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The Choir Of King's College LondonThe Choir Of King's College LondonLed by Joe Fort, the choir performs the 40-part Renaissance motet Spem In Alium composed by Thomas Tallis around 1570.2019-01-18T18:00:00+00002019-01-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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The Choir Of King's College London
 
I Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaI Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaI Am Ashurbanipal: King Of The World, King Of AssyriaBe transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. From his capital at Nineveh, he ruled a vast and diverse empire, shaping the lives of people from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. This major British Museum exhibition tells the story of Ash2019-01-18T10:00:00+00002019-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture
PRICING  £17 (Adults), £14 (16-18yr olds), under 16s Free, National Art Pass £8.50, concs £14
DATES  8th November 2018 to 24th February 2019
Be transported back to ancient Iraq in the 7th century BC, when Ashurbanipal became the most powerful person on earth. From his capital at Nineveh, he ruled a ... More about this event
 
New Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara WalkerNew Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara WalkerAround 150 prints and drawings from the Museum's collections by Georg Baselitz, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley and a monumental three-part print by the acclaimed African American artist Kara Walker.2019-01-18T10:00:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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New Acquisitions: Gozzoli To Kara Walker
 
I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentI Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentI Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissentJournalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories of dissent, subversion and satire hidden within the vast collections of the British Museum for I Object, the museum's new autumn exhibition. Exploring how people have used objects to subvert official ideology and to mock the powerful throughou2019-01-18T00:00:00+00002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  £12
DATES  6th September 2018 to 20th January 2019
Journalist, historian and Have I Got News For You regular Ian Hislop has been on a mission to find stories of dissent, subversion and satire hidden within the ... More about this event
 
Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In BritainWitnesses: Emigre Medallists In BritainFor hundreds of years, artists from other countries have come to Britain and designed important and beautiful medals, adding a new element to British art history. This exhibition features a range of medals spanning six centuries, many of which document important historical events and famous figures.2019-01-18T10:00:00+00002019-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Witnesses: Emigre Medallists In Britain
 
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldAlbukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic WorldWorks revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of the world. This new gallery represents a shared vision between the British Museum and the Malaysia-based Albukhary Foundation and will give visitors an understanding of the diverse and wide-ranging cultures o2019-01-18T10:00:00+00002019-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Free EventOngoing
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
 
GilgameshGilgameshWorld-renowned storyteller Ben Haggarty and multi-instrumentalist Jonah Brody retell the world's oldest story, recorded in cuneiform on 3,500-year-old clay tablets in Mesopotamia.2019-02-10T14:30:00+00002019-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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Gilgamesh
 
Edvard Munch: love and angstEdvard Munch: love and angstEdvard Munch: love and angstNorwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon think of The Scream - is the subject of a major British Museum display, at the Sir Joseph Hotung Exhibition Gallery. Edvard Munch: love and angst focuses on Munch's prints - and there are around 17,800 to choose from - including a2019-04-11T00:00:00+01002019-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th April to 21st July 2019
Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon think of The Scream - is the subject of... More about this event
 
MangaMangaMangaA recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Literally meaning 'pictures run riot' this narrative art form has crossed over into other forms of cultural expression, including 'cosplay' dressing up. Contemporary manga and dig2019-05-23T00:00:00+01002019-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print
DATES  23rd May to 26th August 2019
A recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outsid... More about this event
 
TroyTroyTroyBe enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad and stories of Troilus and Cressida as the British Museum opens the gates to the ancient city. Through beautifully painted classical Greek vases and and later Bronze Age discoveries, the exhibition wades in 2019-11-21T00:00:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print
DATES  21st November 2019 to 8th March 2020
Be enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse full of hidden soldiers, Homer's Iliad and stories of T... More about this event
 
 
 

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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th April 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
SHATTERED: Pogrom, November 1938
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2019 

The Wiener Library 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Neighbourhood Cinema Frozen Island
Seasonal | Until 27th January 2019 

Tropicana Beach Club 6 minutes walk from British Museum

This winter, the Neighbourhood Cinema gets into the festive spirit with screenings of Christmas classics on a Frozen Island. Visitors ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Key
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th January 2019 

The Roxy 6 minutes walk from British Museum

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James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Comedy | Until 19th January 2019 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The energetic comic reflects on the best and worst year of his life while throwing a strop....More

Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood And Identity
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2019 

Library & Museum Of Freemasonry 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Sweat
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2019 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Lynette Linton directs Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer prize-winning drama about the slow and steady decay of the American Dream based on ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 10th February 2019 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 

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Don McCullin
Exhibitions | From 5th February 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display of his most powerful images from the past 60 years. Following the publication of his photograph of a local gang, ...More

Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | From 8th February 

Adelphi Theatre

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere ...More

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | From 9th February 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's ...More

 
Art Night 2019
Art Night 2019
Exhibitions | On 22nd June 

Walthamstow Town Square

Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | From 27th June 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David ...More

 
Tree
Tree
Theatre | From 29th July 

The Young Vic

Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of ...More

 
The Trick
The Trick
Theatre | From 19th February 

Bush Theatre

Before going on tour across the country, the world premiere of Eve Leigh's The Trick ...More

 
Brick Wonders
Brick Wonders
Exhibitions | From 16th February 

Horniman Museum

More than 50 LEGO models are brought together at the Horniman Museum for the new ...More

 
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Exhibitions | From 13th February 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the first-ever exhibition outside ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

London Transport Museum

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 ...More

 
SpiceBox
SpiceBox
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Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
The Biltmore, Mayfair
The Biltmore, Mayfair
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The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in spring 2019 as The ...More

 
Lincoln Plaza London
Lincoln Plaza London
Hotels 

A new build block among the high rises of Canary Wharf, Lincoln Plaza London is ...More

 
Lucknow Social
Dining 

Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Dining 

In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
Boki Seven Dials
Boki Seven Dials
Dining 

Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green
Dining 

It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
Royal Wharf Pier
Royal Wharf Pier
Transport 

Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier ...More

 
Best New Openings in London in 2019
Best New Openings in London in 2019
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A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
Dining 

The debut restaurant, bar and bakery from Kelly Landesberg, this opulent Marylebone bakery takes inspiration ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

 
 
 
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