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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
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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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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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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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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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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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from British Council
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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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 10 minutes walk from British Council
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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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes walk from British Council
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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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 11 minutes walk from British Council
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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Lonely Planet
Theatre | Until 7th July 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from British Council

Staged in the run-up to London's Pride parade, Steven Dietz's moving and heartfelt two-hander set in 1980s America centres on ...More

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

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

 
Bella Cora
Concerts | On 25th June 2018 

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

The choir performs Eriks Esenvalds's Stars, Poulenc's Litanies A La Vierge Noire, Faure's Cantique De Jean Racine, Juneau's O Oriens, ...More

Choral Evensong
Concerts | On 25th June 2018 

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

A 45-minute service of words and music, described as one of the glories of the Anglican tradition. Sung by the ...More

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Garrick Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Council

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his ...More

 
King Gong
Comedy | On 25th June 2018 

Comedy Store 5 minutes walk from British Council

Up-and-coming stand-ups and members of the public pit their material against the gong. With Gongmeister, Jarred Christmas....More

Red
Theatre | Until 28th July 2018 

Wyndham's Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Council

American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko prepares for the greatest challenge of his career under the gaze of his loyal ...More

Industry Mondays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th June 2018 

Bar Rumba 6 minutes walk from British Council

DJs supply house, R&B, hip hop and commercial hits....More

Walliams Week at Waterstones Piccadilly!
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 6 minutes walk from British Council

If you can believe it, 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of The Boy in the Dress. To ...More

Walliams Week
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 6 minutes walk from British Council

If you can believe it, 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of The Boy in the Dress and ...More

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Chiringuito
Dining 

Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of Childhood's gardens....More

Beef & Brew
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Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan deliver quality steaks that don't break the bank in a ...More

 
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Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound ...More

 
The Frog Hoxton
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Dining 

In July 2018, Adam Handling launches his biggest venture to date, moving The Frog E1 ...More

 
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Drinking 

In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
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Previously home to the BBC and north of Television Centre, White City Place is home ...More

 
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The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
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Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
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Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
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Dance | From 26th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Sporting Events | From 2nd July 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Wimbledon will be screened by the Bandstand in ...More

 
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With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
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