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, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a �6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many... More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi... More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped... More
 
 
 
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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road.... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the... More
 
 
 
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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Found111 is a temporary theatre space housed at 111 Charing Cross Road, the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. Having... More
 
 
 
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Soho Square
London > Entertainment
1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage... More
 
 
 
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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
The Soho Theatre Company was formed in 1969 by Verity Bargate and Fred Proud, but it didn't have a permanent home until 2000, when its... More
 
 
 
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years... More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The... More
 
 
 
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited... More
 
 
 
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Linbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
Part of the Royal Opera House , the Linbury Theatre was completely refurbished in December 2018 revealing, "a handsome... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco... More
 
 
 
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Most Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once... More
 
 
 
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Boulevard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Walker's Court, W1F | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's... More
 
 
 
 
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Christmas With Faulty Towers
Theatre | Until 15th December 2019 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 2 minutes walk from British Museum

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Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 15th December 2019 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production ...More

 
Strazzanti Sicilian Supper Club: Al Mare
Strazzanti Sicilian Supper Club: Al Mare
Exhibitions | Until 22nd November 2019 

The Collective 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Be transported to the Italian coastline as Strazzanti, the supper club founded by Emilia Strazzanti, brings squid, prawns and pasta ...More

 
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
Halloween at The Savoy's Beaufort Bar
Seasonal | Until 1st December 2019 

Beaufort Bar at The Savoy 4 minutes walk from British Museum

If you want to add some class to your Halloween celebrations, gets your fangs into one of the most glamorous ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 5th January 2020 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Seven Dials Christmas Lights & Shopping Evening
Seven Dials Christmas Lights & Shopping Evening
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2020 

Seven Dials 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Over 650 giant stars light up the seven interconnecting streets between Covent Garden and Soho for the Seven Dials Christmas ...More

 
Come From Away
Come From Away
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2020 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Christopher Ashley directs the UK premiere staging of the Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of a small Newfoundland community, ...More

 
Bitch Lit: Carol by Patricia Highsmith
Exhibitions | On 14th November 2019 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Bitch Lit is our monthly book club devoted to new feminist writing and cult classics by women. Join us for ...More

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Royal Opera: Otello
Royal Opera: Otello
Concerts | From 9th December 

Royal Opera House

Keith Warner's 2017 production of Verdi's Otello - "the hottest ticket" of the year (The ...More

 
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Theatre | From 7th December 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Samantha Womack plays The Wicked Stepmother opposite Lesley ...More

 
TuckShop: Cinderella
TuckShop: Cinderella
Theatre | From 15th December 

Trafalgar Studios

Baga Chipz from RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars as The Wicked Stepmother opposite Britain's Got ...More

 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Theatre | From 7th December 

Richmond Theatre

Comedian, writer, presenter and actress Jo Brand stars as The Wicked Queen when Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs comes to Richmond Theatre this winter. The much loved ...More

House of Illustration Winter Fair
House of Illustration Winter Fair
Shopping | On 14th December 

House of Illustration

From illustrated calendars to clothing, stationery to ceramics, ...More

 
The Lost Thing
The Lost Thing
Theatre | From 7th December 

Linbury Theatre

The Royal Opera and Candoco Dance Company combine in this first big family show in ...More

 
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends!
Theatre | From 29th November 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

Fun family entertainment for the over threes, Oi Frog & Friends! is an action-packed play ...More

 
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Theatre | From 14th December 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

Storytelling, music and puppetry combine in a re-telling ...More

 
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Sporting Events | On 14th December 

Brockwell Lido

Don't dip your toe in the water, just ...More

 
City Island Ice Rink
City Island Ice Rink
Sporting Events | From 12th December 

London City Island

An open-air, 45-person ice skating rink takes up residence at London City Island for first ...More

 
Hopewell Square
Hopewell Square
Attractions 

Public square within City Island in east London, home to English National Ballet and English ...More

 
Plonk Crazy Golf Hoxton
Plonk Crazy Golf Hoxton
Sport 

Created by a troop of film industry set designers, Plonk Crazy Golf has placed a ...More

 
Mr Ji Soho
Mr Ji Soho
Dining 

Following a successful pop-up in Camden Samuel Haim, who's behind sustainable seafood restaurant Hook in ...More

 
Amazonico London
Amazonico London
Dining 

Owned by husband and wife team, Sandro Silva and Marta Seco - two of Madrid's ...More

 
Market Hall West End
Market Hall West End
Dining 

Market Halls' third and most ambitious site, the largest food hall in the UK is ...More

 
Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen
Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen
Dining 

Winners of My Million Pound Menu with BBQ ...More

 
VyTA Covent Garden
VyTA Covent Garden
Dining 

In the heart of Covent Garden - and with a stunning balcony overlooking the main ...More

 
Church of St Mary Aldermary
Church of St Mary Aldermary
Attractions 

The only surviving church by Sir Christopher Wren ...More

 
Ugly Butterfly
Ugly Butterfly
Dining 

All of the dishes at Ugly Butterfly, Adam Handling's restaurant with sustainability at its core, ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best ...More

 
Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
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Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
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Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
 
 
 
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