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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th September 2017 to 14th January 2018
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ancient culture preserved in permafrost for ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hokusai: 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
 
 
 
Living Histories: Contemporary Arab Artists
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th June to 22nd October 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists' books, featuring many artists from Syria whose work has been produced following the uprisings that began in ...More
 
 
 
Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th May to 15th October 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Coins, prints and small sculptures highlighting the history of LGBTQ culture in a display marking the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, a giant step ...More
 
 
 
Where The Thunderbird Lives: Cultural Resilience On The Northwest Coast Of North America
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd May to 27th August 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Traditional objects from Northwest Coast Peoples spanning thousands of years, including ceremonial masks and rattles, woven robes and baskets, contemporary prints and jewellery....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
Watercolour landscapes from both the Victorian era and modern times by James McNeil Whistler, Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Muirhead Bone, Paul Nash, John Minton, Henry ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cocktails In The City: Summer Edition
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017
British Museum, Bedford Square, WC1B | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Gathering the world's finest barmen and mixologists, from the city's 5-star hotels to its hidden basement bars, Cocktails In The City brings together 25 of London's ...More
 
 
 
Dana Spiotta With Alex Clark
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 17th August 2017 - 7pm-9pm
British Museum, 14 Bury Place, WC1A | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Beach Bar at The Montague
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 1st June to 24th September 2017
British Museum, 15 Montague Street, WC1B | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
Enjoy a Bahamian beach setting, complete with real sand underfoot and a beach-hut style thatched roof, at The Beach Bar at The Montague. A summer menu ...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
 
 
 
Auschwitz Medical Crimes On Trial In London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 18th September 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
Ruthless Science: The Mindset Of Nazi Medical Researchers
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 19th September 2017 - 6.30pm-8pm
British Museum, 29 Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Emma Ballantine performs Somebody's Story
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 27th July 2017 - 7pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join Emma and her band at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road to hear the Somebody's Story EP live and in full, along with the stories that inspired ...More
 
 
 
An evening with Roddy Doyle
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 6th September 2017 - 6.30pm
British Museum, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Join the Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist for a discussion of his latest book, Smile...More
 
 
 
Buildings That Fill My Eye: Architectural Heritage Of Yemen
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th July to 23rd September 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Architecture....More
 
 
 
Bonnie Macbird signing at Forbidden Planet
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 29th July 2017 - 1pm-2pm
British Museum, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Literary & Education, Author Event....More
 
 
 
Usakos: Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July to 23rd September 2017 - Various Times
British Museum, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
Hive Opera Productions: The Hive
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 12th August 2017 - 8.55pm-9.25pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
An operatic exploration of the human fascination with serial killers. Directed by Susannah Walters....More
 
 
 
The Mark On The Wall
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Sunday 13th August 2017 - 1pm-2.30pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
An adaptation of Virginia Woolf's groundbreaking story, with music by Stepha Schweiger....More
 
 
 
Shanghai Spatial Vocal Physical Studio: The Monk & The Lotus
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 10th August 2017 - 8.10pm-9pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Niccolo D Athens's English adaptation of the Ming Dynasty classic. Directed by Shiru Wang....More
 
 
 
The Winter's Tale
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 11th August 2017 - 7.50pm-8.50pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Nina Brazier directs The Hermes Experiment's shortened, musical adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of a delusional king, who causes damaging issues with his family and ultimately tears ...More
 
 
 
Tell One, Forget One
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August 2017 - 7.05pm-7.30pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Leaky Boat Productions's serio-comic piece of physical theatre and miscommunication for voice, piano and electronics. Directed by Lisa J Coates....More
 
 
 
Waste Paper Opera Company: I - The Opera
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 11th August 2017 - 9.10pm-9.50pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
A twisted love story about an inventor who teaches his invention how to speak, set in an oppressively happy valley ruled by a mad king and ...More
 
 
 
To Himself, Alone
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 12th August 2017 - 8.50pm-9.20pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Joseph Cabon's opera about a great Babylonian king, Nebudchadnezzar II....More
 
 
 
She Said The Ā‘F' Word
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 13th August 2017 - 4.05pm-4.55pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
A domestic drama centred around getting a child ready for school in the morning. Directed by Sarah Redmond and conducted by Dan Jackson....More
 
 
 
Tick Tock: A Certain Sense Of Order
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August 2017 - 8.15pm-9.05pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
A portrait of the American poet Anne Sexton, using investigative voice, gesture and sound techniques. Directed by Sasha Amaya and Naomi Woo....More
 
 
 
Schutzwall
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 12th August 2017 - 8pm-8.30pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Jonathan Higgins's chamber opera for two sopranos and live electronics, about two sisters on opposite sides of the Berlin wall....More
 
 
 
Ophera Company: Citizens Of Nowhere
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 12th August 2017 - 7pm-7.40pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
A miniature opera-ballet by composer Anna Appleby and choreographer Dane Hurst, based on recent political events. Conducted by Simon Robertshaw....More
 
 
 
20 Years Of Tete A Tete: Score!
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 13th August 2017 - 5.20pm-6.20pm
British Museum, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
A medley performance of highlights from 20 years of the company's work....More
 
 
 
 
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The Beach Bar at The Montague
The Beach Bar at The Montague
Seasonal | Until 24th September 2017 

Afternoon Tea at The Montague 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Enjoy a Bahamian beach setting, complete with real sand underfoot and a beach-hut style thatched roof, at The Beach Bar ...More

 
Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

Shaftesbury Theatre 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 ...More

 
An American In Paris
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Dominion Theatre 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 ...More

 
Buildings That Fill My Eye: Architectural Heritage Of Yemen
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 5 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Architecture....More

Usakos: Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 5 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival 2017
Concerts | Until 13th August 2017 

The Drill Hall 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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I Am Here: Portable Art, Wearable Objects And Jewellery Since The 1970s
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

The Hospital Club 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Dirt
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 22nd May 2018 

The Roxy 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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Summer of Spies: Nicholas Searle on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

As we eagerly await the release of John Le Carre's new novel A Legacy of Spies, Waterstones Gower Street celebrates ...More

Committee... (A New Musical)
Committee... (A New Musical)
Theatre | Until 12th August 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Hadley Fraser, Josie Rourke and Tom Deering have transformed the real-life event of the collapse of Kids Company into a ...More

 

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The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
The Jump Off
Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
Dining 

Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
Foodie Events | On 1st August 

Lights Of Soho

Currently taking residence at Lights of Soho, Fiz ...More

 
Stoke Newington Overground Station
Transport 

London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

Mint Gun Club
Mint Gun Club
Dining 

Specialising in delicious apeĢritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
James Cochran N1
James Cochran N1
Dining 

Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Seasonal | From 4th August 

Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
Bang Bang Oriental
Bang Bang Oriental
Dining 

London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
Percolate Open Air
Percolate Open Air
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th July 

Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
The Coal Shed
The Coal Shed
Dining 

The team behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room in Brighton go from coast ...More

 
Lucky & Joy
Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to ...More

 
The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new ...More

 
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
The Art of the Football Shirt
Exhibitions | From 26th July 

The Old Truman Brewery

Curated by fashion historian Neal Heard, The Art of the Football Shirt explores the relationship between football and popular culture. In the exhibition, Heard shares his vast knowledge, ...More

Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
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Best Activities for Children in London
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Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
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London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
Best Beaches in London
Best Beaches in London
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There's no need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
 
 
 
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