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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
Life, Death and Memory
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th April 2017 to 16th April 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a free display Life, Death and Memory ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th November 2017 to 8th February 2018
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Three photographers have been shortlisted for this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, the major international photography award on display at the National Portrait Gallery every ...More
 
 
 
Everything We Do Is Music
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th November 2017 to 18th February 2018 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More
 
 
 
Monika Lidke
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 5th January 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The singer-songwriter blends jazz and folk with her Polish and French roots....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Mr Madam
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 18th January 2018 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The DJ combines a range of musical styles to create a set that may include Thomas Tallis, Gracie Fields, Grace Jones, John Barry, Duke Ellington, Lord ...More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: John Sizzle
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 15th February 2018 - 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
 
 
 
Peter Michaels And Bhavini Vyas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 15th December 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The duo perform Ragas, devotional and original songs....More
 
 
 
Musicke In The Ayre
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 12th January 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Daniel Thomson and Din Ghani explore lute songs....More
 
 
 
Eddie Otchere
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 14th December 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
House, hip hop, jungle, acid jazz and soul courtesy of the resident DJ....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Neil Prince
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 4th January 2018 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Listen and unwind as DJ Neil Prince delivers a musical set in response to the works on display....More
 
 
 
Richard Osborne
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 1st February 2018 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The guest DJ plays sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll....More
 
 
 
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st March to 20th May 2018 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A major exhibition bringing together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, ...More
 
 
 
Will Dutta
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 16th February 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The composer performs contemporary classical music....More
 
 
 
Apple Of My Eye
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th February 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
London-based modern folk troubadours who blend traditional instruments and vocal harmonies....More
 
 
 
Ani Batikian
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 2nd February 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The violinist performs a solo programme featuring much loved music by Bach, Paganini, Kreisler, Piazzola and others....More
 
 
 
Tacita Dean: Portrait
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th March to 28th April 2018 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
This major new exhibition will focus on portraiture primarily through the medium of 16mm film and also reveals Dean's own longstanding and personal interest in portraiture ...More
 
 
 
Fraser And The Alibis
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th December 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The London-based four-piece channel the hippest in blues, bebop and boogaloo....More
 
 
 
Nicola Woodward: Winds Of Change
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 26th January 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A fascinating, historical journey using piccolo, alto, baroque and folk flutes....More
 
 
 
Bella Tromba
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 19th January 2018 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The brass quartet of four trumpeters perform classical and light jazz repertoire....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Timberlina
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 21st December 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A mix of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection, including spoken word, classical, jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and ...More
 
 
 
DOLLYman
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 22nd December 2017 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Murillo: The Self Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th February to 21st May 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo for the first time in over three hundred years, this free National Gallery exhibition marks the 400th anniversary ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th November 2017 to 4th February 2018
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela ...More
 
 
 
 
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Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision ...More

 
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The Burrell
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk 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 ...More

 
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk 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. ...More

 
Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Lake Keitele: A Vision Of Finland
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

All four versions of the artist's Lake Keitele paintings, displayed alongside other works, reflecting his fascination with the Finnish landscape....More

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 10th February 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

 
Ink
Ink
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

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

Following its successful debut at the Almeida, Rupert Goold's production of Ink, James Graham's "stingingly astute" (Evening Standard) Fleet Street ...More

 
The Glory Of Christmas
Concerts | On 14th December 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Keith Marshall conducts Bach 's Christians Be Joyful from Christmas Oratorio and Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring, Vivaldi 's 'Winter' ...More

St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 30th December 2017 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2018 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Since 1947, stately Trafalgar Square receives a majestic Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, ...More

 

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Fun Home
Theatre | From 18th June 

The Young Vic

Winner of five Tony Awards, this is an electrifying musical version of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel which took America by storm. Fun House is derived from a comic that, according to The Observer (*spoiler alert*) ...More

Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier
Exhibitions | From 10th May 

Design Museum

A major new exhibition at the Design Museum, Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier explores the career and creative process of the famed couturier and shoe designer. Before his untimely ...More

Eloise Hawser: By The Deep, By The Mark
Exhibitions | From 31st January 

Somerset House

A new work by artist Eloise Hawser, By The Deep, By The Mark presents playful parallels between extraordinary feats or civil engineering and the workings of the human ...More

The Inheritance
The Inheritance
Theatre | From 2nd March 

The Young Vic

In March 2018, Stephen Daldry directs this hilarious and profound heart-breaker; a major world premiere ...More

 
Videogames
Exhibitions | From 8th September 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Embracing the current renaissance in Videogames, the V&A presents a major new show this September. The first show to fully consider the complexity of video games as an important design field, it will look at ...More

The Future Starts Here
The Future Starts Here
Exhibitions | From 12th May 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

A blockbuster spring exhibition, The Future Starts Here sees the V&A look at the power ...More

 
The Brothers Size
The Brothers Size
Theatre | From 19th January 

The Young Vic

Bijan Sheibani directs the long-awaited revival of this deeply moving fable about the rarely spoken ...More

 
ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company: Sylvia
Dance | From 1st September 

Old Vic Theatre

Dance, hip hop, soul and funk combine to bring to life the struggles of Sylvia Pankhurst, a leading figure in the Suffragette movement, in a dance drama co-written ...More

Fashioned From Nature
Exhibitions | From 21st April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The latest in a series of major fashion exhibitions at the V&A, Fashioned from Nature looks at the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world. Tracing back to 1600, it will explore how fashionable ...More

A Monster Calls
Theatre | From 7th July 

Old Vic Theatre

Sally Cookson - the director behind Jane Eyre and Peter Pan at the National Theatre - creates a stage version of Patrick Ness's magical realist novel, A Monster Calls, for the Old Vic, as part ...More

London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....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

 
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

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

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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