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Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The Mark
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st January to 22nd April 2018
Somerset House, Strand, WC2R | At Somerset House
A new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats of civil engineering and the workings of ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th April to 6th May 2018
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | At Somerset House
The World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 11th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards at ...More
 
 
 
Antoine Caron: Drawing for Catherine De Medici
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th January to 15th April 2018 - 10am-6pm
Somerset House, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R | At Somerset House
This focused international loan exhibition, the first dedicated to the drawings of Caron, brings together a celebrated group of the artist's drawings for his patron Queen ...More
 
 
 
The IET Harvey Prize Lecture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 20th March 2018 - 6pm-9pm
Somerset House, 2 Savoy Place, WC2R | 2 minutes walk from Somerset House
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fashion Week Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd February - 25th February 2018
Somerset House, 180 The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Britain's biggest biannual showcase of British and international fashion presents catwalk shows, talks by industry experts, hair and beauty tips and trends as well as more ...More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 20th October 2018
Somerset House, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th September - 25th March 2018
Somerset House, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Katie Piper: What's in My Head
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 21st May 2018 - 7.30pm
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The media personality discusses inner beauty and her journey to self-confidence following a brutal acid attack....More
 
 
 
Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 4th June 2018 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The beloved voice of international cricket shares previous unheard anecdotes....More
 
 
 
99 Club Covent Garden
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 30th March 2018 - 8.30pm
Somerset House, 372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Smart observations and social and political anecdotes from Nathan Caton. Plus Angela Barnes and Desiree Burch....More
 
 
 
99 Club Covent Garden: Early Show
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Saturday 24th March 2018 - 7pm
Somerset House, 372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Raw and raucous observations and advice from 2015 Funny Women-winner, Desiree Burch. Plus Ivo Graham and Marlon Davis....More
 
 
 
99 Club Covent Garden: Late Show
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Saturday 3rd March 2018 - 9.30pm
Somerset House, 372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Smart observations and social and political anecdotes from Nathan Caton. Plus Chris McCausland and Tania Edwards....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dreamgirls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th November 2016 to 25th September 2018
Somerset House, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony Award-winningmusical was first staged.The story, based ...More
 
 
 
Eric Bibb
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 6th May 2018 - 7.30pm
Somerset House, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The American-born singer and versatile guitarist performs blues infused with gospel and soul....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tina
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st March to 16th June 2018
Somerset House, Aldwych, WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th January to 22nd April 2018
Somerset House, 2 Temple Place, WC2R | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Marking 100 years since jazz reached Britain in the aftermath of the First World War, Two Temple Place, a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment, ...More
 
 
 
INK Fair London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 2pm-9pm & Thursday 20th September 2018 at 12noon-7pm
Somerset House, 2 Temple Place, WC2R | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Exhibitions & Art, Art Fair....More
 
 
 
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Year of Engineering: London Transport Museum
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd March to 24th September 2018
Somerset House, 39 Wellington Street, WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
In 2018 the London Transport Museum hosts a Year of Engineering exploring engineering feats like Crossrail and the Brunel tunnel. Opening on 23rd March 2018, The ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Poster Girls
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2017 to 2nd January 2019
Somerset House, 39 Wellington Street, WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic designers, revealing the contribution they have ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
42nd Street
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th March 2017 to 20th October 2018
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton plays legendary diva Dorothy Brock in the hit Broadway musical 42nd Street at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The multi Tony-Award-winning ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Woman In Black
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st July 2009 to 3rd March 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since 1989 through word of mouth alone. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lady Windermere's Fan
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th January to 7th April 2018
Somerset House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Kathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the new theatre company from the former ...More
 
 
 
An Ideal Husband
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th April to 14th July 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville continues with the enduring popular comedy of class and political chicanery about an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern, ...More
 
 
 
The Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th July to 20th October 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Classic Spring's Oscar Wilde Season concludes with the evergreen comedy of romantic entanglements and dual identities, in which the imperious Lady Bracknell casts a baleful eye ...More
 
 
 
The Selfish Giant
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th to 14th Apr 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Bill Buckhurst directs a concert staging of a family-friendly folk opera composed by three-time BRIT and Ivor Novello award winner Guy Chambers, adapted from Oscar Wilde's ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 24th March 2018
Somerset House, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really all about accepting people for who ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Antony and Cleopatra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st September to 1st October 2018
Somerset House, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success of Twelfth Night with another Shakespeare ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Macbeth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th February to 12th May 2018
Somerset House, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in this revival of Shakespeare's intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by the National Theatre's Rufus Norris ...More
 
 
 
Amadeus
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th March to 24th April 2018 - Various Times
Somerset House, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Lucian Msamati sinks his teeth into the meaty role of scheming Salieri in Peter Shaffer's seminal battle of wits between the court composer and his rowdy ...More
 
 
 
 
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Antoine Caron: Drawing for Catherine De Medici
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art

This focused international loan exhibition, the first dedicated to the drawings of Caron, brings together a celebrated group of the ...More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 25th March 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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

 
Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain
Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain
Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2018 

Two Temple Place 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Marking 100 years since jazz reached Britain in the aftermath of the First World War, Two Temple Place, a spectacular ...More

 
Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2019 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Female focussed exhibition Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum puts the spotlight on 20th and 21st century women graphic ...More

John
John
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016, is back with John, ...More

 
Network
Network
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee ...More

 
Andreas Gursky
Andreas Gursky
Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2018 

The Hayward Gallery 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

Monumental pictures of solar panels, the stock exchange and a US store by Andreas Gursky signal the reopening of the ...More

 
Royal Opera: Tosca
Royal Opera: Tosca
Concerts | Until 3rd March 2018 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

Dan Ettinger and Placido Domingo conduct three casts led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin in Puccini's emotionally ...More

 

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Mick's Garage
Mick's Garage
Drinking 

Coming from Crate Brewery - their tap room is across the yard - it's ...More

 
Tacita Dean: Portrait
Tacita Dean: Portrait
Exhibitions | From 15th March 

National Portrait Gallery

The first National Portrait Gallery exhibition to be devoted to the medium of film, this ...More

 
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Tacita Dean: Still Life
Exhibitions | From 15th March 

National Gallery

An exploration of still life by leading contemporary artist Tacita Dean featuring a new film ...More

 
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
Exhibitions | From 1st March 

National Portrait Gallery

Bringing together, for the first time, the works ...More

 
Action Against Hunger: Moveable Feast - The City
Action Against Hunger: Moveable Feast - The City
Foodie Events | On 12th March 

Duck & Waffle

Enjoy fine dining surrounded by 15 different types ...More

 
Soft Cell
Soft Cell
Concerts | On 30th September 

The O2 Arena

The sound of the '80s, synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell reunite for one last time at ...More

 
Everything Everything
Everything Everything
Concerts | On 10th March 

Alexandra Palace

The Manchester quartet, Everything Everything, praised by The Guardian for its "nerd-rock" and by the ...More

 
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
Merry Men by Tom Sellers
Foodie Events | From 4th April 

The Ugly Duck

Tom Sellers is keeping himself busy while his Michelin-starred Restaurant Story is being refurbished (closed ...More

 
The Bloomsbury Club Bar
The Bloomsbury Club Bar
Drinking 

Taking inspiration from the 1920s and '30s - the golden era of cocktails - The ...More

 
Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson
Concerts | From 27th March 

Royal Albert Hall

Grammy-nominated progressive rock musician and record producer Steven Wilson ("the most successful British artist you've ...More

 
The Coral Room
The Coral Room
Drinking 

A thing of beauty, The Coral Room breathes new life into The Bloomsbury Hotel with ...More

 
Stereophonics
Stereophonics
Concerts | From 2nd March 

SSE Arena, Wembley

Welsh rockers Stereophonics, led by Kelly Jones, known for their hits including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow ...More

 
Downing Street
Downing Street
Attractions 

Closed to ordinary members of the public, the entrance to Downing Street is gated and ...More

 
Amber
Amber
Dining 

Tucked away behind the Curzon in Goodman's Fields, Amber is an all-day Middle Eastern and ...More

 
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Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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