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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes walk from The Black Friar
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically... More
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new... More
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts... More
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam... More
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre,... More
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one... More
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer... More
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is... More
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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld... More
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth... More
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were... More
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's... More
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had... More
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The Bunker
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 12 minutes walk from The Black Friar
An Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge, The Bunker is a small 110-seater studio theatre... More
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image... More
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted... More
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's... More
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide... More
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance... More
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly... More
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from... More
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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every... More
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 13 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing... More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a 100 million revamp that will see the 1960s... More
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique... More
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Underbelly Festival
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
Each summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to... More
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from The Black Friar
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From... More
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Rachel Kneebone
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

The sculptor presents 399 Days, a monumental sculpture constructed from porcelain tiles worked and detailed figurative scenarios, as well as ...More

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

He shunned publicity, was rarely seen and gave only one full interview in his life yet Christian Dior called him ...More

 
Contemporary Korean Ceramics
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

This display brings together the work of 15 emerging and established artists from Korea, showcasing the richness of contemporary Korean ...More

Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, Plywood has been embraced by designers, architects and engineers to bend the ...More

 
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

They've given us The Dark Side of the Moon, pigs flying over Battersea Power Station and giant inflatable teachers. Now, ...More

 
The Artful Book: 70 Years Of The Folio Society
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

The Folio Society is Britain's foremost publisher of illustrated, collectable books for adults. This display features illustrated books and bindings, ...More

Woman's Hour Craft Prize
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Twelve shortlisted finalists display their craft works, including Laura Ellen Bacon, Celia Pym, Lin Chueng, Emma Woffenden, Peter Marigold, Neil ...More

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

An audio-visual journey through the band's music, design and staging, featuring over 350 artefacts spanning five decades....More

Opera Prelude : Il Nous Faut de L'Amour
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2017 

Cadogan Hall 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Paul Brady
Concerts | On 26th September 2017 

Cadogan Hall 9 minutes walk from The Black Friar

The Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician performs a blend of folk and pop....More

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Villa Mama's
Villa Mama's
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Chef and restauranteur Roaya Saleh draws on her rich Bahraini heritage for Villa Mama's....More

 
Red Farm
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London branch of the New York dumpling restaurant....More

Cheese Street N1
Cheese Street N1
Foodie Events | On 1st October 

Chapel Market

There is a Cheese Street coming to London this weekend. Yes, you heard that right: ...More

 
Sabor
Dining 

Spanish restaurant from Nieves Barragan, former executive chef at Barrafina who worked with the Hart brothers for 14 years....More

Parsons
Dining 

Ian Campbell and Will Palmer, the owners of The 10 Cases restaurant and wine bar, are behind this fish restaurant opposite....More

Yamabahce
Dining 

A St Christopher's Place restaurant specialising in Turkish flatbread from Alan Yau....More

Friday Late: Making Play
Friday Late: Making Play
Exhibitions | On 29th September 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

This week's Friday Late at the V&A brings together game designers, artists and architects for ...More

 
Mc & Sons
Mc & Sons
Drinking 

Very much a family affair, whose roots are firmly in Ireland, Mc & Sons is ...More

 
Vinoteca City
Vinoteca City
Drinking 

Bringing more than 200 wines to Bloomberg Arcade, Vinoteca City combines a wine shop with ...More

 
Dead Dolls House Halloween Party
Dead Dolls House Halloween Party
Seasonal | On 28th October 

The Dolls House Islington

Following on from the Dinner Party on Friday ...More

 
Halloween at Sky Garden
Halloween at Sky Garden
Seasonal | On 27th October 

Sky Garden

Adding another fear factor to Halloween, Sky Garden is taking the occasion to horrifying new ...More

 
The Quarter of Curiosity Shop
The Quarter of Curiosity Shop
Exhibitions | From 17th October 

Carnaby Newburgh Quarter

Open for a limited time this Halloween, The ...More

 
Club De Fromage Halloween Special: Zombies Ate My Dance Floor
Club De Fromage Halloween Special: Zombies Ate My Dance Floor
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

O2 Academy Islington

Known for their extravagant and silly fancy dress ...More

 
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Film Events | From 25th October 

Mercato Metropolitano

Following on from the festive Winter Night Garden ...More

 
Macellaio RC - Northcote Road
Macellaio RC - Northcote Road
Dining 

Combining restaurant and butcher, Macellaio RC doesn't shy ...More

 
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
Foodie Events | From 26th October 

The Queen Of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop ...More

 
The Dark Room
The Dark Room
Theatre | From 8th November 

Theatre 503

Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from ...More

 
Megan's by the Green
Megan's by the Green
Dining 

A dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe with fairy lights and a great place for after-school pizzas....More

 
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Dining 

Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their ...More

 
Lambeth Fireworks
Lambeth Fireworks
Seasonal | On 4th November 

Brockwell Park

In 2017 Lambeth Council's annual Fireworks display at Brockwell Park takes on 'A Night at ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
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Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
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A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
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Best Small Museums in London
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