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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beyond the Great Wave
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th May to 13th August 2017
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Without Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "Impressionism might never have happened", so says Jason Farago, writing for the BBC. It's a claim backed up by none other ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Dream: Pop to Present
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th March to 18th June 2017
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th October 2016 to 26th February 2017
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Explore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the Art of a Nation uses around ...More
 
 
 
Myths Retold: Solomon & Sheba
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 12th March 2017 - 2.30pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
A series of performances of some of the greatest stories in the world....More
 
 
 
Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd February to 27th August 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
An exhibition of watercolour landscapes from both the Victorian era and modern times by James McNeil Whistler, Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Muirhead Bone, Paul Nash, ...More
 
 
 
Fritz Lang And The Life Of Crime
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 24th February 2017 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
Pocahontas, Thomas Savage, And Henry Spelman: Kids Caught Between Cultures In Early Virginia
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 17th March 2017 - 4.45pm-7pm
British Museum, Malet Street, WC1E | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
The Golden Age Of Russian Classical Music From Glinka To Rachmaninov: Exploring The Evolution Of Rus
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 10th May 2017 - 7pm-9pm
British Museum, 5A Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, WC1A | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 28th October 2017
British Museum, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th March to 30th September 2017
British Museum, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...More
 
 
 
East West Street: Philippe Sands In Conversation With Daniel Finkelstein
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 27th April 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Concert: The World Harmony Orchestra And Members Of The Refugee Choir From Islington Centre
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 20th February 2017 - 12.30pm-1.30pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
...More
 
 
 
Book Launch: Concentration Camps: A Short History
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 9th March 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Who Owns Jan Karski' The Controversy Around the Man Who Tried to Stop the Holocaust
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 9th March 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
Rebuilding Shattered Lives - Some Vignettes of Jewish Children's Lives in Early Postwar Poland
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 28th March 2017 - 6pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
Talk: The Orchestras Of Auschwitz
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 20th March 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Don't Move, Improve!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th January to 29th March 2017
British Museum, 26 Store Street, WC1E | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
In this annual competition we get a peek inside London's best architecturally designed home extensions. Run by New London Architecture, Don't Move, Improve!, now its seventh ...More
 
 
 
Transvangarde 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd February to 18th March 2017 - 12.30pm-5.30pm
British Museum, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Works expressing trans-cultural experiences by contemporary international artists including Tian Wei, Alexis Peskine, Govinda Sah 'Azad', Brion Gysin and Kenji Yoshida....More
 
 
 
SAVAGE Journal Issue Five: Dirt
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 20th March 2017 - 6.30pm-10.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for an evening of art, culture, music and discussion to celebrate the launch of SAVAGE Journal Issue Five: Dirt. This event is open to ...More
 
 
 
Hola! Learn Spanish While Tasting Spanish Recipes
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - 7pm-9pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Food & Drink, Drink & Tastings....More
 
 
 
Hola! Learn Spanish with Recipe-Tasting
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Explore recipe books from famous Spanish Kitchens and enjoy free tapas and drinks prepared by the expert in-house chef at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road....More
 
 
 
Yoga at Waterstones TCR with Mind, Body Bowl's Annie Clarke
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 19th February 2017 - 11am
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join us for a special Sunday morning, as we celebrate the publication of Annie's first book Mind, Body, Bowl. Annie will lead us in a gentle ...More
 
 
 
Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast: Emma Gannon In Conversation with Gemma Cairney
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 11th April 2017 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Emma Gannon is joined by award-winning BBC broadcaster and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney for a special OPEN edition of the Ctrl Alt Delete podcast to talk ...More
 
 
 
Books Show Off 10!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 28th February 2017 - 7pm-10pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Books Show Off - our irreverent and hilarious open mic night all to do with books - returns for the 10th time!Acts TBC!...More
 
 
 
Emotions, Identity And The Supernatural: Concealed Revealed
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 21st March 2017 - 6pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 30 Colonnade, WC1N | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 28th May 2017
British Museum, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
Richard Foster: Between Sense And Uncertainty
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Mar 2017 - 9am
British Museum, 24 Endell Street, WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
Broken Images
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Sunday 12th March 2017 - 6pm-8.15pm
British Museum, Level 1 Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
...More
 
 
 
Choke
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 28th December 2016 to 26th April 2017 - 10pm-3am
British Museum, 3-5 Rathbone Place, W1T | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Wednesday's filling of upbeat hip hop, pop and R&B sounds from resident DJs....More
 
 
 
Sari Schorr
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 20th March 2017 - 7pm-11pm
British Museum, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The New York-based singer-songwriter performs blues-rock....More
 
 
 
 
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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Museum

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from British Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
The Sorrows Of Satan
Theatre | Until 25th March 2017 

Tristan Bates Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

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Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Fashions Finest Catwalks And Pop Up During London Fashion Week
Exhibitions | On 19th February 2017 

Grand Connaught Rooms 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Fashion....More

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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

 
T.rex Grill
T.rex Grill
Dining 

The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, ...More

 
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
Concerts | On 31st March 

Roundhouse

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

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
Transport 

Lambeth North is a tube station in south London on the Bakerloo line. Neighbouring stations include Waterloo, Elephant & Castle, and Southwark....More

The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
Exhibitions | From 5th March 

Olympia London

Craft consumer show where more than 200 companies ...More

 
The Tattoo Collective
The Tattoo Collective
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 

The Old Truman Brewery

A partnership between Tattoo Life and The London Tattoo Convention, The Tattoo Collective at The ...More

 
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Sporting Events | On 2nd April 

Putney Bridge

The women's and men's crews of Oxford and ...More

 
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Exhibitions | On 17th February 

Studio Spaces

With a name like The Pancakes and Booze ...More

 
Chiswick House Camellia Festival
Chiswick House Camellia Festival
Exhibitions | From 2nd April 

Chiswick House

Known as the Queen of the Winter Flowers, ...More

 
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Concerts | From 31st March 

Royal Opera House

Bryn Terfel stars in Wagner's opera about a ...More

 
London Piano Trio
Concerts | On 26th March 

St John's Smith Square

The group performs Armstrong Gibbs's Piano Trio No 1, Rowley's Little Trio On English Folk Songs, Bowen's Rhapsody Trio, Rawsthorne's Piano Trio and Ireland's Piano Trio No 3 In E Minor....More

Mother's Day at the Museum of Brands
Mother's Day at the Museum of Brands
Tours | On 26th March 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Explore the history of Mother's Day, and how ...More

 
The Electric Cinema, Shoreditch
The Electric Cinema, Shoreditch
Entertainment 

Previously the Aubin and part of the Soho ...More

 
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Dining 

Regarded by many as the best pizza in ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

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

 
Nell's Jazz & Blues
Entertainment 

Nell's Jazz and Blues is a small entertainment and live music venue in West Kensington....More

This weekend in London: 17th - 19th February
This weekend in London: 17th - 19th February
Article 

Make the most of your precious time ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2019
New Hotels in London 2019
Article 

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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