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Theatre Royal Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18 Suffolk Street, Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from British Council
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in... More
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Cineworld Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Council
Cineworld on the north side of Leicester Square is a state-of-the-art nine screen cinema in the centre of London which... More
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Council
From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington (open until... More
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 6 minutes walk from British Council
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is... More
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Council
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a... More
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from British Council
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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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Council
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top.... More
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Sondheim Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
51 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Council
With a new name and following a major renovation, Queen's Theatre became the Sondheim Theatre in December 2019, reopening with Cameron Mackintosh's new version of... More
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Council
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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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from British Council
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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Boulevard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Walker's Court, W1F | 8 minutes walk from British Council
Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in ... More
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 8 minutes walk from British Council
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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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes walk from British Council
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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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Council
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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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Council
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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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 9 minutes walk from British Council
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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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from British Council
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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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 10 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Her Majesty's Theatre 2 minutes walk from British Council

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2020 

Theatre Royal Haymarket 3 minutes walk from British Council

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The ...More

 
Kang Jungsuck: Artist Of The Year 2019
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2020 

Korean Cultural Centre 3 minutes walk from British Council

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Celebrating 70 Years Of Free Lunchtime Music
Concerts | Until 29th December 2020 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from British Council

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Frank Skinner: Showbiz
Comedy | Until 15th February 2020 

Garrick Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Council

The dry-witted host of Room 101 and Absolute Radio delivers all new material in his first stand-up show in five ...More

The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
Theatre | Until 11th January 2020 

Prince of Wales Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Council

Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

 
Beckett Triple Bill
Beckett Triple Bill
Theatre | Until 8th February 2020 

Jermyn Street Theatre 5 minutes walk from British Council

Jermyn Street Theatre launches its 2020 season with a Samuel Beckett Triple Bill, staging three of the playwright's best short ...More

 
Ian Davenport: Chromatic
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2020 

Alan Cristea Gallery 6 minutes walk from British Council

Etchings and monoprints by the abstract artist, exploring the complexity of colour inspired by changing seasons and the effects of ...More

Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
Theatre | Until 30th May 2020 

Noel Coward Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Council

Michael Greif directs the Tony Award-winning musical about a teenage outcast who becomes a focal point for a community's grief ...More

 
99 Comedy Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 20th January 2020 

Ku Bar 6 minutes walk from British Council

Self-deprecation from apologetic Etonian and new father Ivo Graham. Plus Hal Cruttenden and Sara Barron....More

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The Croft
The Croft
Theatre | From 31st March 

Richmond Theatre

The Original Theatre Company's new thriller The Croft is given its world premiere in 2020 ...More

 
Peckham Levels Beer Festival
Peckham Levels Beer Festival
Foodie Events | On 25th January 

Peckham Levels

Following a successful debut in 2019, the Peckham ...More

 
Charles Merser & Co.: Open Day
Charles Merser & Co.: Open Day
Tours | On 1st February 

Charles Merser & Co.

For the first time since opening in autumn ...More

 
Charles Merser & Co.
Charles Merser & Co.
Drinking 

Signposted by The Post & Hound on its window, Charles Merser & Co. is a ...More

 
Victoria Tavern
Drinking 

Craft beers, pizza and big screen sports are served at this Frontier owned Victorian pub on Holloway Road with a Plonk crazy golf club on the first floor....More

Dr Faustess
Dr Faustess
Theatre | From 22nd January 

Cockpit Theatre

Cardiff based theatre company Likely Story presents a black comedy which gives a modern musical ...More

 
When It Breaks It Burns
When It Breaks It Burns
Theatre | From 19th February 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

The company coletivA ocupacao presents the story of sixteen pupils whose lives changed when they ...More

 
The High Table
The High Table
Theatre | From 8th February 

Bush Theatre

Tara's dream wedding to her girlfriend Leah is thrown into disarray when her Nigerian parents ...More

 
Robin Morgan: What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)
Robin Morgan: What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)
Comedy | On 5th February 

The Bill Murray

Quick wit and natural storytelling from Welsh stand-up, ...More

 
The Bill Murray
The Bill Murray
Entertainment 

The Bill Murray is a comedy club by Angel Comedy with a performance space, a ...More

 
Collapsible
Collapsible
Theatre | From 5th February 

Bush Theatre

Thomas Martin directs Margaret Perry's monologue, Collapsible, about navigating a world that cares so much ...More

 
Monsoon Wedding
Monsoon Wedding
Theatre | From 17th July 

Roundhouse

Director Mira Nair reworks her 2001 Bafta-nominated India-set film Monsoon Wedding as a musical at ...More

 
Sleepless: A Musical Romance
Sleepless: A Musical Romance
Theatre | From 24th March 

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Kimberly Walsh has moved on from being known ...More

 
Everyman Crystal Palace
Entertainment 

One of ten Everyman cinemas in London, this venue in Crystal Palace comes with fours screens which can seat between 40 and 148 people....More

Stratford High Street DLR Station
Stratford High Street DLR Station
Transport 

Stratford High Street DLR Station links Stratford to ...More

 
London City Airport DLR Station
London City Airport DLR Station
Transport 

London City Airport DLR station makes City Airport ...More

 
London City Airport
London City Airport
Transport 

City Airport as convenient as it ought to be. Small, easy to get to your ...More

 
Lee Valley Park
Lee Valley Park
Leisure 

Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles along the River Lee from Ware in Hertfordshire ...More

 
The Ivy Asia
The Ivy Asia
Dining 

With its "Shrek-green, bubbling Vesuvius glass floor" (The Guardian), The Ivy Asia is not what ...More

 
Southwark Bridge
Southwark Bridge
Attractions 

Southwark Bridge is a Grade II listed steel road and foot bridge, which links Southwark ...More

 
Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
Article 

Six illuminating light shows to brighten the ...More

 
London Events 2020
London Events 2020
Feature 

New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, blockbuster art ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2020
New Hotels in London 2020
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A record high of 65 new hotels open in London in 2020. Stay at ...More

 
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Kimpton Fitzroy London
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Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square, Kimpton Fitzroy London launched in October 2018. Its Grade II listed ...More

 
 
 
 
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