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Skate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseThe grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ease yourself into the festive spirit. If your youngste2017-12-16T00:00:00+00002018-01-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  £7.50-£17 plus booking fees
DATES  15th November 2017 to 14th January 2018
The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town. Skating around under the 40-... More about this event
 
Chloe Lamford: Show RoomChloe Lamford: Show RoomSite specific installation summoning a theatrical back-stage with abandoned architectural features, imagined vistas, theatrical props, shimmering curtains and transformative stages that provides visitors the opportunity to be a player in an as-yet-unscripted play.2017-12-16T08:00:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
Chloe Lamford: Show Room
 
North: Fashioning IdentityNorth: Fashioning IdentityNorth: Fashioning IdentitySomerset House explores the contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England with new exhibition, North: Fashioning Identity. With over 100 photographs, fashion garments and artworks, it highlights how the realities of life in the north during the mid-20th century inspired a new generation of photographers, artists and de2017-12-16T00:00:00+00002018-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £7, concession £5
DATES  8th November 2017 to 4th February 2018
Somerset House explores the contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England with new exhibition, North: Fashioning Identity. With o... More about this event
 
Hassan Hajjaj: La CaravaneHassan Hajjaj: La CaravaneHassan Hajjaj: La CaravaneThis October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures, which he has picked up by splitting his time between the UK and Morocco. Visitors will be able to see the artist's colourful photographic portraits, which blend the glossy aes2017-12-16T00:00:00+00002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th October 2017 to 7th January 2018
This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemp... More about this event
 
New Year's Eve 2017New Year's Eve 2017Attractions & Museums, Ice Rink.2017-12-31T19:30:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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New Year's Eve 2017
 
Skate Lates: Supa Dupa FlySkate Lates: Supa Dupa FlyResidents and guests spin an epic selection of 1990s hip hop and R&B.2018-01-05T20:00:00+00002018-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Skate Lates: Supa Dupa Fly
 
Skate Lates - Strut & SofritoSkate Lates - Strut & SofritoAttractions & Museums, Ice Rink.2018-01-11T20:00:00+00002018-01-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Skate Lates - Strut & Sofrito
 
Skate Lates: Special Closing WeekendSkate Lates: Special Closing WeekendAttractions & Museums, Ice Rink.2018-01-11T20:00:00+00002018-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Skate Lates: Special Closing Weekend
 
Skate Lates - Mr JukesSkate Lates - Mr JukesAttractions & Museums, Ice Rink.2018-01-12T20:00:00+00002018-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Skate Lates - Mr Jukes
 
Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2018Aashni + Co Wedding Show 20182018-01-21T10:30:00+00002018-01-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2018
 
Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The MarkEloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The MarkA new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats or civil engineering and the workings of the human body. Using Somerset House's close relationship with the River Thames and Victoria Embankment as a starting point, the show takes visitors on a journey through a three dimensional min2018-01-31T11:00:00+00002018-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  31st January to 22nd April 2018
A new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats or civil engineering and the workings of th... More about this event
 
Sony World Photography Awards ExhibitionSony World Photography Awards ExhibitionSony World Photography Awards ExhibitionThe World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 11th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House. Five hundred of the best professional and amateur contemporary photographs from around the world are selected, capturing everything from fashion to travel, p2018-04-20T00:00:00+01002018-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
PRICING  On the door £10-£12 (Adults), Free (Children Under 12)
DATES  20th April to 6th May 2018
The World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 11th edition of the Sony World Phot... More about this event
 
 
 

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Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art

New exhibition Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys looks at the artist's fascination with the staff of French hotels and ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
London Musical Theatre Orchestra: A Christmas Carol
London Musical Theatre Orchestra: A Christmas Carol
Concerts | Until 18th December 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Robert Lindsay reprises the role of penny-pinching Scrooge as the London Musical Theatre Orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre for ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 25th March 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 16th December 2017 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Biting observations and caustic wit from TV and radio regular Jo Caulfield. Plus Bob Mills and Tom Allen....More

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
La Soiree
La Soiree
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Olivier Award-winning La Soiree cabaret switches its spiegeltent for the West End this winter, taking up residency at the ...More

 
La Petite Soiree
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

A family-friendly version of the Olivier Award-winning cabaret spectacular. This afternoon show includes many of the same performers as La ...More

42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

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The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
Anni Albers
Anni Albers
Exhibitions | From 11th October 

Tate Modern

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at ...More

 
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | From 2nd May 

Tate Modern

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the ...More

 
The Way Of The World
The Way Of The World
Theatre | From 29th March 

The Donmar Warehouse

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett as Lady Wishfort in William ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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