Watch, listen, create - Eighty Strand is in a prime position for creative and inquisitive minds, set amongst world-class cultural institutions.

Explore what this buzzing scene has to offer for exciting evenings out and one-of-a-kind experiences…

  • The gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. Explore the story of European art masterpiece by masterpiece including inspiring works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir and Van Gogh.
  • Housing the world’s largest collection of personalities and faces, from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The Gallery hosts a variety of displays and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
  • An inspiring space for art, culture and creative exchange from changing exhibitions through to concerts and the festive ice rink in the courtyard. The Courtauld Gallery sits inside Somerset House and boasts an extensive collection of 19th and 20th century art as well as rotating exhibitions.
  • A cultural centre for international contemporary arts with ground breaking exhibitions, film screenings, talks and events. Also houses the acclaimed Rochelle Bar & Canteen for seasonal British food.
  • A world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture, the Hayward hosts major exhibitions of modern art, photography and installations by adventurous and influential artists from across the world.

For culture vultures

  1. National Gallery5 mins
  2. The National Portrait Gallery5 mins
  3. Somerset House5 mins
  4. Institute of Contemporary Arts10mins
  5. Hayward Gallery12 mins
  • Stationed alongside one of Covent Garden’s most historic hotels, the Savoy Theatre is said to have been the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity, and it is still delivering some highly charged moments of theatre to this day.
  • Part owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this theatre is a true icon of musical theatre, with its gorgeous art deco interiors and fascinating 200-year history.
  • Situated just off the Strand and housing one of the largest auditoriums in the West End, this theatre provides excellent views and currently shows the crowd drawing classic, The Lion King.
  • A world renowned major performing arts venue set in an iconic colonnade fronted building, the programme spans work by the Royal Opera to the Royal Ballet with special events throughout the year.
  • Based at the London Coliseum on St Martin’s Lane this is the home of English opera. Known for delivering truly unforgettable and inspiring performances, largely in English.
  • The acclaimed venue programmes world-class dramas and small-scale musicals. Hugely popular with theatre-lovers, it creates work with many of the best directors, playwrights and actors in the business.
  • London's leading music venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre. This is where you'll find The Clore Ballroom, National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant.
  • On the South Bank of the Thames, the National Theatre presents up to 25 new shows a year from world premieres by fresh new talent to reworked classics, and has a riverside bar and restaurant perfect for a pre or post theatre meal and drinks.

For a dash of drama

  1. Savoy Theatre1 min
  2. Adelphi Theatre2 mins
  3. Lyceum Theatre4 mins
  4. Royal Opera House6 mins
  5. English National Opera6 mins
  6. Donmar Warehouse8 mins
  7. Royal Festival Hall10 mins
  8. National Theatre11 mins

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