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Sicily: Culture and Conquest
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st April to 14th August 2016
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
In 2016, the British Museum hosts the first exhibition in the UK to explore over 4000 years of history on the island of Sicily. Sponsored by ...More
 
 
 
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Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th May to 27th November 2016
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
The British Museum hosts its first large-scale exhibition of underwater discoveries in 2016, focusing on two lost Egyptian cities and their recent ...More
 
 
 
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Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st January to 14th August 2016
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
The British Museum marks the bicentenary of Francis Towne's death with all 75 of his beautiful watercolours ...More
 
 
 
Krishna In The Garden Of Assam: The Cultural Context Of An Indian Textile
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st January to 14th August 2016 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Experience The Vrindavani Vastra, or The Cloth Of Vrindavan, a 17th-century, woven silk fabric with depictions of the life of the Hindu god Krishna during the ...More
 
 
 
Courting To Contract: Love And Marriage In Iran
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st June to 20th November 2016 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
A small display which celebrates the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran and neighbouring regions. With drawings, illustrated manuscript pages, textiles and other ...More
 
 
 
Stories From The Sea
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 21st Jul, 25th Jul, 12th Aug, 16th Aug, 25th Aug and 30th Aug 2016 - Various Times
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
Interactive storytelling in the BP exhibition Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds....More
 
 
 
The Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild Renaissance
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st October 2015 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5.30pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B | At British Museum
A gallery housing the medieval and renaissance pieces collected by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild MP....More
 
 
 
Russian Contemporary Drawing. No Limits.
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th May to 3rd August 2016 - 2pm-5pm
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, WC1A | 3 minutes walk from British Museum
An exhibition bringing together 23 Russian artists from across the generations, from young emerging artists to older and more well-known names....More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 18th February 2017
Shaftesbury Theatre, 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
 
 
 
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An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th March to 30th September 2017
Dominion Theatre, 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
 
 
 
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The Bodyguard
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th July 2016 to 7th January 2017
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden, London W1T | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
The Bodyguard returns to the West End for a limited six month run from summer 2016 with Beverley Knight playing the title role. A huge hit ...More
 
 
 
Hong Ling: A Retrospective
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July to 24th September 2016 - 10.30am-5pm
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More
 
 
 
Tai Chi: Beginners' Yang 32-Sword
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 25th April to 1st August 2016 - 6.05pm-7pm
The Drill Hall, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Sports & Leisure, Fitness Session....More
 
 
 
Tai Chi: Beginners' Yang 24-Step
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 25th April to 1st August 2016 - 7pm-8pm
The Drill Hall, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Sports & Leisure, Fitness Session....More
 
 
 
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Show Boat
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th April 2016 to 7th January 2017
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The multi-award winning Daniel Evans directs the West End transfer of Sheffield Theatres' staging of Show Boat. With music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics ...More
 
 
 
School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 12th February 2017
New London Theatre, 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
 
 
 
Jake Quickenden
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 8th October 2016 - 7pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The singer from Scunthorpe known for rising to fame on ITV's The X Factor and stints on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! performs soulful ...More
 
 
 
SaraBeth & Glen Mitchell
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 5th August 2016 - 7pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The singer-songwriters join forces to play acoustic country....More
 
 
 
Shooglenifty
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 24th September 2016 - 7pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The six-piece Edinburgh-based band plays its contemporary funky ambient folk originals....More
 
 
 
UB40 Experience: UB40 Tribute
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 5th November 2016 - 7pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Tribute act to legends UB40....More
 
 
 
Dirrty
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 7th April to 25th August 2016 - 11pm-4am
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Resident DJs spin electro, hip hop, R&B and pop....More
 
 
 
I Love The 90s
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 1st April to 26th August 2016 - 11pm-4am
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
DJs play retro pop, rock and dance tracks from the 1990s....More
 
 
 
Curved Air
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 11th November 2016 - 7pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The pioneering veteran outfit combines classical, folk and electronic elements into its progressive rock sound....More
 
 
 
Paul Young's Los Pacaminos
London > Events > Music  Dates: Thursday 8th December 2016 - 7pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Seven-piece Americana and Tex-Mex collective fronted by the British singer....More
 
 
 
Parade Of Lights
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 12th August 2016 - 7pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The band plays rock with frenetic energy and immaculate precision and a spirit that's bombastic but penetrating, unflinchingly hopeful but rooted in raw feeling....More
 
 
 
The Pretty Things
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 7pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Blues, rhythm'n'blues and rock'n'roll from the London-based group, including founding members Phil May and Dick Taylor....More
 
 
 
Mearfest4
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 13th August 2016 - 5pm-10.30pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
A rock showcase raising money for The Willow Room, featuring performances from Desolation Angels, The Deep, Troyen, Sacrilege, Kaine and Not Fit For Humans....More
 
 
 
Planet Of Zeus
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 27th November 2016 - 7pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The Greek four-piece performs heavy rock material....More
 
 
 
Barns Courtney
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 14th September 2016 - 7pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Blues-rock artist from Ipswich, who has previously supported Ed Sheeran, Blur and The Libertines....More
 
 
 
The Frank And Walters
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th September 2016 - 7pm
The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, W1D | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
The Irish indie quartet perform songs from their seventh studio album; Songs For The Walking Wounded....More
 
 
 
 
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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

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from British Museum

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 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

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

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

 
Green Day's American Idiot
Theatre | Until 25th September 2016 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

X Factor finalist Amelia Lily plays Whatshername in the Tony Award-winning musical about three boyhood friends searching for meaning in ...More

Impossible
Impossible
Theatre | Until 27th August 2016 

Noel Coward Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

A showcase of grand stage illusions, up-close magic, death-defying escapology and trickery, Impossible returns to the Noel Coward Theatre in ...More

 
 
 
 
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