St John's Smith Square
St John's Smith Square was designed by Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. One of the masterpieces of English Baroque architecture, the building inspires great affection partly for its sturdy elegance and partly for its sheer persistence, having survived fires, lightning strikes, subsidence and a direct hit from an incendiary during WWII. It was thoroughly restored in the 1960s and is now one of the most respected concert halls in London, with a versatile acoustic and a wide-ranging programme.
The nearest Tube stations are Westminster and St James' Park, with Victoria and Waterloo offering rail access. The 3 and 87 buses stop on adjacent Millbank to the east; the C10 and 507 on Horseferry Road to the south, and the 88 on Marsham Street to the west. Since 2010, the venue has been wheelchair accessible by means of a platform lift.
- Provides: Wheelchair access
- Open since: 1969
Events at this venue
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19th Century Vienna
Tonerl Symphony Orchestra perform two masterpieces from 19th century Vienna, Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto and Bruckner’s 3rd Symphony. Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm with Henry Kennedy (Music Director of the Tonerl Symphony Orchestra) and Raymond Holden (Professor of Public Engagement at the Royal Academy of Music). In…
Fri 15 Jun
£15 (£12; Students £5) / 020 7222 1061
Canford Concert At St John's Smiths Square 2019
Music from Canford's Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Choir
Sun 24 Mar 2019
£10 / 020 7222 1061