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Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, late night Tue till 8pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm | Bank Holidays 11am-5pm | Tours: Mon, Wed & Fri 11am & 7pm, Sat 11am & 3pm
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th October 2017 to 28th February 2018
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library presents Harry Potter: A History of Magic this autumn. ...More
 
 
 
Listen: 140 Years Of Recorded Sound
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th October 2017 to 11th March 2018 - Various Times
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
An immersive multimedia installation making innovative use of the library sound archives, to explore the significance of sound since the invention of the phonograph in 1877....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Pancras International Christmas Tree
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 14th November 2017 to 3rd January 2018
British Library, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from British Library
Hand crafted from over 15,000 flowers, this year's Christmas tree at St Pancras is a stunning spectacle. Made by expert florists Moyses Stevens, the 47 foot ...More
 
 
 
London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival 2018
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 14th, 15th and 16th March 2018 - 11.30am-10.30pm
British Library, Camden Centre Bidborough Street, WC1H | 2 minutes walk from British Library
Food & Drink, Drink & Tastings....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Burlesque Festival
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th April to 2nd June 2018
British Library, 100-110 Euston Road, Soho, London NW1 | 2 minutes walk from British Library
With the welcome news that Madame JoJo's is due to reopen in 2018, burlesque in London is enjoying a revival. Flying the flag for a saucy ...More
 
 
 
Jack And The Beanstalk
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th to 30th December 2017 - Various Times
British Library, 100-110 Euston Road, NW1 | 2 minutes walk from British Library
Dani Harmer from CBBC's Tracy Beaker, who kicked up her heels in Strictly Come Dancing, plays Jill in Enchanted Entertainment's family pantomime, which follows Jack and ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New Year's Eve 1920s Speakeasy Party
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: Sunday 31st December 2017
British Library, Upper Concourse Euston Road, St Pancras International Station, Euston Road, NW1 | 3 minutes walk from British Library
After hosting a Great Gatsby themed party last year, Searcys St Pancras takes a journey back to the Roaring Twenties once again for a New Year's ...More
 
 
 
Shelley: 'The Trumpet of a Prophecy' Guided Walk
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Saturday 24th February 2018 - 11am-1.30pm
British Library, Euston Road, N1 | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Attractions & Museums, Guided Tour....More
 
 
 
Roisin O'Brien / Kaia Goodenough / Body Politic
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 19th January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A showcase of three contemporary dance works by emerging artists - Roisin O'Brien's Some People Say, Kaia Goodenough's Reclaim The Word Sl*t and Body Politic's Father ...More
 
 
 
Mathieu Geffre Dance / Kendall Farrell / Lucy Palmer Dance
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 12th January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance works - Mathieu Geffre Dance's Act, Kendall Farrell's Submerged and Lucy Palmer Dance's The Left Hand Path....More
 
 
 
B-Hybrid Dance / Yu-Hsien Wu / Gibbon
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 23rd February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
The final three dance works of this year's festival features B-Hybrid Dance's Masc 4 Marginalisation, Yu-Hsien Wu's Dirty Paw and Gibbon's Gibbon....More
 
 
 
The Follow Through Collective / Counterpoint Dance Company / Mil Vukovic Smart
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Thursday 15th February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance pieces featuring The Follow Through Collective & Co's Drowning, Counterpoint Dance Company's Journeys of Internal Migration and Mil Vukovic Smart's ...More
 
 
 
Watts Dance / Grov Productions / Duwane Taylor
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Saturday 27th January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance works featuring Watts Dance's Lather. Rinse. Repeat., Grov Productions's Her Past In Their Present Now and Duwane Taylor's It's Time ...More
 
 
 
Duckworth & Persson / Shannelle 'Tali' Fergus / Lanre Malaolu - Protocol
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Contemporary dance triple bill featuring Duckworth & Persson's Well Lit, Shannelle 'Tali' Fergus's Mum. Edit. More and Lanre Malaolu - Protocol's I Can't Breathe....More
 
 
 
Autin Dance Theatre / Elinor Lewis with Nuria Legarda Andueza / BARBERDANCE Luca Braccia
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 2nd February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Contemporary dance triple bill featuring Autin Dance Theatre's Dystopia; Elinor Lewis And Nuria Legarda Andueza's Orchard; BARBERDANCE / Luca Braccia's Where Is My Border?...More
 
 
 
Emma Stanworth And Company / Natalie Sloth Richter / Anna Katharine Dance
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance works from up-and-coming performers: Emma Stanworth And Company's Quinque, Natalie Sloth Richter's Spektakel and Anna Katharine Dance's Common Ground....More
 
 
 
Svenja Buehl / Instigate Unknown / Becky Namgauds
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 21st February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Contemporary dance triple bill featuring Instigate Unknown's Blackball, Becky Namgauds's Like Honey and a piece by Svenja Buehl....More
 
 
 
Untold Dance Theatre / Arunima Kumar / Sketch Dance Company
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Tuesday 13th February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Contemporary dance triple bill featuring Untold Dance Theatre's Women-Wise, Arunima Kumar's Bandeeni (Prisoner) and Sketch Dance Company's My Other Half....More
 
 
 
Lydia Touliatou / Yanaelle Thiran / Hinged Dance Co
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance works featuring Lydia Touliatou's Assemblies, Yanaelle's Thiran's Swapping Shadows and Hinged Dance Co's Flowers In December....More
 
 
 
Malcolm Sutherland / Elisabeth Schilling / Edit Domoszlai
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 26th January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance pieces featuring Malcolm Sutherland Dance Company's Lost For Words, Elisabeth Schilling's SIXFOLD and Edit Domoszlai's Work 2....More
 
 
 
Out of Order / Sara Augieras / Joss Carter
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Tuesday 20th February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Contemporary dance triple bill featuring Out Of Order's Once Standing, Sara Augieras's Paris Texas and Joss Carter's Anatomy Of The Heart....More
 
 
 
Stasis / Christina Dionysopoulou / EDIFICE Dance Theatre
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance works featuring Stasis's The Sedate, Christina Dionysopoulou's Stigma and EDIFICE Dance Theatre's Tenome - Eyes On Hand....More
 
 
 
Justine Reeve and Company / Dillon Dance / Boadicea Dance Company
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 16th February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of versatile dance pieces featuring Justine Reeve And Company Living Is Dancing, Dillon Dance's Hiraeth and Boadicea Dance Company's Resilience....More
 
 
 
Living Room Circus / Retrospect Dance Theatre / Jade Hackett
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Saturday 17th February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance works featuring Living Room Circus's The Penguin & I, Retrospect Dance Theatre's In Light Of Those You Love and Jade ...More
 
 
 
GoldHill Dance Company / Nicole McDowall / Arielle Smith
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 14th February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance works from ldHill Dance Company's Hand Towards, Nicole McDowall's Nelum and Arielle Smith's Lots Of Varied Expectations....More
 
 
 
180 Degrees / Irene Cioni / Simple Dance Company
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Thursday 1st February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Irene Cioni's funny, poetic and adventurous journey, Standing Up; four multi-disciplinary artists find common ground through physical explorations around the concepts of Butoh in 180 Degrees's ...More
 
 
 
Gareth Mitchell & Tara D'Arquian / Bradley Smail / Local Tourists
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Tuesday 30th January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Triple bill of contemporary dance works - Gareth Mitchell & Tara D'Arquian's Orphan Realms, Bradley Smail's One Eye Open and Local Tourists's Fragmenty....More
 
 
 
EvokeMotion Dance Theatre / Livia Massarelli / What Is Written Dance Company
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Thursday 25th January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance works from rising choreographers and writers: EvokeMotion Dance Theatre's At One, What Is Written Dance Company's Pursuit of Power and ...More
 
 
 
Access All Areas / Muti Musafiri / Elementz Ent.
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Monday 19th February 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary dance pieces featuring Access All Areas's Clipped, Elementz Ent's Perception and a piece from Muti Musafiri....More
 
 
 
Ania Straczynska / Mapped Dance Theatre / Amy Foskett Dance
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Wednesday 31st January 2018 - 8pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A triple bill of contemporary works by up-and-coming artists, featuring Ania Straczynska's Grains, Mapped Dance Theatre's Same Sheet, Different Day and Amy Foskett Dance's To The ...More
 
 
 
 
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St Pancras International Christmas Tree
St Pancras International Christmas Tree
Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2018 

St Pancras International Station 1 minute walk from British Library

Hand crafted from over 15,000 flowers, this year's Christmas tree at St Pancras is a stunning spectacle. Made by expert ...More

 
Moving Image Collaborations
Dance | On 12th December 2017 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

Students from London Contemporary Dance School join forces with moving image students from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts ...More

Basic Instincts
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Raft Of The Medusa
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Sculpture....More

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

This September, the Wellcome Collection presents the first major exhibition exploring the relationship between graphic design and health. Can Graphic ...More

 
Ayurvedic Man: Encounters With Indian Medicine
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

This exhibition takes its title and inspiration from the 'Ayurvedic Man' an 18th-century Nepali painting depicting the organs and vessels ...More

Bompas & Parr: Curses!
Bompas & Parr: Curses!
Exhibitions | Until 16th December 2017 

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology 9 minutes walk from British Library

The latest installation from Bompas & Parr, Curses! casts a shadowy light on the heritage and sinister powers of curses. ...More

 
John Yeoman And Quentin Blake: 50 Years Of Children's Books
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2018 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape. Lucinda ...More

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known production designs by celebrated political ...More

 

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Carols by Candlelight
Concerts | On 17th December 

Union Chapel

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas, Carols by Candlelight at Union Chapel presents an evening of traditional carols and readings in a beautiful candlelit setting. The Union Chapel singers and Boe Huntress present the evening, ...More

Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One
Exhibitions | From 5th June 

Tate Britain

A century since the end of WWI Tate Britain takes a look at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. A fascinating and ...More

Murillo: The Self Portraits
Murillo: The Self Portraits
Exhibitions | From 24th February 

National Gallery

Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo ...More

 
Clementine's Christmas Special At Crazy Coqs
Comedy | From 19th December 

Crazy Coqs

Comedy, Musical....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | From 28th June 

National Portrait Gallery

Almost a decade after his death, and coinciding ...More

 
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Dance | From 9th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min's new work takes ...More

 
Carmen La Cubana
Carmen La Cubana
Dance | From 1st August 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by ...More

 
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
Dance | From 29th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sixteen years after his first production, Kaash, talented choreographer and dancer Akram Khanis set for ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary, Shakespeare's Globe gets a new Artistic Director and three ...More

 
May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
Theatre | From 5th February 

Peacock Theatre

With jaw-dropping stunts, tricks and contemporary artistry, Cirque Berserk! is back with its most famous ...More

 
Street Feast National Pizza Day Pizza Palace
Street Feast National Pizza Day Pizza Palace
Foodie Events | On 8th February 

Hawker House

Foodism presents the first-ever National Pizza Day this ...More

 
Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Drinking 

With winter terrace Il Tetto the roof of Selfridges award winning cocktail king Mr Lyan ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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