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Tue to Sat 12noon-6pm for exhibitions throughout the year | London Design Festival - Sun 16 - Sun 23rd Sep Daily 12noon-6pm
 

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Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches lives. From its Carmody Groarke-designed headquarters in Southwark, the foundation cultivates new talent and ideas through a programme of lectures, debates, film screenings, awards, commissions and competitions. Education projects encouraging young people studying the built environment and a wide range of other projects including the London Festival of Architecture are also part of the activities that the foundation organises. The publicly accessible building is open every day, from 12noon to 6pm, during The London Design Festival, and from Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 6pm for exhibitions throughout the year.

 

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4 minutes walk
 
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11 minutes walk
 
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Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
6 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  24% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £174  42% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 6 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  42% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 8 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 20 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Repositioning refurbished shipping containers as retail spaces and offices for creative startups, The Artworks Elephant turns Elephant and Castle into "the new Shoreditch", according to the ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 24 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 24 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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The Scoop at More London
London > Entertainment >
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Multi-purpose sunken outdoor amphitheatre next to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames hosting films, theatre, music, ... More
 
 
 
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
 
 
 
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Icarus
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th January to 10th March 2019
The Architecture Foundation, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
The Unicorn stages a new take on the classic myth of the boy who dared to fly too near the sun, given a bold, contemporary interpretation ...More
 
 
 
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It's Hot, It's Not
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd February to 10th March 2019
The Architecture Foundation, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
A physical performance exploring the weather in all its forms, for children aged two to five. A new weather exploration for the Unicorn by doyens of ...More
 
 
 
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Draw Like A Designer
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 22nd February 2019 at 11.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-3pm
The Architecture Foundation, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More
 
 
 
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The Shard
London > Attractions > Sights
96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
When it officially opened on Thursday 5th July 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the ... More
 
 
 
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London Riviera
London > Attractions >
More London Place, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Every summer the London Riviera pops up in the shadow of City Hall adding a colourful food market and free entertainment ... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Tyrwhitt
London > Shopping > Menswear
Unit 27a Tooley Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
The shirt company founded by Nicholas Charles Trywhitt Wheeler in 1986 while still at university has 23 stores worldwide, including one in Paris, five ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
London Bridge Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
At Hotel Chocolat you'll find everything from elegant gift boxes of chocolate to sweet treats to satisfy your everyday chocolate fix, all made with a ... More
 
 
 
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Hawes & Curtis
London > Shopping > Menswear
The Shard Arcade, The Place, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes & Curtis sells good quality shirts, suits and accessories from this store in the Shard Arcade located between London ... More
 
 
 
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Magdalen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
152 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Architecture Foundation
An absolutely charming man called Roger Faulks co-owns this much lauded restaurant, universally loved by restaurant critics - even the picky ones. Roger had watched as ... More
 
 
 
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The SkyMarket
London > Restaurants >
5th Floor Magdalen House, 148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Architecture Foundation
After the success of their previous events, Bonnie-On-Sky and the London Picnic Club, Platterform have returned to present the SkyMarket, London's first ever rooftop market. Differing ... More
 
 
 
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Brigade Bar & Bistro
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
139 Tooley Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 21 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 27 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 29 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 7 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 8 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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It's Hot, It's Not
It's Hot, It's Not
Theatre | Until 10th March 2019 

Unicorn Theatre 1 minute walk from The Architecture Foundation

A physical performance exploring the weather in all its forms, for children aged two to five. A new weather exploration ...More

 
Icarus
Icarus
Theatre | Until 10th March 2019 

Unicorn Theatre 1 minute walk from The Architecture Foundation

The Unicorn stages a new take on the classic myth of the boy who dared to fly too near the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 22nd February 2019 

The Shard 1 minute walk from The Architecture Foundation

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 1 minute walk from The Architecture Foundation

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
Draw Like A Designer
Exhibitions | On 22nd February 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 3 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 3 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were ...More

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran - Mary Quant
Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran - Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 3 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Ahead of and tying in nicely with Mary Quant (at the V&A from 6th April 2019), Swinging London: A Lifestyle ...More

 
Tracey Emin: A Fortnight Of Tears
Exhibitions | Until 7th April 2019 

White Cube Bermondsey 7 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

The Bermondsey gallery hosts paintings, photography, large-scale bronze sculptures and film by the confessional Croydon-born artist....More

CirqueduLagos By CoCoCure
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th March 2019 

Proud Cabaret City 10 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

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Boots
Theatre | Until 16th March 2019 

The Bunker 11 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, David Gray, whose 1998 album White Ladder was the fifth ...More

 
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After nine years apart, Liverpool indie-rock band The Zutons celebrates the 15th anniversary of its ...More

 
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Royal Albert Hall

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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala, an annual fixture ...More

 
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Barbican Centre

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Various Venues East London

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