside
Stand Up For SatireStand Up For SatireComedians Al Murray the Pub Landlord, Tim Key, Felicity Ward, Dane Baptiste and more perform in aid of Index On Censorship which promotes free speech.2017-07-04T19:30:00+01002017-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Stand Up For Satire
Mavis StaplesMavis StaplesThe gospel soul singer performs hits from her illustrious career, including favourites such as Respect Yourself, I'll Take You There and Let's Do It Again.2017-07-06T19:00:00+01002017-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Mavis Staples
BokanteBokanteThe international ensemble, formed by Snarky Puppy's Michael League, brings its groove-based world music to the UK's stages.2017-07-07T19:00:00+01002017-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Bokante
Jacob & DrinkwaterJacob & DrinkwaterThe London-based pairing of Tobias Ben Jacob Lukas Drinkwater, performs its indie and alternative-flavoured contemporary folk originals. AJ Holmes and The Choroes support.2017-07-08T12:00:00+01002017-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Jacob & Drinkwater
Laboratorium PiesniLaboratorium PiesniThe Eastern European collective performs traditional native rhythms and harmonies taking listeners on a journey through Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Poland and beyond.2017-07-08T19:00:00+01002017-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Laboratorium Piesni
Cage The ElephantCage The ElephantOriginally from Kentucky and now based in London, the five-piece performs their rock material.2017-07-10T19:00:00+01002017-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Cage The Elephant
 

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Caledonian Road Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Canonbury Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
17 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  21% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 11 minutes from Union Chapel
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  42% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 17 minutes from Union Chapel
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £48  34% off
Central Street, EC1V | 23 minutes from Union Chapel
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest Union Chapel

Nearest to Union Chapel
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Garage
London > Entertainment > Live Music
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
This gritty music venue in Islington is everything a music venue should be, with a low ceiling, great sound system, about six inches separating the band ... More
 
 
 
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
 
 
 
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Filthy's
London > Entertainment > Live Music
276 Holloway Road, N7 | 16 minutes from Union Chapel
When Filthy McNasty's closed its doors in Clerkenwell many bemoaned its demise but now Ireland's favourite live music venue has dropped the McNasty and opened up ... More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Union Chapel

Near Union Chapel
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Hen & Chickens Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
A wonderful night out on London's thriving fringe scene can be had at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, which sits above the cosy, candlelit pub that shares ... More
 
 
 
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Union Chapel
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
 
 
 
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Permanent Collection
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th January to 31st December 2017 - Various Times
Union Chapel, 39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, Giorgio de Chirico, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio ...More
 
 
 
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The Passion Of The Playboy Riots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th June to 8th July 2017 - Various Times
Union Chapel, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
The true story of the role played by theatre in the origins of the IRA. It's based on the writings of the dramatists WB Yeats, Lady ...More
 
 
 
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Bash & Pop
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 29th June 2017 - 7pm
Union Chapel, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
Alt rock group, formed in 1992 by Tommy Stinson....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Union Chapel

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Union Chapel
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
 
 
 
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 9 minutes from Union Chapel
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and theatre, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Union Chapel

The best shops and markets near Union Chapel
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Gill Wing Cookshop
London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen
190 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
The seed for the Gill Wing Cookshop was sewn in early 1980s when Tim and Gill Wing started out by making ceramics and selling their wares ... More
 
 
 
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
202 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Twentytwentyone
London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
This interior designer's delight opened in 1996, specialising in items that add a touch of city living chic to the home. Vintage and contemporary furniture and ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Union Chapel

What are the best dining options near Union Chapel London?
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Gem
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
265 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
... More
 
 
 
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Ziloufs
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
270 Upper Street, N12UQ | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
Pan-Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Fish & Chip Shop
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
189 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
Since opening in June 2013, The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington has been giving diners an upmarket, quality fish 'n chippie. Owned by former CEO ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Union Chapel

Near Union Chapel
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 13 minutes from Union Chapel
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 20 minutes from Union Chapel
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 23 minutes from Union Chapel
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Union Chapel

Union Chapel gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 17 minutes from Union Chapel
Marking the border between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small green ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 19 minutes from Union Chapel
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
 
 
 
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 19 minutes from Union Chapel
A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Union Chapel

The best pubs near London Union Chapel.
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The Duchess of Kent
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
441 Liverpool Road, N7 | 5 minutes from Union Chapel
A well-stocked games cupboard, good gastropub food, a couple of open fires for warming up on chilly evenings, a number of outdoor benches for chilling out ... More
 
 
 
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Marquess Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
32 Canonbury Street, Islington, N1 | 6 minutes from Union Chapel
The Marquess Tavern opened May 2006 and has subsequently won a number of awards including Time Out Gastropub of the Year the very year it opened. ... More
 
 
 
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Union Chapel

Union Chapel clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Union Chapel
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from Union Chapel
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Union Chapel

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Union Chapel.
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 1 minute from Union Chapel
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from Union Chapel
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Permanent Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 2 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, ...More

Ink
Ink
Theatre | Until 5th August 2017 

Almeida Theatre 6 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Rupert Goold directs the world premiere staging of James Graham's drama set in late 1960s Fleet Street, where a young ...More

 
Red Riding Hood And The Wolf
Theatre | Until 16th July 2017 

Little Angel Theatre 7 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The story of Red Riding Hood, with a twist....More

New Designers Exhibition Part One
New Designers Exhibition Part One
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2017 

Business Design Centre 12 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Young designers gather in their thousands to showcase their fresh and innovative creations at the Business Design Centre for two ...More

 
Rhys James & Ed Gamble: Edinburgh Previews
Comedy | On 28th June 2017 

Pleasance Theatre 17 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Sharp gags and imaginative poetry from Rhys James, and cheeky wit and gags from one half of podcast duo Peacock ...More

Certified
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2017 

EGG 18 minutes walk from Union Chapel

House and grime courtesy of Certified DJs....More

August And After
Concerts | On 28th June 2017 

The Lexington 18 minutes walk from Union Chapel

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School Night Swing With Holly
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th June 2017 

The Lexington 18 minutes walk from Union Chapel

DJ Holly France plays swing, rock'n'roll, upbeat blues, '20s jazz and more for dancers and loungers....More

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

House of Illustration 21 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. Focusing ...More

 
Irish Hooley At Kings Place
Dance | On 28th June 2017 

Kings Place 21 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley, CrossHarbour, Le Cheile, Artisan Row and The Trad Gathering, perform a charity concert in ...More

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The Green Man
The Green Man
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A previously run down neighbourhood pub in Paddington has been preserved by PubLove, adding a ...More

 
Nine Lives
Nine Lives
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At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to ...More

 
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VQ Aldgate
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Famous for staying open 24 hours VQ is a great spot, day or night, for ...More

 
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Dining 

Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, which has received Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors....More

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The Ivy Tower Bridge
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Part of the Ivy's brasserie style restaurants, this one has a rather good riverside location ...More

 
Tom Simmons
Tom Simmons
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Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise ...More

 
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JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
The Majority
Theatre | From 11th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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