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  • 1. Barbican Centre

    City of London | Dance

    Opened in 1982, the Barbican is an enormous Brutalist concrete maze that Londoners either love or hate—but its importance to the cultural life...Read More

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  • 2. Battersea Arts Centre

    Battersea | Theater

    Battersea Arts Centre has a reputation for producing innovative new work as well as hosting top alternative stand-up comics. Performances take...Read More

  • 3. Curzon Soho

    Soho | Film

    This popular independent movie theater opposite Chinatown runs a vibrant and artsy program of mixed repertoire and mainstream films, with a...Read More

  • 4. Frieze London

    Regent's Park | Art Galleries–Arts

    A glamorous contemporary art fair, Frieze London brings the crème de la crème of the international art world to London each October. Its sister...Read More

  • 5. Meltdown

    South Bank | Music Festivals

    The wildly eclectic and very cool Meltdown Festival generally takes place in June at the Southbank Centre. It's curated by a different big-name...Read More

  • 6. National Theatre

    South Bank | Theater

    When this complex designed by Sir Denys Lasdun opened in 1976, Londoners were slow to warm-up to the low-rise Brutalist block, with Prince Charles...Read More

  • 7. Royal Albert Hall

    Kensington | Dance

    Opened in 1871, this splendid iron-and-glass-domed auditorium hosts everything from pop and classical headliners to Cirque du Soleil, awards...Read More

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  • 8. Royal Opera House

    Covent Garden | Dance

    Along with Milan's La Scala, New York's Metropolitan, and the Palais Garnier in Paris, this is one of the world's great opera houses. The resident...Read More

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  • 9. Sadler's Wells

    Islington | Dance

    If you're into leading classical and contemporary dance companies, head to this purpose-built complex, which opened in 1998 and is the sixth...Read More

  • 10. Southbank Centre

    South Bank | Concerts

    The general public has never really warmed to the Southbank Centre's hulking concrete buildings (beloved by architecture aficionados), products...Read More

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  • 11. Wigmore Hall

    Marylebone | Concerts

    London’s most beautiful venue for chamber music also happens to boast near-perfect acoustics. The hall has a rich history, including hosting...Read More

  • 12. Almeida Theatre

    Islington | Theater

    This Off West End venue, helmed by director Rupert Goold, premiers excellent new plays and exciting twists on the classics, often featuring...Read More

  • 13. BFI London Film Festival


    More than 200 feature films, many of them world or European premieres, plus shorts and artist talks, grace the program of the BFI London Film...Read More

  • 14. BFI London IMAX Cinema

    South Bank | Film

    The British Film Institute's glazed drum-shape IMAX theater (now, confusingly, operated by Odeon) has the largest screen in the United Kingdom...Read More

  • 15. BFI Southbank

    South Bank | Film

    With the best repertory programming in London, the four movie theaters here are effectively a national film center run by the British Film Institute...Read More

  • 16. Bridge Theatre

    London Bridge | Theater

    This gleaming theater on the banks of the River Thames by Tower Bridge is the brainchild of director Nicholas Hytner and producer Nick Starr...Read More

  • 17. Cadogan Hall

    Kensington | Concerts

    Once a church, this spacious venue is home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the English Chamber Orchestra performs here regularly. The...Read More

  • 18. Everyman Hampstead

    Hampstead | Film

    The antithesis of a noisy, sticky-floored multiplex, the Everyman arthouse chain offers a premium cinema-going experience with ticket prices...Read More

  • 19. Hackney Empire

    Hackney | Dance

    The history of this treasure of a theater is drama in its own right. Charlie Chaplin is said to have appeared at Hackney Empire during its days...Read More

  • 20. Hampstead Theatre

    Swiss Cottage | Theater

    Located in nearby Swiss Cottage, this handsome theater specializes in commissioning and producing new work. Established names like Mike Bartlett...Read More

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