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Waterloo Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Sea Containers London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 1 minute from The Museum of the Unknown
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, was transformed into the Mondrian London in 2014 before ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £73  21% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  32% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest The Museum of the Unknown

Nearest to The Museum of the Unknown
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 12 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Museum of the Unknown
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Museum of the Unknown
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for demolition ... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - ... More
 
 
 
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Near The Museum of the Unknown
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Death Of England
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st January to 7th March 2020
The Museum of the Unknown, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Black Mirror and Hedda Gabler actor Rafe Spall returns to the National Theatre this winter to star in Clint Dyer and Roy Williams's new play, Death ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th January to 19th April 2020
The Museum of the Unknown, 2 Temple Place, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
The importance of textiles, seen through the eyes of seven female collectors, is revealed through 18th-century costume, traditional Balkan costume and contemporary works at this free ...More
 
 
 
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Nevin Aladag: Fanfare
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th February to 13th April 2020
The Museum of the Unknown, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
This February, the Hayward Gallery presents Nevin Aladag's first UK solo show, Fanfare. Staged in the gallery's HENI Project Space, the free exhibition explores sound, rhythm ...More
 
 
 
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Near The Museum of the Unknown
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Museum of the Unknown
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one of ... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Museum of the Unknown
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Museum of the Unknown
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Oxo Tower, Wharf Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Museum of the Unknown
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Museum of the Unknown
Up the Oxo Tower drinkers and diners are treated to some of the best views in London, a gourmet menu, classy cocktails and occasional live music. ... More
 
 
 
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Not Afternoon Tea at the Oxo Tower
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Museum of the Unknown
Forget finger sandwiches and scones - when you have Not Afternoon Tea at the Oxo Tower, you get a tasting plate of four indulgent desserts accompanied ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Museum of the Unknown

Near The Museum of the Unknown
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 13 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Agua Spa London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Museum of the Unknown
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Spa within Sea Containers London. Bringing a new concept ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Museum of the Unknown.
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
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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Doggett's Coat and Badge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
Functional, multi-purpose pub whose saving grace is its excellent Southbank location and views of the river. Doggett's Coat and Badge could hardly be described as a ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
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 Museum of the Unknown clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Museum of the Unknown
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 1 minute from The Museum of the Unknown
Pioneering mixology maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana shook the industry as hard as he shakes his cocktails in 2018 when he announced the closure of his ... More
 
 
 
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12th Knot
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Upper Ground, Sea Containers London, SE1 | 1 minute from The Museum of the Unknown
Found on the top floor of Sea Containers London the 12th Knot is the crowning glory of the glamorous riverside hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Museum of the Unknown.
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Museum of the Unknown
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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London Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

Dima Slobodeniouk conducts Jorg Widmann's Lied For Orchestra, Ravel's Sheherazade and Beethoven's Symphony No 3 (Eroica), with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton....More

Sam And Mark's On The Road Show
Theatre | On 22nd February 2020 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

CBBC stars Sam and Mark present a rib-tickling show full of sketches, music, jokes, games and gags....More

BBC Concert Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd February 2020 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

Anna-Maria Helsing conducts Copland, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Shostakovich, Jennifer Higdon, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Errollyn Wallen, Welner and Quincy Jones....More

My Brilliant Friend - Part One
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

Celebrated author Lenu Greco recalls a lifelong friendship which began on the streets of post-war Naples more than 60 years ...More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 30th May 2020 

The Lyceum Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Extinction Underground
Theatre | On 22nd February 2020 

The Vaults 11 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

A weird and wonderful celebration of the success of Extinction Rebellion protesters in putting the climate emergency at the heart ...More

The Misadventures Of David And Sam
Theatre | Until 23rd February 2020 

The Vaults 11 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

Physical theatre and comedy from Al Dente Theatre as two farmers, under the eye of their rumbustious Gran, portray untold ...More

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Comedy | Until 21st March 2020 

The Vaults 11 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

Award-winning comedians and improvisors tell extravagant stories all based on the Adventures Of Baron Munchausen....More

Aamira And Gad
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

The Vaults 11 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

Bee In My Beanie present an immersive theatre experience which explores the role of storytelling and narrative in conflict situations....More

Clown-Hearted
Theatre | Until 23rd February 2020 

The Vaults 11 minutes walk from The Museum Of The Unknown

Clodhopper's Owen Jenkins and Leonie Spilsbury explore mental health through interactive physical comedy without dialogue....More

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This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
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Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
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Comedy | On 7th March 

Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
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Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Dance | From 7th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The final ever performances of Richard Alston Dance ...More

 
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National Theatre: Dorfman

An energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to ...More

 
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Cutting Room is a cute restaurant with live music in the basement bar downstairs....More

 
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Chop'd is a good salad, soup and breakfast place where food is freshly made each ...More

 
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Explore London's canals in Camden, Little Venice and beyond on a self-drive boating from Paddington....More

 
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