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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th April to 29th August 2017
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
The British Library marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with a major exhibition this year. Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths will shed new light ...More
 
 
 
Comics And Cartoon Art From The Arab World
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th June to 29th October 2017 - Various Times
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
Explore the art, history and significance of Arab comics, cartoons, caricatures and graphic novels through original examples taken from the British Library's collections....More
 
 
 
Gay UK: Love, Law And Liberty
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd June to 19th September 2017 - Various Times
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | At British Library
From the trial of Oscar Wilde to the Same Sex Marriage Act, through personal testimony, public protest, art and culture, explore original manuscripts, rare printed items, ...More
 
 
 
The Libertines
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 19th September 2017 - 7pm
British Library, Euston Road, WC1H | 2 minutes walk from British Library
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's riotous indie-rockers perform songs from their Anthems For Doomed Youth album....More
 
 
 
A Night Of Amy
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 15th September 2017 - 7pm
British Library, Camden Centre Bidborough Street, WC1H | 2 minutes walk from British Library
An evening of classic songs from the late Amy Winehouse performed with a full live band....More
 
 
 
Saro The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th to 29th Aug 2017 - 7pm-9pm
British Library, 100-110 Euston Road, NW1 | 2 minutes walk from British Library
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Jane Austen's Persuasion: A New Musical Drama
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 31st July 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 100-110 Euston Road, NW1 | 2 minutes walk from British Library
Barbara Landis's adaptation features music from Austen's manuscripts and the era, along with a fully staged with chamber orchestra, Regency costumes, and world-champion Irish dancers....More
 
 
 
Shirley Thompson Music Productions: Woman Who Refused To Dance
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 27th July 2017 - 7pm-7.35pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Nadine Benjamin takes the lead in this one-act opera inspired by the story of an unknown woman who refused to dance on Captain Kimber's slave boat ...More
 
 
 
Soosan Lolavar: ID, Please
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 9.15pm-9.55pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
An opera for the age of Brexit and Trump, exploring themes of immigration, identity and xenophobia....More
 
 
 
The Agitprop Allstars: The United Kingdom Of Earth: A Brexit Opera
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 7pm-7.55pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A comedy set in a post-apocalyptic near-future, in which post-Brexit Britain is the only surviving island. Commissioned by Worm, Rotterdam....More
 
 
 
Opera North Youth Company: Dr Ferret's Bad Medicine Roadshow
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 7pm-7.45pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A selection of mischievous children's tales told by the doctor and his Sweetheart Singers, inspired by Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales....More
 
 
 
Requardt & Rosenberg: DeadClub
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 7th to 30th September 2017 - Various Times
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A contemporary piece exploring mortality, from the creators of Electric Hotel, Motor Show and The Roof....More
 
 
 
Op. 64: Deeply
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 27th July 2017 - 7.55pm-8.55pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A poem of love and death for five cellos, a soprano and an actress, exploring gender identity, outing, passion, anguish, madness and the desire to live ...More
 
 
 
The Belfast Ensemble: The Moot Virginity Of Catherine Of Aragon
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 27th July 2017 - 9.15pm-10.05pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
The Northern Irish company explores the divorce of England's Spanish queen, drawing parallels with Brexit....More
 
 
 
Spectra Ensemble: Liturgie
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 8.05pm-8.55pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
The world premiere of the whimsical ballet-opera first conceived by Diaghilev and left unfinished for over a century. With choreography by Camille Jetzer and music by ...More
 
 
 
Pterodactyls Of Ptexas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 7.15pm-8.35pm
British Library, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes walk from British Library
Stephen Crowe directs a modern, electronic production set in the Wild West, following an ambitious young woman as she navigates the chauvinistic world of pre-history, belting ...More
 
 
 
Mark Leckey: Affect Bridge Age Regression
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th to 30th Jul 2017 - 12noon-6pm
British Library, 8 Angel Mews, N1 | 4 minutes walk from British Library
A mixture of sculpture, installation, sound and video from the Turner Prize-winner, in this latest series of meditations on modern life....More
 
 
 
Jack Lukeman
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 7pm
British Library, Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes walk from British Library
The Kildare-born singer-songwriter performs his alternative rock originals in a cabaret style that incorporates folk and Celtic elements....More
 
 
 
If I Can't Laugh, It's Not My Revolution
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Wednesday 9th August 2017 - 7pm
British Library, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 | 5 minutes walk from British Library
Comedian Daphna Baram hosts political comedians for some emergency laughs and a glass of wine in the safe haven of Housmans, the renowned radical bookshop in ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
DesignJunction
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Sep 2017
British Library, Good's Way, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 5 minutes walk from British Library
Held during, and a big part of, the London Design Festival, DesignJunction gives visitors an exciting insight into some of the most innovative products and creations ...More
 
 
 
Insecure Men
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 8th November 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
The band plays indie rock....More
 
 
 
Soca Frenzy
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 11th August 2017 - 11pm-5am
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
Residents spin soca and calypso hits....More
 
 
 
Shame
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 18th October 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
The South London indie-rock band deliver an electric shock of adolescent energy....More
 
 
 
Darlia
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 3rd October 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
The three-piece outfit from Blackpool performs its rock and grunge compositions....More
 
 
 
Micah P Hinson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 2nd October 2017 - 7.30pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
The country and Americana singer-songwriter from Texas performs in support of his latest album, The Holy Strangers....More
 
 
 
Next Top VN
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 29th July 2017 - 10pm-6am
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
DJ Ben Heineken spin house, trance and Vina house....More
 
 
 
Natos & Waor
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 21st October 2017 - 8pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
The duo from Madrid perform rap from their repertoire including their 2015 album Tuesday 13....More
 
 
 
Super Hans Party
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 16th September 2017 - 9pm-4am
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
Matt King presents his comedy character from the Peep Show as he takes to the decks for a musical mash-up and a mad selection of beats....More
 
 
 
Grouplove
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Wednesday 23rd August 2017 - 7.30pm-11pm
British Library, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
American indie rock collective performs material from their 2016 album, Big Mess....More
 
 
 
 
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Soosan Lolavar: ID, Please
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

An opera for the age of Brexit and Trump, exploring themes of immigration, identity and xenophobia....More

Opera North Youth Company: Dr Ferret's Bad Medicine Roadshow
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

A selection of mischievous children's tales told by the doctor and his Sweetheart Singers, inspired by Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales....More

Spectra Ensemble: Liturgie
Dance | On 25th July 2017 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

The world premiere of the whimsical ballet-opera first conceived by Diaghilev and left unfinished for over a century. With choreography ...More

Tony Furtado & Benji Kirkpatrick
Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

The Harrison 6 minutes walk from British Library

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Miss Smith's Books
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2017 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop....More

A Museum of Modern Nature
A Museum of Modern Nature
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

The second part of a year-long exploration by the Wellcome Collection into how humans relate to other animals and the ...More

 
Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. Focusing ...More

 
Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from British Library

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

Usakos: Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2017 

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 10 minutes walk from British Library

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

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Bang Bang Oriental
Bang Bang Oriental
Dining 

London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
Percolate Open Air
Percolate Open Air
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th July 

Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
The Coal Shed
The Coal Shed
Dining 

The team behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room in Brighton go from coast ...More

 
Lucky & Joy
Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to ...More

 
The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new ...More

 
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
Coal Rooms
Coal Rooms
Dining 

Originally part of Peckham Rye's train station in the 1930s Coal Room is a restaurant ...More

 
The Art of the Football Shirt
Exhibitions | From 26th July 

The Old Truman Brewery

Curated by fashion historian Neal Heard, The Art of the Football Shirt explores the relationship between football and popular culture. In the exhibition, Heard shares his vast knowledge, ...More

Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
Merchant Square
Merchant Square
Attractions 

Modern development at the heart of Paddington's waterways. Home to Thomas Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge and ...More

 
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Sport 

Go Ape at Cockfosters in Trent Park, in 413 acres of London's Green Belt, has ...More

 
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Attractions 

Join the Go Ape tree top adventure at Alexandra Palace and swing through the trees, ...More

 
Bar Elba
Bar Elba
Drinking 

The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
Lorde
Lorde
Concerts | On 27th September 

Alexandra Palace

Fresh from her storming Glastonbury performance, Lorde comes to Alexandra Palace promoting long-awaited new album ...More

 
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
Wonderland
Wonderland
Theatre | From 7th August 

Richmond Theatre

This is the last chance you have to see the critically acclaimed Wonderland, as Frank ...More

 
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Best Beaches in London
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There's no need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the ...More

 
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