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DovesDovesThis three-piece band who originate from Cheshire, bring their own style of alternative rock to the live stage.2019-07-16T19:30:00+01002019-07-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Doves
 
Somerset House Summer SeriesSomerset House Summer SeriesSomerset House Summer SeriesGrammy-nominated five-piece The Internet, Brit Award-nominee Nao, and Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet kick off this year's Somerset House Summer Series, performing al fresco in the grand 18th-century courtyard. One of the best Summer Music Festivals in London, the event will also see Jacob Banks, Rosalia, Doves, Parcels, and Cut Copy perform 2019-07-16T00:00:00+01002019-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Concerts > Festivals & seasons
PRICING  £31.25-£56.25 incl booking fee
DATES  11th to 21st July 2019
Grammy-nominated five-piece The Internet, Brit Award-nominee Nao, and Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet kick off this year's Somerset House Summer Series, ... More about this event
 
The World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this summer to showcase the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. This year, political themes are prominent among the 200 shortlisted projects with illustrations dealing with current concerns including the #MeToo movement, Brexit and Climate Change, showing ho2019-07-16T00:00:00+01002019-07-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th to 28th July 2019
The World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this summer to showcase the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. Thi... More about this event
 
Kaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern BritainKaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern BritainA photography exhibition, featuring stills and moving images, that explores identity and immigration in modern Britain. It showcases the work of 10 photographers born or based in Britain.2019-07-16T10:00:00+01002019-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
Kaleidoscope: Immigration And Modern Britain
 
Get Up, Stand Up NowGet Up, Stand Up NowA group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists come together at Somerset House to celebrate the past 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond. Get Up, Stand Up Now is curated by Zak Ove whose father, Horace, was the creator of the first feature film by a Black British director. He has invited the artists selected to exhibit for their gro2019-07-16T10:00:00+01002019-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
PRICING  £12.50 (Adults), £9.50 (Concessions), Free (Under 12s)
DATES  12th June to 15th September 2019
A group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists come together at Somerset House to celebrate the past 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond. Get U... More about this event
 
Hennessy: For The CultureHennessy: For The CultureAn installation exploring the origins and influence of grime music, focussing in particular on how a brand of cognac became integral to a certain sort of black musical culture.2019-07-16T10:00:00+01002019-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing
Hennessy: For The Culture
 
The Good, The Bad & The QueenThe Good, The Bad & The QueenThe alt rock supergroup comprising Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong promotes the second studio album, Merrie Land.2019-07-17T19:30:00+01002019-07-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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On Soon
The Good, The Bad & The Queen
 
ParcelsParcelsPatrick Hetherington, Louie Swain, Noah Hill, Jules Crommelin and Anatole Serret from Berlin and Byron Bay performs its soul, funk and electro pop.2019-07-18T19:30:00+01002019-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Parcels
 
Cut CopyCut CopyAustralian new wave band formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford.2019-07-19T19:30:00+01002019-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Cut Copy
 
Black Obsidian Sound System: Immersive InstallationBlack Obsidian Sound System: Immersive InstallationAn immersive arts event bringing together queer, trans and non-binary people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism. All welcome but hatefulness will not be tolerated.2019-07-19T20:30:00+01002019-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Black Obsidian Sound System: Immersive Installation
 
SoulectionSoulectionArtist platform and collective founded in LA in 2011, with guest artists DJ Sango, Xavier Omar, Zilo, Tay Iwar, Joe Kay, Andre Power and Shaka Lion.2019-07-20T16:00:00+01002019-07-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Soulection
 
GossipGossipIndie-rock trio fronted by Beth Ditto celebrating the 10th anniversary of their fourth studio album, Music For Men. With support from Big Joanie.2019-07-21T19:30:00+01002019-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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On Soon
Gossip
 
Black Obsidian Sound System: Club NightBlack Obsidian Sound System: Club NightChooc Ly Tan, Mellowdramatics, Pepper Coast, Rose Gold Bkyn, Young Nettle and others provide the soundscape for queer, trans and non-binary people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism. All welcome but hatefulness will not be tolerated.2019-07-26T20:30:00+01002019-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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On Soon
Black Obsidian Sound System: Club Night
 
Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseThe most famous of all the open air film events in London, Film4 Summer Screen returns to Somerset House to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of outdoor movies. This year's line-up includes the Oscar-nominated Black Panther, '90s comedy Clueless, love story God's Own Country and Shane Meadows' This is England. As well as the evening's featur2019-08-08T00:00:00+01002019-08-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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On Soon

event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
PRICING  Behind the Screen £10
DATES  8th to 21st August 2019
The most famous of all the open air film events in London, Film4 Summer Screen returns to Somerset House to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of outdoor... More about this event
 
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsMary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsMary Sibande: I Came Apart at the SeamsSomerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo exhibition in the UK. One of South Africa's most prominent artists, Sibande uses this exhibition to explore the power of imagination and constructive anger in a post-colonial world, using a series of photographic and sculptural works. The 2019-10-03T00:00:00+01002020-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free Event 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd October 2019 to 5th January 2020
Somerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist Mary Sibande in I Came Apart at the Seams, her first solo exhibition in the UK. One of South Africa's most... More about this event
 
24/724/724/7Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our modern lives, Somerset House presents 24/7, a new exhibition inspired by Jonathan Crary's book, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep. Bringing together a line-up of contemporary artists 2019-10-31T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £14. Concessions £11.
DATES  31st October 2019 to 8th March 2020
Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our mo... More about this event
 
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, and 2019 will see the rink return for its 20th year. 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 ea2019-11-13T00:00:00+00002020-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
DATES  13th November 2019 to 12th January 2020
The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town, and 2019 will see the rink r... More about this event
 
 
 

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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

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

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

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 3rd May 2020 

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

 
9 To 5 The Musical
9 To 5 The Musical
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 21st December 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

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

 
Untangling the Tracks
Untangling the Tracks
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | Until 19th October 2019 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | Until 8th October 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare's epic new production of ...More

 
Jellyfish
Jellyfish
Theatre | Until 16th July 2019 

National Theatre: Dorfman 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

Tim Hoare directs a revival of the Bush Theatre's staging of Ben Weatherill's contemporary romance, which considers coming of age ...More

 

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Blank
Theatre | From 11th October 

The Donmar Warehouse

Staged in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Clean Break theatre company, which works with women affected by the criminal justice system, Blank receives its full-length premiere at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. The new ...More

Appropriate
Appropriate
Theatre | From 16th August 

The Donmar Warehouse

After wowing audiences with The Octoroon at the National Theatre, American writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns ...More

 
Baby Reindeer
Baby Reindeer
Theatre | From 9th October 

Bush Theatre

The debut play from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd, who performed his hit show ...More

 
Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro
Theatre | From 31st August 

Bush Theatre

Part of Lynette Linton's first season as Artistic Director at the Bush Theatre, Chiaroscuro is ...More

 
Patch & Picnic
Patch & Picnic
Dining 

The South Bank is a lovely spot for a Thames-side stroll in summer but if ...More

 
Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party
Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party
Seasonal | On 18th July 

Marylebone Village

The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party is back ...More

 
Sink The Pink Street Party
Sink The Pink Street Party
Seasonal | On 17th August 

Finsbury Park

The Mighty Hoopla organisers and Sink The Pink ...More

 
BA 2119: Flight of the Future
BA 2119: Flight of the Future
Exhibitions | From 1st August 

Saatchi Gallery

British Airways celebrates 100 years of flying this ...More

 
Sunset Cinema: Film Nights with Samsung Screenings
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Film Events | From 23rd July 

John Lewis Rooftop

As part of this year's John Lewis Roof ...More

 
Wembley Park Market
Wembley Park Market
Shopping 

An indoor, permanent market, Wembley Park Market brings together a line-up of independent and local ...More

 
The Fellowship and Star
The Fellowship and Star
Drinking 

Historic pub the Fellowship Inn was given a new lease of life in 2019 when ...More

 
Boiler Room Festival
Boiler Room Festival
Concerts | From 9th October 

Copeland Park

Just because summer is over doesn't mean the festival fun has to end. Launching this ...More

 
Idles
Idles
Concerts | On 7th December 

Alexandra Palace

With their last shows selling out in minutes, political post-punk Bristolian five-piece Idles is a ...More

 
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Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Boots Covent Garden
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Having undergone a makeover in summer 2019, Boots in Covent Garden is a state of ...More

 
Officina 00
Dining 

This fresh pasta restaurant near Old Street is centred on a spianatoia, a traditional wooden work-bench, where chefs make the food....More

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen
Dining 

Mediterranean and Japanese influences can be seen in everything from the food to the design at Bloomsbury Street Kitchen....More

Heritage
Heritage
Dining 

Fondue, raclette and rosti are just three of the Swiss dishes on the menu at ...More

 
Triyoga Chelsea
Leisure 

The spacious and light-filled centre Triyoga Chelsea is located on the King's Road offering an idyllic sanctuary and three light filled studios....More

Triyoga Camden
Triyoga Camden
Leisure 

Triyoga in Camden has five yoga studios housed in a beautifully renovated Victorian warehouse which ...More

 
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