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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
Luc Tuymans: Glasses
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October 2016 to 2nd April 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Mayfair, London WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
"Glasses bring a kind of distortion to the face," says Antwerp-based artist, Luc Tuymans, whose paintings of spectacle wearing sitters go on display at National Portrait ...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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th November 2016 to 26th February 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Claudio Rasano's photograph of a Johannesburg schoolboy won this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize prize while other shortlisted entries include a group of Israeli Orthodox ...More
 
 
 
Bella Tromba
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 24th March 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The brass quartet perform a varied programme of chamber music....More
 
 
 
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 2nd March 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Take advantage of the Gallery's late opening and enjoy DJ Eddie's set and a drink at our pop-up bar....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Timberlina
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 6th April 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The performance artist mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages including spoken word, classical, jazz, hip hop, word, prog rock, new wave, ...More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Ben Osborne
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 9th March 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The guest DJ plays every genre of music within his sets, including electronica, classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, and deep and dirty disco....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
 
 
 
Joao Loureiro
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 31st March 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The Portuguese guitarist performs a programme of original music taking inspiration from his childhood and family....More
 
 
 
Matshidiso
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 21st April 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The classically trained pianist, composer, arranger and singer-songwriter performs her own music inspired by folk, hip-hop and singer-songwriters of the 1970s....More
 
 
 
Musical Portraits
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 3rd March 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Ignite Ensemble perform a selection of their own compositions and pieces created by young musicians....More
 
 
 
Shirley Smart And Tommie Black-Roff
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 17th March 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The cellist and accordion duo perform classical, jazz, and world music from North Africa, the Middle East, Balkans and South America....More
 
 
 
Concert Theatre: The Tenant
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th April 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A reimagining of Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall through live classical music played on the piano and performance....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: John Sizzle
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 20th April 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The drag artist and DJ, John, will be spinning a selection of music in the gallery as part of the Late Shift programme. Music will be ...More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Jeffery Hinton
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 23rd March 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The producer and visual artist from London spins his brand of dance music accompanied by film screenings by John Maybury....More
 
 
 
Luca Luciano & Jose Henrique Campos
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 10th March 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The duo performs a programme of works by Villa-Lobos, Berio, De Falla and Poulenc for clarinet and guitar....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cagnacci's Repentant Magdalene
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th February to 21st May 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The National Gallery displays Cagnacci's Italian Baroque masterpiece, The Repentant Magdalene, this February - the first time the piece has been on display in the UK ...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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Australia's Impressionists
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th December 2016 to 26th March 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The National Gallery showcases four innovative Australian Impressionist artists in a new exhibition this December. The first UK exhibition of its kind, Australia's Impressionists gives Londoners ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th January to 26th March 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The Fourth Plinth commissions, filling the empty plinth with a modern work of art, have become a hotly anticipated and much-debated fixture in Trafalgar Square. And ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tape Face
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 6th June to 22nd July 2017
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The Boy With Tape On His Face returns with his new show, Tape Face, and serves up a Neapolitan ice cream of genres: mime with noise, ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gangsta Granny
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th July to 3rd September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Neil Foster adapts the popular children's book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams for the stage in 2017. Transferring to the Garrick Theatre for a limited summer ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute 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 The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Susan Stroman directs Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New York brain surgeon, who inherits a Transylvanian castle from his ...More
 
 
 
 
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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

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 National Portrait Gallery

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 National Portrait Gallery

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

100 Hearts Charity Gala
Comedy | On 26th February 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Clive Anderson hosts a charity comedy gala in the company of Rowan Atkinson, Jo Brand, Nina Conti, Angus Deayton, Harry ...More

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

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

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 National Portrait Gallery

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 National Portrait Gallery

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 National Portrait Gallery

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 National Portrait Gallery

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Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

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

 

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Matthew Carver's The Cheese Truck takes up permanent residence in the historic Camden Stables as ...More

 
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The Craft of Film
The Craft of Film
Film Events | Until 28th February 

Barbican Centre

Taking place in the midst of award season, The Craft of Film at the Barbican ...More

 
Cut Festival: The Art of Barbering
Cut Festival: The Art of Barbering
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 

Various Venues London

A ten-day event, the Cut Festival brings together ...More

 
The Future Of Fashion Weekend
The Future Of Fashion Weekend
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 

The House Of St Barnabas

The Future of Fashion Weekend at the House ...More

 
Tim Burton All-Nighter
Tim Burton All-Nighter
Film Events | On 25th February 

Prince Charles Cinema

The Prince Charles Cinema pays homage to Tim Burton this weekend with an all-nighter dedicated ...More

 
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Catalan cuisine from Victor Garvey served in a dining room reminiscent of Barcelona's elegant-but-casual beachfront ...More

 
Jules
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Dining 

An approachable, unpretentious menu, based on international tapas-style dishes, is served in the colourful, comfortable ...More

 
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MasterChef's Monica Galetti and husband David, chief sommelier at Le Gavroche, fulfil their long-term personal dream with Mere....More

The Italian Bookshop
Shopping 

Whether you're an Italian living in London or interested in learning the language, the Italian Bookshop has something to offer....More

European Bookshop
Shopping 

Well stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | From 5th March 

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

Party tunes from Andy Blake, Carlo Anderson, Elena Colombi, Hannah Holland, Jef K, Jess Farley, Josh Caffe, Medlar, Nicola Cima, Nostalgia of Mothership, Ross From Friends, Sami Daik, ...More

4MationZone Presents: Extractions
Concerts | On 10th March 

MostArt Centre

Forward thinking electronic music

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The Tickled Bean Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 16th March 

MostArt Centre

Comedy, Musical....More

Gente de Cuba by Isabella Palumbo
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Exhibitions | From 26th March 

MostArt Centre

A collection of street portraits made during Isabella ...More

 
Hair The Musical
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Theatre | From 3rd December 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be ...More

 
Jamiroquai
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Concerts | On 31st March 

Roundhouse

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

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

 
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