Entertainment near Sir John Soane's Museum  

 
 
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, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3BP
 
 
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Tours take place each Saturday at 11am, tickets on sale from 10.30am cost £5 | There is a special candlelit opening on the first Tuesday evening (6pm-9pm) of each month.
 
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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 | 5 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
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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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
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 | 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
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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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
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 Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 9 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 10 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 11 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 11 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 11 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
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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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 11 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 12 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 12 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 12 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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
 
 
 
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 12 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's 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
 
 
 
 
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Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Peacock Theatre 3 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

Rnner up of 2001's Pop Idol Gareth Gates stars as Willard in Footloose: the Musical, a "cheap but cheerful" (The ...More

 
Miyazaki Chair Factory
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

The Aram Gallery 5 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

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42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 6 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

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

Royal Opera: La Boheme
Royal Opera: La Boheme
Concerts | Until 10th October 2017 

Royal Opera House 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

The Royal Opera's 2017/18 Season opens on 11th September 2017 with Richard Jones' highly anticipated new production of Puccini's La ...More

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

Duchess Theatre 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

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

 
Royal Opera: Die Zauberflote
Royal Opera: Die Zauberflote
Concerts | Until 14th October 2017 

Royal Opera House 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

Julia Jones conducts a revival of David McVicar's beautiful staging of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, with Joseph Kaiser and Kate Royal ...More

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

Novello Theatre 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

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

 
Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

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

The Lyceum Theatre 7 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

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

 
Living Histories: Contemporary Arab Artists
Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2017 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from Sir John Soane's Museum

Recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists' books, featuring many artists from Syria whose work has been produced ...More

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Hospitality in the Park
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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd September 

Finsbury Park

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The largest pizzeria from Pizza Pilgrims James and ...More

 
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A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area ...More

 
Acosta Danza
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Dance | From 27th September 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta's new dance company performs at Sadler's Wells on their ...More

 
The Mandrake
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The scent of jasmine hangs in the air at The Mandrake, a 34-room independent boutique ...More

 
Kabeiroi
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Theatre | From 26th September 

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My Great Orchestral Adventure
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Concerts | On 25th October 

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