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Life, Death and Memory
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th April 2017 to 16th April 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a free display Life, Death and Memory ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cezanne Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th October 2017 to 11th February 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
In a major new exhibition, The National Gallery brings together more than 50 CĂ©zanne Portraits from collections across the world for the first time, with some ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd March to 18th June 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery presents Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends, the first exhibition of portraits by the leading British artist. Hodgkin's paintings are not related to what ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Antony Gormley: Object
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th September 2016 to 7th September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, visible ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BP Portrait Award 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd June to 24th September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 38th year at the National Portrait Gallery. The highly successful annual ...More
 
 
 
Consort Of 1
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th June 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Lizzie Gutteridge performs music from 12th to 17th centuries using live loops on period instruments....More
 
 
 
The Encounter: Drawings From Leonardo To Rembrandt
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th July to 22nd October 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein and Rembrandt....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Neil Prince
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 20th July 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Listen and unwind as DJ Neil Prince delivers a musical set in response to the works on display....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Mr Madam
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 6th July 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
DJ Mr Madam will be spinning a selection of music in the gallery as part of the Late Shift programme. Featuring music from Thomas Tallis, Gracie ...More
 
 
 
The BRIT School
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 7th July 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Students perform experimental responses to the BP Portrait Award 2017 exhibition....More
 
 
 
Duo Van Vliet
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 23rd June 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The viola and accordion pairing performs a programme of classical works....More
 
 
 
Florentine Arts Ensemble
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 16th June 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The group performs a programme of Renaissance and Baroque music performed on period instruments....More
 
 
 
Investec Opera Holland Park: Regency Rossini
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 14th July 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Singers from the company perform a selection of Rossini arias....More
 
 
 
Fontane Liang
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th July 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The harpist with links to London and Singapore, performs original arrangements of folksongs from Southeast Asia....More
 
 
 
Melange
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 21st July 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The London-based collective performs a mixture of North African, Middle Eastern, Balkan music and more....More
 
 
 
Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music and Dance
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 30th June 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Academy students perform works by Messiaen....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Ben Osborne
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 22nd June 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The man on the night reached for his best classic techno, punk-funk and galactic house, plus deep down and dirty disco....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Richard Osborne
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 8th June 2017 - 6pm-9pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The DJ spins a wide range of styles including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock'n'roll....More
 
 
 
Gillian Wearing And Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th March to 29th May 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery brings together the work of French surrealist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing for the first time this March for ...More
 
 
 
Raymond Burley
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 2nd June 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The musician performs a programme of solo guitar works by Torroba, Tansman, Roussel, Segovia and Castelnuovo-Tedesco....More
 
 
 
Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde And Bosie
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th March to 30th October 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Contemporary portraits of the literature great Oscar Wilde and his friend and lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie, by the South African artist....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Giovanni Da Rimini
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th June to 8th October 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Giovanni da Rimini: An Early 14th-Century Masterpiece Reunited at the National Gallery invites visitors to learn about a key moment in the history of art, when ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th October 2017 to 18th February 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Discover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. From its beginnings in the Middle ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October 2017 to 2nd April 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
This year, the National Gallery brings together Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums for the first time. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Michelangelo & Sebastiano
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th March to 25th June 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
This major exhibition at the National Gallery focuses on the artistic relationship between the two Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo, who became friends as ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 28th August 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Chris Ofili, the artist who famously won the Turner Prize in 1998 using elephant dung on his paintings, unveils a new work, his first foray ...More
 
 
 
A Series Of After-Hours Dining Events At The National Gallery With Leffe Beer
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Friday 2nd June 2017 - 6pm-9pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Food & Drink, Drink & Tastings....More
 
 
 
Rubens And Rembrandt
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd March to 16th July 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
A display of selected works by the two 17th century artists....More
 
 
 
Take One Picture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th June to 24th September 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
This year's 'Take One Picture' exhibition demonstrates the innovative ways in which schoolchildren have responded to Rubens's Roman Triumph....More
 
 
 
Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 8th June 2017 - 1pm-2pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Michelangelo's poetry set to music by Britten and Shostakovich, performed by the pianist Sholto Kynoch, tenor Daniel Norman and baritone Ashley Riches....More
 
 
 
 
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Life, Death and Memory
Life, Death and Memory
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

National Portrait Gallery

Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 
Gillian Wearing And Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask
Gillian Wearing And Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask, Another Mask
Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2017 

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery brings together the work of French surrealist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing for ...More

 
Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends
Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends
Exhibitions | Until 18th June 2017 

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery presents Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends, the first exhibition of portraits by the leading British artist. Hodgkin's ...More

 
Antony Gormley: Object
Antony Gormley: Object
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2017 

National Portrait Gallery

A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall ...More

 
Michelangelo & Sebastiano
Michelangelo & Sebastiano
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

This major exhibition at the National Gallery focuses on the artistic relationship between the two Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo ...More

 
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Chris Ofili, the artist who famously won the Turner Prize in 1998 using elephant dung on his paintings, unveils ...More

 
The Miser
The Miser
Theatre | Until 3rd June 2017 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy ...More

 
St Martin's Chorus
Concerts | On 27th May 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Soloists from St Martin's Voices, St Martin's Chorus and Southbank Sinfonia perform Mendelssohn's Gloria, Mozart's Oboe Concerto and Beethoven's Mass ...More

David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
Don Juan In Soho
Don Juan In Soho
Theatre | Until 10th June 2017 

Wyndham's Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

David Tennant returns to the West End this March to play the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in ...More

 

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Red Rooster
Dining 

A Harlem institution that boasts Paul McCartney and the Obamas as some of its fans, Red Rooster comes to London in 2017. ...More

Prince of Peckham
Prince of Peckham
Drinking 

Caribbean food from Street Feast regulars White Men Can't Jerk along with beer and rum ...More

 
Circus West Village
Circus West Village
Attractions 

On the western side of Battersea Power Station, connecting the riverfront with Battersea Park, Circus ...More

 
Pedler Peckham Rye
Dining 

Pedler peddles plates of griddled squid and frizzle chicken in Peckham Rye....More

No 29 Power Station West
Dining 

Darwin and Wallace adds to its portfolio of bars and restaurants - which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station - with No 29....More

Fiume
Fiume
Dining 

Italian chef Francesco Mazzei brings Fiume, a new modern Italian restaurant in the Circus West ...More

 
Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
Drinking 

The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in Charlotte Street in the heart of Fitzrovia....More

Vagabond Wines Fulham
Drinking 

The first and original Vagabond, this Fulham wine bar was set up in September 2010....More

CLAW
CLAW
Dining 

Serving delicious British seafood, sourced from traceable and sustainable sources in Salcombe, Devon, in a ...More

 
WOLF II
WOLF II
Dining 

After 10 months at WOLF in Stoke Newington, chef Mattia Antonioni heads up WOLF II, ...More

 
Sonder Presents: NeverFolk
Theatre | From 1st June 

The Nursery Theatre

A collection of improvised stories of everyday lives....More

Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
Theatre | On 23rd June 

Cutty Sark Gardens

The opening night production of the Greenwich and ...More

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn ...More

 
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist ...More

 
Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | From 12th September 

Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Nora
Nora
Dance | From 1st June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A programme of duets by renowned choreographers Lizz Aggiss's Bloody Nora!, Simon Tanguy's Digging, Jonathan ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
Article 

London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

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

 
Best Pizza Restaurants in London
Best Pizza Restaurants in London
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Discover the best pizza in London, where ...More

 
 
 
 
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