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Lambeth Road, Southwark, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6HZ
 
 
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Daily 10am-6pm | Parts of the exhibition are closed for redevelopment until summer 2014
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times of conflict, re-opened on 19th July 2014 with a dramatic new atrium space by Fosters + Partners, and new permanent First World War Galleries, a highlight of which is a trench complete with periscopes, sounds and projections recreating what life was like behind the front line on the Western Front. Entering the museum, visitors see 'Witnesses to War', nine iconic objects including a Harrier, Spitfire and V2 rocket suspended from the ceiling. Level 1 of the transformed space presents 'Turning Points: 1934-1945' with key stories from the Second World War. 'Peace and Security' on level 2 explores contemporary conflicts from 1945 through to present day while 'Curiosities of War' on level 3 presents some of the more obscure objects in the museum's collections including a bar where the dambusters crew used to drink, and a sofa which troops in Afghanistan made out of hesco fencing. The museum also has three shops, a museum cafe run by Peyton and Byrne which opens out onto the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, as well as new and improved visitor facilities.

 

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Edward BarberEdward BarberEdward BarberA contemporary reinterpretation of images of the anti-nuclear protest movement in 1980s Britain, captured by the acclaimed documentary photographer, Edward Barber. The exhibition will explore Barber's Peace Signs, photos originally taken to attract media attention to the anti-nuclear movement. Showing the activists' humour and creativity, in their 2016-08-31T10:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th May to 4th September 2016
A contemporary reinterpretation of images of the anti-nuclear protest movement in 1980s Britain, captured by the acclaimed documentary photographer, Edward Barber. The exhibition will explore Barber's Peace Signs, photos originally taken to attract media attention to the anti-nuclear movement. Showing the activists' humour and creativity, in their ... More about this event
 
Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISISFighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISISFighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISISThis free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the fight against ISIS in the Middle East. Visitors can discover how today's armed forces meet different challenges in extreme situations. 2016-08-31T00:00:00+01002016-11-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th November 2015 to 13th November 2016
This free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the fight against ISIS in the Middle East. Visitors can discover how today's armed forces meet different challenges in extreme situations. ... More about this event
 
Visions of War Above and BelowVisions of War Above and BelowVisions of War Above and BelowA long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of War Above and Below examines the history of war in the air, and how it was viewed by artists from above and below. Highlights from the museum's art collection including Paul Nash's Battle of Germany and Alison Wilding's contemp2016-08-31T10:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  2nd April 2015 to 25th September 2016
A long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of War Above and Below examines the history of war in the air, and how it was viewed by artists from above and below. Highlights from the museum's art collection including Paul Nash's Battle of Germany and Alison Wilding's contemp... More about this event
 
 

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Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Library Street NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  35% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  34% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  27% off
118-120 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
With a stay at Tune Hotel - Westminster, London in London (South Bank), you'll be minutes from Florence Nightingale Museum and London Aquarium. This hotel is ... More
 
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
Morley Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
61 Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The Arts Centre, situated in an old pub opposite the main College building, has art studios on the first and second floors and the gallery occupies ... More
 
 
 
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Edward Barber
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th May to 4th September 2016
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
A contemporary reinterpretation of images of the anti-nuclear protest movement in 1980s Britain, captured by the acclaimed documentary photographer, Edward Barber. The exhibition will explore Barber's ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Visions of War Above and Below
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd April 2015 to 25th September 2016
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
A long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of War Above and Below examines the ...More
 
 
 
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Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th November 2015 to 13th November 2016
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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The Poetry School
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81 Lambeth Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
In 1997 three poets - Mimi Khalvati, Jane Duran and Pascale Petit - set up The Poetry School with the intention of teaching poetry to adults. ... More
 
 
 
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Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
123 Kennington Road, Southwark, London SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Commercial Art ... More
 
 
 
These Records
London > Shopping > Music Shops
112 Brook Drive, Elephant and Castle, London SE11 | 4 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Specialises in indie records and CD's ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Koza Restaurant and Bar
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
82 kennington road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
89 Westminster Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Inshoku
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
23 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Japanese cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Morley College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
61 Westmister Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Morley College, one of the oldest adult education colleges in the country, dates back to the early 1880s when it was set up by visionary, Emma ... More
 
 
 
London Executive Schools
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
5 Westminster Bridge Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Room Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
111 Kennington Road, Southwark, London SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Big screen on premises. Brb... More
 
 
 
The Old Vic Tunnels
London > Nightlife > Bars
Station Approach Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The Old Vic Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of tunnels that offer a unique venue space for club nights, gigs, exhibitions and film screenings in their ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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85 St George's Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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A View Into The Italian Renaissance: Veronese
Exhibitions | On 31st August 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

An exploration of the renaissance in Italy....More

George Shaw: My Back To Nature
George Shaw: My Back To Nature
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

George Shaw, the Coventry born artist nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, unveils the culmination of his two-year studio ...More

 
Painters' Paintings: From Van Dyck to Freud
Painters' Paintings: From Van Dyck to Freud
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Among the treasures of the National Gallery, one group of pictures stands out: the works once owned by ...More

 
BP Portrait Award 2016
BP Portrait Award 2016
Exhibitions | Until 18th September 2016 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 37th year at the National Portrait Gallery ...More

 
1984
1984
Theatre | Until 3rd September 2016 

Playhouse Theatre 8 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan revive their production of George Orwell's seminal novel 1984 this year. After ...More

 
The Naked Magicians
Theatre | Until 24th September 2016 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Boisterous magic show which promises full frontal illusions....More

Mandela Trilogy
Concerts | Until 3rd September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera present this three-part, operatic tribute to the iconic figure. Parts one and three ...More

Power of Power
Power of Power
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Exploring the concept of power in the 21st century, Power of Power is a new festival at the Southbank Centre. ...More

 
Mandela Trilogy
Mandela Trilogy
Concerts | Until 3rd September 2016 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 11 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Two years after his death, Mandela Trilogy, a large-scale opera pays tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela, shown for ...More

 
The Royal Africa Society: #How To Fix Nigeria
Exhibitions | On 31st August 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Learn about the struggle to overcome sexism in Africa's most populous country....More

 
 
 
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