Alexander / Robinson Guitar Duo

The Alexander / Robinson Guitar Duo - Gig Venues

The Archduke

The Archduke Restaurant and Wine Bar, 153 Concert Hall Approach, South Bank, London, SE1 8XU
Tel: 020 7928 9370

Admission free.

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Bank Aldwych Restaurant

Bank Aldwych Restaurant, 1 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6XF
Tel: 020 7379 9797
Web: www.bankrestaurants.com/aldwych/

A smart restaurant in the West End.

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The Barley Mow, Chiswick

The Barley Mow, 9 Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 4JE
Tel: 020 8994 1880
Web: www.barleymowchiswick.co.uk

Recently extensively refurbished without losing original features, the Barley Mow is a large pub with an outside garden and plenty comfortable seating inside. The staff are friendly and it has a relaxed atmosphere. They serve tasty light lunches. Jazz on Sundays: 1pm - 4pm (no admission charge).

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Bar Salsa

Bar Salsa, 96 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JG
Tel: 020 7379 3277
Web: www.bar-salsa.com

The name says it all really - a bar, latin music, dancing, food...

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The Bell, Hampton

The Bell, 8 Thames St, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 2EA
Tel: 020 8941 8864

A historic pub in leafy Hampton - just a stone's throw from the Thames. Good food and excellent atmosphere. Admission free.

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The Boathouse

The Boathouse, Brewhouse Lane, Off Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2JX
Tel: 020 8789 0476
Web: www.boathouseputney.co.uk/

A riverside pub and with views over Putney Bridge and the Thames.

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The Britannia Tap

The Britannia Tap, 150 Warwick Rd, West Kensington, London W14 8PS
Tel: 020 7460 4551

Warwick Road is the north-bound road of the one-way system from Kings Road to Shepherd Bush (A3230). The Britannia Tap is on the right, opposite Homebase.

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Bruschetta Restaurant

Bruschetta Restaurant, 141 London Road, Kingston, KT2 6NH
Tel: 020 8546 9328

Fine Italian restaurant with a full Gluten Free menu available.

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Café Opera

Café Opera, Croydon Library, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tel: 020 8686 4433 ext. 1045

Admission free. Close to the Fairfield Halls, Café Opera serves light lunches and snacks and is a popular meeting place for the lunchtime jazz sessions on Thursdays.

Nearest Train Station: East Croydon (10 minutes walk).
Parking: use the Wandle Road car park six minutes walk from Café Opera

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The Charlie Butler

The Charlie Butler, 40 Mortlake High Street, London SW14 8HR
Tel: 0871 951 1000

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"Charlie Butler in Mortlake is a vibrant pub serving a wide selection of real ales and draught lagers."

The Commander Bar

The Commander Bar, 47 Hereford Road, London W2 5AH
Tel: 020 7229 1503
Web: www.commanderbar.co.uk/

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A smart bar & restaurant in Westbourne Grove

Le Coq d'Argent

Le Coq d'Argent, No 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ
Tel: 020 7395 5000
Web: www.coqdargent.co.uk/restaurants/coq_dargent/home

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Perched on the roof of No.1 Poultry, with views over the famous Square Mile, the elegant eatery Coq d'Argent offers diners the finest French cuisine in the most lavish of surroundings, with one of the most remarkable roof gardens in London.

The County Arms

The County Arms, 345 Trinity Road, London SW18 3SH
Tel: 020 8874 8532
Web: www.countyarms.co.uk

The County Arms is a large, elegant Youngs pub on Trinity Road, just north of Wandsworth Common and across the road from the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building.

Charles and Andy return to this landmark Youngs for a gig in their popular Monday evening series “Jazz at the County”. It’s sort of fitting that the Guitar Duo should perform here as they have been dropping in for a quick pint after rehearsals for several years (yes, they do rehearse!).

By car: There is a car park in Alma Terrace next to The County Arms. Access Alma Terrace from Heathfield Road.

By Tube: to Tooting Bec (Northern Line) and take 219 bus northwards to The County Arms.

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The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys, 236/238 St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9XD
Tel: 01892 536 516
Web: www.crosskeystw.co.uk/

A fine pub with good beer, food, and a car park. Jazz every wednesday.

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The Cuban

City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9UE
Tel: 020 7256 2202

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Cocktails, Latin music, dancing... do come.

The Duke on the Green

The Duke on the Green, 235 New Kings Road, Parsons Green, Fulham, London SW6 4XG
Tel: 020 7736 2777

A pub serving good food. Admission free.

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The Dysart Arms

The Dysart Arms, 135 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AA
Tel: 020 8940 8005
Web: www.thedysartarms.co.uk

This beautifully refurbished spacious pub is in a superb location between Richmond Park and the Water Meadows, with jazz-friendly owners and an excellent (optional) menu. A perfect place to spend an evening.
Nearest station: Richmond - then buses: 371 or 65 bus routes
Car: Large car park to the rear. On the A307 Petersham Road between River Lane and Star and Garter Hill.

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Euforia

Euforia, 199-203 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AH
Tel: 020 8663 3300
Web: http://www.beckenham.net/food.asp?page=restaurants&item='euforia'&ref=154

A modern restaurant with a variety of different cuisines including Italian. In the words of one reviewer "lovely modern atmosphere, fresh tasty food and reasonably priced". Free entrance.

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Fish & Grill

Fish & Grill, 200-204 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2NA
Tel: 020 8246 4140
Web: www.fishandgrillputney.co.uk

A smart modern restaurant.

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Ginglik

Ginglik, 1 Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8PH
Tel: 020 8749 2310
Web: www.ginglik.co.uk/

A cool bar with live bands, comedy and DJs.

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Mill Hill Jazz Club

at Mill Hill Golf Club Clubhouse, 100 Barnet Way, Mill Hill, London NW7 3AL
Tel: 020 8207 0451
Web: www.millhilljazzclub.co.uk

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National Theatre Foyer

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX
Tel: 020 7452 3400 (Information Desk)
Web: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

The National Theatre often has live music in the main foyer/bar area for an hour or so before the shows start. Admission to the foyer/bar area is free and it doesn't matter whether you're attending a show.

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The Novello Theatre

The Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London WC2B 4LD
Tel: 0844 482 5135

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Peter de Wit's Jazz Cafe

Peter de Wit's Jazz Cafe, 21 Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BJ
Tel: 020 8305 0048

This is a delightful, intimate restaurant in the heart of Greenwich. Owner Peter is a jazz fan who plays alto sax. Good food in a cosy, friendly atmosphere with the Alexander/Robinson Guitar Duo to please your ear. Music is free to diners.

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Pizza Express (Beckenham)

Pizza Express (Beckenham), 189 High Street, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AH
Tel: 020 8650 0593

A branch of this popular chain, the Pizza Express (Beckenham) attracts attentive audiences for its Wednesday evening jazz sessions. Music is free to diners.

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Prima Donnas

Prima Donnas, 1-3 Red Lodge Road, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0EL
Tel: 020 8777 8433
Web: www.primadonnas.co.uk

Highly recommended mediterranean style restaurant. Music is free to diners.

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Le QuecumBar

Le QuecumBar, 42 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HX
Tel: 020 7787 2227
Web: www.quecumbar.co.uk

The Alexander/Robinson Guitar Duo play at Le QuecumBar generally once a month on a Saturday. It's advisable to book.

Le QuecumBar is a bar and brasserie decorated and fitted out in the style of the kind of French bistro that Django Reinhardt would have frequented. Its soul beats to the four-in-the bar rhythm of Gypsy jazz and it has a fine, friendly atmosphere.

Proprietor Sylvia Rushbrooke is a dedicated gypsy jazz fan and has converted this former pub on Battersea High Street into one of the most talked about live music venues in London. Its music programme centres on gypsy jazz, the guitar and the violin and people come from as far as the West Country and the Midlands just to enjoy its unique ambience and excellent music.

Simply enjoy a drink as you listen - an educated wine list and erudite draught Stella - or, si vous avez faim, select something light or substantial from the brasserie menu - perhaps a dish of French mussels or an Oriental platter. It's a good idea to reserve a table in advance if you plan to eat (020 7787 2227), but you are equally welcome just to prop up the bar!

How to get to Le Quecumbar:

Train: The nearest BR station is Clapham Junction

Bus:
239 (from Victoria or Clapham Junction). Alight at Battersea Square and it's a very short walk.
319 (from Streatham or Balham). Alight at Falcon Road, cross and walk down Battersea High Street. Continue under the bridge and you'll find Le Quecumbar on the left-hand side of the road 200 metres before Battersea Square.

Car: Free on-street parking. Because of the one-way system it's best to enter Battersea High Street from the end nearest the river. The road sign says "Access Only" but that's ok - Access is what you want.

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St Paul's Church, Deptford

St Paul's Church, Diamond Way, Deptford SE8 3DS

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St Peter's Church, Brockley

St Peter's Church, Wickham Road, London SE4 1LT

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Richmond Adult Community College (RACC)

Richmond Adult Community College (RACC), Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
Tel: 020 8891 5907
Web: www.racc.ac.uk

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The 606 Club

The 606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10 0QD
Tel: 020 7352 5953
Web: www.606club.co.uk

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The 606 is one of London's oldest established and best jazz clubs.

The Spice Of Life

The Spice Of Life, 6 Moor St, Cambridge Circus, London, W1D 5NA
Tel: 020 7437 7013
Web: www.spicejazz.co.uk

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The Spice Of Life is a big pub also serving food. In the heart of the west end, it frequently has live music in the Backstage Bar.

The White Hart

The White Hart, 1 Mile End Road, London, E1 4TP
Tel: 020 7790 2894

A pub. Admission free. Check the location carefully as there are two "White Harts" with E1 postcodes.

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The White Horse

The White Horse, Parsons Green, London SW6 4UL
Tel: 020 7736 2115
Web: www.whitehorsesw6.com

An excellent real ale pub. Admission free.

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