Entertainment near Big Ben

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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes walk from Big Ben
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one... More
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Big Ben
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect... More
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The Vaults, Arch 233
London > Entertainment
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Big Ben
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events.... More
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from Big Ben
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on... More
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from Big Ben
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of... More
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 10 minutes walk from Big Ben
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a... More
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 10 minutes walk from Big Ben
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian... More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from Big Ben
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 | 10 minutes walk from Big Ben
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 | 10 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 13 minutes walk from Big Ben
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has... More
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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Curzon Victoria
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
58 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 13 minutes walk from Big Ben
Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a... More
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 13 minutes walk from Big Ben
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky.... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from Big Ben
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 | 13 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 14 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 14 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Big Ben
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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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 15 minutes walk from Big Ben
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the... More
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The Other Palace
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, SW1E | 15 minutes walk from Big Ben
Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace officially opens its doors in February 2017, as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The... More
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The Other Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 15 minutes walk from Big Ben
Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opens to the public in... More
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 15 minutes walk from Big Ben
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still... More
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 15 minutes walk from Big Ben
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day?... More
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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 15 minutes walk from Big Ben
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.... More
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Victoria Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 15 minutes walk from Big Ben
The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch,... More
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Adventures in Wonderland
Adventures in Wonderland
Kids Events | Until 3rd September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 8 minutes walk from Big Ben

Further to the main adult show, Alice's Adventures Underground, the Vaults under Waterloo also hosts the return of the children's ...More

 
Zip World London
Zip World London
Sporting Events | Until 1st October 2017 

Archbishop's Park 9 minutes walk from Big Ben

Zip through the skies at up to 50 miles per hour on the fastest zip wire in a big city. ...More

 
Disco Pigs
Theatre | Until 19th August 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from Big Ben

Evanna Lynch, better known as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, and Colin Campbell star in the 20th anniversary ...More

Waterloo Food Month
Waterloo Food Month
Foodie Events | Until 31st July 2017 

Lower Marsh 10 minutes walk from Big Ben

Waterloo Food Month gets underway on Thursday 29th June with a street party along Lower Marsh, and continues throughout July ...More

 
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Theatre | Until 26th August 2017 

Playhouse Theatre 10 minutes walk from Big Ben

Adapted by Matthew Spangler from the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner charts the heartrending story of friends ...More

 
Vintage Jitterbug Contest
Vintage Jitterbug Contest
Sporting Events | Until 28th August 2017 

Underbelly Festival 10 minutes walk from Big Ben

Dress in your finest vintage threads and bring your dancing shoes as the Vintage Arts Asylum hosts a swing dance ...More

 
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall
Kids Events | Until 24th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 10 minutes walk from Big Ben

Let your under-5s loose on the dance floor as Adelaide's own DJ Monski Mouse plays the tunes....More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Underbelly Festival 10 minutes walk from Big Ben

This year, the Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground merge together to form the Underbelly Festival. Taking place in the same ...More

 
Belief and Beyond Belief
Belief and Beyond Belief
Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Southbank Centre 10 minutes walk from Big Ben

Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday ...More

 

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Bar Elba
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The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop ...More

 
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Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

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Lorde
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Concerts | On 27th September 

Alexandra Palace

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Wonderland
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Theatre | From 7th August 

Richmond Theatre

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Exhibitions | On 4th August 

Natural History Museum

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Wanderlust 108
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Exhibitions | On 23rd September 

Victoria Park

Producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, Wanderlust present the world's only ...More

 
Hamburg On Tour In London
Concerts | From 20th October 

The Boiler House

Exporting the very best Hamburg has to offer, Hamburg on Tour is coming to London this October. Europe's innovative and culturally diverse hot spot, Hamburg has risen up the city break must visit top ten ...More

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Breddos Taqueria
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More than double the size of the original, the 84-cover Breddos Taqueria on Kingly Street ...More

 
Design Frontiers
Exhibitions | From 18th September 

Somerset House

More than 30 of the world's leading designers, including the director of design at Jaguar, are taking part in Design Frontiers, a group exhibition at Somerset House showing work which challenges and breaks through frontiers. ...More

Villa Walala
Villa Walala
Exhibitions | From 16th September 

Broadgate Circle

An exuberantly colourful, strange and squidgy new world, Villa Walala creates an unexpected architectural landscape ...More

 
Prism
Prism
Theatre | From 6th September 

Hampstead Theatre

Robert Lindsay, well known for starring in My Family on TV and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ...More

 
Rosie Kay Dance Company: 5 SOLDIERS: The Body is the Frontline
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Dance | From 7th September 

Yeomanry House

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An army careers centre, Yeomanry House is home to AFCO London....More

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