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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gainsborough's Family Album
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd November 2018 to 3rd February 2019
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major new exhibition, Gainsborough's Family Album. The ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th June to 21st October 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Almost a decade after his death, and coinciding with what would have been his 60th birthday, on 29th August 2018, Michael Jackson: On the Wall sees ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BP Portrait Award 2018
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th June to 23rd September 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 39th year at the National Portrait Gallery. The highly successful annual open ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tacita Dean: Still Life
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th March to 28th May 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
An exploration of still life by leading contemporary artist Tacita Dean featuring a new film diptych made especially for the exhibition, Ideas for Sculpture in a ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th November 2018 to 10th February 2019
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters and played with symbolism to add ...More
 
 
 
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Mantegna and Bellini
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st October 2018 to 27th January 2019
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, are presented side by side at ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th June to 7th October 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Ed Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire'painting cycle of 183336, has his work displayed in Room 1 ...More
 
 
 
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Thomas Cole's Journey
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th June to 7th October 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th century, as a major global figure ...More
 
 
 
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The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th April to 29th July 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Monet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind - but buildings played important and ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Moderate Soprano
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th April to 30th June 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Hampstead Theatre's 2015 hit The Moderate Soprano transfers to the West End in April 2018. David Hare's play tells of the passion of the Glyndebourne opera ...More
 
 
 
Bach's Brandenburgs By Candlelight
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 28th July 2018 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The London Concertante performs Bach's Brandenburg Concertos No 4 & 5. Directed by Ben Norris....More
 
 
 
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Kiss Me, Kate
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 20th to 30th June 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Lane, South Bank, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Opera North's award-winning production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, comes to the London Coliseum for a two-week run in June. An homage ...More
 
 
 
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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 22nd August to 2nd September 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre make a welcome return to the London Coliseum this summer, with their full-length classic production of Swan Lake. Led ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chess
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th April to 2nd June 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Laurence Connor directs the first West End revival since the original 1986 production, which starred Elaine Paige, of Chess. The famous eighties musical written by ABBA ...More
 
 
 
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West End LIVE
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Central London, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Thousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from top West End shows for free. A firm favourite for over 10 years, West End ...More
 
 
 
English National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 6th to 16th June 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The London Coliseum is set to be transformed into an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests and fairies as much loved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty ...More
 
 
 
Silence In The Square
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Monday 11th November 2019 - 10am-11.15am
National Portrait Gallery, Central London, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Royal British Legion leads a two minute silence for Armistice Day at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in the square. After ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th May to 28th July 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko prepares for the greatest challenge of his career under the gaze of his loyal assistant Ken in the first UK ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tartuffe
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th May to 28th July 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Haymarket, SW1Y | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Given current world events, this is a well timed adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, this take onTartuffe transfers the seventeenth century comedy ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kids Week
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 1st to 31st August 2018
National Portrait Gallery, London, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
A truly inspired summer treat for families, Kids Week makes West End hits available to youngsters for free - as long as an adult pays the ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Quiz
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March to 16th June 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Quiz, the play about 'the coughing Major' who famously cheated on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, transfers ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Consent
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th May to 11th August 2018
National Portrait Gallery, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Nina Raine examines the topical and controversial subject of Consent in her latest play. Staged at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre last year, this "tense, entertaining ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LIFT Festival
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th May to 22nd July 2018
National Portrait Gallery, London, South Bank, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The London International Festival of Theatre (or LIFT, if you prefer) returns to the capital in 2018 at theatres, arts venues and other sites around London. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Open House London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018
National Portrait Gallery, London, City, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
One weekend a year we get to go behind doors which are, for the rest of the year, closed to the public and see inside London's ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Design Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th to 23rd September 2018
National Portrait Gallery, London, South Kensington, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Celebrating London as the gateway to international design, the London Design Festival returns for a 16th year in 2018 with hundreds of events and landmark projects. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Festival of Architecture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 30th June 2018
National Portrait Gallery, London, Bloomsbury, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
'Identity' gives the 2018 London Festival of Architecture its theme, fleshed out through walking tours, debates, exhibitions and family events with over 600 to choose from. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Nomad Cinema 2018
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 13th May to 26th October 2018
National Portrait Gallery, London, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
The Nomad Cinema is back this summer, screening classic movies at various al fresco venues across London. Lost In Translation will be at The Hoxton Hotel, ...More
 
 
 
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The Luna Cinema 2018
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 19th May to 6th October 2018
National Portrait Gallery, London, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Described as "the kings of the outdoor cinema experience" (Tatler), The Luna Cinema continues its tradition of pairing movies with amazing locations with its summer 2018 ...More
 
 
 
 
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Tacita Dean: Still Life
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

An exploration of still life by leading contemporary artist Tacita Dean featuring a new film diptych made especially for the ...More

 
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Monet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind ...More

 
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his ...More

 
The Moderate Soprano
The Moderate Soprano
Theatre | Until 30th June 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Hampstead Theatre's 2015 hit The Moderate Soprano transfers to the West End in April 2018. David Hare's play tells of ...More

 
Chess
Chess
Theatre | Until 2nd June 2018 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Laurence Connor directs the first West End revival since the original 1986 production, which starred Elaine Paige, of Chess. The ...More

 
Red
Theatre | Until 28th July 2018 

Wyndham's Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko prepares for the greatest challenge of his career under the gaze of his loyal ...More

Tartuffe
Tartuffe
Theatre | Until 28th July 2018 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Given current world events, this is a well timed adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, this take ...More

 
Quiz
Quiz
Theatre | Until 16th June 2018 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Quiz, the play about 'the coughing Major' who famously cheated on Who ...More

 
LIFT Festival
LIFT Festival
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The London International Festival of Theatre (or LIFT, if you prefer) returns to the capital in 2018 at theatres, arts ...More

 
Chelsea Fringe
Chelsea Fringe
Exhibitions | Until 27th May 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Chelsea Fringe, an independent garden festival run in parallel with the Chelsea Flower Show, returns for its seventh year this ...More

 

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Sounds and Sorcery celebrates Disney FANTASIA
Sounds and Sorcery celebrates Disney FANTASIA
Theatre | From 3rd July 

The Vaults

In the year Mickey Mouse celebrates his 90th ...More

 
Soft Serve Society
Soft Serve Society
Dining 

Premium soft serve ice cream, occasionally topped with a cloud of spun sugar - this ...More

 
Soft Serve Society
Soft Serve Society
Dining 

Ever looked at those clouds of ice cream on Instagram and wondered where on earth ...More

 
All Star Lanes Shepherd's Bush
All Star Lanes Shepherd's Bush
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Forget about ugly shoes. Beautifully done with Art ...More

 
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SMUK London
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Danish design meets beauty at SMUK London, the Eccleston Yards studio founded by hairstylist and ...More

 
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Eccleston Yards
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Pedestrianised square on the Victoria and Belgravia border that's home to SMUK London, The Jones ...More

 
Wellbourne Brasserie
Wellbourne Brasserie
Dining 

All-day restaurant in White City with a lovely south facing terrace from former head chef ...More

 
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
Foodie Events | From 27th May 

Tibits Bankside

This summer, Tibits celebrates ten years of serving ...More

 
Joe Stilgoe & Friends
Joe Stilgoe & Friends
Concerts | From 28th May 

Crazy Coqs

This spring, Joe Stilgoe & Friends will perform a series of concerts at Crazy Coqs, ...More

 
Butchies
Butchies
Dining 

The Butchies journey started at Broadway Market in 2014, four years on it arrived in ...More

 
Claude's Deli
Claude's Deli
Shopping 

At the entrance to Market Halls Fulham Claude's Deli supplies locals with homemade bread and ...More

 
The Bootlegger
The Bootlegger
Drinking 

Celebrating the glamour of the Prohibition era, The Bootlegger brings alive America's roaring twenties in ...More

 
Maison St-Germain
Maison St-Germain
Exhibitions | From 15th June 

38 Grosvenor Square

This summer, St-Germain, the French elderflower liqueur, is in partnership with fashion label House of ...More

 
Tailor Made
Tailor Made
Shopping 

Bespoke London menswear brand Tailor Made, headquartered in Shoreditch, opens its first retail store in ...More

 
Secret Cinema: Romeo + Juliet
Secret Cinema: Romeo + Juliet
Film Events | From 9th August 

Secret Cinema

For the largest experience they've ever produced Secret ...More

 
Bagel Breakfast Break
Bagel Breakfast Break
Foodie Events | From 26th May 

133 Bethnal Green Road

Get your free breakfast bagel this bank holiday weekend at this pop-up a stone's throw ...More

 
Pop Up Screens: Greenwich
Pop Up Screens: Greenwich
Film Events | From 17th August 

Central Park Greenwich Peninsula

Pop Up Screens has been popping up around London for six years, bringing outdoor cinema ...More

 
Wimbledon at Flat Iron Square
Wimbledon at Flat Iron Square
Sporting Events | From 14th June 

Flat Iron Square

The big screen is up at Flat Iron ...More

 
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In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
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Picture perfect petals and gorgeous floral blooms make ...More

 
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November in London 2018
November in London 2018
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
Dorsett City
Dorsett City
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Next to Aldgate tube, Dorsett City is an Asian owned four star hotel with ...More

 
 
 
 
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