Entertainment near Bankside Pier  

 
 
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, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
 
 
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Commuter Services: approx Mon to Fri 10.55am-5.15pm, Weekends 9.25am-5.15pm | Depart every 20-30 mins
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Bankside Pier
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 | 1 minute from Bankside Pier
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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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing... More
 
 
 
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as... More
 
 
 
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 10 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is... More
 
 
 
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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 Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 12 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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 | 14 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 15 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 15 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 15 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 15 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 15 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
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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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
1 Milton Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 16 minutes walk from Bankside Pier
Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The £89 million building on... More
 
 
 
 
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Reading Drawings
Exhibitions | Until 4th June 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

Works by Canaletto, Corot, Signac and more exploring inscriptions that can be found on drawings....More

Malick Sidibe: The Eye Of Modern Mali
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

The first UK solo exhibition of photography by the African artist, who gives a glimpse into African youth culture....More

Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The ...More

 
Hair by Sam McKnight
Hair by Sam McKnight
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The ...More

 
London Fashion Week Festival
Leisure | Until 26th February 2017 

180 The Strand 7 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

Britain's biggest biannual showcase of British and international fashion....More

Below Stairs
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2017 

Sir John Soane's Museum 7 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

The end of the seven-year restoration project at Sir John Soane's Museum is celebrated with Below Stairs, an exhibition which ...More

Sussex Modernism: Retreat And Rebellion
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Two Temple Place 9 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

Over 120 works including paintings, sculpture, photography and film, by artists including David Jones, Eric Gill, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, ...More

Outi Pieski: Falling Shawls
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

An installation of traditional Sami shawl-making, creating hundreds of fringe elements to create a coloured three-dimensional drawing....More

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

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

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

 
DJ Roberts: Larkinworld
Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2017 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Bankside Pier

Neon light sculpture, drawings and pop culture ephemera offering new perspectives on the melancholic poetry of Philip Larkin....More

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TT Liquor
TT Liquor
Drinking 

Three floors dedicated to cocktails and a specialist liquor store in a 19th century police ...More

 
Duck & Waffle Local
Duck & Waffle Local
Dining 

The team behind the award-winning Duck & Waffle have now opened Duck & Waffle Local, ...More

 
The Cheese Bar
The Cheese Bar
Dining 

Matthew Carver's The Cheese Truck takes up permanent residence in the historic Camden Stables as ...More

 
Mimi's Soho Hotel
Hotels 

Bringing luxury to 'compact living', even the seven metre squared 'Tiny Single' has Frette linen, in-room entertainment and dimmable lighting at the 58-room Mimi's Soho Hotel....More

Henrietta Hotel
Henrietta Hotel
Hotels 

The first London hotel from team behind the Experimental Cocktail Bar has 18 rooms and ...More

 
The Craft of Film
The Craft of Film
Film Events | Until 28th February 

Barbican Centre

Taking place in the midst of award season, The Craft of Film at the Barbican ...More

 
Cut Festival: The Art of Barbering
Cut Festival: The Art of Barbering
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 

Various Venues London

A ten-day event, the Cut Festival brings together ...More

 
The Future Of Fashion Weekend
The Future Of Fashion Weekend
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 

The House Of St Barnabas

The Future of Fashion Weekend at the House ...More

 
Tim Burton All-Nighter
Tim Burton All-Nighter
Film Events | On 25th February 

Prince Charles Cinema

The Prince Charles Cinema pays homage to Tim Burton this weekend with an all-nighter dedicated ...More

 
Rambla
Rambla
Dining 

Catalan cuisine from Victor Garvey served in a dining room reminiscent of Barcelona's elegant-but-casual beachfront ...More

 
Jules
Jules
Dining 

An approachable, unpretentious menu, based on international tapas-style dishes, is served in the colourful, comfortable ...More

 
Mere
Dining 

MasterChef's Monica Galetti and husband David, chief sommelier at Le Gavroche, fulfil their long-term personal dream with Mere....More

The Italian Bookshop
Shopping 

Whether you're an Italian living in London or interested in learning the language, the Italian Bookshop has something to offer....More

European Bookshop
Shopping 

Well stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964....More

Number 177 Bar Official Launch
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 5th March 

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

Party tunes from Andy Blake, Carlo Anderson, Elena Colombi, Hannah Holland, Jef K, Jess Farley, Josh Caffe, Medlar, Nicola Cima, Nostalgia of Mothership, Ross From Friends, Sami Daik, ...More

4MationZone Presents: Extractions
Concerts | On 10th March 

MostArt Centre

Forward thinking electronic music

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The Tickled Bean Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 16th March 

MostArt Centre

Comedy, Musical....More

Gente de Cuba by Isabella Palumbo
Gente de Cuba by Isabella Palumbo
Exhibitions | From 26th March 

MostArt Centre

A collection of street portraits made during Isabella ...More

 
Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | From 3rd December 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be ...More

 
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
Concerts | On 31st March 

Roundhouse

Funk and acid jazz outfit, fronted by lead singer Jay Kay, perform works from their ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
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Robert De Niro's Covent Garden luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, opens in 2019, brought ...More

 
London 2017: Theatre (January to June)
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Damian Lewis, Imelda Staunton and Griff Rhys Jones tread the boards in London's West End in 2017. Discover the hottest theatre tickets in town with our top ...More

 
 
 
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